Second-hand smoke inhalation linked to childhood gum disease

A new study published in Evidence-Based Dentistry suggests second-hand smoke could be linked to poor periodontal health in children.

New probe for early gum disease diagnosis

Researchers from the University of Birmingham are developing a new probe to detect gum disease. The technology is hoped to be crucial in detecting early-stage heart or lung disease, type 2 diabetes...

Largest gingivitis study in Europe concludes brushing is not enough

The study shows that eliminating the bacteria contained by dental plaque should be as vital a part of dental hygiene as brushing your teeth and flossing.

Periodontal health linked to heart attacks

A study of 2,370 patients from the University of Michigan has found a link between heart attacks and periodontal health.

Diabetes and oral diseases linked

Common chronic diseases and oral health issues could have a reciprocal and compounding impact on each other suggests a new study.

Could periodontal health be linked to cognitive decline and dementia?

A new review of available medical evidence suggests that poor periodontal health could have a concerning effect on cognitive decline and dementia.

Is periodontal disease a risk factor for oral cancer?

A new study released in Evidence-Based Dentistry has identified a link between age, gender, and development of oral cancer.

Scottish dentists test AI to help identify tooth decay

Pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) which can improve the accuracy of the way early tooth decay is diagnosed and prevented is being tested for the first time in Scotland by Clyde Munro Dental...

New study links gum disease and Alzheimer’s

Research published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience by Tufts University suggests a connection between F. nucleatum and Alzheimer’s disease.

‘Treat your gums’ – Gum Health Day 2022 focuses on new guidelines for gum disease prevention and treatment

‘Treat Your Gums’ is the slogan for Gum Health Day 2022, to be celebrated on May 12 in the UK and around the world.

How one inflammatory disorder exacerbates another

Researchers have laid out the mechanism by which innate immune memory can cause gum disease to increase susceptibility to arthritis through alterations to immune cell precursors in the bone marrow.

Evidence grows for vaping’s role in gum disease

A series of new studies by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry highlights how e-cigarettes alter oral health and may be contributing to gum disease.