If you are living with breast cancer or have survived this disease, you will have experienced how your cancer experience affects many aspects of your health and well-being. It won’t surprise you, then, that your dental health can be affected too.
Polio Survivors can experience symptoms that make it more challenging to look after their teeth and gums, putting them more at risk of developing dental diseases such as tooth decay and gum disease. Muscle weakness and pain and general fatigue can make it difficult to clean the teeth thoroughly on a regular basis. Changes to […]
Polio or infantile paralysis is a contagious viral infection that causes inflammation of the spinal cord’s grey matter and damage to the motor neurons (the nerves controlling the muscles of movement). The disease can cause paralysis and even death. In Australia, between the 1930s and 1960s, 40,000 cases of paralytic poliomyelitis were recorded. However, many […]
This post was written on Valentines Day, a day dedicated to love, roses and hearts. What a good opportunity to look at the heart (the one beating in your chest) and to explore the relationship between oral health and heart health. Many studies show that people who experience heart disease also have poor oral […]
Did you know that stroke is Australia’s biggest killer* next to coronary heart disease? Stroke is also a leading cause of disability amongst adults. It also has an impact on the oral health of stroke survivors. As stroke survivors undergo rehabilitation, their oral health should be a part of their overall care program. Stroke survivors […]
Diabetics are more susceptible to infections that could cause gum disease, tooth loss, and taste impairment. So if you have diabetes, your oral health is likely to be affected. Tooth loss (edentulism) also has a strong association with a diagnosis of diabetes. A study of 2,508 adults in the US aged 50 and above showed that […]