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Antidepressants and dental implant failure

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Antidepressants, commonly used to treat anxiety, pain and other disorders, may play a role in dental implant failure, according to a new pilot study by University at Buffalo researchers, 2016.
The research found that the use of antidepressants increased the odds of implant failure by four times. ...

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Gum disease linked to worsening cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients

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A new study jointly led by the University of Southampton and King's College London, 2016 has found a link between gum disease and greater rates of cognitive decline in people with early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
The team of researchers enrolled 59 participants with mild to moderate Alzheime ...

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Researchers find association between oral bacteria and esophageal cancer

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University of Louisville School of Dentistry researchers have found a bacterial species responsible for gum disease, Porphyromonas gingivalis, is present in 61 percent of patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The findings, published recently in Infectious Agents and Cancer 2016, only det ...

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Researchers investigate a new way to administer anesthetic in the mouth

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Dentists often have to carry out invasive and painful procedures in the mouth. To minimize patients' discomfort, dentists use anesthetics that block the pain, which are administered using needles. However, many patients are extremely afraid of these injections, resulting in them postponing and even c ...

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Scientists map mouth microbes

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A new study from the Forsyth Institute and the Marine Biological Laboratory- published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)/January 25, 2016- provides a detailed look at how the microbes in the mouth coexist. Using a novel fluorescence imaging technique and DNA sequencing, th ...

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Tea is good for teeth

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A team from the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry found that compounds in black tea were capable of killing or suppressing growth of cavity-causing bacteria like Lactobacillus and Streptococcus mutans in plaque, thus drinking tea may aid in preventing gum disease and prohibit cavities from ...

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High-Fluoride Toothpaste May Aid Brace Wearers

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A Swedish study from Malmo University -2014 suggests that high-fluoride toothpaste hinders white spots from developing on the teeth when braces are worn. The fluoride toothpaste possesses four times the regular amount of fluoride found in toothpaste.
Numerous studies have shown that 85 percent o ...

Dental Care Safe for Pregnant Women

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Dental Care Safe for Pregnant Women There’s no need for pregnant women to worry about dental treatment or x-rays. A U.S. obstetrician/gynecologist group stated that these dental procedures are completely safe. The group also recommended ob-gyns to perform dental health tests during a woman’s first pren ...

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Gum disease linked to increased risk of asthma

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Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes the airways to constrict and produce excess mucus, making breathing difficult. It is characterized by the obstruction of airflow which is variable over a short period of time. This condition is reversible, either spontaneously or can be controlle ...

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