Maintenance of good oral health is more important than use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement published today in the Association's flagship journal, Circulation.
Older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their gums are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta – a key biomarker for Alzheimer's disease – in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to new research from the New York University College of Dentistry and Weill Cornell Medicine. However, this imbalance in oral bacteria was not associated with another Alzheimer's biomarker called tau.
A new study by scientists at Kyoto University and the University of Fukui reports that an antibody for one gene – USAG-1 – can stimulate tooth growth in mice suffering from tooth agenesis, a congenital condition. The paper was published in Science Advances.
A new study has found that people with advanced gum [...]
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Adults with periodontitis, a severe gum infection, may be significantly [...]
Current advice from the America Dental Association tells you that if your gums bleed, make sure you are brushing and flossing twice a day
People with periodontitis (gum disease) are at higher risk of experiencing major cardiovascular events.
Researchers in Australia have recently received government funding for a project that aims to develop a system that would allow parents to take photographs of their children’s teeth.
The human body is filled with friendly bacteria. However, some of these microorganisms, such as Veillonella parvula, may be too nice.