Research is essential in order to identify areas of improvement and the potential of new treatments in dental medicine. Recently published research reveals that non-active middle-aged men could be at increased risk of developing gum disease.
(PRWEB) January 30, 2014
Tariq Drabu, leading dentist and owner of the Langley Dental Practice in Middleton, Manchester, was speaking recently about oral health in middle-aged men. He has been a practising dentist for over 25 years so he has a wealth of experience treating patients of all ages. He was speaking about recently published research which highlights the increased risk of gum disease amongst middle-aged men.
Tariq Drabu is the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and treatment Services for NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. As a leading expert in the field of dental medicine, he values research as a method of improving dental treatments and dental patient care. He said, “Research is essential in order to identify areas of improvement and the potential of new treatments in dental medicine. Recently published research reveals that non-active middle-aged men could be at increased risk of developing gum disease.”
Tariq Drabu, a leading dentist, believes research and development in dental medicine is vital in order to continue effectively treating patients. He was speaking in reference to a recently published article in Denistry Today website. The article can be read in full here.
Tariq Drabu, leading dentist and teacher of dental medicine, went on to say, “Middle-aged men who have a sedentary lifestyle and do not engage in regular exercise could be at increased risk of developing gum disease, the research says. Researchers from The Hanover Medical School, Germany, analyzed information from a sample of 72 men who did not engage in sport or have an active lifestyle. The results indicated that they were at much higher risk of developing gum disease, and other oral health issues, than their younger more active counterparts.”
Tariq Drabu, renowned dentist, went on to say, “We already understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet, and regular exercise. This combination can improve health and prevent the development of serious illnesses like, heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers. Understanding the effects of lifestyle on our oral health is equally important so I welcome this latest research.”
Dentist Tariq Drabu continued by saying, “The report revealed that men with a low BMI and a healthy lifestyle had a 40% lower risk of developing gum disease. This is a significant drop in risk. It is clear that work is required to ensure men in their middle age are informed of the risks to their health if they are not active or living a healthy lifestyle. I will be sharing this news with patients as appropriate. I believe we need to inform the general public about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise, a good diet, and an active life will keep our bodies strong and healthy, and this includes oral health. Just by eating healthily, maintaining good oral health, and by attending the dentist regularly for check-ups, patients can dramatically reduce their risks of developing serious oral problems like tooth decay, tooth loss, gum disease or mouth cancers.”
About Dr Tariq Drabu
Dr Tariq Drabu is a highly experienced and well known Manchester dentist and GDC registrant. He is accredited as a Specialist in Oral Surgery by the General Dental Council. Dr Tariq Drabu practices at his Langley Dental Practice in Manchester. Dr Drabu is a leading name in dentistry, with more than 25 years’ experience in both general practice and hospital dentistry. Dr Tariq Drabu is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. He is a specialist staff member at The UCLan Dental Clinic in Preston.