Oral Health Resource Center

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Sleeping with Dentures Ups Pneumonia Risk

Seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep could be at an increased risk for pneumonia.

Intense Exercise May Harm Your Teeth

Regular vigorous exercise is often associated with positive health outcomes such as weight loss, but it may actually increase the risk of dental caries and other oral health problems.

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EPA: Less Dental Mercury in Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new standards to reduce the amount of mercury released from dentists' offices.

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.

Fluoride in Primary Care for Children

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a report regarding fluoride in the primary care setting.

FDA: Oral Viscous Lidocaine Warning

The FDA warns that prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.

MC3 for RA, Periodontitis

Melanocortin receptor type 3 (MC3) has protective properties for joint and periodontal tissues.


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.

Short-Course Doxycycline May Be OK for Younger Children

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Indian Health Service (IHS) have found that short treatment courses of doxycycline can be administered in children <8 years old without staining teeth or weakening tooth enamel.

WHO: Slashing Sugar Consumption Needed to Reduce Obesity, Cavities

Adults and children are recommended to reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake, according to a new guideline released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Can Dentists Help ID Undiagnosed Diabetes Patients?

The dentist's office may be a good place to screen people for diabetes, according to new research.

High Fracture Risk in Women Could Also Indicate Gum Disease

Women with high fracture risk scores showed the strongest signs of gum disease

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