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Regular dental visits may help prevent pneumonia

Good oral hygiene can reduce bad bacteria that cause the lung infection. That twice-yearly trip to the dentist could do more than keep teeth and gums healthy: It may decrease the risk of pneumonia by reducing bacteria in the mouth, suggests research being presented at IDWeek 2016™. Nearly one million

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Research: Treating gingivitis reduces risk of preterm low-weight births

DENVER, Colo., USA: A recent study by Procter and Gamble, building on a decade-long research effort, confirms an ever-strengthening correlation between successful treatment of gingivitis during pregnancy and dramatically reducing the chances of a premature, low-weight birth. Dr. Robert Gerlach, a research fellow in worldwide clinical investigations at Procter &

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How a Teeth Cleaning Might Protect You From Pneumonia

Dentist appointments are good for more than just a pretty smile Aside from protecting your pearly whites, here’s more motivation to squeeze in that twice-a-year teeth cleaning: It could keep you from getting sick. A new study suggests that regular dental visits may protect against pneumonia by reducing levels of

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5 pathologies most likely to affect the tongue: Importance of proper examination and diagnosis

Although the technology that can identify oral pathology has greatly improved in the past decade, dental professionals should still understand the importance of conducting a visual dental examination and be able to accurately diagnose disease when present. As dental professionals, we are trained to identify routine ailments that involve the

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