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Oral bacteria create a 'fingerprint' in your mouth
The Ohio State University
The bacteria in the human mouth — particularly those nestled under the gums — are as powerful as a fingerprint at identifying a person's ethnicity, new research shows. Scientists identified a total of almost 400 different species of microbes in the mouths of 100 study participants belonging to four ethnic affiliations: non-Hispanic blacks, whites, Chinese and Latinos.
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Studies show magnesium reduces chronic inflammation, the cause of most chronic disease
PR Newswire via Digital Journal
Many doctors and research scientists now believe that most chronic diseases may have the same root cause: inflammation. Chronic low-grade inflammation has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and even cancer. In a recent study published in the Lancet, researchers concluded that inflammation inside arterial walls could explain why many people with normal or even ideal cholesterol levels suffer heart attacks or strokes, while others with very high cholesterol never develop heart disease.
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Self-report questions may help predict periodontitis
DentistryIQ
The use of self-report questions may help predict the prevalence of periodontitis in U.S. adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Periodontology. A clinical research report recently published in the Journal of Dental Research found that self-reported measures performed well in forecasting periodontitis in a representative sample of the U.S. adult population.
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Burning mouth syndrome is often difficult to diagnose
Case Western Reserve University via ScienceDaily
Oral pain that feels like a scalded mouth and can last for months has baffled dental researchers since the 1970s, when burning oral sensations were linked to mucosal, periodontal and restorative disorders and mental or emotional causes.
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4 things to consider when dealing with dental patients who are being treated for breast cancer
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Personalized medicine in dentistry
Inside Dentistry
The field of personalized medicine, which relies on both genetic and clinical patient characteristics to deliver individualized treatment, seems poised to revolutionize all areas of healthcare. With more sophisticated testing methods, advances in pharmacogenetics and a savvier patient population, the opportunity exists to deliver unprecedented levels of personalized patient care.
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Living with diabetes? Watch your mouth!
Scoop San Diego
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with diabetes are two times more likely to develop gum disease. In fact, about one-third of people with diabetes have severe gum disease. Why are those with diabetes more vulnerable to gum disease?
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Take care of your teeth
Lima News
Money and fear. They are the two biggest reasons dental professionals hear about why someone has not been to the dentist. However, skipping those regular checkups and cleanings, not giving your mouth and teeth a daily routine and heading to the dentist only when something hurts is the equivalent of healthcare by emergency room: More expensive and greater health implications in the long run.
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Ouch! Dental implant ends up in woman's sinus
LiveScience
A 57-year-old woman in Italy who went to the doctor with inflamed sinuses and facial pain had an unusual diagnosis: a dental implant in the sinus.
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Personalized medicine in dentistry
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The field of personalized medicine, which relies on both genetic and clinical patient characteristics to deliver individualized treatment, seems poised to revolutionize all areas of healthcare.

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Why is Miley Cyrus' tongue white?
Slate
Miley Cyrus' tongue has appeared on stages, magazine covers, social media feeds, and red carpets. As a cultural touchstone, this band of flesh waggles with enough conflicting meanings and interpretations to make a grad student in anthropology salivate — but before we even start that conversation, can we just confirm that Miley's not dying of rabies?

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Dentists say you need to floss. Science says you don't.
Forbes
While working as a research fellow at the Primate Research Institute at the University of Kyoto in Japan, French ethologist Jean-Baptiste Leca witnessed a sight that would prompt a toothy smile from any dentist.

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Q&A: Dentist reveals worst candy for your child's teeth
The Boston Globe
Dr. Linda Vidone is a dentist in Brookline and the dental director for Delta Dental of Massachusetts. She reveals the worst sweets for your child's teeth just in time for Halloween. The Boston Globe ask her whether it's realistic for kids to avoid candy on Halloween, how parents can help protect kids' teeth, and what she gives out to trick-or-treaters on the big night. Also, The Globe give you the breakdown on five types of treats and what they do to your teeth — and what percentage of kids eat each on Halloween.
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