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April is National Facial Protection Awareness Month

Although it may be more appealing (and mouth-watering) to talk about National Donut Month or National Ice Cream Month, April marks another area where awareness is important. It's National Facial Protection Awareness Month. Woo-hoo! OK, maybe not woo-hoo, but facial protection...

source: Tammy Adams
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Researchers at the University of Washington say they have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities. The new biogenic dental products can, in theory, rebuild teeth and cure cavities without costly and uncomfortable...

source: Dentistry Today

Inequalities in dental health are most evident in 3-6 year old children, according to a thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy. Preschoolers in socioeconomically disadvantaged families had a more than four times higher risk of tooth decay compared...

source: University of Gothenburg via Medical Xpress

Immigrants to the United States who are not citizens are more likely to have worse oral health compared to natives and naturalized citizens, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The study, conducted by a team of researchers...

source: Journalist's Resource

Brushing regularly is considered vital for healthy teeth and gums, but dental experts warn that you can overdo a good thing. Known as “toothbrush abrasion,” overbrushing can lead to sensitive teeth and receding gums. Vigorous brushing can wear down the enamel...

source: Sioux City Journal

Dr. Robert H. Shmerling writes: "For me, it's been one of the more surprising observations in recent years: study after study has shown that people who have poor oral health (such as gum disease or tooth loss) have higher rates of cardiovascular problems such as heart attack...

source: Harvard Health

The answer to why patients do not understand the importance of disclosing medical information is because most patients simply do not know that many medications and systemic diseases have oral manifestations. They honestly do not think it is relevant to their treatment.

source: Today's RDH

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