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Early exposure to bisphenol A might damage tooth enamel
ScienceDaily
Analysis of teeth of rats exposed to bisphenol A showed numerous characteristics in common with a tooth enamel pathology known as MIH (molar incisor hypomineralisation) that selectively affects first molars and permanent incisors. This enamel pathology is found in roughly 18 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 8.
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4 billion worldwide have major tooth decay; medical advances to blame?
Medical Daily
In a curious twist of irony, the global figures for tooth decay are rising dramatically due to modern advances in prolonging overall tooth health. Professor Wagner Marcenes, professor of oral epidemiology at Queen Mary, University of London, led a team of researchers in discovering the startling statistic that over half of the world's population — 3.9 billion people — suffers from major untreated dental problems.
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Cheese and dairy products may prevent cavities
Medical News Today
Consuming dairy products is vital to maintaining good overall health, and it's especially important to bone health. But there has been little research about how dairy products affect oral health in particular. However, according to a new study published in the May/June 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, consuming cheese and other dairy products may help protect teeth against cavities.
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Study demonstrates value of genetics in preventing periodontal disease
The Herald
Interleukin Genetics, Inc. has announced the online publication of the research study "Patient Stratification for Preventive Dental Care" in Journal of Dental Research. The study provides new insights into the prevention of periodontitis and the opportunity for significant advancement in the delivery of personalized, preventive dental care.
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No guts, no glory, no teeth
The Sudbury Star
A dentist of 23 years, Mary Ann Majic has seen fewer injuries to the mouth since athletes in most sports began wearing mouthguards to play.

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ASD, USOC to partner for Olympic athletes
ASD
The Academy for Sports Dentistry is pleased to announce our involvement with the United States Olympic Committee Volunteer Dentist Participation Program. The program is eligible to roughly 1,000 Team USA athletes who reside and train throughout the USA.

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Digital dentures
CNN
In a video news story, HLN's Susan Hendricks tells us that new dental technology means people can now get dentures that fit precisely.

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Annual dental cleaning may be enough for some
HealthDay News via KTBC-TV
VideoBriefFor many people, once-a-year dental cleaning may be enough to prevent gum disease that leads to tooth loss, according to a new study. "Twice-yearly cleanings have been recommended for over 50 years without supporting evidence," study author William Giannobile, a professor of dentistry and biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, said in a university news release.
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Sports medicine event in North Carolina aims to inform coaches
Gaston Gazette
Coaches for Gaston County Schools will have a chance to learn more about injuries, injury prevention and other sports medicine matters in an event organized by the school system’s physical therapy partners.
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The changing wisdom on wisdom teeth
USA Today
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, often are misaligned and impacted – fully or partly stuck below the gum line – because they emerge late, at ages 17 to 25, after the jaw has stopped growing and other teeth have filled the mouth. But parents, teens and young adults can expect a more nuanced message these days.
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Is dentistry ready to get more personal?
DrBicuspid.com
The next paradigm for dental healthcare will be more personalized care, and scientific advances such as genomics and oral biomarkers will play a key role in better addressing head and neck cancer, orofacial pain and oral infectious diseases, according to an article in the Journal of Dental Research.
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Swap out soda to take control of your teeth
Fox News
Soda, we've long been told, is bad for us. Various studies have linked significant soda consumption with alarming health concerns, such as an increased risk of having a stroke, getting certain cancers, and being one of the main causes for this country's obesity epidemic.
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