New research links good oral health to lower Alzheimer’s risk
A new study has linked good oral health to a significant reduction in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the University of Bergen, Norway, discovered that gum disease plays a major role in determining the level of risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Dr Piotr Mydel, from the research team,…READ ARTICLE
Dental mistakes you probably didn’t know you were making
Most of us grow up with an oral hygiene routine in place, but sometimes, habits of a lifetime don’t always reflect what’s actually good for us. Unwittingly, many of us make dental mistakes without being aware of the potential consequences. One of the most common errors people commit when they…READ ARTICLE
American researchers link oral bacteria to colon cancer progression
Researchers in America have established a link between a form of common oral bacteria and the acceleration of colon cancer. A team from the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University found that a common strain of oral bacteria, which is linked to tooth decay, can also contribute to colon…READ ARTICLE
Could a trip to the dentist ease your sleep troubles?
If you have trouble sleeping, your first port of call is probably your GP, but have you thought about seeing your dentist? There are myriad reasons why you might be finding it tough to snooze soundly, and some have dental connections. If you regularly wake with headaches, you live with…READ ARTICLE
What is your mouth telling you about your health?
They say the eyes are the window of the soul, but a look inside the mouth can also reveal a lot about a person. Dentists and doctors are well aware of the importance of looking for potential warning signs in the mouth, but do you know what your mouth may…READ ARTICLE
Finland falling behind with dental hygiene, studies suggest
Finland is a nation most people associate with good health and an effective healthcare system, but studies suggest that the Scandinavian country is lagging behind when it comes to dental hygiene. According to a World Health Organisation report entitled ‘Growing up unequal: Health behaviour in school-aged children,’ just over half…READ ARTICLE