Compared with the general population, patients at risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) demonstrate higher levels of periodontal bacteria before evidence of the chronic inflammatory joint disease presents itself.
A University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine) study has identified the Foxo1 protein as being key to angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), a process that’s crucial to wound healing.
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London may have discovered a new way to produce materials capable of regenerating dental enamel.
Research presented at the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ (AAPA) 2018 conference in New Orleans notes that while physician assistants (PAs) are working to improve their knowledge of oral health issues and the oral-systemic link,…
University of Washington (UW) researchers have designed a natural biogenic agent that uses proteins to rebuild dental enamel and treat dental caries.
Alcohol consumption may also increase microbial populations linked to periodontal diseases, cardiovascular disease, and head and neck cancers.
Growing evidence suggests that when compared with the general population, patients with diabetes face increased risk for periodontal diseases—which, in turn, is believed to adversely affect blood glucose levels.
Tulane University School of Public Health in New Orleans and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston suggest a link between losing two or more teeth in middle age and increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
Based on the understanding that the tristetraprolin (TTP) protein is crucial to controlling inflammation, new research indicates that patients who lack TTP may be subject to rapid and severe bone loss.
Thanks to the aid of specialized nanotechnology, patients who dread oral surgery required during orthodontic care may no longer have a good reason to skip treatment.