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August 2, 2017 News DiseaseNews

Common Gum Infections Linked to Many Cancers in Women

by Lisa Rapaport, Reuters

Older women with gum infections are more likely to get many common cancers than their peers who have perfect oral health, a recent study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as periodontal disease, serious infections in the mouth that are

May 29, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Marijuana Found to Increase Risk of Oral Diseases

by Dana Dovey, Medical Daily

Marijuana is being recognized for its benefits to both physical and mental health, but that doesn’t mean the drug is completely safe. A recent study from Columbia University offers evidence that recreational pot use increases the risk of gum disease and tooth loss. The study

May 11, 2017 News DentistryDiseaseNews

Beware: Dental Professionals at Risk of Preventable Diseases

by Contagion Live

In a recent review article published in the journal Dental Clinics of North America, Leslie R. Halpern, DDS, MD, PhD, MPH, from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee, highlights vaccine-preventable diseases that pose a high risk in the dental healthcare setting.

February 22, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Estrogen Therapy Proven to Limit Oral Diseases in Postmenopausal Women

by The North American Menopause Society

Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining levels of sexual satisfaction. Now a new study suggests that the same estrogen

January 19, 2017 News DiseaseNewsPeriodontics

Periodontal Disease Research Begins for Treatment Options

by Wilfred Laurier University

Studies have shown problems with oral health are strong co-indicators of other serious diseases including diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. In 2009, the cost associated with the treatment of periodontal disease was shown be second only to cardiovascular disease in

January 11, 2017 News Dental CareDiseaseNews

The Canary System Found to Regenerate Early Areas of Tooth Decay

by The Canary System

The Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry has published a study entitled “Remineralization of Natural Early Caries Lesion in vitro by P11‐4 Monitored with Photothermal Radiometry and Luminescence”. This paper concluded that Credentis’ new product CURODONT Repair based on the

November 22, 2016 Feature Dental HygieneDiseaseOral Health

Diagnosing Bulimia

by Gloria Alban, DDS, RHN

In the September 2016 issue of this journal, I shared information about how the dental professional can help patients with their general and oral health through the diagnosis of acid reflux, a condition that affects up to 50% of the

November 18, 2016 News DiseaseNewsOral HealthPublic Health

E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes are Equally Damaging to Oral Health

by News-Medical

A University of Rochester Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. The study, published in Oncotarget, was led by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicine at the UR

November 15, 2016 News Dental CareDiseaseNewsOral Health

Researchers Find Impact of Seemingly Harmless Bacteria on Oral Health

by Oral Health

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a $239,000 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study what happens when seemingly harmless bacteria overstay their welcome. The research, led by Jason Kay, PhD, assistant professor

October 13, 2016 News DiseaseHealth & HealingNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Gum Disease Risk

by Oral Health

Researchers have found that frequent recreational cannabis use—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—may be associated with elevated risk of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). When compared to study participants who used cannabis less regularly, those who had used

January 26, 2016 News Chronic dental care for the elderlyChronic DiseaseDecay assessment and preventionDental HygieneDiseaseMedical news

What’s on your teeth, may be in your heart

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study in the journal Medicine reports that the bacteria initiating dental decay is also found on the heart valves of patients with heart disease. Nothing new here. Other studies have shown that Streptococcus mutans to be the dominant