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09 Jul

Missing Teeth, Higher Odds for Dementia?

Tooth loss increases the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia, new study finds.

16 Oct

Fewer Than 1% Of Dentists Nationwide Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

That's far below infection rates among other healthcare professionals, according to the authors.

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20 Jul
White Men's Grip on U.S. Health Care May Be Slipping

White Men's Grip on U.S. Health Care May Be Slipping

TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. medical field is less dominated by white men than it used to be, but there are still few Black and Hispanic doctors, dentists and pharmacists, a new study finds.

The study, which looked at trends over...

09 Jul
Even Before Pandemic, One-Third of U.S. Adults Went Without Dental Care

Even Before Pandemic, One-Third of U.S. Adults Went Without Dental Care

Millions of American adults haven't seen a dentist in at least a year, a new U.S. government health survey reveals.

In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic made dental visits difficult, a third of adults under 65 hadn't had a dental exam or cleaning in the past 12 month...

08 Jul
Missing Teeth, Higher Odds for Dementia?

Missing Teeth, Higher Odds for Dementia?

Brushing and flossing is good not only for your teeth: It might also benefit your brain, a new study suggests.

The findings showed that tooth loss is tied to an increased risk of dementia, though getting dentures may help reduce that risk.

For the study, New York U...

02 Jul
Could Losing Your Wisdom Teeth Enhance Your Sense of Taste?

Could Losing Your Wisdom Teeth Enhance Your Sense of Taste?

Having your wisdom teeth yanked could have one culinary up side: Heightening your sense of taste.

So claims a new study that challenges previous research on the issue.

"Prior studies have only pointed to adverse effects on taste after extraction, and it has been ge...

17 May
Odds of Catching COVID at Dentist's Office Very Low: Study

Odds of Catching COVID at Dentist's Office Very Low: Study

Do yon need to have your teeth cleaned or a cavity filled?

Go ahead.

Dental treatment won't put you at risk for contracting COVID-19, a new study affirms.

"Getting your teeth cleaned does not increase your risk for COVID-19 infection any more than drink...

03 May
Opioids After Dental Work May Be Dangerous

Opioids After Dental Work May Be Dangerous

Getting a prescription for an opioid painkiller from your dentist could put you or your family at risk for an overdose, a new study warns.

The finding is based on an analysis of data from 8.5 million Americans who had teeth pulled or 119 other types of dental work betwee...

30 Apr
Few Kids Seeing a Dentist Have COVID-19, Study Finds

Few Kids Seeing a Dentist Have COVID-19, Study Finds

Just 2% of young dental patients without COVID-19 symptoms tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to a new study.

Kids with COVID-19 are typically asymptomatic but can carry high levels of SARS-CoV-2 and spread it to others, University of Illinois Chicago (UI...

21 Apr
How Gum Disease Could Raise Your Odds for Severe COVID-19

How Gum Disease Could Raise Your Odds for Severe COVID-19

Keep flossing: A study just out suggests gum disease can increase your odds for severe COVID-19.

Previous research showed that it's blood vessels, rather than airways, that are affected initially in COVID lung disease. Now, new research finds that high concentrations of ...

14 Apr
Research Shows Links Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer's

Research Shows Links Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer's

Don't forget to floss: New research adds to evidence linking gum disease with Alzheimer's disease.

The mouth is home to both harmful bacteria that promote inflammation and healthy, protective bacteria, the study authors explained.

In the new study, the researchers...

29 Mar
Study Ties Gum Disease to High Blood Pressure

Study Ties Gum Disease to High Blood Pressure

Want to ward off high blood pressure? Don't forget to brush and floss.

A new study finds that severe gum disease may make an otherwise healthy person significantly more likely to develop high blood pressure.

"[Our] evidence indicates that periodontal bacteria cause...

09 Mar
School Dental Care Program Could Cut Cavities in Half: Study

School Dental Care Program Could Cut Cavities in Half: Study

School-based dental care cut cavities in half among thousands of elementary students, a new study says.

"The widespread implementation of oral health programs in schools could increase the reach of traditional dental practices and improve children's oral health -- all wh...

08 Mar
Pandemic Stress Has More Americans Grinding Their Teeth

Pandemic Stress Has More Americans Grinding Their Teeth

Lockdowns have you stressed? The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that more people are grinding their teeth as they try to cope with the pressures of the pandemic.

An ADA Health Policy Institute survey of dentists found that 70% of respondents said they've seen...

