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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? ...

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 ...

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

Older Australians going online for better dental health

Losing teeth is not an inevitable consequence of ageing according to researchers in the Oral Health CRC at the University of Melbourne. ... Full story

Coffee Drinkers—Your Gums May Thank You

(Boston) – Coffee contains antioxidants. Antioxidants fight gum disease. Does coffee, then, help fight gum disease? ... Full story

Mouth Bacteria Can Change Its Diet, Supercomputers Reveal

TACC's Stampede and Lonestar systems aid microbiome research of gum disease, diabetes, Crohn's disease ... Full story

What's the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don't agree

Advice on how we should brush our teeth from dental associations and toothpaste companies is ‘unacceptably inconsistent’, finds new UCL research. ... Full story

Lead in teeth can tell a body’s tale, UF study finds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Your teeth can tell stories about you, and not just that you always forget to floss. ... Full story

Viewing Dentistry in a New Light

Everything is going high-tech – even in the dentist’s chair. New tools are coming soon that could replace traditional dental X-rays, screen for “hidden cavities” and avoid painful extractions. ... Full story

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