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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE

Burning Mouth Syndrome is real, but we don't know why
Io9
The symptoms of Burning Mouth Syndrome are pretty much summed up by the name. The cause is still a mystery. So is the fact that the syndrome stops whenever you fall asleep. Imagine the pain in your lips, tongue and gums just after you've swallowed a mouthful of scalding coffee. Now imagine it lasting for years. That's how it feels to have Burning Mouth Syndrome.
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Bacterial link between heart disease and gum disease clarified
Diabetes in Control
A study, published in Infection and Immunity, has clarified the mechanism behind a known link between gum disease and heart disease. Periodontitis, which results in an infection that damages the soft tissue surrounding teeth and the bone supporting the teeth, is commonly caused by Porphyromonas gingivalis. P. gingivalis is a Gram-negative anaerobe that colonizes mouth tissues for lengthy periods of time after initial infection. It is commonly found within the arterial plaques common to heart disease patients.
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The surprising origin of a crucial part of human teeth
Reuters via Business Insider
The origins of the enamel that gives our teeth their bite is no ordinary fish tale. Scientists said Sept. 23 fossil and genetic evidence indicates enamel did not originate in the teeth but in the scales of ancient fish that lived more than 400 million years ago, and only later became a key component in teeth.
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Biomimetic dental prosthesis
ETH Zurich via Phys.org
There are few tougher, more durable structures in nature than teeth or seashells. The secret of these materials lies in their unique fine structure: they are composed of different layers in which numerous micro-platelets are joined together, aligned in identical orientation. Although methods exist that allow material scientists to imitate nacre, it was a challenge to create a material that imitates the entire seashell, with comparable properties and structural complexity.
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Genetics in Dentistry — Navigating the Sea of Genomic Data
American Dental Association
Date: Oct. 28-29
The ADA, in collaboration with the Task Force on Design and Analysis in Oral Health Research, is hosting this meeting about current scientific and clinical issues involved in genetic testing, genetic associations with disease, and the scientific expectations for the use of clinical genetics testing in dentistry. For more information, click here.

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CMS says ICD-10 will happen even if government shuts down
Healthcare IT News
With the clock ticking toward implementation of ICD-10, CMS is letting providers and physicians know that nothing will stop the new codes from becoming the law of the land. CMS Deputy Administrator Dr. Patrick Conway, in fact, said that CMS is ready for ICD-10 even if there is a government shutdown. Claims will be paid, Conway said during a conference call to media Sept. 24.
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WHAT YOUR PATIENTS ARE READING


5 things you didn't know about cavities
The Huffington Post
Yes, we know: you don't always like visiting us. And by "us," I mean "your dentists" — the people who make sure your smile is healthy and big and sparkly. Sure, you love our hygienists: they make your teeth shiny and don't cause you much, if any, discomfort. But then the doctor comes in to evaluate your oral health, and all you can think of is the maniacal dentist from Little Shop of Horrors singing, "I thrill when I drill a bicuspid!"
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What's causing those white spots in your mouth and throat?
Health24
White spots in the mouth are most often a sign of infection, inflammation, trauma, tumor or other diseases resulting from pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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11 unbreakable laws of social media marketing
Business 2 Community
We all know how it is, you get your hands on a social media position, or you start to run some serious social media for your business and pretty soon it's all going very wrong. You don't know what you're doing, and you're making mistakes all over the place. You need direction. You need some rules.
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