Oral Health Resource Center

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Dental Visits: Opportunities for Drug Screenings?

77% of dentists ask their patient about illicit drug use, and 54% of dentists believe these screenings should be their responsibility.

Periodontal Disease and CAC in Diabetes

In patients with type 1 diabetes, but not those without diabetes, periodontal disease duration is an independent predictor of long-term progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC).

New Products for Dry Mouth Launched

PerioSciences announced the launch of Dry Mouth AO ProGel and a new formula of its Hydrating AO ProRinse for the treatment of xerostomia (dry mouth).

Treating Periodontitis May Help Ease Prostatitis ...

Treatment of periodontitis may help reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation in prostatitis.

Chemicals May Leach from Baby Teethers

Some plastic teethers for babies may contain some endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs).

FDA Recommends Fluoride Limits in Water

The FDA has issued a letter to bottled water manufacturers recommending that they limit the amount of fluoride added to bottled water so that it contains no more than 0.7mg/L.

Oral Health in Young Women Lacking

Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely.

Xylitol Effects in Cavity Prevention Reviewed

There is little high quality evidence proving the effect of xylitol in preventing dental cavities, new research published in the Cochrane Library has found.

News

Oral App can Help Physicians Formulate Treatment Plan

The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) has released an innovative app as part of its national oral health curriculum, Smiles for Life, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Periodontal Disease Linked to Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, especially for smokers who quit within last 20 years

Results for First-in-Class Oral Mucositis Tx are Announced

Soligenix announced positive results from the Phase 2 clinical trial of SGX942, for the treatment of oral mucositis in patients treated with chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for head and neck cancer.

Secondhand Smoke in Infancy Could Harm Children's Teeth

Children exposed to secondhand smoke at 4 months of age may be at risk for tooth decay by age 3.

Periodontal Disease Could Predict CAC Progression in Type 1 Diabetes

In patients with type 1 diabetes, but not those without diabetes, periodontal disease duration is an independent predictor of long-term progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC).

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