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Using Virtual Reality to Improve Seniors’ Stability

by Kahaliah Richards

Computer game promotes balance to help prevent falls, the main cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among elderly  BETHESDA, Md., December 10, 2013– According to the National Council on Aging, an older adult is seen in an emergency room for

December 5, 2013 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall HealthPreventive Dentistry

Five Holiday Treats that May Lead to Ho-Ho-Holes in Your Teeth

by Kahaliah Richards

Delta Dental advises consumers to practice moderation and eat smart during the holiday season. The old adage “too much of a good thing” is never more true than during the holiday season. There tends to be an overabundance of everything

November 18, 2013 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall HealthResearchTooth decay

Receding Gums: A Major Issue Affecting Oral Health

by Kahaliah Richards

MISSION, KS – (Family Features) Affecting nearly half of the U.S. population, gum recession is an oral health issue in which the gums have worn away, exposing teeth to damaging, disease-causing bacteria. While traditional treatments exist, they come with a

October 29, 2013 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryKeeping you guessingOrthodonticsOverall Health

Oral Bacteria Create a ‘Fingerprint’ in Your Mouth

by Kahaliah Richards

The bacteria in the human mouth — particularly those nestled under the gums — are as powerful as a fingerprint at identifying a person’s ethnicity, new research shows. Scientists identified a total of almost 400 different species of microbes in

September 30, 2013 News Dental CareDental HygieneKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall Health

How to Make an Informed Decision to Remove or Not Remove Wisdom Teeth

by Kahaliah Richards

Dr. Mirjan, of Mississauga, starts a blog about when (and if) wisdom teeth need to be removed. A simple explanation of the pros and cons. Many people often ask the question: is wisdom teeth removalnecessary? Well, it might not be

August 27, 2013 News CancerGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

Colorectal cancer may be triggered by mouth bacteria

by Kahaliah Richards

Two new studies published in the past few weeks suggested that a type of gut bacteria found in the mouth may trigger colorectal cancer by influencing the immune response and switching on cancer genes. The researchers believe their findings may

August 27, 2013 News CancerGeneral NewsInfection controlMedical newsOverall Health

HPV infection linked to poor oral health, say cancer prevention researchers

by Kahaliah Richards

Infection with oral human papillomavirus (HPV) – a main cause of throat cancer – could be linked to poor oral health, including gum disease, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Researchers from the University of

June 27, 2013 News General DentistryOverall HealthPreventive Dentistry

Avoiding smokers and big spenders on dental care

by Kahaliah Richards

As healthcare reforms promote more preventive care and associated healthy-seeking behaviour, some controversies emerge. I notice, for example, that American employers in their efforts to control healthcare costs, are taking a look at the extra-burden of an employee who smokes.

June 24, 2013 News Chronic DiseaseClinicalGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingOverall HealthParkinson's DiseasePreventive Dentistry

Parkinson’s Disease

by Kahaliah Richards

Parkinson’s is one of those growing issues in an aging community. The incidence of this disease rises from 17.4 per 100,000 between ages 50 and 59 to 93.1 in 100,000 between ages 70 and 79. Unlike other neurodegenerative diseases such