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What causes periodontitis?

Periodontitis occurs when the wisdom teeth do not have enough room to erupt through the gums. Consequently, they may only partially come through the gum, which may lead to inflammation and infection of the soft tissue around the wisdom tooth.

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Poor oral health increases risks of frailty in older men

Oral health problems are linked to frailty in older men, according to a new study. Researchers observed over 1,000 men over a three-year period and found those with poor oral health were more likely to suffer from weight loss, exhaustion, reduced gripping ability and walking speed, and low physical activity.

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Oral microbiota indicates link between gum disease and oesophageal cancer

Some types of bacteria that lead to gum disease are associated with a higher risk of oesophageal cancer, an analysis has shown.

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New dental material resists plaque and kills microbes

Dentists rely on composite materials to perform restorative procedures, such as filling cavities, but materials are vulnerable to plaque growth.

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