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New dental paste to treat oral lesions comes to market
MidAmerica Pharmaceuticals’ dental paste, Kourzeq, will be available for the treatment of oral lesions, including canker sores, via telehealth consultations.
November 16, 2023
Daily brushing could be good for heart health
Daily brushing and flossing not only lead to healthy gums and bright, shiny teeth, but they can protect one's heart, according to research published in the
International Journal of Oral Science
November 1, 2023
Emory to study ties between periodontal disease, Alzheimer's risk
Emory University recently received a grant to study how the oral microbiome is tied to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
October 30, 2023
Why now is the time to create a vaping policy at your dental practice
With vaping among Gen Z on the rise and more of that generation coming into dental practices, how are you prepared to discuss vaping with your employees and patients?
October 25, 2023
Podcast: How dental professionals can help their patients with nicotine addiction
With so many dental patients using nicotine and dental professionals educating their patients on the oral-systemic link, there are opportunities for education and help, says Sherri Warshaw, RDH.
October 13, 2023
Young users of e-cigarettes more likely to report chronic stress
Young people who vape are more than twice as likely to report experiencing chronic stress.
October 3, 2023
Tooth loss tied to mortality, functional disability
Preventing tooth loss may be tied to reduced mortality and functional disability, according to findings published recently in the
Journal of Prosthodontic Research
October 2, 2023
Oral health tied to HNC survival
Better oral health is tied to increased survival from head and neck cancer (HNC).
September 28, 2023
Dentists ignore ADA blood pressure guide, rarely defer treatment
Dentists rarely adhered to ADA recommendations to defer treating patients who presented with elevated blood pressure levels, according to a study.
September 25, 2023
84% of women 50 and older are unaware of menopause link to oral health
Eighty-four percent of women age 50 and older are not aware of the connection between menopause and oral health, according to a study conducted by Delta Dental.
September 25, 2023
'Gates of heaven' calcium channel may drive oral cancer growth, pain
New York University researchers suggest that ORAI1 calcium channel activity in oral cancer cells could be targeted to reduce the growth of oral tumors and reduce pain, according to a study that was recently published in
September 12, 2023
MUSC researchers developing oral cancer vaccine
Researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) are developing a new type of personalized vaccine to prevent recurrences of oral cancer.
September 7, 2023
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