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Rheumatoid diseases and filling up the waiting room

Rheumatoid diseases, a subset of arthritis, are associated with poor oral health. Studies show that if you have rheumatoid disease you likely have other chronic diseases, are older, and have dry mouth and…

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The persistence of high dental spending

More studies are showing that a small segment of the community needs medical care on an ongoing basis.  This pattern is called persistent care and it seems to be associated to those with more…

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Crohn’s, Colitis, Cavities and Crowns

As the population ages and science marches on, we are seeing significant connections between chronic diseases. One big one is diabetes and dental decay — diabetes increases the risk of having oral health…

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Floss or Brush First?

Essentially, we don’t know which hygiene procedure should be done first, nor for that matter, whether flossing has any preventive effect on dental decay. Read this quick review by the New York Times…

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1 in 4 American adults have untreated cavities

This (shocking) statistic was recently released by the US CDC. How does this level of under-treatment compare to untreated diabetes or hypertension, 2 other prevalent chronic conditions in America? A study published in…

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Blaming the victim versus looking in the mirror

A new report on early childhood caries in the UK shows how serious this disease really is: •Tooth extraction, mainly under General Anaesthesia (GA), is the main reason for hospital admissions of 5–9…

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Sugar, sweeteners and dental decay

Sugar = dental decay. Or so, that is a common public and professional perception. But sugar is now being replaced by all sorts of sweeteners, both natural and artificial. So what effect do…

Ancient tooth plaque shows surprising use for common weed

Scientists examining dental plaques from prehistoric Sudanese skeletons say that purple nutsedge, today considered one of world’s worst weed, was not always a pest. By:Kate AllenScience and Technology reporter, Published on Wed Jul…

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The role of oral health in cognitive decline (and vice versa)

A recent study in the Journal of the American Dental Association linked a significant decline in word fluency and concentration to loss of teeth. This is not the first study to do so,…

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New device saves loose teeth, jaws damaged by cancer

Periodontitis is a troublesome infection of the gums. When the infection causes the bone adjacent to teeth to break down, the teeth come loose. Mandibular bone can also be damaged by cancer, infections…

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Tooth decay may prohibit growth in children

Tooth decay may be even worse than originally thought.Sadly, dental caries (cavities) in young children is commonly untreated. In addition to causing damage and loss of teeth, a new study has found that…

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12 Genius Uses for Toothpaste

 Here’s a cheap product everybody owns (or should own!) that has a bunch of clever uses around the house: toothpaste. It contains mild abrasives and detergents suspended in a creamy gel that keep…

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Receding Gums: A Major Issue Affecting Oral Health

MISSION, KS – (Family Features) Affecting nearly half of the U.S. population, gum recession is an oral health issue in which the gums have worn away, exposing teeth to damaging, disease-causing bacteria. While…

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Responding To A Silent Epidemic

The #1 Chronic Childhood Disease Pediatric dental disease, more commonly known as severe tooth decay, can lead to malnourishment, anemia, required emergency surgery and life-threatening secondary infections. Severe childhood tooth decay is a…

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Formulated with Edible Clay, New Advanced Gum Healing Mineral Toothpaste Introduced

From Cosmetic Dentistry News It goes without saying that some enterprising marketer will put this material in Play-Doh and plastercine (do they still manufacture plactercine?)… Zion Health, a San Francisco-based company specializing in…

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Cochrane Issues Study on Fluoride Supplements

From Dental IQ December 22, 2011 According to the Cochrane Oral Health Group, fluoride supplements failed to reduce tooth decay in primary teeth, permanent teeth cavity-reduction is dubious and health risks are little…

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