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Study: Gum disease may increase lung cancer risk


Chinese researchers have found that individuals with periodontal disease might be at an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The report, published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Periodontology, found that individuals with periodontal disease have a 1.24-fold increased risk of developing lung cancer. In the report, titled “Periodontal Disease and

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Children acquire cariogenic bacteria from inside and outside the family


BOSTON, USA: Previous studies have shown that children acquire cariogenic pathogens, like Streptococcus mutans, mainly from their mothers through interpersonal contact, such as the sharing of cutlery or kissing each other on the lips. However, new research has now suggested that intra- and extra-familial sources other than maternal also play a

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How Many Americans Floss Their Teeth?


A new analysis shows most of us are ignoring our dentists' advice. Americans can now be scientifically divided into three categories: Those who floss daily, those who never floss and those who fall somewhere in between. The first nationally representative analysis designed to determine how many people floss their teeth

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