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Survey results suggest link between RA patients and perio disease
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontal disease are both inflammatory, chronic, and progressive, but is there a link between the two? Researchers surveyed hundreds of patients with RA to find out.
May 16, 2019
Poor oral health increases pancreatic cancer risk for black women
Poor oral health is associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a long-term study that included almost 60,000 African-American women. Periodontal disease also was a risk factor, as with women with this condition were 77% more likely to have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
March 27, 2019
Mouth ulcers linked to inflammatory diseases, depression
Mouth ulcers may be closely linked to seemingly unrelated physical and psychological conditions, a new study has found. Genetic variants associated with canker sores are also related to inflammatory diseases and depressive symptoms.
March 25, 2019
Is there a link between periodontitis and metabolic syndrome?
Dr. Alvin Danenberg
Periodontitis and metabolic syndrome are manifestations of chronic inflammation. Could there be a causal relationship between the chronic inflammation of gum disease and the chronic inflammation of metabolic syndrome? In his latest column, periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg investigates.
October 30, 2018
Kids' oral microbiota composition may predict obesity
Obese adults and adolescents are thought to have certain gut and oral microbiota variations, but less is known about the corresponding relationships in young children. As part of a larger study on obesity prevention, researchers examined the relationship between these bacteria in toddlers and childhood weight gain.
October 3, 2018
Is there an autoimmune component to periodontal disease?
Dr. Alvin Danenberg
Periodontal disease can be looked at as both an acute and a chronic infection, notes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg in his latest column. He wonders if the chronic phase is related to an autoimmune reaction in patients. Dr. Danenberg examines the research and suggests some new areas of treatment that might help your patients.
October 2, 2018
Study seeks perio, RA link to oral microbiome health
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and periodontitis are chronic inflammatory diseases that share common risk factors. Researchers conducted periodontal exams on patients with rheumatoid arthritis to determine what bacteria were present and how these patients might benefit from periodontal treatment.
September 24, 2018
Getting to the bottom of periodontal-systemic links
Interest in the link between periodontal health and systemic disease has been growing, with researchers investigating possible connections between oral health and diseases including artherosclerosis, diabetes, pregnancy outcomes, and respiratory conditions. But what has recent research found?
September 20, 2018
Study confirms smoking, oral sex as HPV risk factors
Smoking and certain sexual behaviors are risk factors for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, a new study has confirmed. However, the researchers also found that the overall infection rate was lower than anticipated.
August 22, 2018
Study links oral and respiratory health in aging patients
Aging patients who constantly aspirate saliva can swallow microbiota that can contribute to these patients developing pneumonia. A new large study examined how varying oral health conditions contributed to differences in tongue microbiota in these patients.
August 16, 2018
Study: Stronger link between periodontitis and diabetes in men
Are men and women with type 2 diabetes just as likely to have periodontal disease? Periodontitis and type 2 diabetes share a connection, but men and women are diagnosed with them at different rates, so investigators sought to determine whether there was a link.
June 3, 2018
NYU researcher receives NIH grant to study bone loss
DrBicuspid.com staff writers
The U.S. National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry researcher a two-year grant of more than $435,000 to study and potentially prevent bone loss related to aging.
May 31, 2018
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