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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Women six times 'more disgusted by dental treatment' than men

After looking at pictures of dental treatment scenes, researchers discovered that female patients scared of the dentist were six times more likely to be disgusted with what they saw, compared with non-dental phobic women.

In a battle of the sexes, dental phobic women struggled to hide their emotions. Although both men and woman faired equally when asked about their feelings towards the dentist, women afraid of the dentist were more repulsed than their men counterparts.

For Full article: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/266546.php

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Graphene oxide could make stronger dental fillings

Graphene oxide could be used to make super strong dental fillings that don't corrode, according to a new study. Research suggests we chew around 800 times in an average meal; that's almost a million times a year. We put our teeth under huge strain, and often require fillings to repair them. Fillings are typically made of a mixture of metals, such as copper, mercury, silver and tin, or composites of powdered glass and ceramic. Typical metal fillings can corrode and composite fillings are not very strong; Graphene on the other hand is 200 times stronger than steel and doesn't corrode, making it a prime new candidate for dental fillings.  

For Full Article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151203082205.htm

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Barrett's esophagus to esophageal adenocarcinoma: Are you at risk?

Esophageal cancer is a cancerous (malignant) tumor of the esophagus, the muscular tube that moves food from the mouth to the stomach. Esophageal cancer is not very common in the United States. It occurs most often in men over 50 years old. Two main types of esophageal cancer exist: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. These two types look different from each other under the microscope.(1)

“Once a rare cancer representing only 5 percent of all esophageal cancers in the United States, esophageal adenocarcinoma is the cancer with the fastest-rising incidence — six-fold increase in the past three decades — and currently comprises more than 80 % of all new esophageal cancer cases in this country,” said Xifeng Wu, M.D., chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston. “To reduce the mortality of esophageal adenocarcinoma, the best hope in the near term is to detect it at its early stage, or even better, to prevent the progression of esophageal adenocarcinoma from its premalignant lesion, which is called Barrett’s esophagus.”(2)

For Full Article: http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2013/04/esophageal-cancer.html

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gingivitis Bacteria Manipulate Your Immune System So They Can Thrive in Your Gums

A new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology shows how the bacteria known for causing gum disease--Porphyromonas gingivalis--manipulates the body's immune system to disable normal processes that would otherwise destroy it. Specifically, the report shows that this pathogen prompts the production of the anti-inflammatory molecule Interleukin-10 (IL-10). This, in turn, inhibits the function of T-cells, which would otherwise help to protect the host from this particular microbial infection.

For Full Article: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/260112.php

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

FDA Orders Safety Review of TMJ Implants

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered a review of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) implants performance of artificial jaw joint implants after finding a substantial number of problems with the products in recent years.

The action comes just months after an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today found that the agency had approved four such devices beginning in 1999, despite weak and incomplete research clouded by potential conflicts of interest.

For Full Article: http://www.everydayhealth.com/dental-health/news/fda-orders-safety-review-of-tmj-implants.aspx

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Health effects of e-cigarettes

Over the past few years, innovations in nicotine delivery have enabled smokers to obtain their nicotine without the carcinogens found in cigarette smoke. Electronic cigarettes are becoming very popular, as they have the look and feel of real cigarettes. Publicized as a safer alternative to traditional smoking, electronic cigarettes are supposed to give smokers their nicotine fix without the cancer-causing side effects of tobacco.

However, there are some serious concerns that the battery-operated devices may actually pose more dangers to users. There are many things we have yet to determine about the possible impact of electronic cigarettes on the health of the public.

For Full Article: http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2013/06/health-effects-of-e-cigarettes.html

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Oral Health Findings Can Help Identify Unrecognized Diabetes

The July 2011 issue of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) features a study from Columbia University on a simple algorithm that could identify nearly 3 out of 4 cases of unrecognized diabetes or pre-diabetes.1 The screening algorithm evaluated only two dental parameters: number of missing teeth, and percentage of deep periodontal pockets (at least 5 millimeters in depth). Adding a point-of-care glycohemoglobin (HbA1c) test significantly improved identification of diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals, raising screening accuracy to 92 percent sensitivity. The study received national news coverage from United Press International and other news agencies.

For more information: http://www.ada.org/6063.aspx

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