People who fail to brush their teeth twice a day may be putting themselves at risk of heart disease according to a study released by a group of British researchers.
Keeping your teeth brushed and flossed can help preserve memory according to a study at West Virginia University.
The researchers found a link between gum disease and memory loss. The link maybe an important step in the right direction to reduce the skyrocketing rates of demntia and alzheimer's disease that is expected over the next several decades.
Dental plaque from poor oral hygiene may be associated with increased risk of cancer and premature death, according to a new cancer study.
New research reveal that drinking green tea may be an effective way to help keep teeth and gums healthy and reduce your risk to several diseases caused by the bacteria associated with poor gum health.
A new study, published in the Journal of Periodontology, revealed that a group of men who regularly drank green tea had very healthy teeth and gums, and less periodontal disease compared to those who did not routinely drink green tea. Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can not only lead to tooth loss, but new studies indicate that periodontal is associated with the progression of other diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Several studies have confirmed the link between gum disease and several chronic diseases, including heart attacks and strokes, but a new study also now links gum disease with memory loss as well. Keeping the mouth free of infection now may also mean reducing your risk to dementia and Alzheimer disease.
The human body is better at fighting gum disease when fat cells, which trigger inflammation, disappear according to Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers.