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

Role of Oral Health in Cognitive Status Examined in new Study

There is an inconsistent correlation between oral health and cognitive status in older individuals, according to a review published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Arthritis Patients May Be More Prone to Developing Periodontitis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients have a greater prevalence and severity of periodontitis than the non-arthritis population, according to a new study published in the Korean Journal of Internal Medicine.

Ambulatory vs Inpatient Settings for Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Although many pediatric patients undergo tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) in ambulatory settings, an inpatient setting may be safer for younger children who are at higher risk of complications, according to research published in online in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Primary Tooth Eruption Predictors Examined

Gum irritation, irritability, and drooling, but not fever, are the most frequent signs of primary tooth eruption, according to a meta-analysis published online February 18 in Pediatrics.

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).

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