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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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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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Cigarette smoking alters the mouth microbiota

Smoking significantly changes the mouth's microbiome, with potential implications for tooth decay and the ability to break down toxins, according to results published in the ISME (International Society for Microbial Ecology) Journal. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of preventable disease and mortality in the US, leading to 480,000 deaths

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How sharks could aid human tooth regeneration

Just when you think it's safe to go back to the dentist, out comes another tooth. This is the unfortunate reality for many Americans, with only 34% of those aged 40-64 possessing all of their own teeth. But a new study may bring us a step closer to human tooth

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