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Indirect ziekmakende effecten van chronische ontstekingen in mond en kaken

Hier gaat het om sluimerende gebitsontstekingen, die geen pijn en/of andere klachten veroorzaken, die dus symptoomloos aanwezig zijn. Jarenlang onopgemerkt aanwezig in tandvlees en kaakbot veroorzaken deze ontstekingen een continue belasting van de weerstand tengevolge van de voortdurende infiltratie van (anaŽrobe) bacteriŽn en toxines. Een deel van de weerstand van het individu wordt continu bezet gehouden. Daardoor is de patiŽnt gevoeliger voor alle andere ontstekingen en infecties, zoals bijvoorbeeld malaria, tuberculose, cholera, HIV, longontsteking, etc. Als voorbeeld: bij een patiŽnt met een weerstandsvermindering tengevolge van een chronische wortelpuntontsteking, zal de besmetting met malaria eerder plaats vinden en bovendien heftiger verlopen. Het eerste indirecte (chronische) effect van symptoomloze tandheelkundige ontstekingen is uitputting van de lichaamsweerstand.

Het tweede indirecte effect wordt veroorzaakt door de bacteriŽn die in chronische tandheelkundige ontstekingen in tandvlees en kaakbot aanwezig zijn. Met name agressieve anaŽrobe bacteriŽn dringen iedere dag opnieuw de bloedbaan binnen, om beschadigingen aan bijvoorbeeld de hartkleppen en de alvleesklier te veroorzaken. Een te gering gewicht van de pasgeboren baby is in veel gevallen geprovoceerd door chronische ontstekingen van het tandvlees bij de moeder. Ook diabetes kan op latere leeftijd ontstaan als gevolg van een chronische tandvleesontsteking (parodontitis).

http://www.fada.nl/beleid.html


Fonteine weer even onder het mes

Na 3 jaar ellende met bovengebit wederom naar de kaakchirurg want ik hield klachten van mijn ogen, veel ontstekingen aan wortelpunten gehad en toen 6 kiezen weggehaald (na veel bedelen). Op OPG foto zie je ook duidelijk dat er rommel is achtergebleven (rode pijl). Het gaf me geen goed gevoel dus vandaag laten weghalen. Kwam ook nog een cyste uit die in de sinus stak dus voorgevoel was weer eens juist. Luister dus altijd naar je lichaam, wat je specialist of tandarts ook zegt. Continue last van holtes, ogen etc? Laat een OPG foto maken en laat meerdere mensen naar mogelijke stoorzenders kijken. Menig sinusitus wordt aangewakkerd door ontstekingen aan de punten of rommel die door de wortelpunten in je kaakbot/kaakholte is gedrukt. Wortelkanaalbehandelde kiezen zijn dood weefsel die ware bacteriehaarden kunnen worden. En nog een tip, ga bij een ingreep in je bovenkaak altijd je holtes spoelen met lauw licht gezouten water mbv een netipot, dat scheelt je veel ellende. In Nederland wordt met deze informatie helemaal niets gedaan, in Belgische ziekenhuizen zoals in Leuven krijg je bij ingrepen in de sinus deze standaard mee. En word je afgewimpeld, ga dan naar Solleveld in Soest. Je gebit kan een grote sloper van je weerstand zijn dus neem het serieus. Chronische ontstekingen in je gebit kunnen doorslaan naar je hartkleppen, ogen, hersenen en je gewrichten.

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Ron


Gebit - Is gutta-percha een probleem bij mensen met latex allergie ?

Ik heb zelf veel problemen met bovengebit achter de rug en omdat ik steeds last van de ogen heb (zeer lang ontstekingen gehad) liet ik een controle foto maken bij de kaakchirurg. Daar bleek dat het vul materiaal dat gebruikt wordt voor de wortelpunten was achtergebleven. Dit materiaal heeft weer een relatie met latex en heet Gutta-percha. Ik wil het materiaal evt laten weghalen maar vraag me af of mensen met een latex allergie hier problemen mee kunnen krijgen. Uit onderstaande studie blijkt van niet maar feedback is welkom. Ook vraag ik me af of er een stukje amalgaam inzit daar dit vroeger nog wel eens werd gebruikt.

Ron

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2008 voor extracties, kies 3 was kies met kroon en was inderdaad rot van binnen

 

2009 na extracties, gutta-percha vd linker kies
is blijven zitten

Cross-reactivity between gutta-percha and natural rubber latex: assumptions vs. reality.
Hamann C, Rodgers PA, Alenius H, Halsey JF, Sullivan K.

BACKGROUND: Immunological cross-reactivity between gutta-percha and natural rubber latex, or NRL, has not been demonstrated clearly despite recent concerns and several suspected cases reported in the literature.

CONCLUSIONS: The authors found no detectable cross-reactivity between NRL and commercial gutta-percha points. However, their ELISA and SPT results demonstrated that some allergenic cross-reactivity exists between raw gutta-percha and raw NRL. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Gutta-percha alone is not likely to induce symptoms in patients with type I NRL allergy. However, other materials used in obturating root canals may be irritating and potentially allergenic in patients with pre-existing allergies.

PMID: 12403538 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

 

Guttapercha is een product dat wordt verkregen uit het melksap van guttaperchabomen (geslacht Palaquium, familie Sapotaceae) uit IndonesiŽ, bestaande uit poly-trans-isopreen. Het lijkt enigszins op rubber, maar is harder. Het wordt onder meer toegepast voor elektrische isolatie, in de tandheelkunde (als tandvulling) en in golfballen.


Live Without Pain: A New Theory on What's Wrong with You and How to Fix it

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Why Your Dental Fillings, Earrings, Wristwatch and Jewelry May be the Hidden Cause Behind Chronic Pain and Muscle Weakness

A few years ago, before I wrote for NaturalNews, I met a woman who told me that she experienced an "overnight cure" for joint pain by having her dental fillings removed and replaced with porcelain. At the time, I thought the idea was crazy, but I always remembered her story. Fast forward ten years... A book arrives in the mail from a British chiropractor named Simon King. The book, titled Live Without Pain is based on the premise that jewelry, dentures, rings, watches, dental fillings, crowns and other metal items can function as a root cause of unexplained pain, and removing them results in seemingly miraculous cures for pain in many people. The book also teaches readers about proprioception, which basically concerns your body's feedback loop and how it perceives the position of your physical parts in three-dimensional space. It also affects how your musculature adapts to new sensory inputs, which affects strength, weakness, stiffness and flexibility. If that sounds too technical, don't worry: It really just means that your body has a built-in neurological computer that calculates body awareness for you, feeding it into your conscious mind so that you know how to move through the physical world.

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Marjan Reuvers


Verdovingsmiddel articaÔne hydrochloride

De Bosscher Stichting stelt zich ten doel het bevorderen van wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar klachten op het gebied van de gezondheid welke worden toegeschreven aan het gebruik van lokaal anaesthetica.  In het bijzonder concentreert de Bosscher Stichting zich op het verdovingsmiddel articaÔne hydrochloride als werkzame stof. Indien er zich bij u tot enkele maanden na een (b.v. tandheelkundige) ingreep ťťn van de volgende klachten voordoet is het verstandig deze site eens uitvoerig door te nemen.

* Vermoeidheid en een algeheel gevoel van malaise (ziektegevoel)
* Allergische reacties en voedsel intolerantie
* Astmatische bronchitis
* Blijvende tintelingen in vingers en tenen
* Spieruitval aan armen en/of benen
* Borst-, prostaat- of nierkanker
* Vage klachten zonder herleidbare afwijkingen
* Tremoren of spasmen

http://www.bosscherstichting.org
http://www.xs4all.nl/~stgvisie/AMALGAM/NL/articaine.html
http://www.cla.be/LG2004/Testen/Biochemie/Diversen/Cholinestersase.htm


Tandwortelproblemen en B12 tekort

Op dit forum een discussie over de rol van een te laag B12 niveau bij ontstekingen in de wortelkanalen. Ik heb zelf tussen 2005 en 2007 zo'n 40 bezoekjes gebracht aan de tandarts en kaakchirurg. De zenuwen bleven maar ontsteken en de vele verdovingen zullen ook niet best geweest zijn voor mijn zenuwgestel. Ik vermoed dat het kwik in amalgaam ook een rol speelt bij het B12 tekort omdat B12 een echte toxine binder is en kwik neurotoxisch is. Is je B12 dan te laag (en vit D) dan zullen toxines nog meer schade aan kunnen richten. Heb je maagproblemen of bijv een middenrifbreuk dan kan de absorptie het probleem zijn. De maag bevat nl een stof (intrensic factor) die de opname regelt van B12. Je kunt bijv ook door maagzuurremmers absorptieproblemen krijgen. De bejaardentehuizen zitten vol met mensen die een B12 tekort hebben en geen mens die dit standaard controleert. Men grijpt pas in als de schade al groot is.

