Patients With MS At Increased Risk For Periodontal Disease, Caries

DrBicuspid  reports, “Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are at greater risk of developing periodontal disease and caries due to difficulties they may have performing oral care and accessing a dentist, according to a clinical paper  published in the British Dental Journal.” Given “the degenerative nature of the disease, clinicians should →

Regenerative Dentistry: A fast and expanding aspect of dentistry

New knowledge on the cellular makeup and growth of teeth can expedite developments in regenerative dentistry — a biological therapy for damaged teeth — as well as the treatment of tooth sensitivity. The study, which was conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institute, is published in Nature Communications. Teeth develop through →

It may not be SEXY, but it’s important

Should you floss? For decades and decades, dentists and dental hygienists have been repeating the mantra about flossing ad nauseam. For sure, some people took that recommendation to heart and developed a flossing habit. GOOD JOB! A year or so ago, a large-scale study was released that compared the three →

What You Should Know About COVID Vaccines

From the CDC  … What You Need to Know COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. You may have side effects after vaccination, but these are normal. It typically takes two weeks after you are fully vaccinated for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. If you are not →

Healthy Eating Habits May Reduce Risk For Untreated Caries In Adults

The ADA News reports a study published in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association found that “greater compliance with dietary guidelines may reduce the chance of untreated caries in adults.” The study examined “the associations between untreated coronal caries, decayed, missing and filled teeth, and →

Periodontitis Associated With Respiratory Disease Mortality In Older Patients

MDLinx reports that researchers found periodontitis is associated with total respiratory disease mortality in a retrospective cohort study involving “1,385 patients aged 75 years and above who had a radiographic examination in the largest dental hospital in Shanghai, China, between January 2010 and December 2014.” The findings were published in Experimental →

Poor Oral Health May Increase Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

HealthDay reports a new study suggests that people with poor oral health have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. After examining “data from almost 190,000 people in South Korea,” researchers found that “having gum disease was linked to a 9% increase in the risk of diabetes,” and “people →

Thoughts on COVID Vaccination

I would like to offer a perspective that I believe all governing bodies are missing when it comes to vaccinations – especially the COVID vaccine. I believe nearly 100% of all people would find that vaccines are logical. Yes, they are not without some drawbacks and risks, but for the →

Tooth Loss May Increase Risk Of Cognitive Impairment, Dementia

DrBicuspid  reports a new meta-analysis suggests that “tooth loss is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia,” and “the risk of cognitive decline increases with each lost tooth.” Using “14 individual studies with 34,074 adults and 4,689 cases of diminished cognitive function,” the researchers found that “older adults with more →

Poor Quality Of Sleep In Women May Be Tied To Increased Consumption Of Added Sugars, Saturated Fats, And Caffeine, Research Suggests

CNN reports that people who find themselves “eating too much added sugar and unhealthy fats” may not be “getting enough sleep,” researchers concluded after examining “the associations between measures of sleep quality and the dietary patterns of nearly 500 women who participated in the AHA Go Red for Women program.” The →