Oral-Systemic Health

Oral Systemic Health


  • Compendium: Exploring The Relationship Between Oral Health And Systemic Health Within The African American Population

    Much published research documents continuing racial and ethnic disparities in health, particularly for African Americans, which apply to both oral and systemic diseases. Current research suggests biologically plausible associations between oral and systemic diseases; however, clear causeand- effect relationships have not been substantiated. Some researchers and health care providers have noted anecdotal associations between oral and systemic health, as well as compounding adverse effects of oral and systemic diseases and dysfunctions.
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  • Diagnostic And Therapeutic Strategies For The Management Of The Diabetic Patient

    The bridge between oral and systemic health exists and becomes more concrete as data continue to emerge in support of this relationship.
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  • Infection Or Inflammation: The Link Between Periodontal Disease And Systemic Disease

    There is increasing evidence that chronic infections are associated with cardiovascular diseases. A number of hypotheses have been put forward to explain these associations, including common susceptibility, systemic inflammation, direct infection of the blood vessels, and cross-reactivity or molecular mimicry between bacterial and self-antigens.
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  • Diabète sucré : Stratégies pour fournir des soins de santé complets

    Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder that has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. The disease affects 18.2 million Americans, yet approximately one-third of these individuals remains undiagnosed. An additional 41 million individuals have prediabetes. It is estimated that one in three that were born in the year 2000 will have diabetes, and that diabetes will increase by 225% between 2000 and 2050.
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  • Better Oral Health May Mean Better Overall Health

    Improper oral health leads to plaque buildup and plaque formation may lead to gingivitis, which in some patients may progress to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease.
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  • Systemic Health Forum: A Journey Of Discovery

    Is oral infection and inflammation a risk for systemic conditions? It has taken more than 300 years to arrive at the point we are today. The articles in this special issue, which are based on presentations at the International Consensus Forum on Oral and Systemic Health in Montreal, review the current evidence on the contribution of oral bacteria to systemic health. As a first step, it is helpful to review the past to see how the question of the oral/systemic connection evolved over three centuries. This article presents a brief overview of that journey.
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