In de alternatieve hoek kreeg ik steeds de diagnose B12 tekort. Mijn huisarts vond bloedwaarde goed genoeg ondanks duizeligheid, vermoeidheid, spierproblemen, koude rillingen etc en weigerde injecties. Dus op eigen houtje aan de 10mg zuigpillen en zo de zaak wat kunnen verbeteren. Maar mijn foliumzuur, B12 en vit D blijven stuiteren dus voorlopig nog steeds suppletie want regulier kom je geen ruk verder. Geintje heeft mij 6 bovenkiezen en veel kaakbot gekost. Geen excuses maar gewoon weer een gebrek aan kennis bij de "experts" zullen we maar zeggen. 

Heb je soortgelijke klachten laat je niet aan het "reguliere" lijntje houden, ga op onderzoek uit en red je zenuwen. De dokters weten veel van anatomie en medicijnen maar helaas nog altijd weinig van voeding / vitamines/ mineralen, en die kennis wijzen ze nog iets te vaak af.

Ron 

http://www.stichtingb12tekort.nl/forum/index.php?topic=2361.0


Tanden poetsen is goed voor het hart

Tanden in slechte staat, bloedend tandvlees kan regelrecht leiden tot hartproblemen. Dit onderzoek is deze week gepubliceerd door onderzoekers in Dublin tijdens een vergadering van de Vereniging Microbiologie.

Hartproblemen worden meestal geassocieerd met de sigaret, obesitas en een te hoog cholesterol. Professor Howard Jenkinson van de Universiteit van Bristol, spreekt dit idee tegen en voegt toe ; ' ook al denkt u in goede gezondheid te zijn, door bijvoorbeeld slank te zijn, u verhoogt de kans op hartproblemen als de tanden in slechte staat zijn'. 'De mond is waarschijnlijk de meest vuile plaats van het lichaam, aldus Dr. Steve Kerrigan van het 'CollŤge van chirurgen'. Tandvlees wat vaak bloedt, zorgt ervoor dat de bacteriŽn in de bloedvaten gaan zitten en 'plaque' = afval wat vastgaat zitten, veroorzaakt. Het hartinfarct kan het directe gevolg zijn. Een ander team in Nieuw-Zeeland onder leiding van Prof Greg Seymour, Universiteit van Otago Dunedin heeft dezelfde conclusies getrokken. De proteinen van spanning, welke dan ook: infectie, gif, te weinig zuurstof en water, veroorzaken het probleem. De rol van deze 'proteinen' is de andere 'proteinen' te transporteren door de celmembramen.

AFP, 11 september 2008

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Slechte dentale gezondheid gerelateerd aan hartkwalen bij mannen, niet bij vrouwen

Een nieuwe internationale studie veronderstelt dat verlies van tanden en tandvleesaandoeningen gerelateerd zou kunnen zijn aan de beginstadia van hartkwalen bij mannen, maar niet bij vrouwen. Binnen het onderzoek hebben mannen met het grootste aantal ontbrekende tanden en de meest serieuze vormen van parodontitis namelijk eveneens het meest last van bloedvaten die dichtslibben. Een korte Engelse samenvatting van het onderzoek is via de e-mail atjalsma@nigz.nl


Ontstoken kaakbot verhoogt kans op hersenberoerte

Ernstige ontstekingen van het kaakbot vormen een risicofactor voor het ontstaan van lichte beroertes en bloedingen in de bloedvaten in de hersenen. Een groep Duitse tandheelkundige onderzoekers concluderen dit na uitgebreid tandheelkundig en rŲntgenologisch onderzoek van ruim 300 patiŽnten, gemiddeld drie dagen nadat ze vanwege een kleine beroerte in het ziekenhuis waren opgenomen. Deze personen bleken representatief te zijn voor de patiŽnten die al jaren in dit hospitaal voor deze klachten werden opgenomen (Journal of Clinical Periodontology, juli 2004).


Rol afweersysteem is onverwacht belangrijk bij tandbederf

Het eigen afweersysteem speelt een grote rol bij het voorkomen van ernstige tandvlees- en kaakbotziekten (parodontitis).

http://www.gezondgebit.nl/Default.aspx?tabid=71


Parodontitis is erger bij mensen met kreupel cathepsine-C-gen

Het wordt steeds duidelijker dat genetische factoren een rol spelen bij het ontstaan van tandvlees- en kaakbotziekten, in vaktermen parodontitis. Dat blijkt uit het proefschrift van de biochemica Susanne de Haar, werkzaam aan het Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam (ACTA). Ze promoveerde in oktober aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.

http://www.gezondgebit.nl/Default.aspx?tabid=67


ME en gebitsproblemen

Mijn ervaring is dat foto's lang niet alle ontstekingen aantonen. Ik heb al hele leven veel problemen met mijn gebit. veel wortelkanaalbehandelingen e.d.warschijnlijk door een slecht functionerend immuunsysteem. Toch bleef ik constant problemen houden. Volgens de kaakchirurg moest mijn lichaam het zelf overwinnen; niet dus.
Een half jaar geleden ben ik naar een goede tandarts in Gent (Belgie) gegaan die veel ervaring heeft met het verwijderen van gebitselementen m.n. bij mensen met CVS. Hij doet het zeer rigoreus; haalt de hele ontsteking weg en freest het hele kaakbot schoon.
Mijn ervaring hiermee is zeer positief; ik heb nu 3 elementen laten verwijderen en er bleken enorme ontstekingen onder te zitten, die mijn tandarts nooit had aangetoond.
Veel klachten die ik al jaren had; migraine, vermoeidheid, zenuwpijnen in gezicht en arm,zijn grotendeels verdwenen. Ik had het 25 jaar eerder moeten doen!
In Soest zit iemand die goed advies op dit gebied geeft en ook adviseert om niet zomaar een element eruit te laten halen. Hij bekijkt de kaakfoto's zorgvuldig en komt op grond daarvan tot een advies. Voor mij was het in ieder geval de moeite meer dan waard! Mijn tandarts staat er gelukkig erg positief tegenover.

Miek

http://www.mecvs.net/Forum-printview-t-1564-start-15.html


Tandvleesontsteking verhoogt risico op ziekten

Parodontitis, chronische ontsteking van het tandvlees en het onderliggende kaakbot, verhoogt het risico op vroeggeboorten, longontsteking, diabetes en vooral op hart- en vaatziekten. Diverse onderzoeken wijzen in deze richting.

http://www.assistentensite.nl/?nav=nieuws&sub=
algemeen&deep=&cmd=detail&id=501


Bij tandziekten werkt opruimen vrije radicalen slecht

The antioxidant capacity of both the systemic (plasma) and local (GCF) samples was significantly lower in people with periodontal disease than in those with healthy teeth and gums. Glutathione levels and evidence of the neutralization (scavenging) of free radicals were low in those with periodontal disease, but very high in those with healthy gums. But they suggest that in severe periodontitis, the immune cell response appears to be imbalanced in that white cells become hyperactive, leading to increased inflammation and overproduction of oxygen free radicals while scavenger (glutathione) levels are too low to cope with this.

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Groene thee helpt bij een gezond gebit

Recent study suggests that antioxidants in green tea may help reduce periodontal disease

With origins dating back over 4,000 years, green tea has long been a popular beverage in Asian culture, and is increasingly gaining popularity in the United States. And while ancient Chinese and Japanese medicine believed green tea consumption could cure disease and heal wounds, recent scientific studies are beginning to establish the potential health benefits of drinking green tea, especially in weight loss, heart health, and cancer prevention. A study recently published in the Journal of Periodontology, the official publication of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), uncovered yet another benefit of green tea consumption. Researchers found that routine intake of green tea may also help promote healthy teeth and gums. The study analyzed the periodontal health of 940 men, and found that those who regularly drank green tea had superior periodontal health than subjects that consumed less green tea.

