Dental Anxiety May Make Sedation Necessary

Dental anxiety may have debilitating effects for numerous people. A new study by Case Western Reserve University showed that dental anxiety could cause a person to flinch even after a cotton swab makes minimal contact with his or her gums. Many other people don’t even bother to visit the dentist based on their anxiety. The only way to combat this issue, in many cases, is to come up with new me

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Study Says Dental Issues Cost Recent Olympians

Olympians may have been competing against more than their opponents at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Dental issues were apparently a major issue in London. Research indicated that one of five athletes at those Olympic games showed signs of dental decay or gum disease and 18 percent of the Olympians stated that poor dental health could have adversely affected their performance. Almost 50 percent of the a

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Smoking Leads to Higher Risk of HPV

A new study shows the connection between smoking and the risk of human papilloma virus. The information shows that smoking makes a person three times more likely to be at risk for HPV, making it significantly more likely that a smoker will develop oral cancer when compared to a nonsmoker. The information appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association. There were 6,887 people who partook

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Sleeping With Dentures Increases Pneumonia Risk

People with dentures may want to think again the next time they sleep with them in. A recent study determined that people who wore dentures during sleep were at a higher risk for pneumonia when compared to those who removed them prior to sleep. The study was published by the International and American Associations for Dental Research and appears in the OnlineFirst section of the Journal of Dental Res

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New Material may Upgrade Dental Implants

Dental implants may be improving soon. Experts from the Autonomous University of Baja California in eastern Mexico created dental implants from a mixture of polymer with ceramic and a light consistency. The experts at this school optimized the performance of those dental tools after recreating what the chewing process was like. The goal was to make certain the implant would take on the brunt of the s

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