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Porphyromonas Gingivalis Linked to Diabetes and Heart Disease

New evidence suggests that a common bacterium associated with periodontal disease can cause a metabolic syndrome to develop and eventually lead to diabetes and heart disease due to its ability to alter microbiomes in the gut. Metabolic syndrome involves a variety of conditions, including obesity, high blood pressure, altered lipid metabolism, systemic inflammation, and high blood glucose levels that...

VIDEO: Kara RDH Discusses the AeroPro® Cordless Prophy Handpiece System

Disclosure: This video is sponsored content from Premier Dental as part of our sponsored partner program. Discover how the AeroPro® Cordless Prophy Handpiece System from Premier Dental helps reduce splatter and improves ergonomics – two important things during these challenging times! AeroPro® is a lightweight, ergonomic cordless, and pedal-less handpiece that provides greater mobility, control, and the choice of prophy angles. It...

VIDEO: Kara RDH Discusses LISTERINE® Gum Therapy

Disclosure: This video is sponsored content from LISTERINE® as part of our sponsored partner program. Watch this video where Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP, discusses LISTERINE® Gum Therapy and how it can reverse the signs of early gum disease! Did you know that over 90% of the world’s population has some degree of chronic gingivitis? In the US alone, at least 75% of adults...

Study Shows Dental Erosion from Beverages at Nanoscale Level Using Microscopy

According to data from 2019 compiled by Statista, Mexico and the United States lead the world with the highest carbonated soft drinks consumption. Millions of people suffer from tooth decay, heart disease, and other serious health issues as a result of their daily intake of sugary beverages. Now there is research detailing the mechanical and morphological changes that occur in...

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Decreasing Pain and Infection of Third Molar Removal: 3 Irrigants Compared

Many of us remember what it was like to get our third molars extracted. Was it a simple extraction or surgical extraction? Had they erupted fully, or impacted causing havoc and pushing against other teeth, threatening thousands of dollars in orthodontic care? Did you receive sedation anesthesia or general anesthesia and then recorded by your mother on her phone while...

Test Your Periodontal Instrumentation Knowledge!

Disclosure: This quiz is sponsored content from Planmeca as part of our sponsored partner program.Test your periodontal instrumentation knowledge and then enter to win a cassette of 8 ergonomic, sharpen-free, LM-Sharp Diamond instruments from Planmeca!Specifically, one lucky winner will receive:8-place cassette, LM-Servo 8ELM-SharpJack Sickle SD (LM 315-316SD ES)Scaler H6-H7 Sickle (LM 146-147SD ES)Sickle LM23 SD (LM 313-314SD ES)Universal Barnhart 5-6...

Global Study Unveils Breakthrough Discovery in Regenerative Dentistry

The scientific journal Nature Communications recently published a breakthrough study that is poised to further advance the field of regenerative dentistry. The study unveiled new information about the dental cell type atlas and other mechanisms necessary to reconstruct and engineer teeth. Based on their findings, it is highly likely the information provided by the research will likely encourage further studies of the...

Bacteria Found in Pickles Helps Improve Oral Health & Reduce Caries

It's long been established that there's a clear bidirectional relationship between the foods your patients eat and the state of their oral health. However, the exact specifics of this relationship is incredibly complex. For instance, we know that acidic foods increase the risks of erosive tooth wear. But a recent study has actually identified the benefits of one type of acidic food:...

Science Shows Early Signs of Eating Disorders Present in the Mouth

Many systemic disorders have symptoms present in the mouth, sometimes before symptoms are present elsewhere in the body. Cardiovascular, psychosomatic, gastrointestinal, renal, and endocrine disorders are a few that can make themselves known in the mouth before showing up in the traditional ways. We may observe oral symptoms of eating disorders before our patients have been diagnosed, or in...