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Poor oral health : a cause of malnutrition in the elderly
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Poor oral health : a cause of malnutrition in the elderly

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published the findings of a recent study that proved the relationship between poor oral health, food scarcity and malnutrition in old adults. The research was carried out by UN school of medicine and concluded that lack of food and oral health care causes nutrition deficiency in old adults and…

How to diagnose diabetes in unaware patients
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How to diagnose diabetes in unaware patients

Research has shown that diabetes and gingivitis is directly related. According to a few experts, people with gum diseases can have difficulties in keeping their blood sugar levels under control. Others believe that it can be the other way round as well, as according to American Academy of Periodontology people with diabetes are more prone…

How drug abuse drastically damages oral health
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How drug abuse drastically damages oral health

Drug usage is becoming increasingly common these days with around three million people starting drug intake every year. According to a study conducted by Dr. Hooman Baghaie, one in 20 people between the ages 15 to 64 years consumes drugs every year, with around 10 percent of them drug addicts or having some sort of…

Improperly made dentures may be a possible cause of mouth cancer
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Improperly made dentures may be a possible cause of mouth cancer

World Oral Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated annually in April. Per statistics, every day a life is lost to oral cancer. Therefore, this month is dedicated to educating the public regarding the increase in oral cancer cases internationally. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) states that amongst the newly diagnosed cases, a…

Teenager Loses Most Of Her Face After A Routine Tooth Extraction
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Teenager Loses Most Of Her Face After A Routine Tooth Extraction

A teenager from Cambodia lost 60% of her face following a number of supposedly routine dental procedures which resulted in an infection from ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria. 18-year-old Suth Ret developed ‘Necrotizing Fasciitis’ after minor procedures to have a tooth removed. She visited a doctor in December last year complaining of a sinus infection. He suggested she…

WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY – THE CELEBRATION BEGINS
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WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY – THE CELEBRATION BEGINS

In 2007, FDI World Dental Federation launched the largest global awareness campaign on oral health. This campaign – World Oral Health Day (WOHD) – is celebrated each year on 20th March to raise awareness across the planet for the prevention and control of oral diseases. In a world where 90% of the population will suffer…

V. International Implantology Week – Dental [R]evolution
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V. International Implantology Week – Dental [R]evolution

HL-DentClinic and Academy  in Baden-Baden, Germany, are hosting one of the year’s most highly-anticipated events in the world of dental technology. The V. International Implantology Week, sponsored by Century Implant Technologies (C-Tech) will consist of the following schedule packed with comprehensive and exciting events:   Tuesday, 2nd | Wednesday, 3rd | Thursday 4th CURRICULUM DIGITAL…

Stop Overusing Antibiotics In Dentistry
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Stop Overusing Antibiotics In Dentistry

The next time you are about to prescribe your patient an antibiotic for a toothache or an endodontic infection, stop, and reconsider. You may often come across patients who self-medicated their toothache with antibiotics. You will also find patients who insist on being prescribed antibiotics “just to be safe”. May people are conditioned to believe…

Man Undergoes Near-Total Face Transplantation Surgery
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Man Undergoes Near-Total Face Transplantation Surgery

Facial transplantation is an incredibly rare procedure of removing part or all of a donor’s face and attaching it onto a patient who has suffered facial injury or deformity. Doctors in the US have successfully completed a near-total face transplant on a 32-year-old man during an extensive, life-changing surgery to improve his ability to chew,…

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