Periodontal disease: Does it increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment?

Participants who reported higher levels of depression and social isolation had greater risk of loneliness, along with people living alone with dementia.

This blog on a review evaluating the association between periodontal disease (PD), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) was written by the Scottish Special Care StRs following a critical appraisal workshop. The review included 13 studies and suggests a link between PD and AD/MCI, but the evidence is limited.

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Peri-implantitis: Is periodontal disease a risk factor?


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?


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…]