Peri-implantitis: Is periodontal disease a risk factor?

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This review to assess whether dental implants placed in patients with periodontitis have a higher risk of peri-implantitis included 19 mainly cross-sectional studies providing very low quality evidence to suggest a link.

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Periodontal disease and coronary disease risk

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15 prospective studies were included in this review of periodontal disease (PD) & coronary disease risk. PD was associated with an increased risk of coronary disease RR=1.19; (95% CI; 1.13–1.26).

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Is there an association between head and neck posture and temporomandibular disorders?

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Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) can affect the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) the muscles of mastication or both. A range of factors have been related to TMDs , occlusion, trauma, deep pain stimulus, parafunctional activities and psychological factors, such as anxiety, depression and stress . It has also been suggested that postural problems related to the head and [read the full story…]

Gum disease does not cause heart disease

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Links between gum and heart disease have been noted for over 100 years, but  in recent years there has been a surge of interest in this topic as evidenced by the increasing numbers of papers published since the late 1990s. A selection of some of the reviews published since 2000 is listed below.  The aim [read the full story…]