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Dental health forum explains link between income and oral health
Fort Erie Times
It's not a secret there is a connection between an individual's dental health and his or her overall health. According to Dr. Carlos Quinonez, associate professor and director of the Dental Health Specialty Training program at the University of Toronto, there is a direct link between a person's income and his or her oral health. Quinonez spoke about the ways to reduce the oral health care gap between the rich and the poor during a dental health forum hosted by Bridges Community Health Centre  at the Clarion Hotel in Fort Erie. There is a growing gap between families and individuals with low incomes when compared to a person or a family with a large income, Quinonez told about 30 people who attended the forum.
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Sleeping in dentures doubles risk of pneumonia in elderly
Science Daily
Poor oral health and hygiene are increasingly recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly. To identify modifiable oral health-related risk factors, researchers investigated associations between a constellation of oral health behaviors and incidences of pneumonia in the community-living of elders.
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Acidic sports drinks ruining teeth of athletes
Vancouver Desi
The preference for a high carbohydrate diet and acidic sports drinks during training and performance may explain the prevalence of poor dental health among athletes, says a study. The impact of these contributing factors can be exacerbated by a dry mouth during performance. Dental consultations accounted for almost a third of all medical visits at London 2012 Olympic Games, and that demand has continued to increase at subsequent major competitive events, the findings showed.
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Combatting periodontal pathogens
Medical News Today
A total 12 million Germans suffer from periodontitis. If the inflammation remains untreated, this could lead to tooth loss. However, it is also suspected of triggering many other diseases, like cardiopulmonary diseases. Researchers are studying the interactions, and developing compounds to combat the causative agents.
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5 weird reasons your teeth hurt
ABC News
Exercise is great for your body (and mind!), but could it be hurting your teeth? Maybe, suggests a study in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. The researchers found that triathletes who did endurance training had a greater risk for tooth erosion (a loss of enamel due to acid on the teeth) compared to people who didn't exercise.
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To improve oral health of adults with developmental disabilities, support caregivers
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Despite a policy focus on expanding access to care for adults with developmental disabilities, this vulnerable population continues to have significant dental disease.

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How long does the average person brush? Check out this infographic
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With a 79-year average life span brushing at four minutes per day, that comes to 1,440 minutes per year, or one day per year of brushing, which is 79 days throughout a person's lifetime. Sounds pretty reasonable

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