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A treatment for osteoporosis and bone cancer, employed for the first time in dental filling procedures

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Salvatore Sauro, Professor of Biomaterials and Minimally Invasive Dentistry at University CEU Cardenal Herrera (CEU-UCH) in Valencia (Spain), has been working on an impressive research program where the main objective is the development of bioactive restorative and/or preventive materials with potential re ...

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Sleeping in dentures doubles risk of pneumonia in elderly

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People with dentures may want to think again the next time they sleep with them in. A recent study determined that people who wore dentures during sleep were at a higher risk for pneumonia when compared to those who removed them prior to sleep.

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Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important

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Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath - but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses.
In this spotlight feature, to coincide with National Dental Hygiene Month, we peer beneath the plaque to investigate ...

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Extreme Exercise and oral Health

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Next time you avoid exercising just say you were doing it for the benefit of your oral health. Physical exercise is considered to be good for just about all elements of health and well being, however a recent study has suggested that in the long run, it may increase the risk of tooth decay.

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Widely used depression drug associated with dental implant failure

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People with dental implants who suffer from depression may need to be careful about the medication they take.
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "SSRIs and the Risk of Osseointegrated Implant Failure -- A Cohort Study.

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Anti-pain agent shrinks oral cancers, leaves healthy tissues alone

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Oral cancers strike thousands of Americans annually, inflicting pain and shortening their lives. New research has shown that an agent called capsazepine reduced the oral tumors in mice without damaging surrounding tissues. It's a hopeful start with more work to go.

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Use 'hollow-head' toothbrush? Junk it now!

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Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry, who found up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes The results of the study ...

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Mouth Bacteria Can Change Its Diet, Supercomputers Reveal

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Bacteria inside your mouth drastically change how they act when you're diseased, according to research using supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). Scientists say these surprising findings might lead to better ways to prevent or even reverse the gum disease periodontitis, diabetes, a ...

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Lead in teeth can tell a body's tale

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Your teeth can tell stories about you, and not just that you always forget to floss.

A study led by University of Florida geology researcher George D. Kamenov showed that trace amounts of lead in modern day and historical human teeth can give clues about exactly where they came from. The paper will ...

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