Tariq Drabu Praises Research Linking Poor Oral Health to Rheumatoid Arthritis

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(PRWEB) March 11, 2014

Tariq Drabu is a well-known dentist. He is the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice in Middleton, Manchester. He is also Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and treatment Services for NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. As a well-known dentist and a highly respected professional he is always interested in the latest scientific research and studies. He has also dedicated a large portion of his time to teaching postgraduate students of dentistry and he often shares news of the latest research with them.

Tariq Drabu, the top dentist, was speaking in reference to an article recently published in the Denistry Today website. The article, which can be read here in full, discusses a new study which has revealed a link between poor oral health and rheumatoid arthritis. The study was undertaken by a team of researchers from the University of Louisville.

Tariq Drabu, leading dentist, said, “The study sought to determine whether poor oral health increased the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. The study looked specifically at an enzyme which is present when an individual has developed gum disease. I believe that any study which shows the negative health implications of gum disease is important work. We must be aware of all the dangers so we can properly inform our patients of the risks. My hope is that as each new research study is completed, the results revealed can be used to prevent further instances of disease, and to encourage more people to follow a healthy oral health regime.”

Tariq Drabu is a well-known dentist. He is also highly respected as a teacher of postgraduate students who value his professional opinion. He believes that staying abreast of the latest developments in research and development helps him to give his students the very latest information, as well as helping him provide the highest levels of care to his patients.

Tariq Drabu is a highly sought after dentist and his practice is consistently busy. He explained more about the research study and why it is of interest to him, “I like to stay up to date with all the latest research. Although my practice and teaching keep me very busy, I always make sure I have time each week to read about new research. I think it is an important part of my own continued development as a practising family dentist and as a teacher. The results of this study indicate that the presence of the enzyme, peptidylarginine deiminanse, could be associated with rheumatoid arthritis. This is not the first study to highlight this link, and so I believe these new results confirm the earlier findings.”

Tariq Drabu, the leading dentist closed by saying, “I understand that further studies are planned, and I welcome these. The more we can find out about the harmful effects and risks associated with gum disease, the better equipped we will be to fight them. There is no doubt in my mind that further research will be invaluable to the dental and medical professions.”

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.







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Tariq Drabu Welcomes New Research About the Effects of Dairy Foods on Oral Health

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(PRWEB) February 14, 2014

Tariq Drabu is the renowned dentist and owner of the popular Langley Dental Practice in Middleton, Manchester. He is also the highly respected Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and treatment Services for NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale.

Tariq Drabu, top dentist was speaking recently in reference to an article published by The Medical News Today website, in the dental news section. The article can be read here in full.

Tariq Drabu, dentist in Manchester said, “It is well known and widely understood that dairy products are good for us and are part of a healthy balanced diet. Dairy products are particularly important for good healthy bone and teeth development. However, very little research has been done on how dairy foods affect our oral health. I welcome this recent research and will be studying it further in depth.”

The new research study was originally published in the May/June 2013 issue of the respected journal, General Dentistry. The research results indicate that dairy foods could help to protect our teeth against decay resulting in cavities.

Tariq Drabu, leading dentist spoke more about the research study’s results, saying, “The study was conducted using a sample of 68 young people aged between 12 and 15 years old. Researchers took a close look at the levels of plaque that could be detected in the subjects’ mouths before and after they had consumed a variety of cheese, milk and sugar-free yoghurt. As most dentists will know, it is the low ph. foods that produce an increase in risk of tooth decay and the development of cavities. The research found that although there was no change in the mouth ph. for subjects who consumed yoghurt or milk, the subjects who ate cheese were found to have a much higher ph. suggesting that cheese has anti-cavity properties.”

Tariq Drabu, dentist, went on to say, “While I welcome this interesting and helpful research, I also think it is important to point out that the best way to avoid tooth decay, or the development of other oral diseases, is to practice careful diet control with respect to the intake of sugar and it’s frequency as well as good oral hygiene. This is especially true for young people whose teeth are still developing. It is vital that they follow a regular routine of card with their diet and good oral hygiene practice to ensure they have good oral health in later life. I believe this research forms an important part of our understanding of how food affects our teeth and oral health. But equally, we must always ensure patients understand that all foods can cause tooth decay if regular brushing is not practised.”

He closed by saying, “The research shows that dairy foods are good for our health, our teeth and in protecting against cavities. I have always been an advocate of encouraging patients to eat a varied and healthy diet. Dairy products make up part of a balanced diet, and certain dairy foods will provide consumers with a much better option than high-sugar snacks and beverages which are extremely harmful to teeth and gums.”

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.