“It has been long speculated that green tea possesses a host of health benefits,” said study author Dr. Yoshihiro Shimazaki of Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. “And since many of us enjoy green tea on a regular basis, my colleagues and I were eager to investigate the impact of green tea consumption on periodontal health, especially considering the escalating emphasis on the connection between periodontal health and overall health.” Male participants aged 49 through 59 were examined on three indicators of periodontal disease: periodontal pocket depth (PD), clinical attachment loss (CAL) of gum tissue, and bleeding on probing (BOP) of the gum tissue. Researchers observed that for every one cup of green tea consumed per day, there was a decrease in all three indicators, therefore signifying a lower instance of periodontal disease in those subjects who regularly drank green tea.

Green tea’s ability to help reduce symptoms of periodontal disease may be due to the presence of the antioxidant catechin. Previous research has demonstrated antioxidants’ ability to reduce inflammation in the body, and the indicators of periodontal disease measured in this study, PD, CAL and BOP, suggest the existence of an inflammatory response to periodontal bacteria in the mouth. By interfering with the body’s inflammatory response to periodontal bacteria, green tea may actually help promote periodontal health, and ward off further disease. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth, and has been associated with the progression of other diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

“Periodontists believe that maintaining healthy gums is absolutely critical to maintaining a healthy body,” says Dr. David Cochran, DDS, PhD, President of the AAP and Chair of the Department of Periodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. “That is why it is so important to find simple ways to boost periodontal health, such as regularly drinking green tea – something already known to possess certain health-related benefits.”


Relatie tussen gebitsaandoeningen en reuma

Researchers Uncover Higher Prevalence of Periodontal Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Study Published in the Journal of Periodontology Suggests Impaired Oral Hygiene May Only Be Part of the Connection

Over 1.3 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic, inflammatory disease of the joints. RA is a disabling condition, and can lead to long-term joint damage resulting in persistent pain and loss of function in affected areas. A recent study published in the June issue of the Journal of Periodontology, the official publication of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), uncovered yet another potential side effect of RA. Researchers in Berlin, Germany discovered that patients with RA have a higher incidence of periodontal disease compared to
healthy controls.

For some patients, adverse RA symptoms may affect manual dexterity, which can make one’s daily routine quite difficult. One area that may be affected is oral hygiene which can ultimately lead to periodontal disease. However, these research findings indicate that poor oral hygiene alone did not account for the association between RA and gum disease, suggesting that other factors may play a role as well. The study examined the oral health of 57 RA patients and 52 healthy controls. To determine oral hygiene status, each participant underwent a comprehensive oral examination including an assessment of plaque accumulation and gingival inflammation, both indicators of oral hygiene. Probing pocket depth and clinical attachment loss, two markers of periodontal disease, were also measured. Researchers used questionnaires to gauge the subjects’ risk factors for periodontal disease. The study findings indicated that RA patients were nearly eight times more likely to have periodontal disease compared to the control subjects. These findings accounted for demographic and lifestyle characteristics such as age, gender, education and tobacco use. Researchers then examined the extent to which poor oral hygiene was connected to the increased occurrence of gum disease in RA patients. The results showed that while oral hygiene was markedly a factor, it did not fully explain the association between the two diseases, suggesting that there may be other parameters responsible for the increased prevalence of gum disease in RA sufferers.

“With results suggesting that rheumatoid arthritis is associated with periodontal disease, it is easy to assume that an RA sufferer is perhaps unable to properly care for his or her teeth and gums due to the debilitating nature of the disease,” says Dr. Kenneth Kornman, editor of the Journal of the Periodontology. “However, this study implies that there are other potential factors involved. For instance, both
RA and gum disease are systemic inflammatory disorders which may explain the connection between the two. Inflammation is already thought to link periodontal disease with other conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. We look forward to future research that may reveal the biological mechanisms that link these two important diseases.”   In an effort to best maintain oral health, RA patients are encouraged to brush and floss on a regular basis and see a dental professional twice a year. If gum disease develops, consulting a periodontist is an effective way to determine the most appropriate course of treatment. According to Dr. Susan Karabin, President of the AAP, maintaining the complete health of RA patients should be a collaborative effort. “It is critical that dental professionals and medical professionals work together when treating a patient living with rheumatoid arthritis. This partnership will assure that both the oral and overall health of these patients is paramount.” 

About the American Academy of Periodontology
The American Academy of Periodontology is an 8,000-member association of dental professionals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Periodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.


Gebitsellende - Een Apexresectie

Ik ben al 2 jaar aan het kwakkelen met mijn bovengebit. Ik was steeds moe en dacht aan de ziekte van Pfeiffer maar ontdekte bij toeval in januari 2007 dat ik 2 ontstoken kiezen had (zonder pijnklachten). Mijn vorige tandarts dacht het zelf wel op te lossen en na een martelgang van 8 maanden met 15 wortelkanaal/spoelbehandelingen gaf hij de moet op en mocht ik naar de kaakchirurg die mijn eerste kies trok. Knapte meteen op maar kreeg meteen daarna een flink ontstoken oog met veel pijn. Na 2-3 maanden begon kies 2 te zeuren en kreeg ik allerlei klachten zoals pijntjes in rechterknie, hartstreek, anusgebied etc etc. Kies 2 eruit en rond de Kerst leek ik weer de oude. Ik kreeg ook een nieuwe tandarts die niet meer met kwik werkte en ik liet  2 slechte kwikvullingen vervangen door witte vullingen. Maar ťťn van de kiezen bleef gevoelig voor warmte en kou. Kon amper eten aan die kant. Dus maar even naar de tandarts en een fijne zenuwbehandeling. 1 dag belabberd gevoeld maar knapte weer op. Dus kies 3 leek ok. Dus deze week terug voor de eindvulling, maar tandarts checkte uit voorzorg of kanalen echt schoon waren en stuitte weer op ontstekingen. Dus weer de nodige pijn gehad, de nodige chemicaliŽn gehad ter ontsmetting en weer naar huis. Maar waarschuwde mij voor mogelijke Apex ingreep als kies volgende keer weer vies was. Moest toevallig deze week voor laatste controle naar kaakchirurg die zaak niet vertrouwt omdat intussen kies 4 ook een pijnlijke plek heeft.

Dus mag ik over 2 weken toch weer terug voor een Apexresectie, wat dit is?

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http://users.pandora.be/endoslaus/ApexResectie.htm
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http://www.nvmk.nl/p_patienteninfo?wid=42&func=view&itempage=1&parent=95

Maar nog even gegoogled en werd hier niet vrolijk van:

http://www.nvbt.nl/hot-focus6.html

Ik blijf op de been omdat ik supergezond eet en natuurlijke suppletie gebruik maar zolang de haarden niet weg is het een gevecht tegen de bierkaai.

Mocht je met vage klachten lopen controleer dan altijd je gebit want chronische ontstekingen kunnen je hartkleppen slopen, kanker veroorzaken, gewrichtsproblemen veroorzaken maar ook vage pijnen in benen, anusgebied etc. Ik ben zelfs voor dat laatste bij een specialist geweest maar toen ik mijn laatste wortelkanaalbehandeling had gehad was die klacht als sneeuw voor de zon verdwenen.   Volgens de Chinese geneeskunde loopt er een een meridiaan van de bovenkaak naar je bekkenbodemspieren en kun je bij problemen aan de ene kant ook een reaktie aan de andere kant krijgen.....

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridiaan_%28Chinese_geneeskunde%29

Onderschat dus nooit problemen in je gebit en wees waaks, let op ontstoken tandvlees, overgevoeligheid of pijnlijke drukpunten in het midden van de kies. Ik merk het altijd direkt aan mijn energie, zodat ontstekingen opvlammen ben ik niet de oude...

Wordt vervolgd.....

