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It turns out that treating gum disease could lower prostate inflammation.
Prostate inflammation, often called prostatitis, has been linked to gum disease in many previous studies. But, a new prostate study has found that men who treat their gum disease show improved symptoms with their prostatitis.
21 of the 27 men in the Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Departments of Urology and Pathology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center study showed lower levels of prostate inflammation. Men with the highest level of inflammation benefited the most from periodontal treatment.
Since September is national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, it is important to draw attention to many problem and issues with the prostate that could be linked to gum disease.
If you have prostatitis and gum disease, talk to your dentist about treatment.
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Medicine have found a virus, of all things, that may help solve some problems of root canals. Their research suggests that we can turn the tables on post-procedural bacterial infections by utilizing a type of virus called a bacteriophage. Bacteriophage viruses attack bacteria specifically, which offers […]
As we get older, we need to pay more and more attention to our oral hygiene. If we keep it healthy, we will be at a less risk for common issues such as cavities, but more importantly, we will limit our risk for gum disease and oral cancer. A recent study from Case Western states […]
Although the connection seems unlikely, there is new evidence that suggests that if you have red hair, you are more resistant to local anesthetics like Novocaine. This fact leads to redheads being about 20% more likely to have anxiety about dental procedure, and are much more likely to skip a trip to their dentist! All […]
During a dental appointment, it’s not uncommon for your dentist to want to take a closer look at what’s going on inside your mouth using an X-ray. They’re useful tools for dental professionals, but for the rest of us, they can sometimes be a little intimidating. Here’s a quick guide on some of the most […]
Root canals are one of the most common dental procedures in the United States. Annually, approximately 15 million are conducted. If you do the math, that’s around 41,000 a day! Despite their status as a mainstay in dentistry, as well as the best way to save a tooth, root canals can occasionally have adverse effects […]
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