Gum Health Day 2022 focuses on new guidelines for periodontal disease prevention and treatment

Treat your gums was the slogan for Gum Health Day 2022, a worldwide awareness campaign organised by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), which took place on May 12.

By |2022-06-03T11:33:14+00:00June 3rd, 2022|News|0 Comments

Less antibiotic use in dentistry gave no increase in endocarditis

Sweden is one of the few countries that have removed the dental health recommendation to give prophylactic antibiotics to people at a higher risk of infection of the heart valves, so-called infective endocarditis.

By |2022-05-19T14:04:42+00:00May 19th, 2022|News|0 Comments

How oral bacteria suppress protection against viral growth

Researchers from the University of Louisville (UofL) School of Dentistry in the US and their colleagues have discovered details of how proteins produced by oral epithelial cells protect humans against viruses entering the body through the mouth.

By |2022-02-09T12:08:05+00:00February 9th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Poor oral health may increase risk of severe Covid-19 for cardiac patients

Previous studies have linked poor oral hygiene with hyper-inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Similarly, the severity of Covid-19 has been associated with hyper-inflammatory responses.

By |2022-02-09T12:06:56+00:00February 9th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Disarming a blood-clotting protein prevents gum disease in mice

Blocking the function of a blood-clotting protein prevented bone loss from periodontal (gum) disease in mice, according to research led by scientists at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in the USA.

By |2022-01-05T15:45:10+00:00January 5th, 2022|News|0 Comments