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Dental Benefits – Severe Periodontitis is the Sixth Most Prevalent Health Condition in the World

10/23/21

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled “Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression. In 2010, severe periodontitis was the sixth most prevalent condition in the world affecting 743 million people worldwide. Between 1990 and 2010, the global age-standardized prevalence of severe periodontitis was static at 11.2%. The age-standardized incidence of severe periodontitis in 2010 was 701 cases per 100,000 person-years, a non-significant increase from the 1990 incidence of severe periodontitis. Prevalence increased gradually with age showing a steep increase between the third and fourth decades of life that was driven by a peak in incidence at around 38 years of age. There were considerable variations in prevalence and incidence between regions and countries. 

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Dental Benefits – Support caregivers to improve oral health of adults with developmental disabilities

10/20/21

Boston: Despite a policy focus on expanding access to care for adults with developmental disabilities, this vulnerable population continues to have significant dental disease. In the October 2014 issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine report on the first large-scale survey to investigate factors influencing at-home oral care provided by caregivers to adults with developmental disabilities. The study findings suggest that, in addition to addressing access to care, policy initiatives must improve support for caregivers.

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Dental Benefits – Dental Care and Heart Disease

10/17/21

Perhaps more well established is the association between dental hygiene and heart disease. In 2008, MNT reported on research from joint teams at the University of Bristol in the UK and the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, who found that people with bleeding gums from poor dental hygiene could be increasing their risk of heart disease. 

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Dental Benefits – Dental Care and Pancreatic Cancer

10/14/21

A research team from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, were the first to report strong evidence on a link between gum disease and pancreatic cancer, back in 2007.  

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Dental Benefits – Dental Care and Alzheimer’s

10/11/21

In 2010, researchers from New York University (NYU) concluded that there is a link between gum inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease, after reviewing 20 years of data on the association.   

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Dental Benefits – Beyond Tooth Decay

10/09/21

Why good dental hygiene is important  Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. Some less well-known and serious conditions that have been linked to poor dental

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Dental Benefits – Oran Pain and Infection

10/06/21

Oral pain may indicate an infection. Which is why you should take any oral pain you may experience seriously. See your dentist whenever you have any dental pain issues.

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Dental Benefits – Risk of pneumonia in the elderly doubled by sleeping in dentures 

10/04/21

Poor oral health and hygiene are increasingly recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly. To identify modifiable oral health-related risk factors, lead researcher Toshimitsu Iinuma, Nihon University School of Dentistry, Japan, and a team of researchers prospectively investigated associations between a constellation of oral health behaviors and incidents of pneumonia in the community-living of elders 85 years of age or older.

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Dental Benefits – Electric Toothbrush

09/30/21

Studies have shown that an electric toothbrush is more effective at cleaning teeth and gums than a manual one.

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Dental Benefits – Dental Home Care

09/27/21

Your dental home care habits is your first line of defense. Consuming carbohydrates and the subsequent secretion of acid by oral bacteria is what causes tooth decay. Chronic inflammation of the tissues supporting your teeth is called gum, or periodontal, disease. Both conditions are exacerbated by poor diet, tobacco use, a weakened immune system and poor oral hygiene

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Dental Benefits – Untreated Tooth Decay Leads to Poor Oral Health

09/23/21

Did you know ? Poor oral health is associated with numerous chronic diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. These problems pose an immediate health risk and require urgent care. Yet, less urgent dental conditions can have long-term negative effects as well.

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Dental Benefits – Untreated Tooth Decay

09/20/21

Did you know currently, more than one-quarter of U.S. adults live with untreated tooth decay, with nearly half of adults over 30 showing signs of gum disease. And nearly 1 in 4 adults report having felt pain in or around their mouth in the past year.

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Combating Periodontal Pathogens – Dental Benefits

09/17/21

Periodontitis is a common ailment. If the inflammation remains untreated, it could lead to tooth loss. However, it is also suspected of triggering many other diseases, like cardiopulmonary diseases. Researchers are studying the interactions, and developing compounds to combat the causative agents.

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