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Gum disease link to rheumatoid arthritis

Brush, floss, get regular check-ups – it could help lower your risk of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, according to new data.

21 June, 2018

More evidence connects gum disease with cancer

Two large scale studies, from the US and Finland, have shown that taking better care of your teeth could help reduce the risk of getting – and dying from – a range of cancers.

24 January, 2018

Pesticide exposure disrupts your mouth’s ‘ecosystem’

Pesticide exposure may be linked to long term changes the makeup of bacteria in the mouths of farmers, possibly increasing the risk of health problems elsewhere in the body.

15 February, 2017

The benefits of ‘no drill’ dentistry

Australian researchers call for a new more cautious ‘watch and wait’ approach to dentistry which they say can reduce the need for fillings by up to 50%

8 December, 2015

Dentists try aloe vera and propolis to help prevent cavities

Doctors investigating less traumatic ways to deal with dental caries have found unexpected benefits from aloe vera and propolis.

9 November, 2015
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Is your toothbrush a happy home for bacteria?

A new study has shown up to 3,000 times more bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes compared to solid head types

2 September, 2014
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Probiotic lozenge helps fight gingivitis

The good bacteria ion a probiotic lozenges could become an effective way of treating gum disease and balancing the flora of the mouth

7 August, 2014
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Red wine can help fight cavities

Scientists have shown that the antioxidant polyphenols in wine can kill bacteria that can cause cavities.

13 June, 2014
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Substances found in hop leaves could help fight dental disease

Hop leaves – which are discarded by beer makers – contain a multitude of antioxidants and other beneficial substances

12 March, 2014

Brushing and flossing could help prevent HPV-related oral cancers

Good dental hygiene can help reduce the risk of oral cancers caused by human papilloma virus, say researchers

27 August, 2013