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Gingival disease related to periodontal bone loss in women

Gingival disease related to periodontal bone loss in women

Women infected with strains of bacteria known to cause periodontal disease had a higher predisposition for more severe bone loss than women where these pathogens were not identified, according to researchers in a recent edition of the Journal of Periodontology.

Epidemiologists at the State University of New York in the city of Buffalo conducted a cross-sectional study on oral health and osteoporosis in 1,256 postmenopausal women selected in the Observational Initiative Women's Health in the region. The patients completed questionnaires, underwent bone density tests, and underwent oral health examinations.

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Dental sensitivity treatment options

Dental sensitivity treatment options

Dental sensitivity has its origin in the exposure of the dentin (part of the tooth that covers the nerve) due to loss of enamel or gingival retraction . Changes in temperature and certain foods (acids or sweets) can cause hypersensitivity. Dentin has a large number of pores or microscopic tubes (tubules) that go from the outer face of the tooth to the surface of the tooth.

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Your diet can affect the health of your grandchildren

Your diet can affect the health of your grandchildren

You may already imagine that poor nutrition, in addition to gaining weight, can result in diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity. But what has been discovered now is that genetically, parenting can also influence the health of their grandchildren. A study done with mice and released this week by the Victor Chang Institute and the Garvan Institute for Medical Research, both in Sydney, Australia, shows the effects of obesity over the generations.

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