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Smoking alters bacterial balance in mouth

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Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people's mouths. This is the finding of a study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center published online March 25 in the ISME (International Society for Microbial ...

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Tooth loss increases the risk of diminished cognitive function

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The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled "Tooth Loss Increases the Risk of Diminished Cognitive Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis" in the Online First portion of the JDR Clinical & Translational Research. In it, Cerutti-K ...

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Tooth loss linked to slowing mind, body

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The memory and walking speeds of adults who have lost all of their teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds new UCL research.

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Longevity of restorative treatments in pediatric patients: EBD in the era of HER

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A retrospective study was established to evaluate the longevity of restorations in primary molars, based on dental claims data for children 0-14 years of age. Researchers identified specific factors (patient age at initial treatment, restoration size and restorative material) that significantly associated ...

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Cause of gum disease related to type 2 diabetes uncovered

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Going to the dentist isn't fun for anyone, but for those with periodontal disease related to type 2 diabetes, a new research discovery may have them smiling. In a report appearing in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, one of the most important blood cells involved in the human ...

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'No-drill' dentistry stops tooth decay

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A University of Sydney study has revealed that tooth decay (dental caries) can be stopped, reversed, and prevented without the need for the traditional 'fill and drill' approach that has dominated dental care for decades. The results of the seven year study, published today in Community Dentistry and ...

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to the Tongue

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According to a new study led by University at Buffalo orthodontic researcher Thikriat Al-Jewair, dentists are in the unique position as health care professionals to pinpoint signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep due to blocked upper a ...

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