Oral-Systemic Health

Oral Systemic Health


  • A Dentifrice For The 21st Century

    This article reviews evidence of the clinical effectiveness and mechanism of action of Colgate Total.
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  • Caries

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  • Strength Of Evidence Relating Periodontal Disease And Cardiovascular Disease

    The objective of this review is to assess the strength of evidence relating periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease.
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  • Smart Tips #4: Repiratory Disease And Oral Health

    Residents of long-term care facilities are often at a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases, such as pneumonia. Poor oral hygiene may be one reason for this development because the bacteria that cause respiratory disease may be present in dental plaque. Previous studies have demonstrated a reduced incidence of respiratory disease development in patients who received daily oral hygiene care while in long-term care facilities. A recent study examined the levels of respiratory pathogens present in the dental plaque of patients in a long-term care facility. The investigators found that dental plaque can be a source of respiratory pathogens, and suggest that oral hygiene protocols be instituted to help reduce the development of respiratory disease in this population of patients.
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  • Smart Tips #2: Cardiovascular Disease And Oral Inflammation

    Cardiovascular disease involves the heart and/or blood vessels. More than 50 million Americans experience cardiovascular problems and cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the United States. By the time heart problems are detected, the underlying cause (atherosclerosis) is usually quite advanced. Therefore, prevention through the modification of risk factors, such as healthy eating, exercise, and not smoking, is key.
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  • Smart Tips #1: Diabetes And Oral Inflammation

    Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Of the 20.8 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes, nearly one-third are unaware that they have the disease.
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