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Study Suggests Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk

Posted 21 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 – Gum disease might increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, particularly those who smoke, a new study suggests. Women with gum disease appeared to have a 14 percent overall increased risk for breast cancer, compared to women without gum disease. And that increased risk seemed to jump to more than 30 percent if they also smoked or had smoked in the past 20 years, researchers said. "These findings are useful in providing new insight into what causes breast cancer," said lead author Jo Freudenheim, a professor of epidemiology at the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions in New York. "There is good evidence, though, that good dental care is important in any case and that treatment of periodontal disease is important for the health of the mouth," she said. But more study is needed before there is enough evidence ... Read more

Related support groups: Breast Cancer, Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Toothache, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Periodontitis, Breast Cancer, Prevention, Stomatitis, Prevention of Dental Caries

Health Tip: Do You Have Gum Disease?

Posted 10 Dec 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Gum disease develops when the tissues surrounding your teeth become inflamed, often due to infection. The condition may lead to tooth loss. The American Dental Association mentions these possible warning signs: Gums that bleed easily. Gums that are tender and may be red or swollen. Gums that recede from the teeth. Bad taste in the mouth, or bad breath. Teeth that feel loose. Dentures that no longer fit the gumline. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Aphthous Ulcer, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Periodontitis, Stomatitis, Aphthous Stomatitis

Health Tip: Should I See My Dentist?

Posted 18 Nov 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Regular dental checkups may spot problems before they become serious, but there are signs you should visit your dentist sooner than your next scheduled exam. The American Dental Association cites these warning signs: You have pain or swelling in the mouth, face or neck; jaw pain; or bleeding or swelling of the gums. It's become difficult for you to chew or swallow. Your mouth is constantly dry. You notice sores or spots inside your mouth. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Toothache, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Dental Abscess, Periodontitis, Prevention of Dental Caries

Health Tip: Moistening a Dry Mouth

Posted 29 Sep 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Dry mouth is a common complaint among seniors, and lack of saliva can increase the risk of cavities and other dental problems. The American Dental Association advises: Use a mouthwash, spray or over-the-counter oral moisturizer. Suck on a sugar-free lozenge or chew sugar-free gum. Talk to your doctor about adjusting your medication if that's what's causing dry mouth. Drink water frequently throughout the day. Run a humidifier at home. Restrict foods and beverages that can irritate a dry mouth, such as fruit juices high in acid, coffee, alcohol and carbonated drinks. Read more

Related support groups: Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Aphthous Ulcer, Gingivitis, Oral Thrush, Periodontitis, Stomatitis, Prevention of Dental Caries

Health Tip: Diabetes Can Take a Toll on Teeth and Mouth

Posted 10 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

-- Diabetes, especially when uncontrolled, can cause damage to your mouth and teeth. The Mouthhealthy.org website says possible effects of diabetes on the teeth and mouth include: Dry mouth, due to decreased saliva production. Increased risk of cavities due to less saliva. Gingivitis, characterized by bleeding, inflamed gums. Difficulty tasting food. Slower healing of mouth wounds. Increased risk of infection. Among diabetic children. teeth emerging earlier than expected. Read more

Related support groups: Diabetes, Type 2, Metformin, Insulin, Victoza, Oral and Dental Conditions, Xerostomia, Lantus, Diabetes, Type 1, Januvia, Glucophage, Toothache, Novolog, Glipizide, Humalog, Diabetic Neuropathy, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Janumet, Byetta, Glyburide, Diabetic Nerve Damage

Breast-Feeding for 6 Months May Prevent Infant Infections

Posted 28 Sep 2010 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Sept. 28 – Children who derive all their nutrition from breast-milk during their first six months of life are less prone to a host of common infections, new Greek research says. And when infection strikes, the ensuing illness is typically less severe among children who are exclusively breast-fed (having ingested no substitute formula) in their first half year, the study authors stated. The research, led by Emmanouil Galanakis from the department of pediatrics at the University of Crete in Heraklion, Greece, is published in the Sept. 28 online edition of the Archives of Disease in Childhood. In 2004, Galanakis and his colleagues looked at the feeding patterns and infection rates among nearly 1,000 Greek infants from birth to 1 year of age. All the infants had received their routine vaccinations and all were deemed to have access to high-quality health care. The study authors ... Read more

Related support groups: Urinary Tract Infection, Otitis Media, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Oral Thrush, Gastroenteritis, Conjunctivitis

Health Tip: Things That Raise Your Risk of Thrush

Posted 7 Aug 2010 by Drugs.com

-- Thrush is a yeast infection that forms in the mouth and on the tongue. The U.S. National Library of Medicine says the following factors can increase your risk of developing thrush: Using steroid medicines. Having HIV/AIDS. Undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Taking medications that suppress your immune system. Having a weakened immune system, which often occurs among infants and the elderly. Being in poor health. Read more

Related support groups: Prednisone, Methylprednisolone, Prednisolone, Hydrocortisone, Dexamethasone, Cortisone, Medrol, Triamcinolone, Betamethasone, Fluticasone, Qvar, Oral Thrush, Flovent, Budesonide, Decadron, Entocort, Mometasone, Solu-Medrol, Cortef, Medrol Dosepak

FDA Approves Oravig (miconazole) Buccal Tablets for Treatment of Oropharyngeal Candidiasis

Posted 18 Apr 2010 by Drugs.com

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 16 /PRNewswire/ – Strativa Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Oravig (miconazole) buccal tablets for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis (OPC), more commonly known as thrush, in adults and children age 16 and older. Oravig is the first and only local, oral prescription formulation of miconazole - an antifungal medication - approved for this use in the U.S. Oravig, which adheres to the gum, utilizes innovative buccal tablet technology enabling once-daily dosing that delivers miconazole directly at the local site of infection throughout the day with minimal systemic absorption. Oravig is easy-to-use and provides patients with a flavorless, odorless and convenient treatment option that does not interfere with daily activities such as eating and drinking. Oravig will be offered in a 50 mg dosage ... Read more

Related support groups: Oral Thrush, Miconazole

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