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 […]

Be Aware of the Mouth/Body Connection

Dental News Be Aware of the Mouth/Body Connection and Help Keep Healthy in Every Way! 7/25/2001  COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jul 25, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — There’s a lot to smile about when maintaining good oral health — health professionals and research scientists are determining that you may be keeping the rest of your body healthier, too. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Take your breath away

Dental News Take your breath away By Mitali ParekhPosted On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 02:23:52 AM Bad breath is less embarrassingly known as the medical condition halitosis. Besides being a result of obvious habits such smoking and a fondness for garlic, it could also be indicative of diseases. Dr Shantanu Jaradi of Dentzz Dental […]

Taking care of dental problems early can save money in long run

Dental News Taking care of dental problems early can save money in long run Periodic exams can stop problem before it gets worseMarcine HaysMarch 19, 2008 Many people think that their dental health is just fine — until they feel pain. About half of the population doesn’t see the dentist until there’s a problem. It […]

Tooth or consequences: The costs of poor dental fitness

Dental News Tooth or consequences: The costs of poor dental fitness The traditional divide between dentistry and medicine is shrinking as data accumulate linking oral health with overall health. By Victoria Stagg Elliott, AMNews staff.March 3, 2008. A few years ago, an extremely sick, 2½-year-old boy came to the Houston office of pediatrician Ray Wagner, […]

Additive May End Up in Toothpaste, Gum

Dental News Additive May End Up in Toothpaste, Gum Thu Mar 10,2005 8:52 PM ETBy ALEX DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press Writer BALTIMORE – An additive that provides the minerals used by teeth to rebuild themselves could find its way into products ranging from toothpaste to chewing gum, University of Maryland researchers say.   Calcium and phosphorous ions […]

Cleaning Teeth Prevents Pneumonia in Nursing Homes

Dental News Cleaning Teeth Prevents Pneumonia in Nursing Homes Fri Apr 12,2002 5:26 PM ET By Alison McCook NEW YORK (Reuter Health) – Regular cleanings of teeth and gums may help prevent pneumonia in nursing home residents, new research suggests. The results are based on comparing pneumonia rates between residents of 11 nursing homes in […]

Brushing, Flossing Stave Off Diabetes

Dental News Brushing, Flossing Stave Off Diabetes March 8, 2002 — By Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Whiter teeth and fresher breath are not the only benefits of good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing may also help stave off diabetes, according to studies released on Friday. Gum disease may even be more important than obesity […]

Bristlemania It’s here!

Dental News Bristlemania It’s here! Linda MatchanBoston Globe Jan. 10, 2002 19:01:03 Pity the poor toothbrush. Caked in plaque, soaked with spit: Could there possibly be a less sexy, more prosaic article in the home, except for maybe the toilet plunger? Who would have predicted that the toothbrush, used in one of life’s most annoying […]

Adults should monitor kids’ tooth-brushing

Dental News Adults should monitor kids’ tooth-brushing June 08, 2001 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Many young children who consider brushing their teeth a chore may try to avoid it at all costs. But few succeed, according to the results of a recent survey. More than half of 1,000 adults surveyed said they monitor the […]

Parasites May Be Cause of Child’s Bad Breath

Dental News Parasites May Be Cause of Child’s Bad Breath Thu Oct 24,2002 5:31 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Scientists in Turkey say that parasites should be considered as a possible cause of bad breath in children. According to the report, the researchers decided to investigate the relationship between parasites and bad breath when […]

Tooth Decay In Baby Teeth Affects Permanent Teeth, Too

Dental News Tooth Decay In Baby Teeth Affects Permanent Teeth, Too March 25, 2002 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service A study in China has found that decay in a baby tooth (or primary tooth) is a risk factor for defects in the enamel of the permanent tooth that replaces it. The study took place in […]

Baby bottle tooth decay

Dental News BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY Dr.’s Q&A Feb 1999 Ivanhoe Broadcast News Interview Transcript with Robert Musselman, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentist, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans How common is baby bottle tooth decay? Dr. Mussleman: We don’t have an exact figure on that. Estimates are as high as 40 percent in some concentrated […]

Endodontics

Endodontics THE TOOTH & IT’S SURROUNDING TISSUES CROWN- this is the part of the tooth you can see above the gumline. ROOT – this part of the tooth sits in the bone below the gum. The root of your tooth is usually twice as long as the crown, the part you see above the gumline. […]