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April 19, 2011
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Dentists weigh in on kids' chocolate milk
health debate

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For years, nutrition experts and healthy food advocates have been calling for a ban on chocolate milk in schools to help curb childhood obesity. Some dentists are now joining the chorus, saying it's one of the main culprits in causing tooth decay among their young patients. More



Scientists declare CUS an autoimmune disease
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Patients that suffer from a very rare condition affecting the oral mucosa may soon get relief from new research conducted in the U.S. In a recent study, scientists from the Tufts University near Boston claim to have found evidence that the so-called Chronic Ulcerative Stomatitis, characterized by recurring painful ulcers, is mainly caused by an autoimmune response of the body that destroys the binding of cells inside the surface tissue layer of the mouth. More

BMP improves implant success
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Using a bone-creating protein to augment the maxillary sinus could improve dental implant success, according to Georgia Health Sciences University researchers. Dental implants won’t work if the bone in which they are anchored is too thin. Bone-thinning is a common cause and consequence following tooth loss. More

Digital radiography and the dental assistant
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Digital radiography is becoming an increasingly common technology in many practices, bringing with it a number of advantages and opportunities for the dental assistant. More

Getting to the root of poor dental care for poor, uninsured
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Dental residents at Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare in Utica, N.Y., treat about 1,500 walk-in dental emergency patients a year, most of whom are on Medicaid or don’t have their own dentist. Many come in with advanced tooth decay, facial swelling and pain from a lack of routine dental care, a diet heavy in sugar and/or poor dental hygiene. More

Extracting knowledge: Local man gives teeth for stem cell research
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Getting one's wisdom teeth removed is not usually a joyful experience. But Scott Heyman, 30, of east Cobb, Ga., recently visited a local dentist office with optimism that his wisdom teeth may one day help him and others who suffer from Fragile X – the leading cause of inherited mental impairment and autism. More

Most substance-dependent individuals report poor oral health
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A team of Boston University researchers has found that the majority of individuals with substance dependence problems report having poor oral health. They also found that opioid users, in particular, showed a decline in oral health over the period of one year. More
 


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