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Oral Disease Found to be Common among Dialysis Patients

Patients suffering from chronic kidney disease progressively fall into a debilitating and crippling state of living. These patients progressively lose muscle strength and consciousness, leaving them incapable of movement and confined to a wheel chair. As a result, their everyday hygiene needs to be managed by nurses or family whose efforts are often limited by […]

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How Often do Oral Professionals Report Child Maltreatment?

Oral health conditions and socio economic status have been linked for years. Dentists often report cases where oral disease was seen in children and adults from low income communities. Such studies have sought to document statistical data that could be used to educate and treat individuals that rarely visited their dentists or didn’t have any […]

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New Study Linking College Students, Fear, and Poor Oral Health

Do college students need help going to the dentist or taking care of their teeth? One would think not, but a recent study indicates otherwise. There are multiple factors that can lead to poor dental health in college students. The dramatic change is lifestyle, the pressure of exams, and fear have all been suggested to contribute […]

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Maxillofacial Management of Bear Mauling Victims

The next time you’re in Eastern India, be careful. Apparently, bear attacks are a common thing for the locals. They’re so common, that a university in Cuttack saw a need to assess their methods for treating bear mauling attacks. The wide selection of traditional methods had often left mixed results, some less esthetically favorable than […]

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The Effects of Cannabis Components on Dental Pain and Bone Recovery

Is there actually a beneficial link between cannabis (aka marijuana) and oral health? It’s no secret that smoke inhalation is a toxic substance that damages tissue in the oral cavity and lungs. People who smoke cannabis consistently are exposed to multiple oral manifestations such as xerostomia, gingivitis and oral mucosal disease. But some recent studies suggest that […]

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New Research on Increasing Bone Density for Dental Implant Sites

Osseo-integration continues to be the primary challenge that implantologists encounter. There are multiple factors that can lead to failed osseo-integration between the implant and surrounding bone; such factors include low bone density in the site of implantation, incorrect positioning, tissue damage or overloading. In the case of low bone density, the sinus lift and bone […]

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Asthmatic Patients and Oral Disease

Is there a direct link between people who suffer from asthma and certain types of oral disease? Are people with asthma more susceptible to these oral diseases than people who don’t have asthma? Up until recent, there hasn’t been sufficient evidence to demonstrate the effects of asthma on oral health. That’s why scientists at Shiraz […]

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How to Properly Disinfect Dental Instruments

When it comes to the health of your patients there is no room for errors or shortcuts. The American Dental Association recommends that all instruments that penetrate soft tissue or bone, such as surgical equipment, scalpel blades, extraction forceps, bone chisels, surgical burs, and periodontal scalers, need to be either discarded or sterilized after every […]

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High Speed Handpieces: High Cost Quality or Low Cost Quality?

The high speed handpiece is the most important tool in a dentists’ arsenal. It allows surgical procedures to occur in an efficient manner, removing dental caries and creating preparations for filling material. The high speed hand piece performs the majority of daily work for a dentists. The average high speed handpiece generates about 350,000 revolutions […]

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Can Kaleidoscopic Therapy Improve the Dental Experience for Autistic Children?

image via usc.edu Researchers at the University of Southern Carolina have embarked on a mission to provide comfort to autistic children around the dental setting. The effort confronts a long enduring problem for children with autism and their parents. Poor dental health in autistic children often leads to more severe problems such as infection, pain […]

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