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Does periodontal treatment matter for periodontitis patients with cardiovascular disease?

This summary is based on the article publishedin the Journal of Clinical Periodontology: Treatment of periodontitis improves the atherosclerotic profile: a systematic review and meta-analysis (January 2014) Wijnand J. Teeuw, Dagmar E. Slot, Hendri Susanto, Victor E. A. Gerdes, Frank Abbas, Francesco D’Aiuto, John J. P. Kastelein and Bruno G. Loos Context Periodontitis is a common chronic multifactorial infectious disease of the supporting structures of the teeth (root cementum, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone) and a major cause of tooth loss. Several causal mechanisms have been proposed whereby bacterial pathogens, antigens, endotoxins, and/or inflammatory cytokines from periodontal lesions in the oral cavity contribute to the process of atherogenesis as well as to thromboembolic events and thereby increase the risk for cardiovascular ...

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What is the relationship between harmful alcohol use and periodontal status across gender and tobacco use?

This summary is based on the article published in the BMC Oral Health: Association between harmful alcohol use and periodontal status according to gender and smoking (June 2014) Hyang-Sun Kim, Ji-Hyun Son, Hee-Yong Yi, Hae-Kyoung Hong, Hyoun-Jun Seo, and Kwang-Hak Bae     Context Periodontitis is a chronic and long-lasting low-grade inflammatory disease that leads to a break-down of the connective tissue and bone that anchors the teeth to the jaws. (1, 2) Long-term and excessive alcohol consumption can influence host defenses causing toxic damage, which is implicated in a wide variety of diseases, disorders, and injuries such as oropharyngeal cancer, liver cirrhosis, ...

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What are the effects of probiotics in periodontal diseases? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the Clinical Oral Investigation journal: Effects of probiotics in periodontal diseases: a systematic review (May 2013)

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What is the relationship between smoking and periodontal disease? Review of the literature

This summary is based on the article published in the New York State Dental Journal: The relationship between smoking and periodontal disease. Review of the literature and case report (November 2013)

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Are reconstructive procedures successful in treating peri-implantitis? A systematic review

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Dental Research: Reconstructive Procedures for Treating Peri-implantitis: A Systematic Review (December 2013)

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Between Gluma, Duraflor and other 1.1% fluoride toothpastes, what works best for dentin hypersensitivity?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: Between Gluma, Duraflor and other 1.1% fluoride toothpastes, what works best for dentin hypersensitivity?

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Are probiotics effective in the prevention or treatment of periodontal disease?

This summary is based on the article published in Clinical Oral Investigations: Effects of probiotics in periodontal diseases: a systematic review (September 2013) Nicolás Yanine, Ignacio Araya, Romina Brignardello-Petersen, Alonso Carrasco-Labra, Almudena González, Arelis Preciado, Julio Villanueva, Mariano Sanz, and Conchita Martin

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How do orthodontics interface with periodontics?

This summary is based on the article published by the Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics: Interfaces between orthodontic and periodontal treatment. Their current status (July 2011) Christoph Reichert, Martin Hagner, Søren Jepsen, Andreas Jäger

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