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E-cigarette vapors could be toxic to oral cavity, UCLA study finds

Researchers find that vapors kill cells in the mouth, which could lead to health problems ...

Men Need Less Sedative Than Women During Oral Surgery

Anesthesia Progress – The stress that oral surgery patients experience during a procedure can cause elevated heart rates and blood pressure during ...

Viewpoint: High sugar drinks named in tooth decay drive

Reader and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at the University’s School of Dentistry, Dr Sondos Albadri, is supporting a new campaign to encourage parents to swap their children’s sugary drinks for water, low fat milk and diet drinks. Dr Sondos is also the scientific editor for the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. ... Full story

Having a sweet tooth not always linked to being overweight

Sugar is the latest target in the fight against obesity, with calls for Australia to follow the lead of countries such as the UK, Mexico and Hungary and introduce a tax on sugary drinks. But does having a sweet tooth mean you are more prone to being overweight or obese? ... Full story

Foster care children now have a place to get dental care

USC school opens a new pediatric clinic at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center ... Full story

Graft Lets Surgeon Improve Gums' Support for Existing Dental Implants

Journal of Oral Implantology – Dental implants are usually needed when teeth are lost because of gum disease or injury to the soft tissues that support and protect the teeth. These same problems can affect the soft tissue that protects dental implants. These clinical soft tissue issues can make it a challenge to place fixed dentures or crowns. ... Full story

Real research: Danielle Nogle and Emily Johnson are studying ways to improve oral health in low socioeconomic communities through education

Before starting a nutritional counseling research project in Hillside Court, Emily Johnson visited grocery stores in Richmond’s Southside to get an idea of the food that was available there. ... Full story

UBC study finds low-income groups need better dental care

Dental care provided at a community health clinic. Photo courtesy of Victoria, BC, Cool Aid Society ... Full story

Digital technology can be harmful to your health

Experts at a Zócalo/UCLA event point to lack of sleep, weight gain and other issues ... Full story

Poor root fillings can be the result of stress and the economy

Only half of all root fillings that are done in the Swedish public dental service are of good quality. The reason that dentists accept technically poor root fillings can be that they feel root fillings are difficult, associate them with stress and frustration as well as that a good quality root treatment often takes longer than what the dental care tariff allots as compensation. A new doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy has explored these issues. ... Full story

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