Routine scale and polish for periodontal health

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Two UK primary care-based trials were included in this Cochrane review update of routine scale and polish. They provide high certainty evidence of litte or no difference between 6- & 12-monthly scale and polish for adult regular attenders without severe periodontitis.

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Periodontitis and type II diabetes

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes in patients with schizophrenia is about one-third higher than in the general population.

This prospective cohort study included 1331 58–72-year old men from Northern Ireland suggests an association between moderate to severe periodontitis and type II diabetes.

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Periodontal disease – patient awareness levels low

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Six cross sectional and community-based studies involving a total of 7945 patients were included in this review. While awareness and knowledge of periodontal disease was found to be low the quality of the available studies was not high.

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Severe periodontitis: affected 11% of the world population in 2010

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The review represents some of the output of the 2010 Global Burden of Disease studies and finds that severe periodontitis is the 6th most prevalent disease affecting about 11% of adults worldwide.The prevalence increases gradually with age with a steep increase between the 3rd and 4th decades.

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