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Does periodontal disease impact oral health-related quality of life?

This summary is based on the article published in the International Dental Journal: Impact of periodontal disease and periodontal therapy on oral health-related quality of life (June 2013) Fabian Brauchle, Michael Noack and Elmar Reich

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What is the link between periodontal disease and obesity?

This summary is based on the review article published in the International Journal of Stomatology and Occlusion Medicine: Periodontal disease and obesity (March 2013) P. Aravind Kumar, P. Mohan Kumar, A. Krishna Rao, G. Krishna Dileep

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How effective is photo-activated disinfection therapy for dental surgery?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response report published by the Canadian Agency for Drug and Technologies in Health (CADTH): Photo-Activated Disinfection Therapy for Dental Surgery: Review of the Clinical Effectiveness (September 2013)

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What are the early signs of periodontal disease?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: What are the early signs of periodontal disease? Dr. Gordon Schwartz, from GumDocs, in collaboration with Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor, provided this quick initial response

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Is There an Association between Maternal Periodontitis and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes?

By  Mohammad A. Javaid;  McGill University, Montréal, Québec  (currently at the University of British Columbia) Robert Durand;  Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec Yannie Chea;  Private office, Montreal, Quebec Andrea Hsu;  Private office, Montreal, Quebec Simon D. Tran; McGill University, Montréal, Québec Access the Supplement Context Pregnancy is a normal physiological process that may sometimes result in adverse events like preterm birth, low birth weight (LBW) and/or pre-eclampsia. A multitude of risk factors may increase the incidence of these adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), including maternal periodontitis. Purpose of Review In this review, we present the most recent epidemiological evidence with regard ...

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The Bidirectional Relationship between Periodontitis and Diabetes: How Should Patients Affected by Either or Both These Diseases be Managed?

This summary is based on a series of articles published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (2013, 40 Supplement 14)

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How effective is the use of mouthwash in the prevention of plaque, gingivitis and caries?

This summary is based on the supplement published in the Oral Diseases journal: Special Issue: Mouthwash Use and the Prevention of Plaque, Gingivitis and Caries (January 2014) Read the Executive Summary and Summary of the Article (PDF) Careful quantitative assessment of data regarding use of mouthwash and risk of common oral conditions reveals that there is a clear evidence of benefi t from use in terms of reducing the risk of dental plaque, gingivitis, dental caries and that there are no major adverse effects including no evidence of an increased risk of oral cancer among users of mouthwash containing alcohol. Key Messages There is ...

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What is calcium channel blocker-induced gingival enlargement?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Human Hypertension: Calcium channel blocker-induced gingival enlargement (June 2013) Context Despite the popularity and wide acceptance of the calcium channel blockers (CCBs) by the medical community, their oral impact is rarely recognized or discussed. CCBs, as a group, have been frequently implicated as an etiologic factor for a common oral condition seen among patients seeking dental care: drug-induced gingival enlargement or overgrowth. This enlargement can be localized or generalized, and can range from mild to extremely severe, affecting patient’s appearance and function. Treatment options for these patients include cessation of the offending drug ...

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