25 Feb
Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists: Study

Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists: Study

Dental hygienists have a low rate of COVID-19, even though their jobs are considered high-risk, a new study says.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared hygienists at high risk for COVID-19, so researchers decided to investigate.

The...

17 Feb
Pandemic Has Affected Kids' Dental Health: Poll

Pandemic Has Affected Kids' Dental Health: Poll

Could the COVID-19 pandemic be taking a toll on kids' teeth?

A new, nationwide poll found the pandemic has made it harder for parents to get their kids regular dental care. But on the other hand, many say their youngsters are now taking better care of their teeth.

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10 Feb
Bleeding Gums? You Might Be Lacking Vitamin C

Bleeding Gums? You Might Be Lacking Vitamin C

If you have bleeding gums, you may need to increase the amount of vitamin C in your diet, a new study suggests.

The American Dental Association says bleeding could be a sign of gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease. These new findings from University of Washington (U...

09 Feb
Add Gum Disease to List of Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19

Add Gum Disease to List of Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19

Keep flossing: A new study finds that gum disease may raise the chances of hospitalization or death if COVID-19 strikes.

The reason? Gum disease can be a sign of inflammation throughout the body.

"It is well-established that systemic inflammation is not only linke...

08 Feb
FDA Approves 'Tongue Strengthening' Device for Certain Sleep Apnea Patients

FDA Approves 'Tongue Strengthening' Device for Certain Sleep Apnea Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the marketing of a new "tongue strengthening" device to cut down on snoring in patients with mild obstructive sleep apnea.

Unlike devices used during sleep, this prescription device is used while awake, and is desi...

08 Feb
The Germs on Your Toothbrush Can Reveal Your Health

The Germs on Your Toothbrush Can Reveal Your Health

The microbes on your toothbrush mostly come from your mouth -- not your toilet -- and provide insight into your oral health, researchers say.

Their study was inspired by people's concerns that flushing a toilet might create a cloud of aerosol particles that end up on too...

03 Feb
Tense Times Mean More Tooth-Grinding, Dentists Warn

Tense Times Mean More Tooth-Grinding, Dentists Warn

If pandemic-related stress has you grinding your teeth, you're not alone.

Dentists say tooth-grinding and jaw-clenching are on the rise due to the many challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We've been seeing an increase in the number of patients looking ...

20 Jan
Dental Practices Rebound as U.S. Dentists Look Forward to COVID Vaccine

Dental Practices Rebound as U.S. Dentists Look Forward to COVID Vaccine

The coronavirus pandemic hit dental practices hard early in 2020, as COVID-19 fears kept millions of Americans from seeking routine oral health care.

But as dental offices have ratcheted up their safety measures, more patients have steadily been returning for checkups an...

30 Oct
Many Dentists Face Aggressive Patients at Work

Many Dentists Face Aggressive Patients at Work

FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2020 (Healthday News) -- Health care workers commonly experience aggression and violence at work, second only to law enforcement.

That fact may bring to mind emergency room scenes in television dramas, but a new study of 98 New York City metro area denti...

11 Oct
Don't Overdo the Halloween Candy, or Your Smile May Suffer

Don't Overdo the Halloween Candy, or Your Smile May Suffer

SUNDAY, Oct. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) - - COVID-19 may change the look of Halloween this year, but dressing up and indulging in some sweets is all part of the fun, even if your kids can't go door to door.

And experts say one night of eating candy won't have a big e...

28 Sep
Older Patients at Risk When Dentists Prescribe Opioids

Older Patients at Risk When Dentists Prescribe Opioids

Seniors who take depression and anxiety drugs shouldn't be prescribed opioid painkillers by their dentist because it puts them at increased risk for problems, researchers warn.

They analyzed 2011-15 dental and medical data for 40,800 patients aged 65 and older across...

24 Sep
COVID Bites: Cracked Teeth Another Coronavirus Scourge

COVID Bites: Cracked Teeth Another Coronavirus Scourge

Dentists are drilling down on another worrying trend related to the coronavirus: more cracked teeth.

Like sleepless nights and stomach jitters, teeth grinding is a telltale sign of stress. And the habit -- which can damage and break your choppers -- is sending people...

07 Sep
Don't Delay Dental Visits During Pandemic

Don't Delay Dental Visits During Pandemic

Visiting your dentist during the coronavirus pandemic poses little risk, an expert says.

Dentists have taken measures to protect patients, but some people are still reluctant to get dental care, said Dr. Cecile Feldman, dean of Rutgers University's School of Dental M...

