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Young people with asthma run a greater risk of developing caries
Medical News Today Share
Children and adolescents with asthma have somewhat more caries and suffer more often from gingivitis (gingival inflammation) than people of similar age without asthma. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy. The work presented in the thesis has examined children, adolescents and young adults in the age groups 3, 6, 12-16 and 18-24, with and without asthma. More
Increased stress levels can result in poor dental health
Decreasing stress may prove an ideal new year's resolution for many. According to a recent Stress in America Survey, nearly 40 percent of adults experience wakefulness at night because of stress. Stress can impact the quality of one's personal and professional life, and can also negatively impact one's dental health by causing canker sore outbreaks and teeth grinding, note the National Institutes of Health. More
Cracking a tooth
National Science Foundation via U.S.News & World Report Share
Teeth and bone are important and complex structures in humans and other animals, but little is actually known about their chemical structure at the atomic scale. What exactly gives them their renowned toughness, hardness and strength? How do organisms control the synthesis of these advanced functional composites? Now, using a highly sophisticated atomic-scale imaging tool on a sea creature’s tooth, two Northwestern University researchers have peeled away some of the mystery of organic/inorganic interfaces that are at the heart of tooth and bone structure. More
House set to vote on health care repeal
The House of Representatives will resume action on repealing President Barack Obama's landmark health care overhaul, a House Republican spokesman said. The House had been expected to act on the repeal bill, but the vote was postponed after a shooting spree in Arizona killed six people and critically wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords. More
How teeth change with age
Given all the chewing, crunching, biting, and gnashing they do, our teeth are surprisingly resilient. Still, everyday wear and tear and the natural aging process take a toll. Here's what happens to teeth as we age — and what you can do to keep your teeth strong and sparkling for a lifetime. More