Ron


ArticaÔne (verdovingsmiddel tandarts) en B12 problemen

De macht van de farmacie

Een paar jaar geleden ben ik via een kennis in contact gekomen met een therapeute die EAV (Electro Acupunctuur Voll) doet. Ik weet dat er veel kritiek is op deze manier van diagnosticeren. Ook ik vind dat deze manier van diagnosticeren niet helemaal betrouwbaar is, maar mijn motto is, onderzoek alles en behoud het goede. Ik ben bijna een jaar bij deze EAV therapeute in de leer geweest. Zij heeft ontdekt dat er een verdovingsmiddel is dat bij een klein percentage, zo'n 4,5 % van de bevolking, DNA-beschadiging geeft. Het middel is een anaesthetica dat gebruikt wordt o.a. door huisartsen, tandartsen, dermatologen enz. De naam van dit anaesthetica is: ArticaÔne hydrochloride als werkzame stof in o.a. UltracaÔne, Ubistesin en Septanest enz.

Ongeveer 4,5 % van de bevolking heeft door erfelijke afwijkingen een verminderde werking van het enzym Cholinesterase (PChE), of te wel een Cholinesterase-deficiŽntie. ArticaÔne wijkt af, voor wat betreft zijn metabolisme, van andere lokaal anesthetica, doordat het als enig anestheticum door PChE wordt afgebroken. Mensen met een tekort aan dit enzym kunnen stapeling in de lever krijgen van articaÔne en uiteindelijk DNA-beschadiging. Ook kan ArticaÔne een probleem geven met de opname van vitamine B12.

De meeste tandartsen in Nederland kiezen voor articaÔne bij het verdoven van mondweefsel omdat het sneller werkt dan bijvoorbeeld lidocaÔne. Klachten na gebruik van dit middel bij sommige mensen zijn variŽrend van een algeheel gevoel van malaise, tintelingen in benen en armen, spieruitval, spasmen, extreme vermoeidheid, vage klachten enz. Er is een stichting in het leven geroepen, de Bosscher stichting, genoemd naar de therapeute die het ontdekt heeft. Dit is een stichting voor slachtoffers van lokale anesthesie. De Bosscher stichting is bezig om articaÔne nader te onderzoeken. De stichting is hier al een aantal jaar mee bezig maar er is weinig of geen medewerking van de overheid.

De Bosscherstichting heeft een website: www.bosscherstichting.org


Suiker en je gebit

De gebruikers ervan kunnen nog zo vaak hun tanden poetsen en ieder halfjaar naar de
tandarts gaan; aan de kwalijke gevolgen van suiker is uiteindelijk geen ontsnappen mogelijk.

Lichaam en tanden zijn geen twee verschillende eenheden: de tanden maken volledig deel uit van het lichaam. Men dacht ooit ≠ en vele denken nog ≠ dat tanden Ļinaktieve organenĻ waren en dat tandbederf een plaatselijk proces was dat zich op de oppervlakte der tanden afspelde. Tandartsen hoorden thuis bij haarkappers, acrobaten en marktlui. Als een tandarts tegen een patiŽnt over iets anders durfde spreken dan gaatjes en welk soort vulling daarin moest, bevond hij zich op het angstvallig bewaakte terrein van de geneesheer. Maar dat is inmiddels al lang voorbij.

Onderzoek heeft uitgewezen dat tanden onderworpen zijn aan dezelfde stofwisselingsprocessen die betrekking hebben op andere lichaamsdelen. Het hele lichaam is ťťn. Maar tandheelkundige vergoedingen zijn desondanks uit het ziekenfonds verdwenen.

Twee onderzoekers van de Loma Linda School of Dentristy in de VS hebben een techniek aangepast die oorspronkelijk ontwikkeld werd om de beweging van een vloeistof te bestuderen in organen als de lever en de nieren. Vastgesteld werd dat subtiele veranderingen in de interne aktiviteit van de tanden, die door suiker veroorzaakt worden, voorloper kunnen zijn van latere verrotting.

In hun verslag van een vergadering voor de IADR (International Association for Dental
Research in Chicago wisten de dokters R. E. Steinmann en John Leonora aan te tonen dat de voornaamste verandering, door suiker veroorzaakt, de verandering is van de beweging van de vloeistof binnen de tanden. Hormonale scheikundige stoffen worden van het tandmerg naar het ivoor gevoerd via zeer kleine kanaaltjes in het tandbeen.

Bij de resistentie tegen tandverrotting is de gezondheid van het hele lichaam betrokken.
Complexe fysiologische processen spelen een rol bij het behouden en het beschermen van de gezondheid van de tanden.

Vast staat dat:

  • een dieet dat rijk is aan suiker, de beweging van hormonale scheikundige stoffen met tweederde kan vertragen, zelfs binnen een week;
  • tanden die een trage inwendige werking vertonen dikwijls vlug rotten;
  • een hormoon dat uit de hypothalamus komt, er de speekselklieren toe aanzet om een tweede hormoon te produceren. Dit hormoon voert het tempo waarmee de vloeistof in de tanden stroomt op;
  • een dieet rijk aan suiker het hormonaal evenwicht verbreekt en de vloeistofstroom in het intern systeem reduceert. Dit verzwakt de tand en maakt hem vatbaarder voor bederf;
  • gezonde tanden normaal gesproken onkwetsbaar zijn voor microben die zich altijd in de mond bevinden. Wie wil er trouwens van vriendelijke microben in de mond af, behalve dan de verkopers van mondspoelmiddeltjes?

Maar voor iemand die nog genoeg gezond verstand heeft om zijn lichaam suikervrij te willen houden is het voortdurend opletten geblazen. Vooral als je onderweg bent of met vakantie. Aan bijkans elk voedingsmiddel is tegenwoordig suiker toegevoegd: brood, broodjes, sausjes, ketchup, soep, vleeswaren, pannenkoekenmeel, onbijtgranen, diepgevroren voedsel en al dan niet kant en klaar bereid vers voedsel.

Als je in de supermarkt aan suiker wilt ontsnappen bestaat er maar ťťn goede methode: koop niets waar niet duidelijk en eenvoudig opstaat: bevat geen suiker. Het gebruik van het woord koolhydraten als ĻwetenschappelijkĻ woord voor suiker is de gewone verdedigingsstrategie geworden voor de fabrikanten. Als je geen suiker in je eten wil krijg je het zwaar te verduren.

Alleen de niet rokers krijgen wel steun van wet- en regelgeving. Meeroken wordt
onmogelijk gemaakt. Een koele onbevlekte bries is inmiddels voor iedere nietroker
weggelegd wanneer men het vergelijkt met het lot van een diabeticus, of van iemand die
aan hypoglykemie lijdt.

In maart 1974 kwam luitenant Hiro Onada uit de Filipijnse jungle tevoorschijn, waar hij
dertig jaar lang een marginaal, gevaarlijk leven had geleid. Onada had de hele tijd gewacht op een rechtstreeks bevel van een hogere officier; anders wou hij zich niet overgeven. Al die jaren had hij geleefd van het voedsel dat de jungle hem te bieden had. Eindelijk wist men hem te overtuigen dat de oorlog nu toch echt voorbij was en vloog hij terug naar Tokyo waar hij als een held werd ontvangen. Na een medisch onderzoek was de meest opmerkelijke conclusie dat hij zijn volledig natuurlijke gebit nog had en zonder gaatjes. En hij had dertig jaar lang zijn tanden niet gepoetst! Geen Prodent of McLeans gezien in de jungle. De afwezigheid van geraffineerde suiker was de redding voor zijn gebit gebleken.

Uit: ĻSugarbluesĻ door William Dufty, New York, NY

Theo Jonkhart


Supertandenborstel op komst

In Amerika is er een tandenborstel op de markt die ervoor zorgt dat je tanden perfect aan de voor en achterzijde gereinigd worden waarmee je veel problemen die ontstaan door slecht poetsen, met name aan de achterzijde van je tanden.

