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Osteoporosis Treatment May Protect Women from Receding Gums

As we get older, our risk for gum disease, tooth loss, and other oral health problems can increase. For women the problem is exacerbated by menopause, which changes the hormone balance in their bodies.

The consequences of menopause for oral health can be serious. It can significantly increase the risk of osteoporosis in the jawbone. […]

Electric Toothbrush Features That Can Save Your Gums

As much as we like restoring people’s gums, the best approach is actually to prevent gum recession. Although an electric toothbrush isn’t inherently bad for your gums–they can actually be good for them.

But you have to use your electric toothbrush properly to get maximum benefit. Fortunately, there are now features that can help you […]

By |April 13th, 2017|Prevention, Receding Gums|Comments Off on Electric Toothbrush Features That Can Save Your Gums|

Stroke Risk Increases with Severity of Gum Disease

The link between gum disease and stroke risk has been well-established (although some people still dispute whether this is a causal relationship), but a new study adds support to the length and a new insight. The severity of your gum disease influences the degree of your stroke risk.

This means that severe gum disease, which […]

By |March 8th, 2017|Gum disease|Comments Off on Stroke Risk Increases with Severity of Gum Disease|

Gum Disease Awareness Campaign Highlights Smile Damage

The British Society of Periodontology (BSP) is trying to promote awareness of gum disease with its new “How’s Your Smile” campaign. The ad campaign was designed to highlight how gum disease can dramatically undermine your appearance.
“Shampoo Commercial” Aesthetic
BSP decided the best way to reach people was with a multimedia approach. The main thrust of […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Gum disease, Receding Gums|Comments Off on Gum Disease Awareness Campaign Highlights Smile Damage|
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    Strengthening Links Between Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Strengthening Links Between Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

According to new research, a common bacterium in gum disease may be a major factor in the development of rheumatoid arthritis. By the time rheumatoid arthritis develops, it’s too late to benefit from this insight. But people with a family history of rheumatoid arthritis are urged to take good care of their oral health […]

By |January 5th, 2017|Gum disease|Comments Off on Strengthening Links Between Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis|