Emerging Research

9 of the scariest medical conditions with links to oral healthThere’s been a lot of buzz about oral systemic health in the news lately, and for good reason: A whole host of new discoveries have pinpointed that poor oral health is linked to some very serious medical conditions — and that treating oral health conditions could potentially serve as a preventative measure.
Gum disease linked to highly deadly cancer
Gum disease linked to highly deadly cancerIn recent months, gum disease has been linked to increasing number of major health problems — and researchers have now discovered another illness to add to the list.
Poor oral health linked to higher mortality rate in patients with kidney disease
Poor oral health linked to higher mortality rate in patients with kidney diseaseNew findings from the University of Birmingham show that patients with chronic kidney disease patients and periodontitis have a higher mortality rate than those with chronic kidney disease alone.
Study finds oral bacteria linked to risk of stroke
Study finds oral bacteria linked to risk of strokeIn a study of patients entering the hospital for acute stroke, researchers have increased their understanding of an association between certain types of stroke and the presence of the oral bacteria (cnm-positive Streptococcus mutans).
Mouthbreathers at higher risk of tooth decay
Mouthbreathers at higher risk of tooth decayMouthbreathers beware: Annoying your spouse isn’t the only downside of breathing through your mouth while you sleep. A new study has found that people who breathe through their mouth while sleeping are at a higher risk for tooth decay.
New CDC study finds high periodontal disease prevalence in Southern U.S. states
New CDC study finds high periodontal disease prevalence in Southern U.S. statesIn a recent study published by the Journal of Dental Research, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that at 52.79% and 51.10% respectively, New Mexico an d Hawaii have the United States’ highest prevalence of periodontal disease.
Scientists map mouth microbes to pinpoint oral disease origin
Scientists map mouth microbes to pinpoint oral disease originBacteria are a well-known cause of oral disease and infection, but new research is examining the relationship between different bacteria in the mouth to see how they interact and, ultimately, tell researchers how bacteria combine to affect overall health.
New research discovers way to eliminate needles for dental anesthetic
New research discovers way to eliminate needles for dental anestheticA new study from the University of São Paulo found that there might be no need for needles when administering anesthetic for dental procedures.
Composite restorations of the future may be made of glass
Composite restorations of the future may be made of glassA few years from now millions of people around the world might be walking around with an unusual kind of glass in their mouth, and using it every time they eat.
Study finds link between periodontal disease and increased risk of breast cancer
Study finds link between periodontal disease and increased risk of breast cancerPeriodontal disease has been linked to a host of medical problems, but now researchers say there’s another risk to be added to the list: breast cancer. Recent research discovered that postmenopausal women with periodontal disease are more likely to develop the cancer than those without the oral health condition.