MALMÖ, Sweden: Tooth loss, the final outcome of periodontitis, has previously been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. A study conducted at the University of Malmö for a doctoral thesis investigated the relationship between periodontitis, cardiovascular diseases and mortality. It was found that periodontitis causes an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and death in older people. Therefore, the paper stressed the importance of dental and overall healthcare services working more closely together.
RUGBY, UK: The Oral Health Foundation, a UK charity that aims at improving well-being by reducing the harm caused by oral disease, has announced clear, simple and scientifically backed guidelines on using denture adhesive. In this way, the foundation is providing uniform advice that dental professionals can give to completely edentulous patients who use denture adhesive. The guidelines were developed by a global task force and are part of a research project sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.