Krijg je dus regelmatig klachten van je tandarts over je tandvlees dan is dit misschien de oplossing voor je. Tandvleesontstekingen zorgen voor een continue belasting op je weerstand en kunnen zelfs hartproblemen veroorzaken. Chronische ontstekingen kunnen je zelfs de nodige levensjaren kosten. Geen idee wanneer de borstel hier te koop is.....de mijne is onderweg uit de States....

http://www.hydrabrush.com/


Tandproblemen door flessenvoeding, neus allergie en duimzuigen

Volgens onderzoeker F VŠzquez-Nava van de  Autonomous University of Tamaulipas kunnen scheve tanden ontstaan door neus allergie, flessenvoeding en het zuigen op de duim. Het is daarom raadzaam om hier al vroeg op te letten en zo tandproblemen te voorkomen op latere leeftijd.

http://adc.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/abstract/91/10/836


Sportdranken 90-180 keer slechter voor je tanden dan water, slechter dan cola

De sportdranken, die tegenwoordig zeer populair zijn, zijn slecht voor de tanden volgens Amerikaanse onderzoekers. Sportdranken en de frisdrank Sprite waren bijzonder slecht voor je glazuur, 2-3 keer zo slecht als cola.

http://www.ortho.nl/bibliotheek_view_item.php?nid=4521


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Inflammation: Connecting the Mouth and Body?

Research suggests chronic inflammation links gum disease to other disease states

Brush after every meal. Floss daily. See your dental professional regularly. These instructions make sense coming from your dentist to help you sustain your oral health. But now not only dentists, but also many physicians, are stressing the importance of maintaining oral health in an effort to keep the rest of the body healthy. Research has long suggested an association between gum disease and other health issues, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes, but now scientists are beginning to shift their focus to understanding why these connections exist. An emerging theory, and one gaining support from researchers worldwide, is that inflammation may link the mouth to the body. Inflammation is the body's instinctive reaction to fight off infection, guard against injury or shield against irritation. Inflammation is often characterized by swelling, redness, heat and pain around the affected area. While inflammation initially intends to heal the body, over time, chronic inflammation can lead to dysfunction of the infected tissues, and therefore more severe health complications. According to Dr. Susan Karabin, Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and a practicing periodontist in New York City, periodontal disease is a textbook example of an inflammatory disorder. "For many years, dental professionals believed that gum disease was solely the result of a bacterial infection caused by a
build-up of plaque between the teeth and under the gums. While plaque accumulation is still a factor in the development and progression of gum disease, researchers now suspect that the more severe symptoms, namely swollen, bleeding gums; recession around the gum line, and loss of the bone that holds the teeth in place, may be caused by the chronic inflammatory response to the bacterial infection, rather than the bacteria itself." Periodontists, the dentists specially trained in the in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, hypothesize that this inflammatory response to bacteria in the
mouth may be the cause behind the periodontal-systemic health link. Many of the diseases associated with periodontal disease are also considered to be systemic inflammatory disorders, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease and even certain forms of cancer, suggesting that inflammation itself may be the basis for the connection. "More research is needed to pinpoint the precise biological mechanisms responsible for the relationship between gum disease and other disease states," says Dr. Karabin. "However, previous findings have indicated that gum disease sufferers are at a higher risk for other diseases, making it more critical than ever to maintain periodontal health in order to achieve overall health."

For more information on the role of inflammation in oral health, tips on how to prevent or treat gum disease, to find out if you are at risk, or to find a local periodontist, visit
www.perio.org.


Video - Raynaud's Disease

Two primary causes for Raynaud's Disease are presented. This disease is not being diagnosed by physicians because conventional laboratory tests are not sensitive enough and dental infections, which are another major cause are not being diagnosed by dentists and physicians.


Adverse reactions from anaesthetics containing articaine (Septanestģ, Septocaineģ, Ubistesinģ, Ubistesin Forteģ)

In 2005, the Danish Medicines Agency initiated a study of the local anaesthetic articaine, which is used in dental care and elsewhere. The reason was that the Danish Medicines Agency had received information about occurrences of sensory impairment (paraesthesia, nerve damage) in patients who had been given local anaesthesia in the lower part of the mouth or the lower jaw (mandibular block) with articaine. This information raised a suspicion that articaine might cause nerve damage and that the risk of using articaine is greater than the risk of using alternatives (mepivacaine, prilocaine, lidocaine).

http://www.dkma.dk/1024/visUKLSArtikel.asp?artikelID=8701


Video - Healthier Tooth and Gums

A procedure known as Perioscopy, with other treatments, can treat gum disease or periodonal disease without surgery. Gum pocket depths decrease in less then one month after treatment. Presented by Safety.Tv Library


Links Between Prostate Cancer Treatment, Periodontal Disease

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine have found that men receiving hormone treatments for prostate cancer are much more likely to show gum disease than men who do not receive hormone treatments for prostate cancer. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer face a dizzying array of treatment options: radiation, seed radiation (brachytherapy), freezing (cryotherapy), conventional open surgery (radical prostatectomy), minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic radical prostatectomy), and, in advanced stages, chemotherapy and hormone therapy. At every stage, patients must answer a list of common questions ranging from what is a prostate to which is the best treatment for prostate cancer. Among the critical elements of their decision is evaluation of the experiences relayed in other patient stories.

In recent years, great strides have been made in prostate cancer treatment, especially for localized prostate cancer. However, men with advanced prostate cancer still face a complicated set of treatment decisions largely because treatments for advanced prostate cancer have remained only partly effective and associated with serious side effects.

Hormone treatment of prostate cancer can reduce pain from metastatic prostate cancer. However, especially since the introduction of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, hormone treatment for prostate cancer has been applied also for men without metastatic prostate cancer, which means it has been in use for very long periods. Consequently, doctors are now seeing the long-term complications of prolonged hormone treatment of prostate cancer.

In this month's issue of the Journal of Urology, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine report that prostate cancer patients receiving ADT are three times as likely to show signs of periodontal, or gum disease, as patients who do not receive the therapy.

http://www.prweb.com//releases/2007/4/prweb516431.htm


Periodontal Disease May Accelerate Pre-Diabetes

researchers at the University of Copenhagen School of Dentistry have found that periodontal disease may contribute to pre-diabetes, at least in rats.

http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/2007/04/05/5083.html


Video - Doctor Exposes Fluoride as Poison


Improper consumption of acidic foods could lead to destroyed enamel

Fruit, yogurt, citric and soft drinks may seem like harmless snacks and beverages, but improper consumption and overuse may lead to devastating and permanent damage to teeth. It's known as tooth erosion. According to David Bartlett, B.D.S., Ph.D., who will lead a discussion at the Academy of General Dentistry's annual meeting in San Diego, June 27-July 1, "Early diagnosis and prevention of the effects of tooth erosion are fundamental to keeping teeth healthy for life."

http://www.agd.org/public/newsroom/pressreleases/
Default.asp?PubID=45&IssID=471&ArtID=1912#tc


Smoking and sleep top the list of lifestyle factors impacting oral health

There are many lifestyle factors that can impact a person's health, such as nutrition, amount of sleep, mental stress, tobacco use and exercise. A study in the May issue of the Journal of Periodontology identifies lifestyle factors that have the most impact on periodontal health.

http://www.perio.org/consumer/lifestyle-factors.htm


Study debunks age-old dental practice

A recently completed study at the University Of Alberta Department Of Mechanical Enginneerering determined that the standard dental practice of using carbon bite paper marks on teeth does not correlate to the amount of force that is applied to the teeth. This determination could revolutionize dental practice and serve to usher dentistry into the 21st century.

http://www.docere.com/Dentaltown/PressReleases.aspx?action=DETAILS&rid=3022


Device screens patients in minutes for periodontal disease

A portable saliva test device developed by a University of Michigan School of Dentistry professor could tell patients in just minutes if they have periodontal disease, a hefty improvement over current methods which require hours of analysis at an off-site lab.

http://www.ns.umich.edu/htdocs/releases/story.php?id=3245


Breath Odor Can Be The Key To Detecting Cancer

Using body odor to detect disease is not new. Patients with full-blown, uncontrolled diabetes produce a condition called ketoacidosis, in which their skin not only tastes sweet, but also gives off a strong, recognizable odor that smells like nail polish remover. Someone with chronic kidney failure may have breath that has a fishy odor; and patients with bowel obstructions have breath that literally smells like feces.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,255041,00.html


Possible link between oral health and heart health, from the Harvard Heart Letter

The billions of bacteria and other microscopic critters that live in the mouth unquestionably influence the health of teeth and gums. But do they also cause problems for the heart and blood vessels? And can improving oral health prevent cardiovascular problems?

