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Dental Groups Pledge Funds to Manchester Bombing Victims

Dental Groups Pledge Funds to Manchester Bombing Victims

26 May 2017

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Book Breaks New Ground on Oral Health

No matter what a person does, plaque is constantly developing.

Plaque forms because of the bacterium Fusobacterium nucleatum, according to Case Western Reserve University professor of periodontics Yiping W. Han. This bacterium not only attacks teeth and gums but promotes diseases and infection that could spread throughout the rest of your body.

This information will be published in the book titled Oral Microbial Communities: Genomic Injury and Interspecies Communication.

Gingivitis, a common oral disease, is caused by the formation of plaque, stemming from the bacterium F. nucleatum. The bacterium significantly increases the infection rate of gingivitis.

When this bacterium is present, it can also lead to periodontitis, peritonsillar, and orofacial abscesses. It can also travel throughout the bloodstream, attacking organs and causing problems during pregnancy.

When a person has an oral infection resulting from the bacterium, it can rise by up to 10,000 times, meaning it’s one of the dominant anaerobic species present at the disease site.

Other bacteria may develop first before F. nucleatum can develop. After biofilm forms, it makes it easier for the bacteria to colonize the teeth.

Until more advanced methods of preventing this bacterium are created, the best way is keep it a is to simply take good care of your teeth by doing the basics of brushing and flossing.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Thomas McClammy

Exclusive Interview: Dr. Thomas McClammy

24 May 2017

Dr. Tom McClammy speaks to us fresh from the stage after his GentleWave presentation at...

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Drs. David Andersen and Lora Nelson explain how easy e-Prescribing...

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Show Me the Way

02 May 2017

This year’s International Dental Show did not disappoint: 155,000 participants from 157 countries attended,...

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Narrow-Body  Dental Implants

Narrow-Body Dental Implants

02 May 2017

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