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14 unhealthy ways to save time
Prevention
It's no secret that leading a healthy lifestyle often feels like it takes more time than most of us have. So found a survey by the American Public Health Association in which 34 percent of adults said they were too busy to fit in things they knew were good for them, like eating right and exercising regularly.
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What your dentist wants you to do
WebMD
You probably don't often think of dentistry and sports in the same breath, but Oakland, Calif.-based dentist Dr. Eric Yabu certainly does. Yabu does double duty as team dentist for the sports medicine program at the University of California, Berkeley, where he's tasked with making custom mouthguards for the athletes as well as providing emergency care. Away from the playing field, Yabu, who is also an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco, sees patients of all ages and walks of life.
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Periodontal disease: What you need to know
Dental Health Magazine
Periodontal disease is a very dangerous bacterial infection of the gums. If left untreated it can lead to permanent tooth loss, lung disease complications, heart issues, and plenty more. According to health statistics, there are currently 35.8 million Americans affected by some form of gum disease. If it is gingivitis you are struggling with, this is only a mild form of periodontal disease and if you don't treat the problem, sooner or later more complex issues will surface.
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Dental hygiene especially important for mothers-to-be
WJLA-TV
Diana Velazquez thought skipping her biannual trip to the dentist wasn't a big deal, that is, until she became pregnant. When she found out an increase in oral decay and gum disease could lead to pre-term labor, though, the priority of getting her pearly whites looked went up.
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Hairy health signals you should know
The Gainesville Sun
Two new reports link male pattern baldness with higher odds for heart disease and prostate cancer. Those aren't the only hairdo and health connections sprouting in the news. Blondes, redheads and young silver foxes: You're on the list, too, but don't wig out just yet!
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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE
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Coffee can decrease tooth decay
WebDental
Statistics show that 54 percent of Americans drink coffee daily. Some of these people know the benefits of coffee while others don't. Some only drink to boost their energy levels without caring about any other benefits or risks. Coffee has numerous health benefits.
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Study: Asians at greater risk of periodontal disease
Dental Tribune International
Ethnicity has long been thought to play a role in the susceptibility of patients to gingival recession. A new study from the U.S. has now offered new evidence for the clinical assumption that Asians are more prone to attachment loss owing to their unique dental and gingival morphology.
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Dental trauma: A hygiene student's case study
DentistryIQ
Tooth avulsion is among the most common and serious of dental injuries. According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, it is defined as "the complete displacement of a tooth out of its socket." It is responsible for up to 16 percent of all dental injuries in the permanent dentition.
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Fluoride reduces the ability of decay-causing bacteria to stick
Medical News Today
In an advance toward solving a 50-year-old mystery, scientists are reporting new evidence on how the fluoride in drinking water, toothpastes, mouth rinses and other oral-care products prevents tooth decay. Their report appears in the journal Langumir.
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Study: Oral health awareness 'suboptimal' in teens with diabetes
DrBicuspid.com
Educating adolescent patients with diabetes about oral hygiene can go a long way toward improving their overall health, according to a study presented at the recent International Association for Dental Research meeting in Seattle. The researchers found that less than half of the adolescents with type 1 diabetes in their study strongly agreed that taking care of their gums is as important as taking care of their medical health. (May require free registration to view article.)
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DENTAL INDUSTRY NEWS
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Replacing a dental crown
The New York Times
Q: Is it advisable to replace 30-year-old dental crowns after age 60 to avoid more serious problems and replacements in later years? When crowns and fillings are replaced with newer, synthetic materials, should the patient be reimbursed by the dentist for value of gold?
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Inflammation of the gingiva: The other reasons besides the obvious
Surgical Restorative
Gingival inflammation is usually attributed to bacterial-induced gingivitis and/or periodontitis. Although bleeding is most often caused by this etiology, there can be other systemic issues at work. The most common of these entities are the diseases listed under the category desquamative gingivitis.
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Using technology to maintain a personal touch with dental patients
DentistryIQ
With the ever-growing competition in the field of dentistry, people have many more dentists from which to choose. The online information explosion ensures that every potential patient is fairly well-informed. Despite technology, many patients find it very important whether or not their dentist is able to maintain a personal touch with them despite a busy schedule.

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A new tool in the fight against peri-implant disease
Surgical Restorative
Peri-implant disease has been defined as an inflammatory process affecting the hard and/or soft tissues surrounding an implant in function. Peri-implant diseases can be broken down further into two entities: peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.

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How dirty is your toothbrush? Answer: Not as much as you think
NBC News
It's common wisdom as old as your grandmother: After a child has had strep throat, flu or some other similar infection, it's important to throw away that contaminated old toothbrush and get a new one. But a new study challenges this assumption.

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Emotional intelligence key to dental student performance
DrBicuspid.com
IQ directly relates to how students perform on tests in the first two years of dental school, but emotional intelligence trumps IQ in how well dental students work with patients, according to researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and Weatherhead School of Management. (May require free registration to view article.)
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Dental students can use X-rays to screen for osteoporosis
DrBicuspid.com
Should dental schools consider teaching dental students how to evaluate patient X-rays for signs of osteoporosis? Yes, according to a study in the Journal of Dental Education. (May require free registration to view article.)
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100 tips from 100 practice management experts in 100 words or less
DentistryIQ
DentistryIQ contacted 100 dental practice experts to find out what the most important elements are in running a dental practice. Though a wide array of tips were received, some topics were consistent: leadership, communication and teamwork. But do you know how to spot fraud when it's happening in your practice or how to hire the right person for your office?
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3-D printing: Taking dental work to the next level
Modern Practice
Three-dimensional printing is something that recently has experienced a sudden increase in popularity and can immensely help bring your practice to the next level. The printing process incorporates making a 3-D solid object in almost any shape imaginable from a digital model through the use of advanced digital technology. The additive manufacturing process involved generates objects through a sequential layering process.
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Using color in the dental office
Dental Economics
It is not unusual for dentists to ask, "What is the best color scheme for a dental office?" The answer isn't as "cookbook" as you might want it to be. Even so, here are some ideas on what makes color selection successful.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    How dirty is your toothbrush? Answer: Not as much as you think (NBC News)
New reports confirm perio-systemic connection, outline clinical recommendations (Dentistry Today)
How to build trust with your dental patients (Hint: Do it before offering your services) (DentistryIQ)
Links between nutrition and oral health: Updated position of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (Targeted News Service via DentistryIQ)
The dentapist (The Huffington Post)
Oral health and pregnancy (The New York Times)

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