Study Links Breast Cancer and Gum Disease

A recent study, published in the Journal of Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, has discovered that women who suffer from gum disease are up to three times more likely to develop breast cancer. According to an article from the Oral Health Foundation, more than 200 women participated in the study, which allowed researchers to examine the theory that breast cancer … Read More

Tooth Decay and the Role of Genetics

Have you ever heard that you got your “bad teeth” from your mom/dad/aunt/great-great-great grandfather/etc? According to a recent Medical News Today article, the oral bacteria found in your mouth when you are very young is in fact influenced by your genetic background. But a recent study has found that as we age, the heritable factor wanes and non-heritable influences, like … Read More

New Study Links Gum Disease with Alzheimer’s

According to a recent article from the Huffington Post, chronic gum inflammation, or periodontitis, has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The condition, which happens to be the leading cause of tooth loss, has also been linked with increases in markers of inflammation throughout the body. Chronic periodontitis is also thought to contribute … Read More