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Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...elop into periodontal disease, an infection in the gums
which can cause loss of bone and teeth. Although periodontal disease rarely occurs in healthy children, research suggests that the bacteria that cause infection later in life may be present at a very early age. "Although perio...
Columbia research to examine gene influence on severity of peridontal disease, therapy response
...d gums. Periodontitis occurs when infection of the gums
goes untreated and inflammation spreads to ligamen...Both types of disease are characterized by swollen gums
and deep periodontal pockets. Therapy usually consists of cleaning of the periodontal pockets and r...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...ammatory disease in humans, is an infection in the gums
that results in destruction of tooth-supporting tissue and bone, ultimately causing tooth loss. Bacteria accumulate along the gum line initiating an immune response. "Gingival immune responses have been associated with the pathogenesis, severity, a...
Cutting back on cigarettes: when less is more
... a broad reference that includes various patches, gums
and other prescription items that can help offset craving. "The bottom line for smokers is to be aware that just because they smoke 12 cigarettes a day instead of 20 doesn't mean that they are less dependent on tobacco," says Ahijevych. "As clinicia...
Elusive but ubiquitous microbe fingered as gum disease culprit in Stanford study
...the subgingival crevice - the deep gap between the gums
and teeth - where periodontitis begins. They rigorously analyzed samples from 58 patients' mouths taken by their collaborator, Gary Armitage, DDS, at the UC-San Francisco School of Dentistry, and found that more than one-third of the periodontitis pa...
Mouth microbes may help shape immune system, says Stanford research team
...the subgingival crevice - the deep gap between the gums
and teeth - in their search for microbes. Even though almost 500 bacterial strains or species have been identified in this oral pocket, Relman believes there remains a substantial amount to be learned about their behavior and response to perturbation...
Nicotine exposure in aging hearts
...-the-counter nicotine products such as patches and gums
to satisfy their craving for nicotine. However, serious and sometime fatal cases of atrial fibrillation (AF) have been reported in patients who use a nicotine product. This is particularly true when the individual has smoked while using a nicotine pa...
Why we are what we eat: New links between our biology and food choices
...neficial effects, Johns suggested, such as chewing gums
or drinking tea. In other cases, we may have begun using some plants specifically for their health benefits. "You don't need to be a scientist to know when you feel good and bad, so there may have been conscious learning," Johns said. "There may also...
Soft drinks, teens and cavities
... Brown holes in front teeth Receding puffy and red gums
Loss of teeth Learn How to Avoid Decay Drink only one serving size (8 ounces = 1 cup = the size of a fist) Drink only with meals Drink with a straw Brush teeth after drinking No toothbrush? Try rinsing with water or chew sugarless gum Consume a...
Study sheds light on mess in polluted streams
...). The gelatinous floc is bad enough by itself; it gums
up the gills of fish and suffocates them, and is equally deadly to other aquatic animals and plants. But it also possesses another dangerous quality: It binds to toxic metals, including mercury, lead and cadmium, and transports them far downstream. "...
University of Pittsburgh discovers gene mutation responsible for hereditary gingival fibromatosis
...le for the rare hereditary disease that causes the gums
to grow over the teeth. The results, published in ...ized by an enlargement of the gingiva, causing the gums
to grow over the teeth. Those with HGF are predisposed to chronic infection, periodontitis and maloc...
Patch delivers longer, deeper relief from dental pain
... often need the area under the gums
scraped to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Also, patients needing an anesthetic injection on the upper jaw or the roof of the mouth may benefit from the DentiPatch, since its painkilling ...
Don't be fooled about your oral health: AAP uncovers common misconceptions
..., which can lead to periodontal disease. Bleeding gums
are normal. Bleeding gums
are one of the eight signs of gum disease. Think of gum tissue as the skin on your hand. If your h...
Scientists sequence genome of major periodontal disease bacterium
...riodontitis is a chronic infectious disease of the gums
and underlying bony tissues. Untreated, it can de...teria that normally live in the spaces between the gums
and teeth are displaced by gram-negative anaerobic bacteria, periodontitis sets in. A small number o...
Low dietary vitamin C can increase the risk for periodontal disease, especially in smokers
...est form of periodontal disease, and it causes the gums
to become red, swell and bleed easily. Researc...ilors away at sea would eat limes to prevent their gums
from bleeding," Genco said. "The relationship between vitamin C and periodontal disease is likely d...
Healthy gums are likely to lie behind milk mustaches
...ease, as measured by the loss of attachment of the gums
from the teeth. The association was particularly evident for people in their 20s and 30s. Researcher Robert Genco, D.D.S., Ph.D., chair of the Oral Biology Department at The State University of New York at Buffalo, says the relationship between calc...
Gene found for Papillon-Lefevre syndrome--a disorder affecting skin and gums
...ow defective cathepsin C causes destruction of the gums
in PLS may help us understand what causes more common forms of periodontal disease. We are currently evaluating this gene as a possible indicator of periodontal disease susceptibility. Also, because of the easy access to skin and gingival tissues, c...
Electronic dental anesthesia helps allay needle injection pain
...sthesia (EDA) to numb the gums
of 15 children aged 2 to 4 during the ...ger pad was placed on the gums
five minutes later. A dentalassistant increased the current every 20 second...
SIDS prevention tactic leads to epidemic of 'misshapen head' in infants
...ooked," she watched with excitement as hisears and gums
shifted into proper alignment, and Niko's head began to roundnormally. "He's great now, and his head is gorgeous," she said with relief."Every parent wants their baby to be perfect, and I was so afraid he'd bedeformed." Tony and Susan Avallon, also ...
UB Studies Link Low Dietary Calcium, Vitamin C With Increased Risk Of Gum Disease
...rinkers and orange-juice lovers may be doing their gums
a favor. Two studies by researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine show that people with low levels of Vitamin C in their diets, and those who had too little calcium as young adults, appear to have nearly twice the risk ...