Oral bacteria could also harm blood vessels or cause blood clots by releasing toxins that resemble proteins found in artery walls or the bloodstream. The immune system's response to these toxins could harm vessel walls or make blood clot more easily. It is also possible that inflammation in the mouth revs up inflammation throughout the body, including in the arteries, where it can lead to heart attack and stroke. [Ben Licher]

http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Heart_
Letter.htm#In_the_current_issue


Treatment for gum disease could also help the heart

Scientists at University College London (UCL) have conducted the first clinical trial to demonstrate that an intensive treatment for periodontitis (gum disease) directly improves the health of blood vessels. This study, conducted in conjunction with Professor Maurizio Tonetti (University of Connecticut, USA), and reported in the latest edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, may have relevance for the prevention of heart attacks and stroke.

Periodontitis is a common inflammatory disease of the gums, affecting up to 40 per cent of the world’s adult population. It is a bacterial infection of the tissue that supports the teeth in the mouth. If untreated, it can cause progressive bone loss around the teeth, and eventual tooth loss.

There is already established scientific evidence linking inflammation, the body’s natural response to infection or injury, with the arterial changes that underlie stroke and heart attack. However, this is the first clinical trial to demonstrate that relief of inflammation in the mouth, through intensive treatment of periodontitis, results in improved function of the arteries.

Dr Francesco D’Aiuto, project leader and therapist, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, explained the method behind the research: “Middle-aged subjects with severe periodontitis, but no evidence of cardiovascular disease, were randomly allocated to dental treatments of two levels of intensity. After six months, those who received the more intensive periodontitis treatment, which resulted in a marked improvement in their gum disease, also demonstrated a significant restoration of blood vessel function.

“The intensive treatment involved removal of plaque through scaling and root planning techniques, as well as extraction of teeth that could not be saved. This initially resulted in some inflammation and dysfunction of the blood vessels and arteries. However, that was short-lived and six months later the treatment led to an improvement in both oral health and arterial function.”

Professor John Deanfield, senior author, UCL Institute of Child Health, added: “Previous studies have shown an association between periodontitis and blood vessel dysfunction, heart attack and stroke. However, a clinical trial was required to test whether these links could be causal. This is the first time that a direct link has been made between treatment for gum disease and improved circulatory function, which is relevant to some of the UK’s biggest killers: heart attack and stroke.”

Dr Aroon Hingorani, UCL Division of Medicine, a co-author on the study, set the findings in context: “Elevations in blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as smoking and diabetes, are recognised as the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and these can be effectively treated. Nevertheless, heart attacks and stroke remain a major cause of disability and death. Intriguing links have emerged between inflammation and heart disease and so it is important to better understand the nature of this connection, and whether it could lead to the development of new treatments. The current study points to disease of the gums as a potential source of this inflammation.”

Professor Deanfield concluded: “This finding therefore has potential implications for public health, but further studies are now required to determine whether the treatment of severe periodontitis could directly contribute to the prevention of disease of the arteries (atherosclerosis), stroke and heart attacks.”

The mechanism by which periodontitis affects endothelial function in the body is still uncertain. The gum disease involves a bacterial infection that invades the tissue around the teeth. One possibility is that the bacteria disturb endothelial function directly, since some bacteria can enter the bloodstream. Alternatively, the periodontitis might trigger a low grade inflammatory response throughout the body that has a detrimental effect on the vascular wall.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/media/library/periodontitis


New nanocomposites may mean more durable tooth fillings

Scientists at the American Dental Association's Paffenbarger Research Center, a joint research program at NIST, have shown that nanotechnology has the potential to lessen that toll by producing tooth restorations that are both stronger than any decay-fighting fillings available today, and more effective at preventing secondary decay.

http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/techbeat/tb2007_0426.htm#fillings


Light therapy stops tooth loss in dental patients with periodontal disease

light-activated germ killer slowed the progression of periodontal disease in rats over the short-term, according to a study conducted by researchers at Sao Paulo State University and published in the Journal of Periodontology. Researchers hope that this can eventually be adapted into a treatment for humans.

http://www.newstarget.com/021812.html


Photodynamic therapy as alternative therapy for periodontal diseases may be beneficial

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) may be an effective way to treat the bacteria associated with periodontal diseases, and could provide a better option than antibiotics or other mechanical methods for treating periodontal diseases, according to a new study published in the March issue of the Journal of Periodontology.

Researchers at S„o Paulo State University found that using PDT was an effective method to minimize destruction of periodontal tissue which can accompany treatment for periodontal diseases. In a rat population, PDT did minimal damage to periodontal tissues, in comparison to other techniques including scaling and root planing and antibiotic therapy.

"We found that PDT is significantly less invasive than other treatments for periodontal diseases," said study author Dr. Valdir Gouveia Garcia, from the Department of Periodontology at S„o Paulo State University. "It can provide improved dentin hypersensitivity, reduced inflammation of the tissues surrounding the teeth, and allows tissues to repair faster."

PDT may be an alternative to antibiotic treatment, which is becoming increasingly important as antibiotic resistance increases. PDT involves two stages; first, a light-sensitive drug is applied to the area. Second, a light or laser is shone on that area. When the light is combined with the drug, phototoxic reactions induce the destruction of bacterial cells. PDT was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1999 to treat pre-cancerous skin lesions of the face or scalp. "

This is an exciting finding," said Preston D. Miller, Jr., DDS and President of the American Academy of Periodontology. "PDT may be an effective therapy for the treatment of periodontal diseases. While patients have many options for treating their periodontal diseases, PDT could prove to be a preferable alternative to antibiotic therapy. Unfortunately, long term antibiotic therapy not only decreases the drug’s effectiveness, but also may lead to the development of drug resistant organisms. Our Academy supports future research to further define the application of PDT as a means to treat periodontal disease."

http://www.perio.org/consumer/photo-therapy07.htm


Periodontal Treatment and Improvement in Cardiovascular Health

Research presented in a recent paper by Tonetti et al published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) suggests that intensive periodontal treatment may reverse atherosclerosis by improving elasticity of the arteries, or endothelial function. Findings from previous studies have suggested a link between periodontal disease and atherosclerosis and proposed that periodontal treatment may reduce cardiovascular risk. This study is important because it furthers the understanding of the potential relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease.

The study examined two groups: a control treatment group and a periodontal treatment group. The control treatment group received supragingival mechanical scaling and polishing, also known as a prophylaxis. According to the study author, the periodontal treatment group underwent four to six hours of scaling and root planing performed by a periodontist, local delivery antimicrobials, and the extraction of hopeless teeth. It is well documented that meticulous scaling and root planing is an essential form of periodontal treatment when compared to supragingival scaling and polishing because the latter is not used to treat periodontitis. This study did not examine the effects of scaling and root planing without local delivery antimicrobials, so the potential added value of local delivery antimicrobials remains unclear. It will be important for future research to examine the cost-benefit analysis of scaling and root planing compared to scaling and root planing and local delivery antimicrobials. In addition, research is necessary to identify how the results of this study would translate when treatment is provided by dental professionals other than periodontists.

http://www.perio.org/consumer/nejm-perio-cardio.htm


What Does Your Mouth Say About Your Heart?

Eliminating dental plaque may be an important step in preventing periodontitis and coronary artery disease according to a new study published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Periodontology.

Researchers examined 20 individuals with chronic periodontitis. In 13 of the 20 patients, bacterial pathogens most frequently found in severe chronic periodontitis were also found in atherosclerotic plaque of coronary vessels. In 10 cases, those species of bacteria were also present in atherosclerotic plaque and in subgingival plaque”. (Atherosclerosis is a multistage process set in motion when cells lining the arteries are damaged as a result of high blood pressure, smoking, toxic substances and other agents.)

“We found that patients with periodontal pathogens detected in atherosclerotic plaque had four millimeters or greater of deep periodontal pockets and a significantly higher bleeding index,” said study author Dr. Maciej Zaremba. “This supports the possibility that bacteria associated with periodontitis can permeate into coronary vessels.”

“Since periodontal and cardiovascular diseases have several common risk factors, more studies are needed to evaluate the strength of association between the two diseases,” said Dr. Preston D. Miller, DDS, and AAP president. “It is very important for people to talk to their dentist or periodontist about their periodontal health and their at-home oral hygiene routine to prevent periodontal disease and maybe even coronary artery disease.”

http://www.perio.org/consumer/perio-heart-link.htm


Periodontitis-Associated Bacteria in the Atherosclerotic Plaque of Coronary Blood Vessels

In 13 of 20 patients, the pathogens most frequently found in severe chronic periodontitis were also found in coronary vessels. In 10 cases, those species of bacteria were also present in atherosclerotic plaque. The most frequently identified bacteria were Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola.

