‘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.

Rajan Nansi appointed president of the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry

Rajan Nansi has been appointed president of the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (BSP) for 2022, taking over from Professor Mark Ide.

Disarming a blood-clotting protein prevents gum disease in mice

Blocking function of a blood-clotting protein prevented bone loss from periodontal disease in mice, according to research led by scientists at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial...

Gum disease increases risk of other illness such as mental health and heart conditions

A University of Birmingham-led study shows an increased risk of patients developing illnesses including mental ill-health and heart conditions if they have a GP-inputted medical history of periodontal...

Improving the understanding between obesity and gum disease

A recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research by the University of Buffalo has revealed that chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down...

Aesthetic periodontics

Boota Singh Ubhi considers the potential of surgical crown lengthening.

Updated periodontal guidelines for under 18s

The importance of periodontal screening of young people is being reinforced jointly by the BSPD and the BSP as updated national guidelines for the management of patients aged under 18 in the primary...

Changing your biology to eliminate caries and periodontitis? A discussion on bioethical considerations

A collaboration between King’s College London’s Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences and the Oxford University’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, has resulted in a bioethical...

Finnish Hygienist Scoops £3,000 Wand Unit

Nea Korpela is the lucky recipient of a Wand computerized anaesthesia unit worth around £3,000. The competition was organised by Dental Sky, who chose to promote it via Reena Wadia, a keen advocate...

British Society of Periodontology releases clinical practice guidelines

The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) engaged a group of international experts to systematically review evidence from clinical studies to create clinical guidelines for the treatment of...