Systemic disease and oral hygiene / oral effects

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Diabetes and Oral Health

The United Kingdom is facing a huge increase in the number of people suffering from diabetes. In 1996 1.4 million people were diagnosed with diabetes, by 2010 this figure had increased to 2.8 million.  Diabetes occurs when there is too much glucose in the blood, this high blood glucose is referred t read more

Syphilis and oral health

Syphilis is disease which causes a painless ulceration in the initial stage, later on it causes disseminated rash, and eventually causes gummas and certain neurological & cardiac abnormalities. Gumma is an abnormal growth which is non-cancerous. Syphilis is transmitted by sexual behavior and act read more

Scleroderma and oral health

Scleroderma is a chronic disease which occurs as an immune response of the body against certain substances and tissues in the body. Scleroderma principally affects the skin of the individual. The condition causes fibrosis and vascular alterations, etc. Scleroderma can cause damage to the oral hea read more

Rheumatoid arthritis and oral health

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease which affects many organs and tissues, and in fact affects the whole body of an individual. Primarily, the synovial joint is mostly affected by the disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disorder and causes an inflammatory response in the affected read more

Parkinson's disease and oral health

Parkinson's disease is a condition in which the central nervous system is affected because certain cells in the mid-brain region of the brain die for unknown reasons. The symptoms of the condition not only include physical disabilities and unwanted involuntary movements, but also include behavioral read more

Neurological disorders and oral health

When there is an abnormality or disturbance in the functions of the nervous system of an individual, they are said to experience a neurological disorder. These abnormalities and disturbances pertain to the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves which connect these organs with the rest of the body. read more

Myasthenia Gravis and oral health

Myasthenia Gravis is a disease which affects the muscles of the body and the nerves controlling the muscles.  With this disease the muscles become weak and fatigued. Only the voluntary muscles of the body are affected by the condition and the involuntary muscles are not usually affected. Voluntary m read more

Muscular Dystrophy and oral health

Muscular Dystrophy implies a number of muscle diseases in which the muscles of the body decline to perform naturally. This condition is inherited, it occurs with abnormalities in the chromosomes and genes. This disease gradually becomes more severe. The symptoms of the disease vary depending upon th read more

Multiple Sclerosis and oral health

Multiple sclerosis is a condition which affects the spinal cord and the brain. The myelin sheaths around the brain and spinal cords become damaged by this disease. Inflammation is also caused by the disease. People suffering from multiple sclerosis can face complexities in maintaining the health read more

Kidney problems and oral health

The kidneys are the organs in the body which perform multiple functions of the urinary system and other systems of the body, they also clean the blood.  If the kidneys fail, the individual would be required to go through dialysis, this is the treatment by which the blood is cleaned via a dialysis ma read more

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