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DENTAID sponsors the scientific Perio & Cardio Workshop

Perio&Cardio Workshop

Representatives of the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the World Heart Federation (WHF) met in Madrid on February 18th and 19th at the 2019 Perio & Cardio Workshop, to discuss the relationship between oral and cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the meeting, sponsored by DENTAID, was to draw conclusions and recommendations for both oral and heart healthcare professionals and for patients.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, while severe periodontitis is the sixth most common chronic condition. Professor Mariano Sanz, Chairman of the EFP meeting assures us that “These two diseases affect many people across the globe, and one of the goals of this Workshop is to describe how periodontal health can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease”.

Four major areas were discussed in the Workshop:

  • Epidemiological evidence that links periodontitis and cardiovascular disease.
  • Biological mechanisms that show the increased risk of atherosclerosis in patients with periodontitis.
  • The effect of periodontal treatment on the risk of atherosclerosis.
  • The possible cardiovascular risks of oral interventions.

There is a large amount of scientific evidence linking periodontitis and cardiovascular disease. Patients with severe periodontitis are at greater risk of undergoing a heart attack or stroke, especially if they have previously suffered from cardiovascular disease. For example, bacteria in the mouth promote the development of atherosclerotic plaques; severe periodontitis can worsen inflammation in the entire body, which increases the severity of atherosclerotic plaques, and this can block or reduce arterial blood flow both in the heart and in other parts of the body.

“There is ample evidence that periodontal treatment reduces systemic inflammation and other factors indirectly associated with the development of atherosclerosis,” according to Professor Sanz, who added, “we hope to reach a consensus on the value of periodontal health in the reduction of cardiovascular risk, especially in patients who have already suffered a cardiovascular event”.

Professor Pablo Perel, Scientific Advisor of the WHF, assures us that, “The prevention of cardiovascular disease is one of the main objectives of the WHF. We hope to participate in this important workshop and contribute with evidence-based recommendations in relation to cardiovascular health and periodontology. Prevention is a neglected area in the field of cardiovascular disease, and we will communicate the recommendations from the Workshop to our members around the world”.

Meanwhile, Dr Xavier Calvo, periodontist and Medical Advisor of DENTAID, has indicated that, “Most importantly, periodontal disease can be prevented mostly through good daily oral hygiene habits and regular periodontal examinations in the dental clinic. Eliminating this risk factor could bring about a substantial improvement in the management of patients, both at risk of cardiovascular disease, and those who have already been affected by it”.

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VITIS expands its product range internationally with the release of VITIS kids and VITIS junior in Chile, Belgium and Peru

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VITIS, whose goal is to offer oral hygiene options to effectively meet the needs of every mouth type, expands its range of products internationally by launching the VITIS children’s line with VITIS kids and VITIS junior toothbrushes and dental gels in Belgium, Chile and Peru.

This expansion began in Peru in January 2018, when both VITIS kids gel and toothbrush and VITIS junior gel and toothbrush were brought to market. Afterwards, during the month of September, these items were released in Chile and also in Belgium, where they are being presented to the public during the DENTEX meeting being held in early October.

VITIS kids and VITIS junior are specially-designed to meet the oral needs of our little ones, helping to form proper daily oral hygiene habits.

The emergence of a baby’s first teeth, taking care of primary teeth and the eruption and care of permanent teeth, are just some of the developments that take place in children’s mouths.

It is important to fully understand each phase and the specific care that must be carried out in each of these. “If we consider the changing oral needs of children throughout their growth, it will be easier for them to maintain good health and hygiene and, in turn, to avoid the onset of tooth decay and other diseases down the road”, explains Dr. Xavier Calvo, Periodontist, DDS and Medical Advisor at DENTAID, an expert oral health laboratory. “We will also help children to acquire a habit of cleaning and care that will stay with them throughout their lives,” adds Dr. Xavier Calvo.

More information on the VITIS children product range at https://www.dentaid.com/en/vitis/

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Dental hygienists from all over Spain take a refresher course to learn more on how to improve the oral health of children

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Tooth decay, gingivitis and molar incisor hypomineralisation are three of the main reasons our little ones pay visits to the paediatric dentist. Tooth decay in children up to 12 years is one of the most prevalent non-transmissible infectious diseases and is a public health problem affecting more than 40% of children.

This past June, Aula DENTAID, the company’s training area, closed the month having delivered 20-some training sessions entitled “An Update in Paediatric Dentistry: How to prevent oral disease from childhood through adolescence”, with participation by over 1,500 professionals from cities all across Spain.

These courses focused on discovering the characteristics of the oral cavity throughout the different stages of a child’s growth and the dental care potentially needed during each of these stages. Some fundamental differences existing with regard to a child patient’s dental treatment compared to that of an adult patient were also explained, with a special emphasis on managing a child’s behaviour in the dental office.

Dr Xavier Calvo, DDS, Periodontist and Medical Advisor at DENTAID points out that “ineffective care of baby teeth leads to sequelae in permanent teeth, as these may erupt with caries and be affected by a greater risk of gingivitis in surrounding tissues due to tooth malposition, ultimately causing unnecessary pain and discomfort for children”.

Recommendations for children’s oral hygiene

Children’s oral hygiene must begin from the birth, by first cleaning the gums and then the teeth as soon as they first emerge, with specific products. The first check-up with a paediatric dentist is advised before a baby’s first birthday, and it is recommended to visit this specialist once a year, or more often, if needed.

More information on the VITIS children’s product range here:  https://www.dentaid.com/en/vitis

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At EUROPERIO, DENTAID to present 9 research studies conducted in the DENTAID Research Center

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EuroPerio9 took place from June 20 to 23, at the RAI convention centre in Amsterdam. This global scientific meeting point served to announce the latest news regarding periodontal health and its impact on general health. The success of this event was reflected in the nearly 10,000 participants from more than 100 countries around the world who did not want to miss the leading event in the sector.

DENTAID, an expert Oral Health company, presented 9 research studies conducted in the DENTAID Research Center:

  1. An oral communication: Beta lactamase genes and antibiotic multiresistance in amoxicillin resistant isolates obtained from patients with periodontitis.
  2. An oral presentation of a scientific poster focused on the Transcriptome analysis of a 4-coloniser community during biofilm formation.

In addition, seven E-posters were presented. Carried out by investigators from the DENTAID Research Center, some of these studies have been in collaboration with American and European universities or with other research centres.


THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPLETE ORAL HYGIENE: INTERPROXIMAL HYGIENE

DENTAID had a booth in the exhibition area to present its latest innovations, with a special introduction of the Interprox product range to emphasise the importance of interproximal cleaning for achieving 100% complete oral hygiene.

The new Interprox campaign was launched, focusing on disclosing the specific features of the widest range of interproximal brushes developed by oral health professionals for the complete removal of oral biofilm from interproximal spaces.

Over the four days of the meeting, more than 120 sessions were offered by world-renowned experts in periodontology and implant dentistry. Issues also to be addressed include: global responsibility for periodontitis, the role of nutrition and the consequences of obesity on gingival health, the impact of sleep disorders on periodontal health, the role of intestinal microbiota on gum disease, gum diseases that affect the rest of the body and the relationship between periodontitis and diabetes and between periodontitis and cardiovascular disease.

 Studies developed in DENTAID Research Center