INDUSTRY RESEARCH & DATA

Aetna Research on the Benefits of Improving Oral Health‚Äč

 

Our DMI program was launched in 2007. It was the result of research that Aetna completed with Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, where we found that members with Diabetes, CAD and CVD who were receiving dental care had an average of 27% lower risk scores.1 In addition, we found that ...

Dental-Related Emergency Department Visits on the Increase in the United States‚Äč

 

A number of studies based on individual hospitals, cities or states have reported an increase in dental-related emergency department (ED) visits in the U.S.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Studies have also shown that, for the U.S. as a whole, per-capita dental ED visits have been increasing, and
that dental ED visits are growing as a percentage of ...

Association Between Chronic Periodontitis and Vasculogenic Erectile Dysfunction

 

Erectile dysfunction (ED) and chronic periodontitis (CP) share common risk factors. There is only one report on the association between ED and CP. Thus, the aim of this study is to find the association between vasculogenic ED and CP. ...

Prevalence of Periodontal Pathogens and Metabolic Control of Type 1 Diabetes Patients

 

The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of periodontal pathogens Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, Tannerella forsythia and Treponema denticola in subgingival plaque collected ...

Obesity and Oral Health--Is There an Association?

 

Obesity has been associated with several chronic diseases, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, adverse pregnancy outcomes, diabetes, and mortality; however it has not been until recently that an increased body mass index (BMI) was also related to dental health, especially ...

Diabetes and Periodontal Diseases: Interplay and Links

 

The association between diabetes and periodontal diseases is well-established. Diabetes is a risk factor for periodontal disease, with diabetic patients exhibiting an increased prevalence, extent and severity of gingivitis and perio- dontitis compared to healthy adults. Several mechanisms  ...

Link Between Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease: How Far We Have Come in Last Two Decades?

 

Obesity has been associated with several chronic diseases, such as coronary heart disease, stroke, adverse pregnancy outcomes, diabetes, and mortality; however it has not been until recently that an increased body mass index (BMI) was also related to dental health, especially ...

Dental infection and vascular disease

 

Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory response to bacterial plaque in which the anchoring bone and soft tissues supporting teeth are destroyed, resulting in tooth mobility and loss. Dental caries involves the spread of infection from the dentine to the vascular dental pulp and periapical bony tissues, before involvement of adjacent soft tissues and spreading sepsis. Several case-controlled, cross-sectional, and cohort studies report ...

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