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Oral Health, What Are Gums

The gums (or gingivae). The gums is the moist pink tissue in the mouth that meets the base of the teeth. There are two such gums – one for the upper, and one for the lower set of teeth.  The gums is a dense tissue with a good supply of blood vessels beneath a moist surface. The surface is called mucous membrane. It is joined to the rest of the mouth lining but is pink instead of shiny red.

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Dental 4 Less, Dental implants with antibacterial activity and designed to facilitate integration into the bone

The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is developing coatings for dental implants to provide them with capabilities to ensure success when they are implanted

Mouth infections are currently regarded as the main reason why dental implants fail. A piece of research by the UPV/EHU has succeeded in developing coatings capable of preventing potential bacterial infection and should it arise, eliminate it as well as providing implants with osseointegrating properties, in other words, ones that facilitate anchoring to the bone.

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Posted on Oct. 25th 2017, by Dental, in Dental Health News, No Comments »

Dental 4 Less, Natural tooth repair method, using Alzheimer’s drug, could revolutionize dental treatments

A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer’s drug has been discovered by a team of researchers at King’s College London.

Following trauma or an infection, the inner, soft pulp of a tooth can become exposed and infected. In order to protect the tooth from infection, a thin band of dentine is naturally produced and this seals the tooth pulp, but it is insufficient to effectively repair large cavities. Currently dentists use man-made cements or fillings, such as calcium and silicon-based products, to treat these larger cavities and fill holes in teeth. This cement remains in the tooth and fails to disintegrate, meaning that the normal mineral level of the tooth is never completely restored.

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Posted on Oct. 17th 2017, by Dental, in Dental Health News, Individual Dental Insurance Plans, No Comments »

Dental 4 Less, Chewing your food could protect against infection

“Chew your food!” This is a phrase likely to have been heard by many of us during childhood. According to a new study, we would be wise to take that advice. Researchers have found that chewing food prompts the release of an immune cell that can protect against infection.

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Posted on Oct. 3rd 2017, by Dental, in Dental Health News, Individual Dental Insurance Plans, No Comments »

Dental 4 Less, Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves dental health among elderly

A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients. In addition, functional ability and cognitive function were strongly associated with better oral hygiene, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study is part of a larger intervention study, NutOrMed, and the findings were published in the Age and Aging journal.

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Posted on Aug. 27th 2017, by Dental, in Dental Health News, Individual Dental Insurance Plans, No Comments »

Dental 4 Less, Root canal treatments overhauled through new device to detect untreated bacteria

A new method of detecting bacteria during root canal treatments could eradicate the need for follow up appointments and prevent treatments from failing, according to a study published today in the Journal of Dental Research. The SafeRoot device, created by a team of researchers at King’s College London, enables rapid bacterial detection inside the root canal, ensuring the procedure has been successful and reducing the need for tooth extraction or surgical intervention.

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Posted on Aug. 21st 2017, by Dental, in Dental Health News, Individual Dental Insurance Plans, No Comments »

Dental 4 Less, Seniors are at a higher risk of darkened teeth.

Due to advancing age many seniors at a higher risk of darkened teeth. Darkened teeth is caused to some extent by changes in dentin, and by a lifetime of consuming stain causing foods and drinks. Seeing a dentist regularly for cleaning and check up will help to prevent and treat darken teeth issues.

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Dental 4 Less, New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure

The main reason for dental implant failure is peri-implantitis. This is the destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants. This occurs when pathogenic microbes in the mouth and oral cavity develop into biofilms, which protects them and encourages growth. Peri-implantitis is caused when the biofilms develop on dental implants.

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Dental 4 Less, The Importance of Nutrition and Oral Health

Nutrition Plays Key Role in Oral Health According to an updated position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, A strong connection exists between the food people eat and their oral health. According to the paper, dental caries “is the most prevalent, chronic, common, and transmissible infectious oral condition in humans.” In addition, a person’s overall health can be affected by tooth loss, since declining periodontal health can lead to diminished dietary quality because of lack of essential nutrients in a person’s diet.

