Periodontitis

Trouble conceiving? Here's why gum disease may delay pregnancy

Trouble conceiving? Here's why gum disease may delay pregnancy

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory reaction to a bacterial infection below the gum line, causing the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily.

Jun 13, 2017, 13:41 PM IST

Genes behind gum disease identified

US researchers have identified 41 genes that may cause gum disease, paving the way for developing compounds that can be used in targeted treatment of severe periodontitis before loss of teeth and supportive bone occurs.

Oct 05, 2016, 00:46 AM IST

Gum disease linked with memory decline in Alzheimer's

According to researchers, periodontitis or gum disease is associated with increased dementia severity and subsequent greater progression of cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer's disease.

Mar 13, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

Periodontitis linked to heart disease

Researchers have recently connected the molecular dots between Periodontitis and heart disease.

Sep 12, 2015, 12:14 PM IST

Blueberry extract could treat gum infection

 Scientists have discovered that wild blueberry extracts help prevent dental plaque formation and treat severe gum diseases.

Sep 03, 2015, 11:34 AM IST

Brushing teeth regularly can save you from future heart attacks

Want to avoid future risk of heart attack? Keep brushing your teeth regularly, says a new study.

Apr 17, 2015, 11:26 AM IST

Mouth bacteria change diet as per body health

In what could lead to better ways to prevent or even reverse the gum disease periodontitis and diabetes, researchers have found that bacteria inside your mouth drastically change how they act when you are sick.

Aug 13, 2014, 13:04 PM IST

Oetzi the Iceman had gum disease!

Oetzi the Iceman, Europe`s oldest known natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BCE, indeed suffered from periodontitis, examination of its non-human DNA confirmed.

Jul 16, 2014, 12:29 PM IST

Untreated gum problems may lead to organ failure, cancer

Do your parents nag you to brush your teeth before going to bed and after meals? If yes, then pay heed to their words as it can save you from the terrible consequences six-year-old Shivam Vatsayan had to face only because he skipped brushing his teeth.

May 20, 2014, 17:13 PM IST

De-worming drug could help protect against periodontitis too

A drug currently used to treat intestinal worms may protect people from periodontitis, an advanced gum disease.

Nov 09, 2013, 14:20 PM IST

World`s oldest wet mummy Otzi suffered from periodontitis

The 3D computer tomography reconstructions give an insight into the oral cavity of the Iceman and shows how severely he was suffering from advanced periodontitis.

Apr 10, 2013, 10:41 AM IST

Bugs in mouth shed light on gum disease

A study of microbes from the human mouth has provided insight into periodontitis, a disease marked by inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth.

Mar 19, 2013, 13:13 PM IST

Inflamed gum triples risk of erectile disorder

Inflamed gums, caused by severe periodontal disease, tripled chances of erectile dysfunction (ED) among men in their 30s, according to a Turkish study.

Dec 04, 2012, 17:13 PM IST

Gum disease may trigger severe arthritis

A new research at the University of Adelaide has revealed strong evidence of a link between a common type of gum disease and severe arthritis.

Oct 16, 2012, 17:53 PM IST

Combat bad breath with rays of `light`

Bacteria in saliva which causes bad breath can be killed by exposure to blue light from tooth-whitening lamps, a study has claimed.

Jul 25, 2012, 13:53 PM IST

Fish oil may help reduce symptoms of Periodontitis

Taking fish oil may help reduce symptoms of Periodontitis, inflammation of the tissue surrounding the teeth, say researchers.

Apr 26, 2012, 09:30 AM IST

Top doctors aim to fix record on gums-heart link

American Heart Association (AHA) issued a "scientific statement" concluding that gum disease has not been shown to raise the risk of, let alone cause cardiovascular illness.

Apr 19, 2012, 09:31 AM IST

Protein loss causes old-age gum disease

A drop in the level of protein called Del-1 is why gum diseases become more common with old age, says a new research.

Apr 18, 2012, 13:25 PM IST