The Challenges Of Improving The Oral Health Of Adults With Special Needs
2012-08-10     10:26 Category: Stiri
A comprehensive study using electronic dental records to profile the oral health status of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) has concluded that access to specialized dental care alone is not sufficient to meet the community's substantial oral health needs. The findings, published as the cover article in the August issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, provide a foundation for further investigation into the significant oral health needs of adults with I/DD an
Trained nose can detect oral disease on bad breath
by Dental Tribune International
2012-08-08     15:34 Category: Stiri
BRISTOL, UK: The University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol has drawn attention to an unusual course run at its Centre for Research in Biosciences. Participants are trained to recognise and identify the main groups of malodour compounds that occur on the breath of individuals to help diagnose oral diseases. The course is run by microbiologists and aimed at doctors, dentists, hygienists, nurses and technicians.
Student wins $2,000 for inventing toothbrush sterilizer
2012-08-08     15:29 Category: Stiri
PITTSBURG, Pa., USA: A South African high school student has won first prize in the world's largest international pre-college science competition for a new toothbrush-sterilizing device. Through a one-year project, she found four disease-causing pathogens on household toothbrushes, especially on those from houses in rural areas, and developed a promising method that destroys these bacteria and prevents cross-contamination.
Teeth found in a woman’s eye tumour
by Dental Tribune Asia Pacific
2012-08-08     15:27 Category: Stiri
CHENNAI, India: Surgeons from the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology and Government Ophthalmic Hospital in Chennai have reported finding two molars in a recently surgically removed orbital teratoma. This is the first time in medical history that fully developed teeth have been found in such an eye tumour.
Study links intellectual disabilities to high burden of dental disease
by Dental Tribune International
2012-08-07     11:42 Category: Stiri
BOSTON, Mass., USA: In a study of 4,732 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), researchers have found that people with such disorders are more likely to have poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease and untreated dental caries than members of the general population. Owing to behavioral difficulties associated with IDDs, the researchers believe that treatment may be deferred more often, which makes people with IDDs probably more prone to dental diseases.
Dental Plaque Increases Cancer Death Rate
Written By Petra Rattue
2012-06-20     15:35 Category: Stiri
An observational study featured in the online journal BMJ Open reveals that persistent dental plaque can potentially raise the risk of dying early from cancer.
Brushing Teeth: New 'Massage Method' Quadruples Protection Against Tooth Decay, Study Suggests
ScienceDaily (Mar. 25, 2012)
2012-04-18     14:22 Category: Stiri
Do you really want to avoid cavities in your teeth? Try massaging them with a high-fluoride toothpaste after lunch. "Rubbing toothpaste onto your teeth increases the fluoride protection by 400%," says Anna Nordström, dentist, PhD and researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Good Teeth? Thank Mom or Dad
By Nancy Volkers InteliHealth News Service
2012-04-09     11:06 Category: Stiri
Entire article here
Screening For Alcohol Abuse At The Dentist's
Written by Grace Rattue
2012-04-09     10:52 Category: Stiri
In a report published in the April edition of the Royal College of Surgeon's Dental Journal, health experts warn that excessive alcohol consumption causes mouth cancer and dental disease. According to the experts, in order to tackle this as fast as possible, screening and treatment for alcohol abuse is critical.
Blood Clots May Be Triggered By Dental Plaque Bacteria
2012-03-27     11:28 Category: Stiri
Oral bacteria that escape into the bloodstream are able to cause blood clots and trigger life-threatening endocarditis. Further research could lead to new drugs to tackle infective heart disease, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin.
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