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Study: Periodontal Disease Associated With Increased CAD Risk In Select Patients

Study: Periodontal Disease Associated With Increased CAD Risk In Select Patients Endocrine Today (6/6, Neuffer) reported researchers found that in adult patients with type 1 diabetes who smoke, “periodontal disease increases the risk for coronary artery disease [CAD].” The findings were published in the Journal of Diabetes and its Complications. Diabetes (UK) (6/7, Woodfield) reported […]

Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

Cold and Flu Season: 5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick When he’s feeling under the weather, ADA dentist Dr. Gene Romo says one thing always helps him feel a little more like himself. “Brushing my teeth when I’m sick actually makes me feel better,” he says. “My mouth feels clean, and […]


Gum Disease May Play Role In Alzheimer’s Development, Researchers Suggest. The Telegraph (UK) (1/23, Knapton) reports that “gum disease may play a pivotal role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, scientists believe.” According to the article, “Researchers said they now had ‘solid evidence’ that the bacteria which causes periodontitis produces an enzyme which destroys neurons […]

Tooth Loss Associated With Increased Hypertension Risk In Postmenopausal Women, Study Finds.

Dentistry in the News Medical Xpress (12/4) hosts an Oxford University Press release stating a new study finds that “postmenopausal women who have experienced tooth loss are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure.” After studying “36,692 postmenopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative-Observational Study, in the US,” researchers found that the women with […]

Air Pollution Associated With Higher Risk Of Oral Cancer, Study Suggests.

Dentistry in the News The Guardian (UK) (10/9, Davis) reports a study published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine found that “high levels of air pollution are linked to an increased risk” of oral cancer. Researchers in Taiwan studied the association “by looking at air pollution data from 66 air quality monitoring stations around the […]

When to Talk to Your Dentist About Sensitive Teeth

Many people experience some degree of tooth sensitivity. A study published in the March 2013 issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) revealed that 1 in 8 people have sensitive teeth. But many don’t discuss the condition with their dentist. If you have sensitive teeth, you may think that the discomfort you […]

Study Shows Benefits Of Fluoride Varnish.

Study Shows Benefits Of Fluoride Varnish. Science Daily (4/26) reports, “Fluoride varnish effectively helps in the remineralization of the tooth surface and prevents the development and progression of caries” according to a study published by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care. In the study, “a total of 5,002 children were treated […]


Dentistry in the News Oral Cancer Survivors Share How Dental Visits Saved Their Lives. In an article for Dentistry IQ (4/18), Amber Young writes that at age 35 “my dentist saved my life,” explaining how having her dental team offer “a panoramic x-ray and an oral cancer screening” led to being diagnosed with clear cell […]

Dentures Were Once Made With Real Human Teeth!

THIS WILL MAKE YOU SAY-WOW! Dentures Were Once Made With Real Human Teeth. Atlas Obscura (3/15, Grundhauser) stated that “tooth replacement of some kind or another goes back to ancient times,” and over time, the materials used in dentures have changed. The article discussed how dentures were once made using real human teeth, since they […]

E-Cigarettes Can Leak Toxic Metals Into Vapers’ Lungs, Study Suggests.

Dentistry in the News USA Today (2/23, May) reported that researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found “significant levels of highly toxic arsenic” and other potentially harmful metals in e-cigarette vapers, according to a study in Environmental Health Perspectives. The study’s samples also contained significant levels of chromium, manganese, nickel, and lead. […]