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Poor Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall Health

By Mr. Kirk Frady (Regional Health Command Europe), Army.Mil SEMBACH, Germany — Although most people probably understand that poor dental care can lead to cavities, did you know that other, more serious health problems can also result from poor oral care? According to Maj. (Dr.) Eduardo DeCardona, Chief of Periodontics, Rheinland-Pfalz Pulaski Dental Clinic in Kaiserslautern, Germany, “If you don’t…

What Is An Apicoectomy?

From Colgate.com Your teeth are held in place by roots that extend into your jawbone. Front teeth usually have one root. Other teeth, such as your premolars and molars, have two or more roots. The tip or end of each root is called the apex. Nerves and blood vessels enter the tooth through the apex. They travel through a canal…

What You Can Expect Before, During & After Mole Removal

Like getting your wisdom teeth taken out or having an IUD inserted, mole removal probably isn’t high on your “can’t wait for that appointment!” list. How has science not yet invented a way for you to fast-forward to the part where it’s all over? Simply thinking about having a mole removed might send a few shivers down your spine, but…

Tooth Extraction: The Duration of Dry Socket

Medical News Today Dry socket is a condition that can occur after tooth removal. It usually happens 3–5 days after surgery. Dry socket causes intense pain because it exposes the nerves and bones in the gum. Dry socket, or alveolar osteitis, can last for up to 7 days. It is a common complication of wisdom tooth extraction. If food particles…

Oral Hygiene For Infants To Preteens

Your child’s well-being is your biggest concern and their oral hygiene is an important part of their overall health. The care of your child’s teeth and gums begins with you — you can set them on the right path for a lifetime of excellent oral hygiene. Oral Hygiene for Infants Babies are born with all their teeth but you can’t…

Lack of Oral Hygiene May Increase Risk of Liver Cancer

By The Week Magazine Poor oral health is associated with a 75 per cent increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, a study has found. Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast analysed a large cohort of over 469,000 people in the UK. They investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a…

Just-Released ADA Brochure Educates Patients About HPV Vaccine

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 53,000 new cases of oral and oropharyngeal cancer in 2019. The ADA is working to provide members with resources that can help them educate patients about the importance of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which could prevent nearly 90% of HPV-related cancers in the United States. A new “Oral Health and the…

HPV-Oral Cancer Link Spotlights Health Disparities Among Men

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 24, 2019–An emerging new type of oral cancer in men has increased over the last 15 years. 1 The culprit is human papillomavirus (HPV), and key social factors are contributing to its growth. April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and with the ongoing rise in cases of throat cancer linked to HPV, 2 many medical and dental professionals…

How A Common Oral Bacteria Makes Colon Cancer More Deadly

Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have determined how F. nucleatum — a common oral bacteria often implicated in tooth decay — accelerates the growth of colon cancer. The study was published online in the journal EMBO Reports. Why it matters The findings could make it easier to identify and treat more aggressive colon cancers. It also…

Proper Oral Hygiene & Regular Visits To Dentist Can Promote Heart Health

By Kate Anderton, B.Sc. Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist can support cardiovascular health. This, in a nutshell, is what dental and heart experts agreed today at a joint workshop in Madrid. Representatives from the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) and the World Heart Federation (WHF) reviewed the evidence linking cardiovascular diseases and gum disease (periodontitis) to…