Periodontitis

Professor Eric Reynolds—the irrepressible innovator

Professor Eric ReynoldsPhotography: Eamon Gallagher

Laureate Professor Eric Reynolds invented a key weapon in the fight against tooth decay while building Melbourne Dental School into a world-class institution. Now he’s taking on periodontitis with a new vaccine that’s about to go into human trials. By […]

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 […]