Tag: gum disease

Gum Disease Bacteria Linked To Higher Risk For Esophageal Cancer

Oral bacteria linked to gum disease were found to be associated with higher risk for esophageal cancer. Researchers also found two types of bacteria in the mouth that may reduce risk of developing esophageal tumor.

Public Health December 4, 2017

Bacteria That Causes Gum Disease Also Triggers Inflammatory Response In Rheumatoid Arthritis

Bacteria that are responsible for causing periodontal diseases could be contributing to rheumatoid arthritis, reports a recent study. Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans stimulates the citrullinated protein production in the body, which could be leading to a series of reactions that results in arthritis.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 18, 2016

Long Term Marijuana Use Linked To Increased Risk For Gum Disease

A new study finds that long-term marijuana smokers have higher risks of developing gum disease. New findings also show that these marijuana users flossed and brushed their teeth less often than the non-marijuana smokers.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2016

Brushing Teeth Regularly May Slow Down Progression Of Alzheimer's Disease

UK researchers have found that periodontitis or gum disease sped up cognitive decline by six times in people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Gum bacteria have been previously linked to decreased cognitive states and inflammation.

Life March 11, 2016

Oral Bacteria Could Be Risk Factor For Esophageal Cancer: Study

The oral bacteria that cause gum disease may be linked to the development of esophageal cancer. The study sheds light in the importance of oral hygiene and measures to promote dental health.

Life February 28, 2016

'Microbial Pompeii' on 1000-year-old skeletons gives scientists a peek of ancient diet and oral hygiene

Researchers have studied the plaque buildup on the teeth of 1,000 year-old skeletons and have found that the same bacteria that cause periodontal disease in modern man has caused the same disease in ancient humans. The study has also given researchers evidence that ancient humans hardly cleaned their teeth, and that they also ate vegetables.

Animals February 26, 2014

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