THURSDAY, April 11, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Oral health might have an impact on heart health, a new study has found. Folks treated for an irregular heart rhythm were more likely to keep a healthy heartbeat if they took steps to manage their gum disease, researchers report. The study involvedContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb. 6, 2024 (HealthDay News) — New guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA) are cracking down on the use of opioids for tooth pain. The guidelines say that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) taken alone or alongside acetaminophen should be the first-line treatment for managing short-term dental pain inContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 15, 2024 (HealthDay News) — New research in mice is pointing to a surprising connection: Gum disease could exacerbate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Because gum disease (periodontitis) is a chronic, inflammatory infection, it’s long been linked to higher heart disease risks. Now, Chinese researchers believe it couldContinue Reading