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Romans had less gum disease than modern Britons

The Roman-British population from c. 200-400 AD appears to have had far less gum disease than we have today, according to a ...

CWRU dental survey finds dental anxiety leads cause for moderate sedation

Dental anxiety can be so extreme for some patients that a simple cotton swab on the gums makes them flinch. And others, ...

Want whiter teeth? Fruit mixture is not the answer

University of Iowa study shows strawberries have no effect on teeth whitening ... Full story

Oral health problems in elite athletes ‘must be addressed’

Poor oral health affecting athletes’ general health and performance shows ‘no signs of improvement’ and must be remedied, say a group of UCL-led health experts and sporting bodies. ... Full story

To Improve Oral Health of Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Improve Support for Caregivers

First Large-Scale Study of Caregivers Determines Why Access to Care is Not Enough ... Full story

Combatting periodontal pathogens

A total 12 million Germans suffer from periodontitis. If the inflammation remains untreated, this could lead to tooth loss. However, it is also suspected of triggering many other diseases, like cardiopulmonary diseases. Researchers are studying the interactions, and developing compounds to combat the causative agents. ... Full story

Dentists meet increased demand as health care act widens

ANN ARBOR—Can dentists and doctors cope with the increased patient traffic since the Affordable Care Act took effect? ... Full story

New mothers smile at oral health program

Improving the oral health of pregnant women in the Riverina is the aim of a new program being coordinated by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). ... Full story

Dental and nutrition experts call for radical rethink on free sugars intake

Sugars in the diet should make up no more than 3% of total energy intake to reduce the significant financial and social burdens of tooth decay, finds new research from UCL and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. ... Full story

Depression drugs linked to failure of dental implants

A team from McGill University has discovered that people who take the most common antidepressants (such as Celexa, Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, and Zoloft, the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRIs) are twice as likely to have dental implants fail as those who are not taking SSRIs. ... Full story

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