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Xylitol – The #1 Secret Weapon to Wipe Out Tooth Decay Causing Bacteria

There’s a battle going on in your mouth. Oral disease wants to attack your teeth and gums and dentists all over the world continue to patch up the damage in the mouths that are on the losing end of that battle. How big is the problem? It’s the biggest. For many populations worldwide, the levels…

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Cardiovascular Disease – Red Flags

While comprehensive testing will give you the most precise assessment of your level of risk, there are a number of red flags that may indicate an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or diabetes: personal or family history of cardiovascular disease personal or family history of heart attack, stroke, or Type 2 diabetes diabetes (risk…

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Can You Sneeze Heart Disease?

Salivary Transmission of Pathogens In a recent article by Jorgen Slots et al. (2011), the infectious risks of saliva containing pathogenic bacteria is discussed.  Long recognized is the fact that saliva can contain potential pathogens in sufficient quantities to infect other individuals.  The author sites the classic example of serious infection passed through kissing known…

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Perio Protect Case Study

Dr. Patricia Stoker, of Columbia, MD, has received the Orkos Award for demonstrated professional excellence in her case study report of a patient receiving treatment gum disease. Dr. Stoker’s patient suffered from severe gum disease complicated by a relentless gagging reflex. The Award was founded by Perio Protect, LLC to encourage and recognize the contributions…

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Are you Certified Kissable?

Even if your smile looks healthy, there’s a good chance you have gum disease, (otherwise known as periodontal disease), lurking around those pearly whites. As much as 85 percent of the adult population has some level of periodontal disease, according to current scientific research. Periodontal disease is the most common chronic infection known to man.…

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The Links Between Heart Attacks, Strokes, Diabetes and Periodontal Disease.

Chronic Periodontitis as a Risk Factor for Acute Myocardial Infarction. [The relationship between periodontal disease and acute myocardial infarct has been investigated, but without conclusive results. Objective: To estimate the magnitude of the risk of acute myocardial infarct among patients with periodontal disease. Method: A case-control study was conducted in the city of Salvador, Brazil. A…

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The Oral / Systemic Connection: Working Together to Prevent Heart Attacks and Ischemic Strokes

Why Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Periodontists, and Dental Hygienists should attend the Bale/Doneen AAOSH program? Current  literature is abundantly clear that the human organisms is a single unit composed of a seemingly infinite number of biologic processes that are so intertwined that abnormalities and diseases of any of its parts have a profound effect on multiple…

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The role of a toothbrush in tooth brushing, intra-oral bacteria

Introduction Recently, scientific literature has been linking intra-oral bacteria to a number of systemic diseases [1,2,3], including cardiovascular disease [4,5] stroke [37,38,39,40,41], preterm birth [9], diabetes [18], and respiratory diseases [6,7,8].  Tooth brushing can reduce, control and/or maintain a better intra-oral bacterial environment, potentially improving self-induced, chronic disease states, such as periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease…

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Pediatric Oral Health – A Medical Solution

Physicians and Dentists must talk It has been 10 years since the US surgeon’ General called for interdisciplinary training between healthcare providers, and this was reiterated in a recent IOM report saying it is time for dentists and physicians to work together (1) A study was presented to IADR in 2011 linking dental disease to…

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Dental Infection and Vascular Diseases

Cultivation of Enterobacter Hormaechei from Human Atherosclerotic Tissue. [Aim: To determine whether culturable bacterial strains are present in human atheromatous tissue and to investigate their properties using culture, quantitative PCR, metagenomic screening, genomic and biochemical methods. Methods: We analyzed femoral atherosclerotic plaque and five pairs of diseased and healthy arterial tissue for the presence of culturable…

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Minimizing Bacteremia in Periodontal Disease Treatment

Localized and systemically adverse effects of the host response to subgingival biofilm microbial “triggers” are critical concerns for clinical practitioners, only heightened by the prevalence of periodontal disease and the limitations of current treatment methods. Scaling and root planing (SRP) is the accepted gold standard in non-surgical treatment for gum disease. Its benefits are well…

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Are You Ready For The Next Wave In Dentistry?

The history of the public’s perception of dentistry may be viewed as consisting of three waves. I use the term “Feel Well Dentistry” to describe the first wave.  During this wave dentists were thought of as who you called to get you out of tooth pain.  The next wave, spearheaded largely by the American Academy…