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The claim: More sugar leads to more cavities
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The facts: Sugar and cavities go hand in hand. But the total amount of sugar you eat has less impact on cavities than the pattern in which you consume it. Tooth decay occurs when the bacteria that line the teeth feed on simple sugars, creating acid that destroys enamel. When you eat something sweet, it takes the bacteria about 20 seconds to convert it to acid, which then lasts for about 30 minutes. That means that a can of soda is a lot less harmful to your teeth when consumed in a few minutes instead of over a couple hours with repeated sips, said Carole Palmer, a professor of public health and community service at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. More

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ADA offers recommendations on global mercury treaty
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The Association urged U.S. negotiators on a global mercury treaty to consider the dental health benefits of amalgam. "No decision regarding the use of dental amalgam should ignore the health benefits to patients from the availability and use of dental amalgam," the Association said in an Aug. 11 letter to the U.S. Department of State. "Dental amalgam remains a very important treatment option for repairing teeth damaged by dental caries (the infectious disease that causes cavities) because it is easy to use, cost effective, safe based on decades of use and research, and reliable." More

Gene brings teeth in shape
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No healthy teeth without this gene: if during tooth formation (odontogenesis) the so-called Jagged2 gene is inactivated, and hence the Notch signaling pathway interrupted, tooth crowns will be malformed and enamel will be lacking. As this signaling pathway is involved in the formation of all tissues and organs, the new insights from the University of Zurich research team have wider implications. More

75 percent of Americans concerned about anesthesia safety
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More than three-quarters of Americans have concerns about the safety of the anesthesia used during surgery, according to an American Society of Anesthesiologists survey that reveals a number of public misconceptions about the process. More

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11 fast fixes for instant energy
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Having a low-energy day? Sometimes the problem is lack of sleep … But even if you're well rested, certain diet or exercise habits or other lifestyle choices can bring on a slump. And surprisingly little things — like the size of your Starbucks order or how you decorate your office — can hurt or help your energy levels. Make some of these tweaks to recharge your batteries and power through your day. More

The dental community is the first line of defense in early detection of oral cancer
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In America, every hour of every day, someone dies of oral cancer. Ranked the sixth most common diagnosed form of cancer in the United States, oral cancer will strike 30,000 patients this year. Nearly 100 new cases are discovered each day in the United States alone. Only half of these patients will be alive in five years. More

National dental organization offers Web-based dental care locator    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The American Dental Association (ADA) has added a search engine to its website called Find A Dentist, which will help individuals find dentists and other oral care specialists in their regions. Those who take advantage of this opportunity are asked to submit their zip code, and a list of related treatment facilities will be provided. This new feature emphasizes the importance of receiving proper dental treatments, which can help prevent various oral health complications. More

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