Gum Health May Have Gotten Worse as Time Passed

Ancient Romans knew how to take care of their gums. Researchers from King’s College London determined that only 5 percent of Romans suffered from gum disease while 30 percent of people today encounter that problem. Based on archaeological studies, the researchers concluded that the Roman lifestyle led to much healthier gums. The information appears in the British Dental Journal. Dental issues

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Some Countries Start to Place Greater Value on Oral Health

Supervised teeth brushing may happen at school in some places. A supervising body in England and Wales recently detailed its new recommendations for healthcare and one of the policies included supervised brushing programs in school and nurseries. The goal is to lower the prevalence of decay among children. Recent statistics indicate that 10 percent of 3-year-olds in England and Wales show signs of d

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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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