In patients with the severe form of chronic periodontitis, it seems that clinical attachment loss is not associated with bacterial permeability into coronary vessels. What is important is the presence of an active inflammatory process expressed by a significantly higher bleeding index in those patients in whom the examined bacterial species were found in atherosclerotic plaque.

http://www.joponline.org/doi/abs/10.1902/jop.2006.060081


Smokers with dental implants saw implants fail at higher rate than nonsmokers

Smoking can harm the integrity of dental implants and cause them to fail more often than in a nonsmoker, according to a new study that appeared in the February issue of the Journal of Periodontology (JOP). Study Abstract

Researchers from University of Murcia in Spain investigated if smoking impacts the ability of a dental implant to succeed. They found that smoking is a risk factor with regard to tooth loss and dental implant failure.

“People who smoke are at a greater risk of infection following surgery, and may heal more slowly,” said Dr. Arturo Sanchez Perez, Department of Periodontology at the University of Murcia. “When an implant is placed in a smoker, it is more likely to fail. This means a patient’s smile may be negatively affected, and the potential for more bone loss in the areas surrounding the gums and teeth.”

Smoking negatively affects blood flow to the bone and tissues surrounding the gums and teeth, which impairs bone healing. Implants fail because of a failure to integrate with the surrounding bone tissues. The study followed 66 patients over 5 years, who received 165 implants. They found that 15.8% of implants failed in smokers, versus 1.4% of implants in non-smokers.

http://www.perio.org/consumer/implant-failure.htm


Precautions Should Be Taken with Wisdom Teeth

Emory professor and chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Steven Roser, DMD, MD, warns that retained third molars, or wisdom teeth, can harbor infection for years even though they appear healthy. Untreated infection can lead to periodontal disease.

http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/Dental_330/Precautions_
Should_Be_Taken_with_Wisdom_Teeth.shtml


Periodontal diseases may aggravate pre-diabetic characteristics

Periodontal diseases may contribute to the progression to pre-diabetes, according to a new study that appears in the March issue of the Journal of Periodontology. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. The American Diabetes Association estimates 54 million people in the United States have pre-diabetes, and a significant portion of those people will develop Type 2 diabetes within 10 years. Researchers from Denmark investigated if having periodontal diseases can influence pre-diabetes and contribute to the progression of diabetes. They found that having periodontal disease can cause someone to develop pre-diabetic characteristics, and probably disturb the glucose regulation of a non-diabetic who has pre-diabetic characteristics, contributing to the progression of Type 2 diabetes. The study, conducted with rat models known to exhibit pre-diabetes characteristics, is believed to be the first to evaluate the relationship between periodontitis and pre-diabetes. "This study found that having periodontal diseases can alter the metabolic conditions which would probably lead to the progression to pre-diabetic characteristics and Type 2 diabetes," said Dr. Carla Pontes Andersen, Department of Periodontology at the University of Copenhagen. "We have known that people with diabetes are more susceptible to periodontal diseases and have more severe disease," said Dr. Preston D. Miller, Jr., President of the American Academy of Periodontology. "This breakthrough research shows having periodontal disease may aggravate pre-diabetes which is a precursor for diabetes. These findings underscore the importance of taking good care of your teeth and gums: it may be a simple way to prevent diabetes, or to prevent the progression of diabetes."

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-03/aaop-pdm031307.php


Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes affects millions of Americans each year. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you may know that the disease can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys and heart, as well as other parts of your body. Diabetes can lower your resistance to infection and can slow the healing process.

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/diabetes-oral-health?src=RSS_PUBLIC


What Your Dentist Knows About Your Health

From predicting heart disease, diabetes, and premature birth to revealing leukemia, eating disorders, and vitamin deficiencies, your teeth and gums say a mouthful about your health.

http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/what-
dentist-knows-about-your-health?src=RSS_PUBLIC


Periodontal bacteria found in amniotic fluid

A study appearing in the July issue of the Journal of Periodontology found bacteria commonly found in the mouth and associated with periodontal diseases in the amniotic fluid of some pregnant women.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-07/aaop-pbf070307.php


Antacids May Help Prevent Gum Disease

A recent study showed that a compound in common antacids may help prevent gingivitis. Gingivitis, which is inflammation or swelling of the gums, is the mildest and most common form of periodontal disease, or gum disease. Gingivitis sometimes, but not always, worsens into a more severe form of periodontal disease called periodontitis. Over time, periodontitis can lead to the destruction of gum and bone tissue, which may eventually cause the teeth supported by that periodontal tissue to fall out or have to be pulled.

http://sciencedaily.healthology.com/gastrointestinal-health/article3951.htm


Laser used to help fight root canal bacteria

High-tech dental lasers used mainly to prepare cavities for restoration now can help eliminate bacteria in root canals, according to research published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

http://www.ada.org/public/media/releases/0707_release01.asp


Bacteria from Patient's Dental Plaque Causes Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Patients admitted to a hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) already are seriously ill, so the last thing they need is a new infection.

Unfortunately, statistics show that as many as 25 percent of all patients admitted to the ICU and placed on ventilators develop pneumonia, which can be fatal.

Ventilator-associated pneumonia is a major cause of infection in the hospital, and studies have shown that this infection can add $40,000 to costs and double the length of stay of the patient in the hospital.

Ironically, it turns out that the patient's own dental plaque is a major source of germs that cause ventilator-associated pneumonia.

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/fast-execute.cgi/article-page.html?article=85140009


'Ancestral eve' was mother of all tooth decay

Researchers at NYU College of Dentistry have found the first oral bacterial evidence supporting the dispersal of modern Homo sapiens out of Africa to Asia. Dr. Page Caufield discovered that Streptoccocus mutans, a bacterium associated with dental caries, has evolved along with its human hosts in a clear line that can be traced back to a single common ancestor who lived in Africa between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago.

A New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) research team has found the first oral bacterial evidence supporting the dispersal of modern Homo sapiens out of Africa to Asia.

The team, led by Page Caufield, a professor of cariology and comprehensive care at NYUCD, discovered that Streptoccocus mutans, a bacterium associated with dental caries, has evolved along with its human hosts in a clear line that can be traced back to a single common ancestor who lived in Africa between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago.

S. mutans is transmitted from mothers to infants, and first appears in an infant’s mouth at about two years of age. Caufield’s findings are reported in an article in the February issue of the Journal of Bacteriology.

In his analysis of the bacterium, Caufield used DNA fingerprints and other biomarkers that scientists have also employed to trace human evolution back to a single common African ancestor, known as “ancestral Eve.”

“As humans migrated around the world and evolved into the different races and ethnicities we know today,” Caufield said, “this oral bacterium evolved with them in a simultaneous process called coevolution.”

http://www.nyu.edu/public.affairs/releases/detail/1499


Use of oral fluids to diagnose and treat disease

Oral fluids hold promise as a potential alternative to blood as a diagnostic fluid. Currently, diseases like HIV, hepatitis, and certain cancers can be detected through the analysis of oral fluids. In the past, it has been difficult to detect meaningful amounts of disease markers in oral fluids, because they are not always found in the same abundance as in blood. Proteomics is a relatively new method of studying the amounts and types of protein in cells and body fluids on a much smaller scale than was previously possible. The analysis of oral fluids using proteomics has opened new doors for the study of oral diseases and links between oral and systemic diseases.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, reporting today during the 85th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, are conducting a study using proteomics to analyze two different oral fluids: saliva and gingival crevicular fluid, the fluid which is present in the pocket between the teeth and gum tissue. The purpose of the study is to demonstrate how these fluids contribute unique proteins to oral fluid, and to establish what proteins are found in healthy, "normal" oral fluid. In the future, this information will be compared with that obtained from individuals who have disease, to discover new ways to diagnose and treat disease.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-03/iaa-uoo030707.php


Resolvin E1 Protects against Inflammation and Bone Loss in Experimental Periodontitis

Gum disease is initiated by bacteria populating dental plaque and may eventually result in tissue and tooth loss. Gum disease is similar to other chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, where inflammation causes tissue damage and is responsible for the disease. To date, the prevention of gum disease is limited to successful oral hygiene and regular professional care. However, despite these preventive actions, plaque control is not enough to prevent disease in susceptible individuals with a high inflammatory response.

