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Pancreatic cancer is linked with oral microbes: New study
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Pancreatic cancer is linked with oral microbes: New study

Oral health and disease are closely tied to changes in oral microbial status. The oral microbiome consists of over 700 species of bacteria that colonize the human mouth. Distinct oral microbial ecosystems have been characterized for conditions like gingivitis and dental caries. Specific microbes, including Porphyromonas gingivalis and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, have been implicated in periodontal…

VIRTUAL REALITY: Changing the paradigm of Dentistry
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VIRTUAL REALITY: Changing the paradigm of Dentistry

Don’t be too quick to think virtual reality (VR) is not for your dental practice. Recent studies are revealing that VR can decrease the perception of pain in patients, and this can lead to scheduling more treatment. 1. Virtual reality (VR) has the ability to remove the association of fear, pain, and anxiety during patients’…

Want to get confidence? Focus on oral health: New study reveals
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Want to get confidence? Focus on oral health: New study reveals

BLOOMFIELD: A worldwide health services organization, Cigna recently released a study. The research helps confirm the connection between oral health and confidence. The study showed that people who reported having “excellent” oral health had higher self-confidence than those who reported “fair to poor oral health.” Researchers also noted that the insecurities about smiles and oral…

Early detection of mouth cancer now becomes easy
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Early detection of mouth cancer now becomes easy

BIRMINGHAM: In an effort to improve early cancer detection, researchers have recently used acoustofluidics, a novel, noninvasive method that analyzes saliva for the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-16, the pathogenic strain linked with oropharyngeal cancers (OPC). The technique proved to be successful in detecting OPC in whole saliva in almost half of the patients tested…

Brush teeth twice a day for healthier heart
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Brush teeth twice a day for healthier heart

New research finds that brushing the teeth three or more times a day significantly reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation and heart failure. The bacteria in our mouths may hold the key to many facets of our health. Researchers have found intriguing clues about pancreatic and esophageal cancer risk in mouth bacteria, and some studies…

New study links periodontitis with vitamin D
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New study links periodontitis with vitamin D

Canada: There are many reasons why vitamin D is essential to the body’s proper functioning. The vitamin is helpful for maintaining healthy bones and teeth and can assist in regulating insulin levels and managing diabetes treatment. Now, a new study has suggested that there is an association between a low level of vitamin D and…

Researchers eager to discover antiseptic resistance of oral flora
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Researchers eager to discover antiseptic resistance of oral flora

Germany: Over the last two decades, antibiotic resistance had been investigated many times and has been the subject of public debate. However, resistance to antiseptics, locally acting disinfectants, had received less attention. Now, researchers from the University of Freiburg and the University Hospital Regensburg were investigating how such resistance develops for the caries pathogen Streptococcus…

11 ways to treat dry mouth at home
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11 ways to treat dry mouth at home

Dry mouth usually occurred when the mouth did not make enough saliva. While it was not dangerous, it could become a bothersome symptom. Sometimes, the solution could be as simple as drinking water to avoid a dry mouth from thirst. Dry mouth might also appear due to other reasons, such as a medication or underlying…

Tooth-on-a-chip: gateway to personalized dentistry
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Tooth-on-a-chip: gateway to personalized dentistry

According to recent research, a so-called “tooth-on-a-chip” can enable more personalized dentistry. This will give dentists the ability to identify dental filling materials that work better and last longer based on a patient’s own teeth and oral microbiome. The miniaturized tooth system is a thin slice of a human molar placed in between transparent rubber…


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