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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE
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Tooth loss could be associated with lower cognitive function
Dental Tribune
U.S. researchers who investigated the extent to which oral health is associated with cognitive status have found that that tooth loss and periodontitis may be linked to lower cognitive function in middle-aged adults. In the study, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill analyzed data measuring cognitive function in 11,097 participants ages 45-64 from 1996 through 1998 according to tests of delayed word recall, digit-symbol substitution and word fluency.
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Bleaching can affect oral health-related quality of life
DrBicuspid.com
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in dentistry today. But a new study has found that although it has a positive impact on patients' quality of life — for instance they smile more without embarrassment — it also has downsides, such as difficulty in brushing teeth and pain resulting from treatment. (May require free registration to view article.)
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Nuts bad for oral health
Outside
Paleo dieters, be warned. Nuts and acorns severely diminished the oral health of early humans, according to researchers at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists. The study collected evidence about hunter-gatherers who roamed northern Africa 15,000 years ago, and concluded that nuts helped their survival but led to tooth decay and bad breath among more than half the population.
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Study links dental problems in kids to bullying
DrBicuspid.com
Adolescents are often teased and bullied if they have missing, misshaped, or discolored teeth, according to a new study in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. The study, which was conducted among sixth-grade students (ages 11 to 12) in Amman, Jordan, found a significant prevalence of bullying in school was due to the children's dental or facial appearance. (May require free registration to view article.)
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The safety of dental sedation in question
DentistryIQ
Dentists who offer sedation in their offices may welcome a host of new patients in desperate need of care. Patients are rewarded with good oral health, and dentists are rewarded with a new niche for their practices. But how much risk comes along with the reward?
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Scrape your tongue and discover a new world of oral health
Westman Journal
Adopt a brand-new health practice this year and take up the ancient art of tongue scraping. Admittedly, the term "tongue scraping" doesn't sound appealing, but this modern western trend is the newest way to clean your mouth, remove toxic buildup, keep breath fresh and prevent the accumulation of food debris, fungi and dead cells. All of these reasons are why tongue scraping should be your No. 1 new year's resolution.
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Help! I have halitosis!
U.S. News & World Report
Selling your strengths in a job interview. Whispering a secret. Leaning in for a kiss. What could make these moments mortifying for you and unbearable for the other person? Two words: bad breath. Hopefully by now someone has informed you (gently) of your halitosis, or — even better — you figured it out yourself. If so, it's time to take action. And that doesn't mean forming an addiction to mints or downing mouthwash by the liter. Finding out the exact cause of halitosis will help you overcome it most efficiently.
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Stress can impact oral health
Deccan Chronicle
Long-term stress can have significant impact on one's oral health, an aspect that has come to light due to the increasing incidence of gum diseases, tooth decay and also foul breath. Teeth are the strongest parts of the body, but changing lifestyles have shown that they too are becoming more and more vulnerable.
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Special needs kid: 10 simple solutions for healthy teeth
Fox News
If your child has autism, a developmental delay or a disability, you know that brushing, flossing, and dentist visits can be really challenging. Yet, oral hygiene is crucial, especially because studies show special needs children are more likely than typical kids to have cavities and other dental problems.
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Scientists: New approach could 'trick' MRSA into being less deadly
Surgical Restorative
Researchers from the University of Bath are calling for a new approach to treat the most toxic form of MRSA, which could improve the chances for people who have contracted the infection. With community-associated MRSA posing significant health risks and currently causing huge problems in particular in the U.S., a paper out recently presents new findings into how the infection responds to antibiotic treatment.
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Study: Carefully consider implants vs. endodontic treatment
DrBicuspid.com
The introduction of dental implants has proved to be a pivotal technology in dentistry. In a profession that strives to help patients keep their dentition, the point when it becomes necessary to opt for dental implants is a judgment call. Now, a new critical review published in the Journal of Dental Research comparing the long-term survival of implants and teeth that have been treated endodontically can help clinicians gain perspective on the two options. (May require free registration to view article.)
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Young athletes have better oral health status
Dental Tribune
According to a study on oral hygiene and dietary habits that was conducted among Finnish adolescents, young athletes have better oral health than other people of the same age who do not play sport on a regular basis. For instance, the study showed that the athletes brushed their teeth more frequently.

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Dentists say you need to floss. Science says you don't.
Forbes
While working as a research fellow at the Primate Research Institute at the University of Kyoto in Japan, French ethologist Jean-Baptiste Leca witnessed a sight that would prompt a toothy smile from any dentist.

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Keeping your primary-care dentist honest
The Hill
Partisan divides have further split an already-polarized electorate and specific policy differences have made consensus impossible on almost every issue in and around the healthcare debate. Almost.

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GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY
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Improvements needed to preventive dental care in the US
Medical News Today
The uptake rate of preventative dental care increased over a 10-year period in the United States, but there remains a large disparity among ethnic groups, reports one of the largest and most comprehensive studies on the subject, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Public Health.
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Dental coverage deciphered, and the latest on sign-up deadlines
NPR
New Year's Day marked the halfway point to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for coverage this year. And after a dismal start, things seem to be going a lot better on the HealthCare.gov website. Federal officials say more than 1 million people enrolled in coverage by the Christmas Eve deadline for coverage that began Jan. 1.
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ADA House resolution urges dental lab registration
American Dental Association
The American Dental Association is urging all state dental boards to register U.S. dental laboratories to enhance patient health and safety. The ADA Council on Dental Practice submitted House of Delegates Resolution 52H-2013 in response to a directive to take steps to ensure the continued high quality of prosthetic services.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Keeping your primary-care dentist honest (The Hill)
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Basic care for periodontal disease may not be enough for patients with diabetes (DentistryIQ)
World's 1st connected toothbrush will keep cavities away (Mashable)
The commodore, the toothache court-martial, and 'Moby Dick' (DrBicuspid.com)

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