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Obesity link to periodontitis
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In a study titled "MicroRNA Modulation in Obesity and Periodontitis," lead author Romina Perri, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Oral Health Institute, conducted a pilot investigation to determine whether obesity or periodontal disease modified microRNA expression and whether there was any potential interaction between obesity and periodontitis that could involve microRNA modulation. More



Dental benefits of sugar-free foods debated
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"Sugar-free gum, sweets and soft drinks, marketed as healthy alternatives to sugary products, can damage teeth, cause gastric problems and are unlikely to promote weight loss," The Guardian has reported. The news is based on a review of the oral health effects of sugar-free products, and in particular, a group of sweeteners called polyols that are often added to sweets, drinks and chewing gum. It is already well known that dental cavities can be formed when bacteria convert sugars in food into acid, which breaks down tooth enamel. More

Fruit/vegetable supplement helps fight periodontitis
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A diet supplemented with a combination of fruit and vegetable juice powder concentrates may help combat chronic periodontal disease when combined with conventional dental therapy, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. More

As people age, their jawbone shrinks and crowds the teeth
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While maintaining proper dental health is good for everyone, it is especially important in children and the elderly. Recently, researchers have made a discovery that may change the way dentists treat the teeth of older people. Apparently, the size of human jaws decrease as people age, leaving teeth with less room. More

Sleep apnea dentistry
Dental Economics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Oral appliance therapy has become a solid revenue source for many dental practices. Many of the companies in this industry promise to be helpful during the learning curve. The reality is that while these appliances themselves are easy to use, the process of prospecting patients, creating awareness, and overall implementation can be quite difficult. Many of the companies abandon dentists once they have purchased their products or used their services. More

New Innovative Oral Health Rinse
Sunstar Americas introduces G•U•M PerioShield Oral Health Rinse – a new and innovative aid for the prevention and treatment of gingivitis. Clinically proven proprietary ingredient delmopinol 0.2% has a unique mechanism of action which disrupts current plaque and helps to prevent new build-up by forming a protective shield on the teeth and gums. perioshield.gumbrand.com more


Survey finds gaps in Hispanics' oral health knowledge
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The majority of Hispanics in the U.S. believe more information about good oral health habits, access to affordable oral healthcare, and more Hispanic and Spanish-speaking dentists and dental hygienists in their communities would help them "a lot" in achieving better oral health, according to a survey. More

Dental trip could help migraines
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A visit to the dentist may be the best way to treat a migraine. Migraines are a major problem because they make people unable to function and accomplish the most basic of tasks. Medication helps but it doesn't completely eradicate the problem. More

Cost keeps many women from getting dental care
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Cost remains a significant barrier for many U.S. women who need dental care, according to Women's Health USA 2011, the 10th edition of an annual data book released by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The report identifies priorities, trends, and disparities in women's health. More

Creating instant believability ? The power of digital photography
Dentistry IQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If there was one tool you could use to discuss treatment options with patients, what would it be? A mirror? CAESY? Dental X-rays? I would say all of these items are great after the patient has decided that he or she is ready to do dentistry and you're working out the details of the plan. But the one item that is absolutely the most beneficial and necessary in today's dental practice is a digital camera. More

Study of oral health in Indian reservation: 90 percent suffer tooth decay
Dental Health Magazine via WorlDental.org    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Forty percent of children and nearly 60 percent of adults on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota suffer from moderate to urgent dental needs, including infections and other problems that could be life-threatening, according to a study released today at the 68th annual National Congress of American Indians conference being held in Portland. More
 
 

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