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Gum Health Day returns

Held every year on 12 May, Gum Health Day 2023 will be taking Ireland by storm! Here’s how you can get involved with the international awareness day. The Irish Society of Periodontology is backing this year’s Gum Health Day – a worldwide public health campaign held on 12 May. Led by the European Federation of … Continued

Gum Health Day – raising awareness across the world

More than 40 countries are coming together today to raise awareness on preventing and detecting gum disease. ‘Gum diseases are preventable’ – this is the slogan for Gum Health Day 2021, which takes place on 12 May and is promoted by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). The goal is to educate the public on how to detect … Continued

Link found between periodontitis and COVID-19 complications

Irish Dentistry explores a new study that has found a link between periodontitis and COVID-19 complications. COVID-19 patients are at least three times more likely to experience complications if they also have gum disease, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (Marouf et al, 2021). The case-control study of more than 500 … Continued

Ireland joins spotlight on European Gum Health Day 2018

The Irish Society of Periodontology (ISP) will join the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) to promote international awareness around European Gum Health Day 2018. Taking place on 12 May, European Gum Health Day 2018 will help raise awareness of the high level of gum diseases among the Irish public. Gingivitis and periodontitis are two chronic, … Continued

Marijuana link with gum disease

Long-term marijuana use has been linked with periodontal disease. A study of 947 New Zealanders were examined for their marijuana use from birth to age 38; participants showed an increase in periodontal disease from age 26 onwards. Compared to marijuana users, tobacco smokers showed poor gum health, decreased lung function, systemic inflammation, and lower metabolic … Continued

Study shows kidney and gum disease link

Patients with chronic kidney disease and gum disease could have a higher risk of death than patients with healthy gums. Research analysed data from 13,734 people living in the US who took part in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). Over 10 years, 6% of participants were found to have chronic … Continued

Oral health infographic highlights bad habits

Cork practice Dervla Leavy Dental Care has created an infographic to show how poor oral health can have a negative impact on general health. Dervla Leavy of Dervla Leavy Dental Care hopes the graphic will ensure the public are aware of the relationship between oral and general health. The graphic looks at how oral health … Continued