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Alzheimer's Disease and Poor Dental Health Linked

Alzheimer's Disease and Poor Dental Health Linked

Research has found that individuals with poor oral hygiene or gum disease could face an elevated risk for developing Alzheimer's when compared with those who have a mouth full of healthy teeth. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Read More


Early Exposure to Bisphenol A May Damage Tooth Enamel

Early Exposure to Bisphenol A May Damage Tooth Enamel

Could teeth be the latest victims of bisphenol A? According to researchers from the University of Paris, the answer is yes. New evidence shows that the teeth of rats treated with low daily doses of Bisphenol A are capable of being damaged by this compound. Close examination of the damage revea... Read More


Soda Damages Teeth in Ways Similar to Illicit Drugs

Soda Damages Teeth in Ways Similar to Illicit Drugs

How often do you reach for a soda? You might be surprised to learn that consumption of large quantities of your favorite carbonated sugary beverage could be as damaging to your teeth as meth and crack cocaine use. The consumption of illegal drugs and abusive intake of soda can cause similar da... Read More


Dental Anesthesia May Impact Development of Wisdom Teeth in Children

Dental Anesthesia May Impact Development of Wisdom Teeth in Children

Scientists from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine have found a statistical association between the injection of local dental anesthesia administered to adolescents ages two to six and evidence of missing lower wisdom teeth. The results of this epidemiological study, published in the A... Read More


Reduced Dementia Risk Linked to Chewing Capacity

Reduced Dementia Risk Linked to Chewing Capacity

People who are able to maintain their ability to chew are possibly less likely to develop dementia, compared to individuals who cannot chew well anymore. This is according to researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Karlstad University. The authors report their findings in the October iss... Read More


Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked to Oral Bacteria

Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked to Oral Bacteria

Pancreatic cancer and gum disease may have an association with one another, according to the British Dental Health Foundation. The study discovered that certain kinds of bacterium present in the formation of gum tissue are linked to a doubling of pancreatic cancer risk. However, they also disc... Read More


Study Suggests Children's Oral Health Influenced by Moms

Study Suggests Children's Oral Health Influenced by Moms

The British Dental Health Foundation believes a new study underscoring how a mother's knowledge is critical to their child's oral health is a timely reminder of how important their early years are to maintaining good health habits. Read More


Unlocking the Mysteries Behind Painful Jaw Disorder

Unlocking the Mysteries Behind Painful Jaw Disorder

The jaw misalignment that causes temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) can inflict years of jaw pain, migraine headaches and difficulty with speaking, smiling and eating. Doctors can also have great difficulty diagnosing the underlying problems causing these symptoms. Read More


Laser Technique Treats Diseased Gum Tissue

Laser Technique Treats Diseased Gum Tissue

There was a time not too long ago when dentists had to treat serious gum disease through highly invasive oral bone surgery. However a new laser technique eliminates all the unpleasant cutting and stitches. The laser removes deteriorating gum tissue (while leaving health tissue intact), restore... Read More


A Dental Visit Can Save Your Life

A Dental Visit Can Save Your Life

Bleeding of the gums is a critical warning sign for over 20 serious disorders, including diabetes, heart disease, pre-diabtes, Hodgkin's lymphoma and other cancers. But which doctor is most likely to spot bleeding bums? The dentist, of course! According to a Chicago dentist with over 25 years ... Read More


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