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Strong and Steady: New AACD Survey Measures Pulse of Cosmetic Dentistry Industry

28-01-2016

Madison, Wis., USA – A recent survey of dental professionals conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) reveals that cosmetic procedures continue to bring life to dental practices. The AACD has conducted the biennial State of the Cosmetic Dentistry Industry Survey over the last 11 years, and the data collected is used to …

Soft Drinks Responsible for Dental Erosion

28-01-2016

A new study has revealed that sugary soft drinks and fruit juices are the biggest causes of dental erosion – a process that occurs when the hard, protective coating of the tooth is worn away by exposure to acid. When we eat or drink anything acidic, tooth enamel becomes softer and loses its mineral content. Typically, saliva cancels out the …

Editor’s pickStress During Pregnancy Linked to Child Tooth Decay

25-01-2016

It is known that women who are stressed during pregnancy could be raising the risk of poor health implications for their child, such as asthma and allergies. A new study, however, has found that chronic stress in pregnancy could increase the risk of dental caries in offspring. Dental caries, or tooth decay, is a breakdown of teeth caused by …

Here is One More Reason Why You Should Brush Your Teeth Twice a Day

25-01-2016

What have brushing and cleaning your teeth to do with your heart? A lot, say health experts, suggesting that taking care of your teeth and gums will not only help keep oral hygiene or make you smile better but also save your heart from various heart diseases.   Gum disease can be a reason for heart disease because bacteria from infected …

Study Examines Link between HPV and Risk of Head and Neck Cancers

25-01-2016

New York, USA – Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have found that when human papillomavirus (HPV)-16 is detected in peoples’ mouths, they are 22 times more likely than those without HPV-16 to develop a type of head and neck cancer. The study was published online today in JAMA Oncology and was led by Ilir Agalliu, …