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Gum disease treatment may help diabetes
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Treating serious gum disease in diabetics can help to lower their blood sugar levels, a new study has found. Edinburgh University scientists have found reducing gum inflammation in people with diabetes can help minimize complications with the condition. It is thought when bacteria infect the mouth causing inflammation the chemical changes reduce effectiveness of insulin and raise the levels of blood sugar. More



Senate committee supports dental programs
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The Senate Budget Committee's budget resolution would increase funding for some programs affecting dentistry, including health professions training, community health centers and the National Institutes of Health, according to the Academy of General Dentistry. The committee's resolution doesn't have the force of law, but it serves as guidelines for other committees as they draft legislation on appropriations, taxes and authorizations, AGD said. (May require free registration to view article.) More

Periodontal maintenance -- kicking it up a notch
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Mary, a baby boomer, presents for supportive periodontal therapy (periodontal maintenance), but you notice she's about three months overdue. After updating her health history, you ask her why it's been six months since you last saw her, especially because she has a history of severe chronic periodontitis and osseous surgery with a local periodontist. She's no longer alternating with the periodontist and has a good relationship with your long-term hygienist. More

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Dentist, assistant arraigned on official misconduct charges
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Dr. Kenneth Webb, who formerly worked for the Macon County Health Department's dental clinic, and Tamara Younker, a dental assistant who worked with him, were arraigned on 16 counts of official misconduct. Webb and Younker were arrested April 5 after a police investigation showed Younker had performed many tasks without a dental license, including extracting teeth and administering anesthetics. She worked under the supervision of Webb while he was the director of the department's dental clinic. More

Man takes dental surgery quest to legislature
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A Saskatchewan, Canada, man who says he needs $14,000 worth of reconstructive dental surgery but can't get the province to pay for it took his case to the legislature. Prince Albert resident Dale Regel said the removal of a tumor from his jaw last summer left him in need of dental implants. "The tumor was growing and forcing my teeth out of the lower part of my jaw," he said. More



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Dental implants failure, rejection reasons
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While rare, sometimes dental implants failure can occur in some instances. There are a number of different reasons that dental implant rejection or failure can happen. By understanding the cited causes for dental implant failure, you can make a better decision as to whether dental implants are right for you and your needs. When it comes to dental implant failure, there is a higher risk of dental implant failure in the upper jaw. More

Older adults risk periodontal disease, dental decay
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It's no secret that the older adult population in this country and around the world is growing and changing. The proportion of Americans older than age 65 is expected to more than double from 2000 to 2030. Older adults currently account for more than 12 percent of the U.S. population but account for a much higher proportion of my time spent delivering dental treatment. Why are older adults at such a high risk for dental problems? More

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Keep your fallen teeth for daddy's implant
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Baby teeth after having fallen out can be more than a gift for the tooth fairy. A group of dentists have developed a way to process the loose teeth into material for alveolar bone transplantation, a foundational procedure for a dental implant. The material could be used for operations on not only the tooth owner but also family members, they said. Medical experts said the method will open a new era for older people whose original teeth are falling out. More

Olive oil, chewing gum, green tea prevent plaque buildup
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Green tea, red wine and cranberry juice contain substances called polyphenols that reduce plaque-formation and stop cavity-causing bacteria from sticking to teeth. Trials at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that drinks such as cranberry juice may help wash away up to 50 percent more cavity-causing bacteria from the mouth. Polyphenols also can help prevent oral bacteria from producing acids that dissolve tooth enamel. More

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US government announces Oral Health Initiative 2010
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To the crowd of public health professionals who spend their days working to get oral health services to the underserved, the sound of high-ranking federal officials expounding upon the importance of getting poor children into dental chairs was a reason to cheer. Declaring "oral health is integral to overall health," Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H., assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, recently unveiled the HHS Oral Health Initiative 2010. (May require free registration to view article.) More

J&J hires Neil Patrick Harris to narrate Listerine 'documentary'
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J&J's McNeil division recruited actor Neil Patrick Harris to narrate a three-minute online documentary on the history and uses of Listerine. An outshoot of the brand's "Deepest Clean" TV campaign, it's a genre-bender -- part informational video, part gross-out and part horror movie. In a behind-the-scenes clip, Harris snarks that after learning how overrun with bacteria our mouths are, he'll swish "two, maybe seven times a day." More


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