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The importance of effective scaling and root planing
Monday, November 8, 2021 | Posted in Connection Dental Network News

Periodontal diseases are a worldwide public health issue. Undiagnosed, untreated, or inappropriately treated, periodontitis can have devastating effects on oral health, quality of life and overall health. The destructive effects and systemic impacts of periodontitis are the result of inflammation.

Improved oral hygiene care is associated with decreased risk for atrial fibrillation and heart failure
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | Posted in Connection Dental Network News

Poor oral hygiene can cause a short-term presence of bacteria in blood as well as systemic inflammation, two mediators of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. In a 2020 population-based cohort study, the association of oral hygiene care with the previously noted heart conditions was investigated.

Association between oral hygiene and metabolic syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 | Posted in Connection Dental Network News

Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a group of conditions that increase risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, is a growing public health concern worldwide: it is estimated to affect around 25% of the global population. Several risk factors for Meets have been identified, including oral diseases, which are primarily caused by poor oral hygiene.

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