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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.

News

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

Better Daily Dental Routine Could Help Retain Youthful Looks

Smoking, sun-bed use, and poor oral hygiene all increase perceived facial age

AAP: Pediatricians Should Be Involved in Oral Health Care

Pediatricians should perform oral health assessments and help maintain and restore oral health for the youngest children, according to a policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Physician-Dentist Collaboration for Diabetes Care Recommended

Dentists are uniquely placed to identify patients with diabetes, and those with diabetes who are at risk for complications.

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