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Dissecting the link between oral health and cardiovascular health
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Recently, the American Heart Association issued a statement on the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. The statement concluded that while there is no causal relationship, periodontal disease and heart disease are independently associated. However, press coverage surrounding the statement's publication discounted this association, and distorted the picture of what was really happening. More



Tennessee's dental health among worst
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The dental health care for Tennesseans ranks among the worst in the nation, which has sent more patients to the emergency room and caused more adults to lose teeth to decay and disease. A Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed the number of people who visited a dental clinic or a dentist dropped nearly 10 percent between 2005 and 2010. More

Pufferfish at the 'beak' of evolution: Why humans don't continuously replace their teeth
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Prickly pufferfish could hold the key to why humans do not continually replace their teeth and may lead to advances in dental therapies. New research focusing on tooth development in the deadly fish — unchanged through evolution — shows that after the first generation of teeth the program for continued tooth replacement modifies to form a distinctive and unusual 'parrot like' beak. More

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Periodontal disease and heart disease: When headlines collide
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VideoBriefDr. Marjorie Jeffcoat is coming to you from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. This month, she discusses a timely topic, "When Headlines Collide." (May require registration to view article.) More



Brushing up on the cost of dental insurance
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Dental insurance premiums can be more expensive than simply paying out of your own pocket for routine checkups and cleanings. So if you're one of the millions of Americans with no dental coverage, is a policy for your pearly whites worth the cost? The answer may depend on whether you expect to face aching bills for your teeth. More

Severe gum disease, impotence may be linked
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Men with severe gum disease, known as periodontitis, are at greater risk for impotence, according to a new study that finds young men and the elderly at particular risk. The researchers from Taiwan used data from a large study to identify almost 33,000 men with erectile dysfunction and randomly selected about 162,000 men without this condition. More

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Why your dental plaque is valuable
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VideoBriefHave you ever wondered what is inside your dental plaque? Probably not. But this question is now being asked not only by dentists, but also by archaeologists. As a molecular archaeologist, Christina Warinner researches the origins and evolution of human disease by conducting genetic research on the skeletal and mummified remains of ancient peoples. More


Suturing Techniques in Oral Surgery


Proper management of soft tissues in periodontal and implant surgery requires a comprehensive understanding of wound healing and suturing to achieve esthetic treatment outcomes. MORE


Study: High-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory
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Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, have demonstrated how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning, as well as how omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the disruption. The study, published in the Journal of Physiology, is the first to uncover how the sweetener influences the brain, the researchers noted in a press release. More

Biomaterial speeds up dental implant healing process
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When someone goes through a traumatic dental injury, and the tooth cannot be saved, dental implant treatment is required. Even though the dental implants technology has advanced a lot over the past few years, tissue healing is still a questionable part of the entire treatment. Some people require up to 3 months until the tissue heals nicely, while some might take even up to one year to heal properly. More

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Open wide and say aaaargh
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Say cheese. But just remember that when you bare those pearly whites to the world, you might actually be revealing more than you would like. That's because the mouth is increasingly seen as a window to our general health. Open wide and you don't just flash your fillings and that missing molar at the back that you never quite got around to replacing. You could be indicating the first signs of anything from pneumonia and meningitis to mouth cancer. More
 
 

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