All posts tagged periodontal

Figure 3: Average smile line

Clinical tips: smile line assessment

Photo – Figure 3: Average smile line Emily Clarke discusses smile and gingival display assessment Assessment of the ‘smile line’ or amount of gingiva displayed when smiling is essential for the diagnosis of aesthetic dentofacial problems and for restorative treatment […]

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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’

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Dental profile: Emily Clarke

In a new feature for Irish Dentistry, Siobhan Kelleher interviews members of the dental profession for insights and opinions into the world of dentistry. Here, Siobhan talks to


Chemotherapy may limit perio treatment effectiveness

Women undergoing periodontal treatment for breast cancer see less benefit from the treatment than ‘healthy’ patients. Researchers stated that periodontal infection and inflammation may be aggravated during chemotherapy and


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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