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US gum disease underestimated by half
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Experts say estimates of gum disease in the United States may have been too low and may have underestimated it by half. A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and the American Academy of Periodontology indicates the past partial-mouth examination method may have underestimated true disease prevalence by up to 50 percent. In the pilot study, published in the Journal of Dental Research, full mouth examinations were done on 450 adults age 35 and older. More

Taste genes predict tooth decay
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Dental caries is a highly prevalent disease that is disproportionately distributed in the population. Caries occurrence and progression is known to be influenced by a complex interplay of both environmental and genetic factors, with numerous contributing factors having been identified including bacterial flora, dietary habits, fluoride exposure, oral hygiene, salivary flow, salivary composition, and tooth structure. Previous reports have characterized the influence of the genetic variation on taste preferences and dietary habits. More

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A no-cringe fix? Filling cavities without the drill
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It's just past 8 a.m., and Kimberly Baker is reclining in the dental chair at Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland. Baker has three cavities. This morning, she'll be getting two of them drilled the old-fashioned way. But the third is a decay that is not so advanced, and Dr. Jin-Ho Phark, her dentist, is going to use a treatment he's testing that involves no drilling — "which is nice because many patients don't like the sound of the drill, and the feeling or the pain that might be associated with it," Phark says. More

Successful periodontal therapy may reduce the risk of preterm birth
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A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely, according to a study published in the journal BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. More


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Low-cost dental work in demand
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An elderly couple who can't afford dental care. An unemployed landscaper with no dental insurance. A factory worker on disability. A young couple who used to live the good life and had to cut back on everything when the husband, a bank executive, lost his job. This was a snapshot of the more than 150 people who lined up for open enrollment at the nonprofit VINA Community. More

Botox helps with excessive drooling
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Injecting botulinum toxin (Botox) into the submandibular glands helped to control excessive drooling in children with neurologic disorders, a Dutch prospective cohort study found. … The drooling commonly experienced by children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy is associated with considerable morbidity — ranging from social neglect to aspiration pneumonia. More
 


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