This Week in Perio
May. 13, 2015

Study finds perio disease treatment helps prostatitis symptoms
Treating periodontal disease may reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation, according to a recent study published in the journal Dentistry. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University studied 27 men who had prostatitis within the past year and whose blood test showed elevated prostate-specific antigen levels. The men were also examined for signs of periodontitis.More

Treating gum disease aids prostate
Dentistry Today
There may be another reason for men to treat gum disease. Treating gum disease lowered symptoms of prostate inflammation, according to researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Department of Urology and Pathology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. More

Common amino acid can fight dental plaque, cavities
New research has suggested that Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque. It could help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease. University of Michigan's Alexander Rickard discovered that in the lab L-arginine, found in red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products, and is already used in dental products for tooth sensitivity, stopped the formation of dental plaque.More

ADA supports dietary guidelines on added sugars
American Dental Association
The ADA supports food labels "that list the added sugars content in more relatable terms," the ADA said May 8 in technical comments on national dietary guidelines under development. The association urged "more research on the effects of added sugars, sweeteners and artificial sweeteners" in congressional testimony April 29.More

How to avoid difficult conversations
You start off calmly conversing about what happened to Mrs. Smith's lab case, but you end up in a blame storm of recriminations and tears. What happened? In the book "Difficult Conversations," by David Pantalon, the author asserts that people often actually have three conversations simultaneously. They talk about what happened, their feelings about the situation and how this situation affects their identity. When these three conversations converge, the situation is magnified and people end up having a difficult conversation.More

3 foundations of stress management
There are foundations in everything we do. Foundations in construction, parenting, communication, business. Same is true for stress management. When we gloss over or completely bypass the foundation phase of a process, eventually things come crashing down like a house of cards. Same is true for stress management. To ensure you have the basics in stress management, let's review three of the foundational elements.More

Dental social media post ideas
Goldin Peiser & Peiser LLP
Are you having a hard time coming up with fresh ideas for social media posts? Are you thinking about getting started with social media, but don't know quite what you should post? Whether you're a seasoned social media users or a newbie, it can become a little tricky coming up with ideas that don't feel stale or boring.More

Soda and fruit juice are 'biggest culprits in dental erosion'
Medical News Today
Soft drinks are the most significant factor in severity of dental erosion, according to a new study published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.More

Nail biters, beware: Teeth grinding is next
Medical News Today
Anxiety disorders affect approximately 1 in 6 adult Americans, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder. But what of brief bouts of anxiety caused by stressful social situations? A new study by Tel Aviv University researchers, published recently in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, finds that anxiety experienced in social circumstances elevates the risk of bruxism - teeth grinding that causes tooth wear and fractures as well as jaw pain. More