periodontal disease

Periodontal disease bacteria may kickstart Alzheimer’s

The beta amyloid peptide aggregates to amyloid plaques, Alzheimer's disease.

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, US researchers have found. A recent study by a team from the University of […]

We need to talk about smoking

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Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) has co-designed a program with oral health professionals to help them raise the issue of smoking with their patients. Smoking significantly increases the risk of developing oral cancer and periodontal disease, and the latest statistics […]

Linking gum disease to retinal degeneration

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Many clinical studies link chronic Periodontitis (CP) to various systemic disorders. Now a new study in the US has found that age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of irreversible vision loss in elderly, may be associated with periodontal disease. […]

Tooth decay revealed as leading oral health issue

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Nearly six million Australians are living with tooth decay or other oral health issues, according to Medibank data released earlier this week. Findings from the Medibank Better Health Index—which surveys 1,000 Australians every week—show that 5,707,000 people are affected by at […]

Gum disease bacteria may mess with conception

According to new Finnish research, a common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women. This finding is novel; previous studies have shown that periodontal diseases may be a risk for general health, but no data has ever been available […]