Colon Cancer Linked to Mouth Infection, Gum Disease?

An infection from a common type of mouth bacteria can contribute to colorectal cancer, a new study suggests. The bacteria, called Fusobacterium nucleatum, can attach to colon cells and trigger a sequence of changes that can lead to colon cancer, according to the team...

Alzheimer’s disease linked to poor dental health

A study has found that people with poor oral hygiene or gum disease could be at higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s compared with those who have healthy teeth. Researchers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the UK, discovered the presence of...

First smart toothbrush with Bluetooth interface

Beam Technologies, a new enterprise in digital oral healthcare products, has developed the first toothbrush fitted with a Bluetooth interface. The Beam Brush analyzes the user’s oral hygiene habits and reports them to a smartphone application. The new oral...