Researchers presenting their findings today during the 35th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research are introducing Resolvins, a new family of biologically active products of omega-3 fatty acids. They are natural endogenous regulators of the inflammatory response. Since it is now known that inflammation plays a critical role in many diseases, including heart diseases and asthma, experiments were carried out to test the actions of the newly described EPA (eicosapentanoic acid)-derived Resolvin E1 (RvE1) in regulating tissue destruction and resolving inflammation in gum disease. Experimental gum disease characterized by tissue inflammation and bone loss was stimulated in rabbits by the application of specific bacteria that cause human gum disease. The results of this study showed that topical application of RvE1 in experimental gum disease provided remarkable protection against soft tissue and bone loss associated with gum disease (periodontitis). Analysis of these data supports the concept that inflammation is a good therapeutic target in the treatment of periodontal disease.

http://www.dentalresearch.org/media/releases/orlando/REL08.pdf


Red Wine Components Modulate Tissue Damage Induced by Bacteria in Gum Diseases

Researchers are finding that components found in red wine can help in preventing and treating inflammatory periodontal diseases. Periodontitis is a progressive infectious disease affecting the gums and bone that surround and support teeth, often causing tooth movement and leading to permanent tooth loss. About 15% of adults between 21 and 50 years of age and 65% of adults over 50 are affected by this disease.

In recent years, the benefits of consuming fresh fruits and yellow-green vegetables and beverages, particularly green tea and red wine, have been reported to reduce human cancer incidence and mortality. The potential health benefits of those products are attributed to a broad range of compounds called polyphenols. Recent studies have also shown that red wine, and particularly grape seeds, possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activities and prevent heart disease. Mechanisms by which these phenolic compounds exert their protective effects include their anti-oxidant properties.

Scientists from Universitť Laval (Quťbec, Canada), reporting today at the 35th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research, conducted a study to investigate the role of polyphenols, including those from red wine, in scavenging free radicals released by immune cells stimulated with components of bacteria causing periodontal diseases. Because free radicals are generated by immune cells during periodontitis, it is critical to keep them at low levels to maintain healthy gums.

Their results indicated that red wine polyphenols significantly modulate several inflammatory components released by macrophages (a population of host immune cells) in response to bacterial stimuli. Specifically, polyphenols efficiently scavenged and inhibited free-radical generation by host immune cells by controlling intracellular proteins involved in their release. These anti-oxidant properties of red wine polyphenols could be useful in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory periodontal diseases as well as other disorders involving free radicals.

http://www.dentalresearch.org/media/releases/orlando/REL10.pdf


Study Finds a Relationship between Periodontal (Gum) Treatment and the Overall Cost of Care for Several Diseases, Including Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease, and Cerebrovascular Disease

FL…Chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus (DM), coronary artery disease (CAD), and cerebrovascular disease (CVD) have been associated with periodontal disease. The association between periodontal infection and systemic health has important implications for the treatment and management of patients. Systemic health is often association with the condition of the oral cavity, in that many systemic diseases manifest in the mouth; however, less is known about the connection between a diseased periodontium and the impact it may have on systemic health.

http://www.dentalresearch.org/media/releases/orlando/REL02_NEW.pdf


Researchers Discover Diet Soda Can Damage Tooth Enamel

New findings suggest that drinking any type of soft drink - even diet sodas - poses a risk to the health of your teeth, and dentists have recommended that people should restrict their soft drink intake to mealtimes.

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7006834916


Two simple questions can reduce risk of chronic pain

If dentists ask two simple questions during annual examination, they can single out adolescents who suffer from temoromandibular dysfunction and pain, so-called TMD pain. The condition, characterized by pain in the face and jaw, can lead to long-term suffering in severe cases.

"If we find the patients in time, their risk of developing chronic pain as adults declines," says dentist Ing-Marie Nilsson, who recently defended her doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Dentistry at MalmŲ University College in Sweden.

Her dissertation, Reliability, validity, incidence and impact of termoromandibular pain disorders in adolescents, shows that more than four percent of all children between the ages of 12 and 19 examined by the National Dental Service in ÷stergŲtland County suffer from TMD pain.

In the study, which started in 2000, some 1,200 teens reported that they have pain. The figures are based on the responses given by the adolescents to two questions: "Do you have pain in the temple, face, jaw, or jaw joint at least once a week?" and "Do you experience pain at least once a week when you open your mouth or chew?" If the adolescents answered yes to one or both questions, they were registered as patients with TMD pain.

http://www.expertsvar.nu/publicIndex.asp?page=10&from
Page=public&lang=1&PRID=7715


Gum disease in postmenopausal women linked to oral bone loss

A study conducted in a large sample of postmenopausal women by University at Buffalo epidemiologists has provided new information on the prevalence of certain gum-disease-causing oral bacteria in this population and the association of the bacteria with oral bone loss.

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/8688


Gum Disease Linked to Chronic Health Conditions

Neglected oral hygiene brings to mind problems like decaying teeth, swollen gums, and bad breath. But medical experts say an unhealthy, bacteria-filled mouth can also lead to a host of problems throughout the body, such as heart disease, diabetes, blood infection, and even low birth-weight babies. And the culprit, more often than not, is gum disease. "When you're looking at people who have gum disease, they are suffering from a chronic low-grade infection," says Jean Connor, a dental hygienist in Cambridge, Mass., and president-elect of the American Dental Hygienists' Association. "Your whole body is a little bit compromised." The bloodstream links organisms in the mouth to the rest of the body. Bacteria from the mouth flood into the circulatory system and travel to other parts of the body, causing a widespread inflammatory response. Another explanation is that oral infections trigger the immune system, producing inflammation elsewhere in the body. "If you had an infection in your finger and you left it, it eventually would affect the rest of the body," Connor says. "It's the same with your mouth."

http://www.nyp.org/061011.htm


Common Antacids Could Help Keep Gingivitis at Bay

Chemicals commonly used to treat heartburn also display fighting power against the oral bacteria linked with gum disease, according to researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center and GŲteborg University in Sweden. A study published in November’s Archives of Oral Biology explores how the active ingredients in popular antacids could help fend off gingivitis. If the work holds up in subsequent studies in people, the compounds could one day find themselves widely available in oral care products like toothpaste and mouthwashes.

http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/pr/news/story.cfm?id=1282


Is it Mental or is it Dental? The effect on your health

The widely held model of orthodontics, which considers developmental problems in the jaws and head to be genetic in origin, never made sense to me. Since they are wedded to the genetic model, orthodontists dealing with crowded teeth end up treating the condition with tooth extraction in a majority of the cases. Even though I did not resort to pulling teeth in my practice, and I was using appliances to widen the jaws and getting the craniums to look as they should, I still could not come up with the answer as to why my patients looked the way they did. I couldn’t believe that the Creator had given them a terrible blueprint --it just did not make sense. In four years of college education, four years of dental school education and almost three years of post-graduate orthodontic training, students never hear a mention of Dr. Price, so they never learn the true reasons for these malformations. I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of very knowledgeable doctors in various fields of allopathic and alternative healthcare who still do not know about Dr. Price and his critical findings.

http://www.westonaprice.org/healthissues/facial-development.html


New Evidence Finds an Association Between Periodontal Disease and Stroke

People missing some or all of their teeth or who have significant loss of bone and tissue surrounding their teeth may be at an increased risk for having a stroke, according to a new study that appeared in the October issue of the Journal of Periodontology (JOP). Researchers from Boston University investigated the relationship between periodontal disease and history of stroke in patients 60 years of age and older by examining the data of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III). “We found that patients 60 years and older who were edentulous, partially edentulous and/or had significant clinical attachment loss were more likely to have a history of stroke compared to dentate adults without significant clinical attachment loss,” said Dr. Martha E. Nunn, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University. “However, based on the results of this study, it is unclear whether periodontal disease is an independent risk factor for stroke or simply a risk marker that reflects negative effects of risk factors common to both periodontal disease and stroke.”

http://www.perio.org/consumer/stroke-connection.htm


 

 

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