20 Aug
Fluoridated Water Protects Baby Teeth, Too

Fluoridated Water Protects Baby Teeth, Too

Fluoride in drinking water reduces the odds for severe cavities in baby teeth, researchers from New Zealand report.

Although fluoridated toothpaste is widely available, fluoridated water continues to show a benefit in reducing cavities, said Dr. Howard Pollick, a he...

19 Aug
Dental Groups Push Back on WHO's Call to Delay Routine Care

Dental Groups Push Back on WHO's Call to Delay Routine Care

The World Health Organization recommended postponing routine dental care during the coronavirus pandemic, but the American Dental Association (ADA) strongly disagrees.

"Oral health is integral to overall health. Dentistry is essential health care," said ADA Presiden...

21 Jul
Keep Flossing: Study Ties Gum Disease to Higher Cancer Risk

Keep Flossing: Study Ties Gum Disease to Higher Cancer Risk

Want to avoid cancer? Consider brushing and flossing more often.

Why? Folks with bad gums might be at higher risk of developing certain types of cancer, new research suggests.

A history of gum disease appears to increase the risk of stomach cancer by 52%...

16 Jun
In the COVID Era, Dental Appointments Won't  Be the Same

In the COVID Era, Dental Appointments Won't Be the Same

Dental offices responded to COVID-19 lockdowns in much the same way as other medical professions, halting routine visits and only providing emergency care to patients in dire need.

But now that stay-at-home orders are lifting, many dentists are reopening, but with new ...

27 May
Vaping Could Put You at Risk for Gum Disease

Vaping Could Put You at Risk for Gum Disease

E-cigarettes can damage more than your lungs: New research shows that only a few months of vaping might also trigger gum disease.

"Vaping is such a big assault on the oral environment, and the change happens dramatically and over a short period of time," said study s...

21 May
Turning to Wine During Lockdown? Here's How to Protect Your Teeth

Turning to Wine During Lockdown? Here's How to Protect Your Teeth

Weathering the coronavirus pandemic might include imbibing a few glasses of red wine on occasion, but one expert says you don't have to wind up with stained teeth because of it.

"The strength of your enamel and how prone you are to plaque buildup is key to how much y...

30 Mar
What Dental Offices Are Doing to Prevent Coronavirus Infection?

What Dental Offices Are Doing to Prevent Coronavirus Infection?

Dentists, hygienists and other dental professionals are at high risk for work-related exposure to coronavirus, but they can take steps to protect themselves.

"We have really good ways to prescreen patients: by taking their temperature, asking them questions regarding...

25 Mar
Your Teeth Are a Permanent Archive of Your Life: Study

Your Teeth Are a Permanent Archive of Your Life: Study

Your teeth provide a detailed account of your life, much as a tree's rings record its history, a groundbreaking study shows.

"A tooth is not a static and dead portion of the skeleton. It continuously adjusts and responds to physiological processes," said lead study a...

13 Mar
After Tooth Pull, Opioids Don't Relieve Pain Better Than Other Meds: Study

After Tooth Pull, Opioids Don't Relieve Pain Better Than Other Meds: Study

Opioids are no better than other meds at quelling the pain of a pulled tooth, a new study finds, suggesting it may be possible to significantly reduce their use in dentistry.

University of Michigan researchers asked more than 325 people who had teeth pulled to rate t...

03 Mar
Want to Help Keep Diabetes at Bay? Brush & Floss

Want to Help Keep Diabetes at Bay? Brush & Floss

There's a new, unexpected reason to keep your pearly whites gleaming: avoiding diabetes.

New research found that people who regularly brush their teeth three times a day reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes.

The study also found that people who have denta...

26 Feb
Another Vaping Hazard: Less-Healthy Mouths

Another Vaping Hazard: Less-Healthy Mouths

Your lungs might not be your only concern if you're trying electronic cigarettes -- your mouth may pay the price, too.

Vaping alters the natural bacteria found in the mouth, leaving you more vulnerable to oral infections and inflammation, a new study reports.

...

25 Feb
Too Many Antibiotics, Opioids Given to Dental Patients in the ER

Too Many Antibiotics, Opioids Given to Dental Patients in the ER

Too many patients who go to U.S. emergency rooms for dental problems are prescribed antibiotics and opioid painkillers, a new study claims.

The findings show the need for continued efforts to combat both opioid abuse and overuse of antibiotics, the U.S. Centers for D...

