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The link between bone disease and oral health
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Have you taken a close look at your teeth lately? Can they tell you more about your overall health than you might realize? While regular flossing and brushing are great practices to employ, if you take a closer look at your teeth, they may have a hidden message for you. Studies have shown that periodontal disease affects nearly 80 percent of both men and women in the United States. This is a chronic infection that targets the gums and the bones supporting the teeth. Bacteria, coupled with the body's own immune system, can begin to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold the teeth in place. As such, the teeth will soon become loose, fall out, or have to be removed. More



Don't let gum disease go to your head
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The fate of your brain may hang by a thread. Not the one unraveling on your shirt collar. Thread, as in a few inches of dental floss. Waxed, plain, flat, round, minty, cinnamon? It doesn't matter. Just use the stuff once a day. You know flossing is a great defense against gum disease and inflammation. Now, new evidence connects your brain and floss — a recent study revealed that gum disease is a big risk factor for Alzheimer's and memory glitches. More

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Gender plays a role in risk for certain oral diseases
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Although both dentistry and anthropology often characterize oral disease risks in behavioral terms, two recent studies indicate that a complex mix of both biological and cultural factors can determine increased risks of caries for women and destructive periodontal disease for men. John Lukacs, Ph.D., a professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon, believes that more than behavioral factors are at play. (May require free registration to view article.) More

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Safely and naturally prevent and eliminate dangerous gum disease
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Many people believe that the worst things about gum disease are bad breath and the possibility of losing their teeth. However, gum disease can result in far worse problems. For example, people with gum disease are three times more likely to have heart problems and twice as likely to have a stroke compared to people that have healthy gums. Gum disease may also worsen respiratory problems such as chronic bronchitis, and most recently has even been linked to a higher risk for cancer. More



Foodies, have you ever thought about oral health?
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Blueberry cheese cake, chocolate ice cream, ladoos, mithai…can't resist these mouth-watering sweets? For so many of us food is life, but if you want to keep enjoying food all your life, then you have to care for your teeth. Brushing twice a day is where it starts but there is more you need to do and this short guide to oral health can help you enjoy all your favorite foods for a long time to come. More

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A new level of customer service
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In the last 20 years, dental research has led to a proliferation of new materials, equipment, technologies, and services. This has allowed dentists to provide broader and better care than ever before, with an array of options at their fingertips to offer patients. No longer restricted to a limited set of services, dental practices today can offer highly customized care for each patient as a result of continuing breakthroughs in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, efficiency, and pain control. More

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Technology in practice: Its impact on dentists, patients, and the profession
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The future potential of the dental profession is endless. Broadening the horizons are discoveries and technological advancements that can be applied to everything from diagnostics to impression taking, restoration design and fabrication to 3-D imaging, and beyond. However, maximizing the benefits of today's innovations for dentistry requires clinicians to be knowledgeable about what's available, what's possible, and how to best apply it in clinical — or laboratory — practice. More

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Small business SEO: 10 ways to optimize an online newsroom
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Too often, the newsroom on a small business website — if there even is one — is a graveyard for old press releases. But a dynamic online newsroom can be an effective tool for reaching new and existing customers — helping your business be seen as a leader in its field; enhancing the perception of your company's integrity; increasing traffic to your site; and boosting your search engine rankings, among other benefits. More

The role of power toothbrushes in preventing implant failure
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As "masters" of co-discovery with our patients and partners in co-therapy with our dentists, it is our professional responsibility to understand and embrace implant technology and maintenance. Our position of influence in our profession will increase dramatically when we feel confident to address the clinical and maintenance questions posed by our patients. It has been said that "the most valuable asset we possess is our smile," which defines us and provides us with our identity. Quite frankly, the beauty of our smiles can either boost or crush our self-esteem and confidence. Why else would our population spend billions of dollars a year on cosmetic and implant dentistry? More

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Small businesses skip the health care tax credit
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Sales are off by 20 percent this year at Image Computer, which repairs printers in suburban Detroit, Mich. So President Steve Olis is worried about whether he can continue paying the $71,000 a year it costs him to provide health insurance for his employees. The Obama Administration's answer for Olis and other small-business owners — a tax credit of as much as 35 percent of the insurance premiums they pay for employee medical coverage, a signature part of the health-care reform bill signed into law earlier this year. More


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