All posts tagged gum disease


Marijuana link with gum disease

Long-term marijuana use has been linked with periodontal disease. A study of 947 New Zealanders were examined for their marijuana use from birth to age 38; participants showed an increase in periodontal disease from age 26 onwards. Compared to marijuana […]

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Study shows kidney and gum disease link

Patients with chronic kidney disease and gum disease could have a higher risk of death than patients with healthy gums. Research analysed data from 13,734 people living in the

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Oral health infographic highlights bad habits

Cork practice Dervla Leavy Dental Care has created an infographic to show how poor oral health can have a negative impact on general health. Dervla Leavy of Dervla Leavy


Gum disease treatment hopeful for prostate sufferers

A study has shown that treating gum disease reduces prostate inflammation, also known as prostatitis. Researchers believe this study proves even further that gum disease is a ‘system-wide condition’


Coffee aids fight against gum disease

Coffee may combat periodontal bone loss, US researchers say. Reseachers analysed data from 1,152 men from the US Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Longitudinal Study (DLS) during trienniel dental

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