25 Sep
New study suggests gum disease increases high blood pressure risk

A new study suggests that people who have gum disease are more likely to develop high blood pressure.  Researchers at the Eastman Dental Institute at University College London found that hypertension was more common in patients with advanced gum disease. As well as discovering a link between gum disease and…

19 Jun
Swedish researchers link undiagnosed diabetes to increased risk of gum disease

Researchers in Sweden have discovered a link between patients with undiagnosed diabetes and an increased risk of gum disease. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet found that people who have undetected diabetes are at risk of developing periodontal disease and heart disease. The findings of their study have been published in…

10 Apr
Gum bacteria drug could spell good news for Alzheimer’s sufferers

A drug that is used to target specific types of gum bacteria could spell good news for Alzheimer’s sufferers. Hundreds of patients could be given the drug COR388 after preliminary trials produced promising results. Researchers working on the drug analysed samples of brain tissue from patients who suffered from dementia…

30 Jan
Did you know that looking after your gums could reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease?

Most of us know that brushing and flossing can help to keep our smiles sparkling, but did you know that caring for your gums could also help to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease? Previous studies have linked gum disease to an elevated risk of Alzheimer’s, but new research…

19 Jul
Dentists urge parents to check nutrition labels as ‘healthy’ snacks and drinks help to fuel decay epidemic

Dentists have urged parents to check food labels and nutritional information guidelines in a bid to crack down on rising rates of childhood decay. Excessive sugar consumption is fuelling an epidemic of decay, which is resulting in thousands of young children ending up in hospital having teeth extracted under general…

20 Feb
Spotting The Signs Of Gum Disease In Central London

Gum disease is extremely common, despite the fact that it is preventable. In the UK, gum disease is the leading reason behind adult tooth loss. It is caused by plaque. Plaque is a sticky film, which is made from bacteria and food debris combined with saliva; due to its consistency,…