Disclosure Of Medication Can Save A Patient’s Life

Dental News Prior To Dental Procedures Disclosure Of Medication Can Save A Patient’s Life Article Date: 26 Nov 2008 – 1:00 PST Do you regularly take aspirin or antiplatelet medications? Do you know whether or not these drugs should be stopped before dental procedures or surgeries? According to a study published in the May/June issue […]

Stomach Ulcer Bug Causes Bad Breath

Dental News Stomach Ulcer Bug Causes Bad Breath Article Date: 25 Nov 2008 – 4:00 PST Bacteria that cause stomach ulcers and cancer could also be giving us bad breath, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology. For the first time, scientists have found Helicobacter pylori living in the […]

The Tooth Whisperers

Dental News The Tooth Whisperers Source: Temple UniversityReleased: Tue 11-Nov-2008, 13:50 ET Newswise — The phrase, “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” is attributed to several authors and philosophers. But the phrase, “your teeth are the windows to your health,” can be attributed to Mohamed Bassiouny, DMD, MSc, PhD, who has been studying how […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Affect Your Pearly Whites

Dental News Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Affect Your Pearly Whites Source: American College of Rheumatology (ACR)Released: Wed 22-Oct-2008, 13:00 ET Newswise — People with rheumatoid arthritis may be at increased risk for periodontal disease, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, Calif. Rheumatoid arthritis is a […]

Count your teeth to know risk of stroke

Dental News Count your teeth to know risk of stroke Saturday, December 14, 2002 Tooth loss and periodontal disease may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, which is caused due to a blockage in an artery leading to the brain. This is a most common type of stroke, according to a new study. Men who […]

Dental X-Rays Can Highlight Risk Of Stroke

Dental News Dental X-Rays Can Highlight Risk Of Stroke Aug. 20, 2001 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Routine dental X-rays can help identify postmenopausal women who are at high risk for stroke, a recent study showed.   “This is a significant finding,” said Arthur H. Friedlander, D.D.S., lead author of the study, which was published […]

Multivitamin Formulated to Promote Oral Health

Dental News CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals Launches Multivitamin Formulated to Promote Oral Health Dentaplex(TM) Designed to Help Maintain Optimal Health of the Gums and Teeth NEWTOWN, Pa., June 19 ,2001/PRNewswire CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the availability of Dentaplex(TM), a professionally-recommended nutritional supplement specifically formulated to help maintain optimal oral health. The new supplement’s formulation is built on […]

Dry Mouth Syndrome Affects Dental Health

Dental News Dry Mouth Syndrome Affects Dental Health 6/11/2001  Is your mouth so dry you could drink gallons of water a day, and even that wouldn’t help? You may be one of the many who suffers from xerostomia, or dry mouth syndrome. Beyond discomfort, dry mouth is a serious condition that affects dental health and, […]

Dental specialists safeguard more than teeth

Dental News Dental specialists safeguard more than teeth 4/10/2001  April Is National Facial Protection Month Spring, sports, safety, teeth, face, and dentistry. This can only mean it is time again for “April Is National Facial Protection Month.” The month of April finds more and more people heading outside for exercise and sports. A potential side effect […]

Dental x-ray uncovers clogged artery

Dental News Dental x-ray uncovers clogged artery 12/19/2000  Findings on a wide-angle or panoramic dental radiograph (x-ray) uncovered a patient’s critically clogged neck arteries, prompting potentially life-saving treatment, according to a case study in the November 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). “The patient described in our case report had no signs […]

Calcium, vitamin D supplements linked to prevention of tooth loss

Dental News Calcium, vitamin D supplements linked to prevention of tooth loss in the Elderly 10/2/2000  TORONTO — Calcium and vitamin D supplements, often recommended to help prevent osteoporosis, are significantly related to a decrease in tooth loss risk in the elderly. Elizabeth Krall, PhD, of Boston University, reported these findings at last week’s annual meeting […]

Bad Gums, Bad Heart Link Questioned

Dental News Bad Gums, Bad Heart Link Questioned By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) – Floss-haters, take heart.A new study rebuts evidence suggesting that gum disease may lead to heart trouble. That doesn’t mean gums shouldn’t be attended to by floss and brush. But the results question theories stemming from a growing area […]

Diabetics urged to improve dental hygiene practices

Dental News Diabetics urged to improve dental hygiene practices September 13, 2000 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People with diabetes are more likely to develop tooth decay and gum disease, yet few patients are aware of the risks, results of a recent survey suggest. Many patients with type 1 diabetes do not take steps to […]

Dentistry and Eating Disorders

Dental News Dentistry and Eating Disorders July 05,2000 The race is on to conquer eating disorders By Chris Smith Bulimia may be easy to hide from parents, friends or even physicians. But it’s something that dentists can detect fairly easily just by giving patients a regular dental exam. Patients with bulimia, a serious eating disorder, have […]

Bad For The Mouth Is Bad For The Body

Dental News Bad For The Mouth Is Bad For The Body June 16, 2000 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Gum disease is caused by a chronic bacterial infection and can lead to bone loss, damaged gum tissue and even tooth loss. Now, new research suggests that gum disease may also increase the risk of preterm […]

Misuse, Overuse and Underuse Antibiotics

Dental News Misuse, Overuse and Underuse Antibiotics Essentially Useless Against Many Diseases W A S H I N G T O N, June 12, 2000 Misuse, overuse and underuse of certain antibiotics has rendered them almost useless against certain diseases, the World Health Organization said today. We are literally in a race against time to […]

Prescriptions: Are You Dotting Your Ps?

Dental News When Writing Prescriptions, Are You Dotting Your Ps and Crossing Your Eyes? 5/8/2000  Dentists and physicians are notorious for bad handwriting. Reading some doctors’ prescription orders has been likened to deciphering hieroglyphics or interpreting the Rosetta Stone. But though society once made light of their indiscernible scratches and scrawls, doctors’ bad handwriting is […]

Dental Patients Found To Have Undiagnosed Medical Conditions

Dental News Dental Patients Found To Have Undiagnosed Medical Conditions October 19, 1999The Medical Tribune During initial dental visits, patients routinely complete a medical history questionnaire. Yet a new study reveals that striking inconsistencies exist between patients’ self-reported medical history and their actual health status, as determined by laboratory testing. In the October issue of […]

FDA Approves Ethyol To Reduce Radiation-Induced Dry Mouth

Dental News FDA Approves Ethyol To Reduce Radiation-Induced Dry Mouth WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA. and PALO ALTO, CA. — June 25, 1999 — U.S. Bioscience and ALZA Corporation announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Ethyol® (amifostine) in an important radiation therapy setting. The approval expands the uses of the […]

Dental problems can accentuate heart ailments

Dental News Dentists May Play Important Role in Recognizing Facial Skin Cancer Interview with DR STUART MORGANSTEIN – By Hubert Vaz The Afternoon Despatch & Courier – Monday, February 16, 1998 World renowned professor of dentistry, Dr Stuart I Morganstein has disclosed that those suffering from heart problems can worsen their condition in case they […]