Facebook PixelHow can we promote better oral hygiene and thereby reduce the risk of chronic diseases?
Create new
Sessions onlySessions only
Ideas onlyIdeas only
Brainstorming session

How can we promote better oral hygiene and thereby reduce the risk of chronic diseases?

Image credit: https://unsplash.com/photos/VckdJzo7ig0

Brett M.
Brett M. Dec 24, 2020

[1]Hoare A, Soto C, Rojas-Celis V, Bravo D. Chronic Inflammation as a Link between Periodontitis and Carcinogenesis. Mediators Inflamm. 2019 Mar 27;2019:1029857. doi: 10.1155/2019/1029857. PMID: 31049022; PMCID: PMC6458883.

[2]Uppoor AS, Lohi HS, Nayak D. Periodontitis and Alzheimer's disease: oral systemic link still on the rise? Gerodontology. 2013 Sep;30(3):239-42. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-2358.2012.00660.x. Epub 2012 Mar 28. PMID: 22458804.

[3]Li C, Lv Z, Shi Z, Zhu Y, Wu Y, Li L, Iheozor-Ejiofor Z. Periodontal therapy for the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic periodontitis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Nov 7;11(11):CD009197. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009197.pub3. Update in: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Dec 31;12:CD009197. PMID: 29112241; PMCID: PMC6486158.

[4] Cardoso, R. (2017). Chronic periodontitis, inflammatory cytokines, and interrelationship with other chronic diseases. Postgraduate Medicine, 130(1), 98–104. https://doi.org/10.1080/00325481.2018.1396876

[5] AAP, American Academy of Periodontology Task Force. American academy of periodontology task force report on the update to the 1999 classification of periodontal diseases and conditions. J Periodontol. 2015;86(7): 835–838. DOI:10.1902/ jop.2015.157001

[6]Yucel-Lindberg T, Båge T. Inflammatory mediators in the pathogenesis of periodontitis. Expert Rev Mol Med. 2013;15:e7.

[7]Hajishengallis G. Periodontitis: from microbial immune subversion to systemic inflammation. Nat Rev Immunol. 2015;15:30–44.

[8]Luo Y, Peng X, Duan D, Liu C, Xu X, Zhou X. Epigenetic Regulations in the Pathogenesis of Periodontitis. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2018;13(2):144-150. doi: 10.2174/1574888X12666170718161740. PMID: 28721820.

[9] Garlet GP. Destructive and protective roles of cytokines in periodontitis: a re-appraisal from host defense and tissue destruction viewpoints. J Dent Res. 2010;89(12):1349–1363.

[10]Liu YC, Lerner UH, Teng YT. Cytokine responses against periodontal infection: protective and destructive roles. Periodontol 2000. 2010;52:163–206.

[11]Bosma-Den Boer MM, Van Wetten ML, Pruimboom L. Chronic inflammatory diseases are stimulated by current lifestyle: how diet, stress levels and medication prevent our body from recovering. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2012;9:32.

[12]Van Dyke TE, Van Winkelhoff AJ. Infection and inflammatory mechanisms. J Clin Periodontol. 2013;40:S1–7.




[16]Arweiler NB, Pergola G, Kuenz J, Hellwig E, Sculean A, Auschill TM. Clinical and antibacterial effect of an anti-inflammatory toothpaste formulation with Scutellaria baicalensis extract on experimental gingivitis. Clin Oral Investig. 2011 Dec;15(6):909-13. doi: 10.1007/s00784-010-0471-1. Epub 2010 Oct 9. PMID: 20936314.

Creative contributions

A sip of fluoride-containing water after every meal

Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni Jan 08, 2021

[1]McLaren, L, Patterson, S, Thawer, S, Faris, P, McNeil, D, Potestio, M, Shwart, L. Measuring the short‐term impact of fluoridation cessation on dental caries in Grade 2 children using tooth surface indices. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2016; 44: 274– 282. © 2016 The Authors. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Brett M.
Brett M.5 days ago
I definitely agree, fluoridated water is an essential part of the process. I know this has been a standard for water treatment plants throughout North America - fluoride is added to drinking water as a preventative measure against cavities. I'm wondering if that study quantified the amount of water consumed? If equal amounts, perhaps one of the issues we face in promoting oral hygiene is getting people to drink enough water. In fact, only 22% of a sample population were found to drink adequate amounts of water (the recommended 8-10 glasses per day; https://nypost.com/2020/09/03/most-adults-dont-drink-enough-water-every-day-do-you/). So, great point, maybe if people would just simply drink more water that has been fluoridated (which is commonplace in Western civilizations) aka typical drinking water, we would see a significant increase in oral hygiene status... Thanks for your contribution!
Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni4 days ago
Brett M. Agreed - adequate amounts of water consumption itself can put a check on dental caries. No, they haven't measured the water consumption by the participants. So that is one of the variables they did not control for.

Add your creative contribution

0 / 200

Added via the text editor

* Indicates a required field

By using this platform you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy.

General comments