News tagged with gum
(Medical Xpress) -- New research from Queen Mary, University of London in collaboration with research groups in the USA sheds light on why gum disease can become more common with old age.
Immunology Apr 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Periodontitis, a form of chronic gum disease that affects nearly half of the U.S. adult population, results when the bacterial community in the mouth becomes unbalanced, leading to inflammation and eventually bone loss. In ...
Medical research Dec 07, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Japanese bio engineers have succeeded in growing a tooth from cells implanted into a mouse kidney, using a technique that could create replacement organs faster than previously tested methods.
Dentistry Jul 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Laboratory-grown gingival cells treated with vitamin D boosted their production of an endogenous antibiotic, and killed more bacteria than untreated cells, according to a paper in the June 2011 issue of the journal Infection ...
Medical research Jun 17, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Most people understand that serious weight loss requires changing attitudes toward what they eat and how often they exercise. But, what if the process could be aided by simply chewing a stick of gum after meals? That's the ...
Medical research Nov 21, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 1
Scientists are reporting identification of two substances in licorice used extensively in Chinese traditional medicine that kill the major bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, ...
Health Jan 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1
(HealthDay)—That wad of gum you're chewing may be more than a breath-freshener—it might also boost your powers of concentration, a small new study suggests.
Health Mar 09, 2013 | 3 / 5 (5) | 3 |
Persistent dental plaque may increase the risk of dying early from cancer, suggests an observational study published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Dentistry Jun 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Caffeine-related toxicity, deaths, and near-deaths are an undeniable fact. In Sweden, for example, four people died as a result of confirmed caffeine-related causes in one year. Yet caffeine use continues to grow, including ...
Health Feb 26, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
There is "fair evidence" to support the use of xylitol, a natural sweetener used in gums and mints, to prevent inner ear infections in healthy children, a new evidence review finds.
Health Nov 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scientists say they have solved in mice the mystery of how an unusual bacterium can trigger the common dental condition periodontitis while residing in low numbers in the space between tooth and gum.
Medical research Nov 30, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Receding gums often result in tooth sensitivity and can lead to decay of the root and persistent inflammation of the gum. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Head & Face Medicine demonstrates that a ...
Inflammatory disorders Mar 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
The culprit behind a failed hip or knee replacements might be found in the mouth. DNA testing of bacteria from the fluid that lubricates hip and knee joints had bacteria with the same DNA as the plaque from patients with ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Apr 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Parents should not use benzocaine products to relieve teething pain in babies except under the advice and supervision of a health care professional, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
Medications Jul 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Scientists are trying to open a new front in the battle against gum disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and sometimes termed the most serious oral health problem of the 21st century. They described another tr ...
Dentistry Aug 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0