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Have More Than Eight Dental Fillings? It Could Increase the Mercury Levels in Your Blood

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Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from the University of Georgia’s department of environmental health science in the College of Public Health.

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Single-Blind vs Double-Blind Peer Review and Effect of Author Prestige

In a study appearing in the September 27 issue of JAMA, Kanu Okike, M.D., M.P.H., of the Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center, Honolulu, and colleagues examined if bias with single-blind peer review might be greatest in the setting of author or institutional prestige.

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Penn Medicine, opioid abuse, Opioid Abuse Epidemic, Prescription Drug Abuse, oral surgery, wisdom teeth

100 Million Prescription Opioids Go Unused Each Year Following Wisdom Teeth Removal, Penn Study Estimates

More than half of opioids prescribed to patients following surgical tooth extraction – such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth – were left unused by patients in a new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine. The authors say the surplus is troubling given the ongoing opioid epidemic and evidence showing that individuals who abuse prescription opioids often use leftover pills that were prescribed for friends or family members.

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Dental School, Dental, dental care access

Creighton University Breaks Ground on New School of Dentistry

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The new Creighton University School of Dentistry facility will house some of the latest technological enhancements in dentistry, allowing for high-level specialties to expand the range of care it provides to the community.

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$25 Million Gift to Establish New Dental School in Texas

EL PASO, Texas – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is set to house Texas’ fourth dental school, thanks to a $25 million gift from the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation. The new dental school, named the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine (WLHSODM), will be the first to open in Texas in nearly 50 years, and the first-ever in West Texas, and on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Coffee, Dentist, Dentistry, Teeth, Health

Don’t Let Fear of Stained Teeth Keep You From Enjoying Your Morning Cup of Joe

Mounting research shows the health benefits of coffee, but it's important to protect your teeth from stains. The Academy of General Dentistry offers tips for enjoying coffee while protecting your teeth.

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Bacteriology, Biology, Dentistry/Periodontal Disease, Food, Food Science, Microbiology

Bacteria in Smokeless Tobacco Products May Be a Health Concern

Washington, DC - August 26, 2016 - Several species of bacteria found in smokeless tobacco products have been associated with opportunistic infections, according to a paper published August 26 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Evolution, Saliva, oral biology, Health, Biology, Bacteria, MUC7, Tandem Repeats, Primates

Looking to Saliva to Gain Insight on Evolution

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There’s no need to reinvent the genetic wheel. That’s one lesson of a new study that looks to the saliva of humans, gorillas, orangutans, macaques and African green monkeys for insights into evolution. The research is published today (Aug. 25) in Scientific Reports.

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Nanoparticle That Mimics Salmonella Counteracts Chemotherapy Resistance, Protein’s Role in Cell Division, A Novel MRI Method, and MORE in the Cancer News Source

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Biology, Dentistry/Periodontal Disease, Microbiology, Public Health

Investigators Chart Microbial Ecology of Gingivitis, Periodontitis

Gingivitis, a common and mild form of gum disease can progress to periodontitis, a more serious infection that damages the soft tissue of the gums and sometimes even destroys the bone supporting the teeth. An international team of researchers and clinicians has charted the microbial ecology of the mouth at all stages of this progression, in nearly 1,000 women in Malawi. This work is laying a foundation of knowledge that could lead to better oral health. The research is published August 12 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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Dental, Dentist, Seniors, Senior, care, Health, oral, Teeth, Aging, Elder, Hygiene, Older, Adult

Four Tips for Aging Teeth

Oral health tips about caring for your teeth as you age, provided by Dr. Larry Williams of the Academy of General Dentistry.

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selfie, Selfies, Dentistry, dental medicine, Oral Health, Cavities, Toothbrush, Flossing

Recording Selfies While Brushing Teeth Can Improve Oral Health Care Skills

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Recording smart phone video “selfies” of tooth-brushing can help people learn to improve their oral health care techniques, according to a new study.

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dental hygiene, dental hygiene education, Dental Hygienists, Floss, Flossing, interdental cleaning , American Dental Hygienists’ Association, ADHA

American Dental Hygienists' Association on Interdental Cleaning

In light of the recent news reports regarding the lack of scientific research supporting the oral health benefits of flossing, ADHA has released this statement.

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UAB Medicine, Dentistry, Periodontics, Gum Disease, Bad Breath, Halitosis, Dry Mouth, Flossing, Oral Health, American Dental Association

What’s the Deal with That Bad Breath?

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A UAB School of Dentistry faculty member talks bad breath — where it comes from and how to fight it.

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Cardiology, Clinical Trial, Dentistry/Periodontal Disease, Medicine & Health, Public Health

Hidden Tooth Infections May Predispose People to Heart Disease

Hidden dental root tip infections are very common: as many as one in four Finns suffers from at least one. Such infections are usually detected by chance from X-rays.

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HIV, AIDS, persons living with HIV, Community Based Dental Partnership Program, Oral Health, Underserved

UofL Provides Comprehensive Dental Care for People Living with HIV

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UofL’s Community Based Dental Partnership Program (CBDPP), is one of only 12 Ryan White CBDPP federally funded oral health programs in the United States, and the only one in Kentucky.

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Dental, Dentistry and children, Pediatric Dentistry, Biology, Pathology, Gingivitis, Tooth Decay, Microbiology, Cavity, S. mutans

Research Shows Sharing of Cavity-Causing Bacteria May Not Be Only From Mothers to Children

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Research shows sharing of cavity-causing bacteria may not be only from mothers to children

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Cancer, Immunotherapy, checkpoint inhibitors, patient story, Oral Cancer

Poison Drummer Rikki Rockett Cancer-Free Following Immunotherapy at UC San Diego Health

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Rikki Rockett, drummer for the band Poison, got the best news of his life last week: his cancer is gone. Rockett was diagnosed with oral cancer more than a year ago. Several months ago, he came to Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, where he underwent experimental cancer immunotherapy, which has now eradicated the tumor.

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Vitamin D: Hundreds of Years Later, Teeth Tell the Story of What Happened to People Who Didn’t Get Enough Sunshine

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Researchers at McMaster University have found a rich new record of vitamin D deficiency, one that resides in the teeth of every person and remains viable for hundreds of years or more. The team of anthropologists has determined that looking into the microscopic structure of teeth opens a window into the lives and challenges of people who lived hundreds of years ago, and whose only record is their skeletal remains.

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Childhood Obesity, Caries, Oral Health, community health workers, Community Health, South Asian childhood diseases, South Asian children and tooth decay, South Asian children and obesity, home-based intervention, Child Health Action to Lower Oral Health and Obesity Risk

Home-Based Intervention Aims to Curb Childhood Tooth Decay and Obesity in the Bronx

More than one-third of Bronx residents are born outside of the United States. Often separated from family, challenged by language barriers, unfamiliar with health resources, and burdened by poverty, they are at high risk for health problems. And these risks extend to their young children.







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