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Fighting the fight for healthy teeth
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It is known that teeth can protect themselves, to some extent, from attack by bacteria but that inflammation within a tooth can be damaging and, in extreme cases, lead to abscess or death of the tooth. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Immunology shows that odontoblast cells are part of the immune system and fight to protect teeth from decay. More

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Healthy gums = healthy lungs
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Maintaining healthy teeth and gums may reduce pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risks, the head of a U.S. dentists' organization says. Donald S. Clem, a dentist and president of the American Academy of Periodontology, said the study involved 200 participants ages of 20-60 with at least 20 natural teeth. Half of the participants were hospitalized patients with a respiratory disease such as pneumonia, COPD, or acute bronchitis, and the other half were healthy control subjects with no history of respiratory disease. More

Oral HPV and the dental professional's role in public health
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Much is known about the progression of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the genital tract. This includes the association of high-risk HPV with cervical cancer and its prevention by the newly available HPV vaccines. While long-term studies of the natural history of HPV within the oral cavity are not available, it is known that the acquisition of HPV occurs through open-mouthed kissing and oral sex. More

Mark your calendar! Registration opens April 6, 2011

The 2011 ADAA Annual Session will meet in conjunction with the ADA! Join together with leaders in dental practice, research, academics and industry and choose from among more than 260 continuing education courses over four days.

2011 ADA Annual Session Dates:
Scientific Program: Monday, Oct. 10 - Thursday, Oct. 13
World Marketplace Exhibition: Monday, Oct. 10 - Wednesday, Oct. 12

Cracking a tooth
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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? More

Older adults can maintain optimal health through rigorous
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Seniors may face a number of hurdles in achieving proper dental care. Potential medical issues may compromise their oral health. Having diabetes, for example, causes a high rate of gum disease, caused by high blood sugar levels, according to the National Institutes of Health website. More

Metal tongue piercings linked to raised infection risks
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Tooth chipping and receding gums, as well as gum disease, are some of the long-term complications associated with tongue piercing, prior research shows. Early complications include pain, swelling, prolonged bleeding and swallowing difficulties. What's more, the mouth contains so many bacteria that the piercing procedure itself may increase the risk of infection, one of the most common piercing complications. More

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