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Here’s a Treatment That Can Reduce Your Fear of the Dentist

January 5, 2016

Many people are familiar with the fear that can precede a visit to the dentist, but new research shows that talk therapy can help.


How Gum Disease May Affect Your Breast Cancer Risk

December 21, 2015

Gum disease might increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, particularly those who smoke, a new study suggests.


Toothlessness a Clue to Deadly Heart Disease?

December 17, 2015

THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Toothless heart disease patients are nearly twice as likely to die as those who have all their teeth, a new study suggests.
Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss, and gum disease-related inflammation is believed to play a role in the narrowing of arteries, the researchers […]


Are British Teeth Really Worse Than American Teeth?

December 16, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Although British teeth have long been a subject of satire in the United States, a new stereotype-busting study is giving the British a little something to smile about.
Researchers have found evidence that British oral health is actually as good, or even better, than it is […]


New “No-Drill” Approach Could Change Way Dentists Treat Cavities

December 10, 2015

New research suggests that a “no-drill” approach can halt tooth decay in many cases.


Another Downside to Diabetes: Tooth Loss

December 3, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The physical toll associated with type 2 diabetes includes tooth loss, a new study finds.
The risk of vision problems and amputations for people with diabetes is well-known. Now, research shows diabetics lose twice as many teeth on average as those without the disease.
Also, blacks […]


Sugar-Free Sodas, Candy Can Still Damage Your Teeth

December 1, 2015

Even sugar-free sodas, sports drinks, and candy can damage your teeth.


Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids’ Teeth

October 21, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Want your baby to grow into a tot with a cavity-free smile? Don’t smoke when he or she is around.
Children exposed to secondhand smoke at 4 months of age may be at risk for tooth decay by age 3, Japanese researchers […]


More Cavities Seen in Kids of Chronically Stressed Mothers

September 18, 2015

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Dental cavities are more common among kids whose mothers suffer from chronic stress, according to a new study.
A mother’s chronic stress is also associated with lower odds of breast-feeding and fewer dental visits for their children, the researchers found.
“Policy that aims to improve dental health, particularly the prevalence […]


Dentists Drill Patients for Drug Abuse Information

September 1, 2015

TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Don’t be surprised if your next dental checkup includes questions about illicit drug use.
A new survey has found that more than three out of every four U.S. dentists ask their patients about illegal drug use.
The poll also found that more than half of dentists believe they should conduct […]




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