HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
UB Oral Biologists Find Link Between Gum Disease And Passive Exposure To Tobacco Smoke

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Passive smoking, implicated in middle-ear infections and asthma in children, also may be a major cause of periodontal disease in adult non-smokers, the first study to look at this relationship has shown.

Research conducted by oral biologists in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has shown that passive exposure to tobacco smoke may increase the risk of developing gum detachment and bleeding gums in adults by up to 70 percent.

Results of the study will be presented here tomorrow (March 13, 1999) at the combined meeting of the American Association of Dental Research and International Association of Dental Research.

"There is overwhelming evidence linking active smoking to periodontal disease, but our study shows exposure to environmental smoke also is important," said Sara G. Grossi, D.D.S., UB senior research scientist and chief researcher on the study. "It is not just the direct effect of nicotine that is harmful." (See editor's note at end of news release for electronic links to previous UB research reports on smoking and periodontal disease.)

To investigate the relationship between passive smoking and periodontal disease, Grossi and colleagues analyzed data from 13,798 participants in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), a population-based survey conducted in the U.S. from 1988-94. All participants were between the ages of 20 and 90 and had at least six natural teeth.

Passive smoking was based on exposure in the home only. A gum detachment of 1.5 millimeters or more per person and bleeding at 20 percent or more gum sites were used to characterize severe periodontal disease. Analysis of the data showed that persons exposed to passive smoking were at significantly increased risk of having more severe periodontal disease than those who were not exposed, after adjusting for age, gender, race, education, income and diabetes mellitus, important known risk fac
'"/>

Contact: Lois Baker
ljbaker@buffalo.edu
716-645-2626
University at Buffalo
12-Mar-1999


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Stress Patterns In Adolescence Differ Between Boys And Girls
2. UF Researcher Explores Complex Relationship Between Smoking And Fertility
3. UF Researchers Cite Possible Link Between Autism, Schizophrenia And Diet
4. First Evidence Found Of Link Between Gum Disease And High Alcohol Consumption, Low Dietary Antioxidants
5. Study Reveals Possible Link Between Osteoarthritis, Diet
6. A Change In Climate May Mean More Than Creaky Joints: Symposium At ESA Annual Meeting Will Examine Linkages Between Ecological Change And Human Health
7. New Data Show Dangerous Interaction Between Blood Pressure Drugs
8. Communication Between Doctors And Asthma Patients Is Key
9. Preventing Stroke: The Choice Between Aspirin And Warfarin
10. Disagreements Between Clinical Trial Oversight Committees And Physicians Can Affect Drug Trial Results
11. 2005 Basic Research in Periodontal Disease Award

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/3/2020)... , ... September 03, 2020 , ... ... is sponsoring the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) annual signature event, Out ... people across hundreds of U.S. cities to raise awareness of suicide prevention. To ...
(Date:9/2/2020)... ... September 02, 2020 , ... ... for healthcare payers administering Medicare Advantage and Special Needs plans, is proud to ... America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). RAM is supporting the event as a sponsor ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... , ... September 01, 2020 , ... ... with specialty fellowship training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. ... the only female-owned premier boutique plastic surgery and aesthetic practice in Southwest Florida. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... YORK (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... Want ... September 1, Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) is thrilled to launch its fourth ... palsy research. A fully virtual challenge, STEPtember meets everyone wherever they are at this ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... A Cure for Covid-19 “PTS” with Mediation & Hypnosis , ... in a state of panic, experiencing deep anxiety, immense stress, and right now are needing ... timely when most people on the planet are experiencing a great degree of emotional discomfort, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 , ... Breast and ... of Disease Control (CDC), About 3% of breast cancers (about 7,500 women per year) ... in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Both genes are detectable in the Women’s ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Welltech1, the first Israeli ... have invested $400,000 in PopBase, one of two start-ups that beat 152 companies ... Institute (GWI). , The competition was part of the GWI’s The Wellness ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Continuing on its ... broad-spectrum sanitization, disinfection and deodorization provider - is proud to announce it has ... services for businesses and residents throughout the area. , Germinator provides a 100% ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: