According to a Lancet Series on oral health, it affect around 3.5 billion people worldwide and in low-income countries the current situation is most bleak, with even basic dental care unavailable and most disease remaining untreated.
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast analysed a large cohort of over 469,000 people in the UK. They investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer.
The study observed that drug abuse patients who consulted dental professionals for major oral health problems stayed in treatment almost two times longer and had recorded 80 per cent increase in chances of completing the drug abuse treatment.
A study concluded that oral infections "were an independent risk factor for subclinical atherosclerosis, and their association with cardiovascular risk factors persevered through the entire follow-up."
Learn to check the labels and choose a toothpaste that’s safe for your child and tastes good as well. By Ghazal Alagh Making kids brush their teeth can be a difficult task for most parents, but choosing the right toothpaste is even tougher. While a toothpaste with a pleasant taste may help parents open locked […]