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Dental 4 Less, School-based dental sealant programs are high impact and low cost

Sealants provided in school settings are effective. Recent studies found that dental sealants prevent 80 percent of cavities for two years after application and continue to protect against 50 percent of cavities for up to 4 years after placement. They can be retained in the mouth for as long as nine years.

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Dental 4 Less, Dental coverage for patients with Medicaid may not prevent tooth-related ER

According to a study, access to dental care by low-income Americans has become the exception, rather than the rule, as fewer dentists accept Medicaid. More than two percent of all emergency department visits are now related to nontraumatic dental conditions, according to a study by researchers at Stanford University, the University of California-San Francisco, Truven Health Analytics and the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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Dental 4 Less, Research show many pregnant women do not seek needed dental treatment

According to a study done, previous research shows that many pregnant women do not seek dental treatment, even when a dental problem exists. Pregnant women have increased risk of tooth decay because of increased carbohydrate consumption and difficulties brushing their teeth because of morning sickness, gag reflex and increased gum bleeding. Therefore maintaining your oral health during pregnancy is critical.  Maintaining your oral health is directly related to having good overall health. You should seek dental treatment when problems arises and maintain your regular dental check ups with your dentist even when pregnant.

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Dental 4 Less, New study shows dental treatment during pregnancy is safe

According to a new study published in the August issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association It is safe for pregnant women to undergo dental treatment with local anesthetics. The study identified no evidence to show that dental treatment with anesthetics is harmful during pregnancy, and yet so many pregnant women avoid going to the dentist, according to study author Aharon Hagai, D.M.D. The study was aimed to determine if there was a significant risk associated with dental treatment with anesthesia and pregnancy outcomes. They did not find any such risk.

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Dental 4 Less, What is the Difference Between Periodontitis and Gingivitis?

Gingivitis occurs before periodontitis. Gingivitis usually refers to inflammation of your gums, while periodontitis refers to gum disease and the destruction of tissue and/or bone.

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Dental 4 Less, Woman’s Dental Care and Osteoporosis

A woman’s mouth can say a lot about osteoporosis.   If you are a woman, your dentist may be the first health professional to suspect you have osteoporosis and refer you to a physician before the disease advances. Symptoms of tooth loss or gum (periodontal) disease could indicate early stages of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis weakens bones by reducing their density.

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Dental 4 Less, Poor Dental Hygiene and Links to Heart Disease

A more established link between poor dental hygiene and over all health care is heart disease.   At the University of Bristol in the UK and the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland, found that people with bleeding gums from poor dental hygiene could be increasing their risk of heart disease.

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Dental 4 Less, Poor Dental Hygiene and Links to Pancreatic Cancer

Back in 2007, a research team from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA, were the first to report strong evidence on a link between gum disease and pancreatic cancer.

The type of gum inflammation associated with pancreatic cancer in the study was periodontitis, which affects the tissue that support the teeth and can cause loss of bone around the base of the teeth.

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Dental 4 Less, Dental Hygiene and Links to Alzheimer’s Disease

In 2010, researchers from New York University (NYU) concluded that there is a link between gum inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease, after reviewing 20 years of data on the association.  However, the number of participants in the NYU study was fairly small. The researchers analyzed data from 152 subjects enrolled in the Glostrop Aging Study.

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Dental 4 Less, Study Finds That Drinking Milk Can Prevent Garlic Breath

According to a 2010 study in the Journal of Food Science published by the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT), researchers from the department of Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University discovered that drinking milk while eating garlic-heavy food can reduce the malodorous breath associated with garlic consumption.

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Dental 4 Less, Ancient dental plaque: A ‘whey’ into our milk drinking past?

Now a breakthrough by the international team, reported in the journal Scientific Reports, provides the first direct evidence of milk drinking from an increasingly important archaeological reservoir — human dental calculus, a mineralized form of dental plaque. Using the latest mass spectrometry-based techniques for ancient protein sequencing, the team detected a milk protein, beta-lactoglobulin (which they had previously reported from a modern dental plaque sample) in ancient remains.

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