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Dental articles, information and resources about new dental research and studies.
How Your Mouth Affects your Overall Health
Gum disease is a serious dental problem. Gum disease has also been linked to heart disease and strokes. Learn how you can prevent gum disease and protect your overall health.
Early Detection of Oral Cancer With VELscope
Early detection of oral cancer could save your life. The FDA-approved VELscope can detect oral cancer that the naked eye can't see.
Osteoporosis Medications Linked to Jaw Bone Disease
Explains how medications taken for osteoporosis, called bisphosphonates, have been linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw.
Gum Disease Linked to Pancreatic Cancer
A new study has linked gum disease to pancreatic cancer. Find out how preventing gum disease might reduce your chances of developing deadly pancreatic cancer.
What is Periodontitis?
Explains what periodontitis is and how periodontitis can be linked to heart attacks and strokes.
Mouthguards and Sports - Are Mouthguards Really Necessary?
Mouthguards can offer superior protection against dental related injuries. Find out how to choose and take care of a dental mouthguard.
The Connection Between Diabetes and Gum Disease
Learn why diabetes and periodontal / gum disease are connected and what steps a person with diabetes can take to prevent gum disease.
Heart Disease and Tooth Loss
Most people don't associate heart disease with dental health, however, The American Journal of Preventative Medicine issued a report in the December 2005 issue about a new study that links heart disease to tooth loss in adults.
Male Cigarette Smokers More Likely to Need Root Canals
The findings of a new study show that males who smoke cigarettes are almost twice as likely to need root canals than non smokers.
Smoking and Dental Problems
Describes the dental problems associated with smoking and other uses of tobacco including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and hookah water pipes.
Effects of Methamphetamine Use on Teeth
Describes the devastating effects of methamphetamines on teeth, a condition commonly known as meth mouth.
No Cavities for Five Years?
Israeli Device Claims to Protect Teeth From Cavities for Five Years
Saliva Test may Detect Oral Cancer
According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, someone dies from oral cancer every hour of every day in the United States alone. The National Institutes of Health reports that scientists may soon be able to detect signs of oral cancer from saliva samples. Oral Cancer is highly curable if detected in its early stages.
Study: Red Wine Is Good For Your Teeth
Red wine has been said to be good for your heart among other things. Could it possibly be good for dental health too? According to All Headline News, researchers from Quebec City's Laval University presented findings from a study that showed a component of red wine should help to prevent and reverse periodontitis, the serious and advanced stage of gum disease that includes bone loss.
Soft Drinks Cause Extensive Damage to Teeth
Just because a soft drink is diet doesn't mean that it isn't bad for your teeth. Dr. Jim Arnold describes two ways that regular and diet soft drinks can cause extensive damage to your teeth as well as what you can do to limit the damage to your teeth without giving up soft drinks completely.
Black Raspberries May Prevent Oral Cancer
According to Lex18.com, a new study by researchers at Ohio State's James Cancer Hospital shows that black raspberries may prevent oral cancer. While lab tests showed that black raspberries reduced the size of tumors in the mouth by 44 percent, there is still one problem.
Heart Association Changes Antibiotic Guidelines
The American Dental Association provides new guidelines for patients who have previously had to take antibiotics before dental treatment.
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