Why getting your gum disease treated is the most important thing you can do!

Preventing gum disease from developing or treating any existing inflammation is vital to prevent the potential development of other life-threatening conditions. Furthermore, the presence of gum disease can make some conditions (such as diabetes) worse. Key takeaways: – Gum disease may increase the risk of developing cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, rheumatoid arthritis and premature…

Of Mice and Microbiomes

A study has shown that diabetes has an effect on bacteria in the mouth (the oral microbiome), greatly increasing the risk of gum disease. In the study, laboratory mice with diabetes were found to have: – Serious gum disease, called periodontitis – Bone loss around the teeth – Higher levels of IL-17 which is important…

Detecting inflammation after dental implants: could chewing gum be the answer?

About 6-15% of patients who receive dental implants to replace their teeth subsequently develop bacterial inflammation. In future, these patients may be able to use a diagnostic chewing gum to detect early signs of inflammation. Key takeaways: – The diagnostic chewing gum detects bacterial inflammation, releasing a bitter taste and prompting patients to visit their…