Many People Deal With Severe Periodontitis

Severe periodontitis was the sixth most prevalent condition in the world in 2010, according to a new study. The information comes from the International and American Associations for Dental Research and is published in the OnlineFirst section of the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research. The goal of the study was to put all epidemiological data about severe periodontitis together and learn specific da

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Exercise May Lead to Higher Risk of Tooth Decay

Next time you avoid exercising just say you were doing it for the benefit of your oral health. A team of researchers at the University Hospital in Germany determined that the more exercise you do, the higher risk there is of tooth decay and early teeth loss. The researchers looked at the oral health status of several triathletes and nonathletes and found that people who regularly exercise have a high

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Oral Health for Some Pregnant Women Could be Better

Women who are older and pregnant receive better dental care compared to women who are younger and pregnant, according to a recent study. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey recently conducted a study of 897 pregnant women and 3,971 nonpregnant women ages 15 through 44 from 1999 to 2004. The results showed that women ages 35 to 44 who were pregnant reported having very good or good m

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Depression Drug Could Lead to Implant Failure

People with dental implants who suffer from depression may need to be careful about the medication they take. The International and American Associations for Dental Research put together a study that shows drugs used for treating depression could raise the risk of bone fracture. This stems from the fact that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors reduce bone formation. The goal of the study was to

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Bacteria Collects in Hollow-Head Toothbrushes

Solid-head power toothbrushes may be the best choice, according to a recent study. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry determined that hollow-head toothbrushes retained significantly more bacteria when compared to solid-head power toothbrushes. Nine out of the 10 comparisons showed that the microbial counts were lower in the solid-head group when compared to t

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