‘Jailbreak’ bacteria can trigger heart disease

‘Jailbreak’ bacteria can trigger heart disease

Plaque-causing bacteria can jailbreak from the mouth into the bloodstream and increase your risk of heart attack, according to research from the University of Bristol. Professor Howard Jenkinson, speaking today at the Society for General Microbiology’s autumn meeting...
How oral health affects overall health

How oral health affects overall health

Over the teeth, past the gums, look out body, here it comes. The Heart: Periodontal disease may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and fatal heart attacks. In fact, those with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from heart disease as those with...
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DYSFUNCTION (TMJ)

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DYSFUNCTION (TMJ)

What is the temporomandibular joint? It is the joint that connects the lower jaw with the scull. There are two temporomandibular joints, one on each side. The lower jaw is not a real part of the skull, but a separate anatomical entity, which is literally...