Mouth Sores May Indicate Difficult-To-Diagnose Condition

In an article for the Philadelphia Inquirer (2/7), Dr. Eric T. Stoopler, an associate professor of oral medicine, discusses a patient who suffered from treatment-resistant mouth sores and skin lesions and “died of respiratory failure about a year after he first noticed the mouth sores.” Before his death, “immunological blood …

Excessive Home Tooth Whitening Can Cause Permanent Damage

The Vancouver (CAN) Sun (1/7, Ellis) reports that “the craze for whiter teeth is leading some people to overuse home bleaching kits and cause permanent tooth damage, says a University of British Columbia dentistry professor.” Adriana Manso, a clinical assistant professor in the faculty of dentistry, says that, under supervision, …

Studies Do Not Show Causal Relationship Between Tooth Loss, Poor Cardiovascular Health; More Research Needed

In a report of The American Dental Association (10/21/15) … ” although some news stories claim “to demonstrate an association between periodontal disease and one or more forms of cardiovascular disease,” both “periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease are complex conditions that share common risk factors.” The article reports that while …

Infographic Shows More People Own Mobile Phones Than Toothbrushes!

In a release carried by Globe Newswire (8/4), the American College of Prosthodontists states that prosthodontists are dismayed with the Twitter infographic that shows “people own more mobile devices (4.8 billion) than toothbrushes (4.2 billion),” saying it is “the wake-up call for Americans to start prioritizing their oral health in …