periodontal disease

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 […]

Marijuana may make your gums go to pot

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Frequent recreational use of cannabis—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—increases the risk of gum disease, according to research recently published in the Journal of Periodontology. Left untreated, periodontal (gum) disease can lead to receding gums and tooth loss. Longstanding periodontal […]

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