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Mouth and tongue exercises curb snoring May 26, 2015 | News Americas

Mouth and tongue exercises curb snoring

SÃO PAULO, Brazil: Although snoring is very common in the general population and is associated with obstructive sleep apnea, no standard treatment is available yet. Now, preliminary results from a new study conducted at the University of São Paulo have indicated that special mouth and tongue exercises can help reduce snoring significantly. This may thus offer a possible solution for the many people who snore, the researchers stated.

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Common natural amino acid could become new means to control dental biofilm May 14, 2015 | News Americas

Common natural amino acid could become new means to control dental biofilm

ANN ARBOR, Mich., USA/NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK: L-arginine, a naturally occurring amino acid found in red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products, could ...

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Higher caregiver education level linked to fewer cavities in children May 12, 2015 | News Americas

Higher caregiver education level linked to fewer cavities in children

CLEVELAND & SEATTLE, USA: A recently published study has found that the prevalence of caries is lower in children of caregivers with a higher level of ...

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Prostate inflammation: Periodontal treatment could reduce symptoms May 11, 2015 | News Americas

Prostate inflammation: Periodontal treatment could reduce symptoms

CLEVELAND, USA: Periodontal disease not only affects the mouth, but can also cause inflammation in various parts of the body. The condition has recently ...

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US to lower fluoride in drinking water after 50 years Apr 29, 2015 | News Americas

US to lower fluoride in drinking water after 50 years

WASHINGTON, USA: U.S. health authorities have updated their guidelines for fluoride in drinking water and now recommend an optimal fluoride concentration of 0.7 mg/L. As Americans today have greater access to fluoride in the form of toothpaste and mouthrinse and owing to the increasing incidence of fluorosis due to excess fluoride, the Department of Health and Human Services sought to replace its recommendations that were issued in 1962.

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Dental plaque can be used for disease prediction and treatment Apr 23, 2015 | News Americas

Dental plaque can be used for disease prediction and treatment

TORONTO, Canada: Researchers from Canada have suggested that dental plaque, a bacterial biofilm formed on dental surfaces, can be used to predict, identify and treat diseases. In a recently established laboratory, they collect and analyze plaque samples to screen for biomarkers that correlate with certain oral and systemic conditions, such as diabetes.

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HPV vaccine for boys could save health care system millions Apr 15, 2015 | News Americas

HPV vaccine for boys could save health care system millions

TORONTO, Canada: The effectiveness of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in males in particular is a matter of controversial debate among experts, mainly owing to a lack of scientific evidence. Study findings from Canada have now indicated that vaccination for 12-year-old boys may be a cost-effective strategy for the prevention of oropharyngeal cancer, which has been increasingly associated with HPV.

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New study results suggest link between BPA and autism Apr 14, 2015 | News Americas

New study results suggest link between BPA and autism

STRATFORD, N.J., USA: According to a recently published study, bisphenol A (BPA), a common plasticizer used in a variety of food containers and dental sealants, is associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children. The researchers have reported that BPA does not metabolize well in children with ASD.

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New cannabigerol toothpaste to be introduced this year Apr 13, 2015 | News Americas

New cannabigerol toothpaste to be introduced this year

NEW YORK, USA: A new kind of oral care product could lead the way for cannabinoids in dentistry. Axim Biotechnologies, a New York-based firm that specializes in cannabinoid research and commercial hemp products, has unveiled a line of cannabigerol-based products that are expected to be on drugstore shelves by fall.

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Study identifies crucial role of dental hygienists in diabetes screening Apr 10, 2015 | News Americas

Study identifies crucial role of dental hygienists in diabetes screening

POCATELLO, Idaho, USA: A number of studies have shown a link between periodontal disease and diabetes. Now, a pilot study has assessed the effectiveness of diabetes screenings performed by dental hygienists for patients with periodontitis. By analyzing glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) values, they were able to identify prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes in over two-thirds of the participants.

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

Digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry.

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Review: International Dental Show 2015

Review: International Dental Show 2015

This year, the International Dental Show (IDS) drew dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time to Cologne. Altogether, ...

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This topic is dedicated to providing information on the latest research in oral implantology, implant surgery, and advanced implant procedures.

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Dental researchers to complete HIV test for use in developing world Apr 9, 2015 | News Americas

Dental researchers to complete HIV test for use in developing world

NEW YORK, USA: After having achieved promising results in the first test phase, researchers in New York have received a new grant from the National Institutes ...

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Water fluoridation may increase ADHD risk in children Apr 7, 2015 | News Americas

Water fluoridation may increase ADHD risk in children

TORONTO, Canada: For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that fluoridated water could be an environmental risk factor for attention deficit hyperactivity ...

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