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Look Mom, No Fillings! A Biological Approach For The Treatment Of Cavities

Teeth can use their own natural ability to repair large cavities Scientists at Kings College in London have discovered a new method of stimulating the renewal of stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer’s drug. The ABC’s of cavities or a look beneath the surface An infection or trauma can expose the inner, soft …

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Drink Additives & Your Health

Do Bottled-water beverages cause tooth decay, sensitivity and other concerns? We all know water is good for our health. 8 glasses a day! Dehydration is a serious health concern for people of all ages. But what about bottled-water beverages including flavored waters, sports drinks, and many other alternatives? Are they good for us? Who regulates …

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Nearly Half Of Women Don’t See A Dentist During Pregnancy

Regular preventive dental visits are important throughout our lives, and, during pregnancy, they are even more essential. Yet nearly half of women don’t see a dentist during pregnancy.  All infections in a pregnant woman, including tooth decay and gum disease, pose a potential risk to the baby’s health as well as the mother’s. Hormonal changes …

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Now That You’re Pregnant – Your Oral Health And That Of Your Baby’s

The American Dental Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics encourage women to get dental care while pregnant. “It is a crucial period of time in a woman’s life and maintaining oral health is directly related to good overall health,” says Aharon Hagai, D.M.D. It’s very important to …

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Good Oral Health And Pneumonia

As discussed in previous posts, oral health has been connected to other chronic health problems. Two recent studies have concluded that there is a relationship between oral health and respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia. The Research The studies conducted at Virginia Commonwealth University and Yale University School of Medicine suggest that patients who practice good …

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A Possible Link Between Periodontal Disease And Breast Cancer

Periodontal disease (gum disease), which is most often caused by bacteria in dental plaque, has been linked with other chronic health problems. A new study by the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, the largest of its kind, found that periodontal disease is correlated with breast cancer in postmenopausal women. While …

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