13 Feb
Will Brushing and Flossing Protect You Against Stroke?

Will Brushing and Flossing Protect You Against Stroke?

Gum disease may be linked to higher rates of stroke caused by hardened and severely blocked arteries, preliminary research findings indicate.

Two unpublished studies suggest that treating gum disease alongside other stroke risk factors might help prevent stroke by r...

04 Feb
Dentists Among Top Prescribers of Opioids

Dentists Among Top Prescribers of Opioids

American dentists often prescribe more than the recommended supply of opioid painkillers to patients, a new study finds.

Not only that, they are more likely to prescribe more powerful opioids, the researchers found.

In this study, the researchers analyzed d...

02 Dec
Cleaner Teeth, Healthier Heart?

Cleaner Teeth, Healthier Heart?

Brushing your teeth may be good for your heart, a new study suggests.

It included more than 161,000 South Korean adults, ages 40 to 79, with no history of heart failure or the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation.

Between 20...

25 Oct
Antibiotics Not Recommended for Most Toothaches, New Guideline Says

Antibiotics Not Recommended for Most Toothaches, New Guideline Says

Antibiotics aren't necessary for most toothaches, a new American Dental Association (ADA) guideline says.

It's common for doctors and dentists to prescribe antibiotics to ease toothache symptoms and prevent a more serious condition.

But a review that led to...

04 Oct
Fewer Teeth, Higher Risk of Heart Disease?

Fewer Teeth, Higher Risk of Heart Disease?

Losing teeth may be associated with higher risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

Researchers studied nearly 317,000 Americans between 40 and 79 years of age. They found that 28% of those who had lost all their teeth to gum disease also had heart problems,...

27 Sep
Gum Disease Might Raise Your Blood Pressure

Gum Disease Might Raise Your Blood Pressure

Here's a compelling reason to keep those dreaded appointments with your dentist: New research suggests that red, tender or bleeding gums could trigger high blood pressure.

In a review of 81 studies that included more than 250,000 people, U.K. scientists found that th...

05 Aug
4 Personal Items You Probably Should Replace Today

4 Personal Items You Probably Should Replace Today

Is your toothbrush more than four months old? And how about your contact lens case? These and other everyday essentials need regular replacing, no matter how comfortable you are with them.

At the top of the list is your toothbrush. To benefit oral health, your toothb...

18 Jun
Perfect Teeth Won't Guarantee a Perfect Life

Perfect Teeth Won't Guarantee a Perfect Life

Braces won't suddenly give you more confidence, even if they give you a winning smile, Australian researchers say.

They came to that conclusion after following nearly 500 young people in Australia from age 13 to 30. More than a third had braces between 1988 and 2006....

05 Jun
Dentists Prescribe Antibiotics Far Too Often: Study

Dentists Prescribe Antibiotics Far Too Often: Study

Dentists tend to be overeager when it comes to prescribing antibiotics, new research suggests.

The study authors found that antibiotics prescribed to prevent infection during dental procedures weren't necessary 81% of the time. That's important because 10% of...

28 May
Opioid Prescriptions to Teens, Young Adults Still Common

Opioid Prescriptions to Teens, Young Adults Still Common

Even amid an epidemic of abuse, opioid painkillers are still commonly prescribed to teenagers and young adults for conditions like tooth and back pain, a new study finds.

Researchers found that between 2005 and 2015, opioids were prescribed to teens and college-age a...

24 May
U.S. Dentists Prescribe 37 Times More Opioids Than in England: Study

U.S. Dentists Prescribe 37 Times More Opioids Than in England: Study

Despite the nation's opioid epidemic, U.S. dentists are far more likely to prescribe addictive opioid painkillers than their British counterparts, a new study reveals.

In 2016, American dentists wrote 37 times as many opioid prescriptions as British dentists: 1.4 mil...

23 May
AHA News: Mouth Bacteria Found in Stroke Patients' Brains

AHA News: Mouth Bacteria Found in Stroke Patients' Brains

Bacteria commonly seen in the mouth has been found in the brains of people who have had a stroke, a new study shows.

The Finnish research group behind the new findings has been studying a possible association between bacterial infections and cardiovascular disease f...

09 May
Fear of Dentist May Start Early for Minority Kids -- With Good Reason

Fear of Dentist May Start Early for Minority Kids -- With Good Reason

Not many children like going to the dentist, but minority kids may have some legitimate complaints, researchers suggest.

A new study finds that poor kids, and Hispanic and Asian children, may be more likely to have bad experiences during dental visits than whites and...

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