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Can Your Gums Reveal Your Diet?

Can Your Gums Reveal Your Diet?

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

While most of us are aware that sweets and other sugary foods and drinks increase the risk of dental cavities. Research from Aarhus University in Denmark concludes that sweet soft drinks and lots of sugar increase the risk of both dental cavities and inflammation of the gums - known as periodontal diseases - and that healthy eating habits should be prioritized even more.

The Link Between Gum Disease And Obesity

The Link Between Gum Disease And Obesity

A study shows the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care and evaluates potential pathways that may illustrate the connection between the two conditions.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Link Between Obesity And Tooth Wear

Link Between Obesity And Tooth Wear

A study published in the journal Clinical Oral Investigations reveals that sugar-sweetened acidic drinks, such as soft drinks, are also the common factor between obesity and tooth wear among adults.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

 

 

Link Between Gum Disease And Higher Risk Of Hypertension

Link Between Gum Disease And Higher Risk Of Hypertension

A new study compiling the best available evidence to examine the odds of high blood pressure in patients with moderate and severe gum disease has determined that people with gum disease – also known as periodontitis - have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure – also known as hypertension.
Do You Know The Link Between Your Weight And Teeth?

Do You Know The Link Between Your Weight And Teeth?

Written By Emily Bartels / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
There are plenty of reasons to lose weight, like staying fit and looking good. However, here is one more reason that most people don’t know. According to a new study on oral diseases, overweight people have poor oral health as compared to fit people. The study also shows that obese people are at a six times higher risk to suffer from gum diseases.
The Link Between Gum Disease And Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Link Between Gum Disease And Rheumatoid Arthritis

The prevalence of gum disease is increased in patients with RA and could be a key initiator of RA-related autoimmunity. This is because autoimmunity in RA is characterized by an antibody response to citrullinated proteins and the oral bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) is the only human pathogen known to express an enzyme that can generate citrullinated proteins.
How Teeth Gaps Affect Your Oral Health

How Teeth Gaps Affect Your Oral Health

Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Teeth gaps normally happen and many people oftentimes ignore them - especially young children. While some people say that teeth gaps make them feel and look young, teeth gaps or Diastema can actually affect your overall dental health. The misalignment can cause severe issues with your gums and jaw bones as well. Here are some facts about the impact of teeth gaps on your overall dental health to give awareness and stop common misconceptions that come with it.

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