Obesity Linked to Higher Risk of Gum Disease

In the US for instance, the overweight condition affects around a third of the nation’s population, according to the World Health Organization. A study published at the peer reviewed journal General Dentistry mentions that obesity is not only a risk factor for diabetes, heart ailments and various cancer types, but is also a contributor to gum affliction.

Charlene Krejci, lead author of the research undertaking provides details on the aforementioned linkage, pointing out that the obese anatomy continually generates cytokines, amino acids with anti-inflammatory attributes. These compounds act as a catalysts to gum disease by directly plaguing gum tissues or inhibiting the movement of blood within the same mouth region.

Oral health proponents have asserted that gum ailing is without doubt detrimental to the teeth’s anchoring frameworks and environs. AGD spokesman Samer G. Shamoon calls for a multidimensional approach in addressing the concern, entailing daily brushing and flossing, proper rinsing, together with frequent professional cleansing.




Tooth Gel: Healing Power of Aloe Vera Proves Beneficial For Teeth and Gums

Health proponents have long regarded aloe vera as a healing plant. Its use dates back to the 10th century where it was mainly employed to cater for skin cuts/burns and relieve pain. The flora species has since served as a key ingredient in cosmetics healing sunburns, skin irritation and other skin related diseases.

Recently though, aloe vera has become an active constituent in tooth gel due to its scouring and soothing features on gums and teeth alike. Dental specialists have for some time engaged in heated debates over the aforementioned capability. But a recent research project published at General Dentistry has provided valuable insights on the issue. The undertaking involved an analogy between aloe vera tooth gel and two acclaimed conventional toothpastes. The study team ultimately uncovered that the aloe vera tooth gel was just as competent in negating plaque elements, and in some cases it was even more effective than the commercial brands. The group further detailed the properties making the compound a better alternative, which included its non-abrasive feature plus its anti-inflammatory attribute that enables pain relief.




Effects of Pregnancy on Oral Health

Dentistry proponents have in recent times stressed the need to maintain good oral health during pregnancy, as it plays a significant role in the overall wellness of the mother and child alike. Though pregnant women seldom take visits to dentists, health specialists assert the approach can assist in negating the dire impacts of oral ailments during the gravidity phase. A study published in the journal General Dentistry details the two main pregnancy effects, which include gingivitis and the formation of pregnancy tumors.

Gingivitis entails the bleeding and inflammation on gums, plus subsequent weakening of the overall tooth structure. Around sixty percent of pregnant women will exhibit different gingivitis levels. Crystal L. McIntosh, lead author of the aforementioned research undertaking, points out that bleeding and inflammation normally ceases three to six months after bearing the child, but it’s only possible via appropriate oral hygiene methods.

Pregnancy tumors on the other hand plague around ten percent of pregnant women. Though not cancerous, these tumor types are capable of causing instinctive bleeding in the mouth.



Fluoridated Water (Fact Sheet)

Fluoride refers to a group of aggregates composed of the instinctively produced constituent fluorine, coupled with one or more other constituents. Soil and water often harbor fluorides at different amounts. In the 1940s, oral health proponents uncovered that persons residing in areas characterized by fluoride rich drinking water systems exhibited less dental carries when compared to the ones in fluoride scarce zones. Recent investigations/research efforts in the domain have corroborated this discovery.

Dentistry specialists have also ascertained fluoride’s capability in negating tooth decay by demonstrating how the compound restrains acid producing bacteria in the oral environs, and improves the reverting process by which the tooth enamel re-builds after corrosion.

Water fluoridation

The term refers to fluoride addition into the water designated for human consumption. The most appropriate ratio to avert tooth cavity is 0.7 fluoride milligrams per liter of water.

The process was introduced in the US in 1945, with Michigan being the first state to enact the approach. By 2008, seventy percent of public water supplies in the US constituted fluoridated water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) views the undertaking as one of greatest health successes in the 20th century.