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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…

Poor Diet Has Become A Leading Cause Of Disease, Death

Reuters (12/28, Win) reported that “poor diets have become a leading cause of disease and death, prompting calls for a new approach in 2019 to how food is produced to stem rising rates of malnutrition.” The article added that “eating unhealthy food, or not having enough food, has led to rising rates of malnutrition, with one in eight adults globally…

An Asymmetrical Jaw Can Cause a Lot of Problems

By Dr Noraini Abu Bakar, Star2.com Do your upper and lower teeth meet perfectly when you close your mouth? If they do, it’s thanks to the correct alignment of your jaws. However, there are those whose jaws are naturally misaligned. This can result not only in difficulties in eating and speaking, but also negatively affect their looks. Fortunately, this jaw malalignment can be treated…

How To Prepare For Oral Surgery

It’s perfectly normal to get a bit apprehensive about an upcoming procedure. Any type of oral surgery is something that should not be taken lightly. If you are scheduled to undergo an upcoming operation, take some time to prepare yourself for the day ahead. Below are a few tips on how to prepare for your oral surgery procedure: Do Your…

E-cigarettes Prevent Wound Healing: Study Says Patients Should Be Banned From Vaping For Two Months Before Surgery To Avoid Complications

DailyMail.co.uk Vaping prevents wounds from healing properly, warns new research. Patients are already advised to stop smoking normal cigarettes for at least a month before operations such as plastic surgery. Nicotine, the addictive ingredient, is known to restrict blood flow and raise the risk of of complications for cigarette smokers. Although e-cigarettes strip out the combustible chemicals of tobacco, a…

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine For Men And Women Aged 27 To 45

The New York Times (10/5, Grady, Hoffman) reported that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the HPV vaccine “for men and women from 27 to 45-years-old.” The article noted that the vaccine “had been previously approved for minors and people up to age 26.” The HPV vaccine “works against the human papillomavirus, HPV, which can also cause genital warts…

How To Get Over A Fear of the Dentist

By Mary Daly, Care2.com A phobia is an extreme and possibly unreasonable fear. And according to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 9.1 percent of U.S. adults experience specific phobias that impact their lives. Maybe it’s a fear of flying or a type of social anxiety. Maybe you have a form of claustrophobia that prevents you from using an…

Food Order Affects Glucose, Insulin Excursions In Prediabetes

By Alpana P. Shukla, Healio.com The order in which food is consumed during a meal subsequently affects blood glucose and insulin excursions in those with prediabetes, according to a study published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. “Starting a meal with a salad or a salad and protein, and saving the carbs for the end, can lower postprandial glucose spikes, reduce…

HPV-Related Cancer Rates Are Rising. So Are Vaccine Rates — Just Not Fast Enough.

By Laurie McGinley, The Washington Post Cancers linked to the human papillomavirus have increased significantly over the last 15 yearsin the United States, with throat cancer now the most common HPV-related malignancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. More than 43,000 people developed HPV-associated cancer in 2015, compared with about 30,000 in 1999, the CDC said. At…

Florence Dental Implants: What You Need To Know

If you got a tooth knocked out playing a sport, in an accident or due to tooth decay, sometimes it can be embarrassing until you get it taken care of. That is perfectly normal to feel that way when a piece of you is missing! The question now is, what are your options? Well, frequently, dental implants are the best…