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Oral cancers in women rising, HPV sometimes a factor
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About 34,000 new U.S. cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year, and the numbers are rising, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Although oral cancer has primarily been a man's illness, affecting six men for every woman, the foundation says that over the past 10 years, that ratio has become two men to each woman. More

Dentistry, a high-tech version: Robots not far off
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Robots may practice dentistry one day, but there will always be humans telling you to open wide, said a teacher on the cutting edge of tooth care. Dr. Nicolas Elian, an oral surgeon, said that while robots might even perform his specialty, dental implants, they won't be able to replace a dentist's years of education and hands-on experience. "There's no substitute for expert skill and clinical judgment," Elian said. "We, as the doctors, will still have to make the commitment" to taking personal care of patients." More

Preventing H1N1 transmission in dental health care settings
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released specific recommendations for dental health care professionals to prevent transmission of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza virus. Viral transmission is thought to occur through droplet exposure of mucosal surfaces; through indirect contact, usually via the hands, with respiratory secretions from an infectious patient or contaminated surface; and through inhalation of small particle aerosols in the vicinity of the infectious individual. The U.S. authority encourages all dental health care personnel to receive seasonal influenza and 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccinations. More

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Red wine 'prevents tooth decay'
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Drinking red wine in moderate amount helps to rinse teeth clean of bacteria during and after meals, says a new study. Earlier studies have linked moderate red wine intake with everything from improved longevity to diminished risk of cardiovascular and neurological diseases. And because the new study was conducted with non-alcoholic red wine, even teetotallers can enjoy dental benefits, reports ABC Science. More

American Dental Association petitions FDA to classify, regulate tooth-whitening products
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The American Dental Association asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to establish appropriate classifications for tooth-whitening chemicals. Citing concern about the safety of whitening products that are often administered without the benefit of professional consultation or examination by a dentist, the association said that the application of chemically based tooth whitening or bleaching agents can harm teeth, gums and other tissues in the mouth. More


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Green Tea good for gums
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Green tea could help fight gum disease and reduce the effects of receding and bleeding gums, according to recent research carried out in Japan. Just one cup of green tea a day can help to reduce the effects of gum disease, which is said to be caused by an inflammatory response to bacteria in the mouth. Antioxidants contained within the tea help to fight the inflammation caused by periodontal disease. More

New Jersey wants more diverse dental professionals
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The state Department of Health and Senior Services and the New Jersey Dental Association have teamed up to create a unique tool kit designed to diverse encourage students to pursue careers in oral health. "New Jersey's minority populations are growing, and so too is the state's need for a diverse health professional workforce," said Health Commissioner Heather Howard. "With this tool kit, we hope to inspire minority students to pursue careers in the oral health professions." More

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