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Fish oil can fight dental disease
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The discovery of a new natural weapon against dental disease has been welcomed by the U.K.'s leading oral health information charity. Following a five-year study involving elderly participants in Japan, fish oil has been found to help combat mouth infection and boost oral health in the process. Dental examinations revealed that a lack of the essential omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil in people's diets had strong links with the progression of periodontal disease. More

Periodontitis and your heart
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Q. I'm a 56-year-old man with high blood pressure. At my last check-up, my dentist found gum disease and referred me to a periodontist for treatment. I know that high blood pressure increases my risk of heart disease, and I've been told that gum disease does, too. Is it true, and will the treatment help? More

Defragmenting health care: Science, medicine, smoking
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Smoking causes a wide variety of illnesses, including 30 percent of cancers and heart disease, as well as a significant percentage of lung disease. About 46 million Americans continue to smoke, although 70 percent of them say they want to quit. How does this affect medical care? An astounding 50 percent of periodontal disease is from smoking. How can a dentist treat oral health without addressing the basic cause of tooth loss? More

Stillbirth tied to gum disease in new study
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Pregnant women might want to keep their toothbrush and floss close at hand, according to Dr. Yiping Han, the lead researcher of a new study linking gum disease to stillbirth. The study, published in the February edition of Obstetrics & Gynecology, examined the case of a 35-year-old woman who lost her first baby to stillbirth in her 39th week of pregnancy. An autopsy found the culprit to be Fusobacterium nucleatum, a type of bacteria common in human dental plaque. More

In Texas, oversight of laser whitening lacks teeth
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The white banner, placed several weeks ago outside Lottie's Skin & Hair Clinic on Watauga Road, announces "Laser Teeth Whitening." Owner Lottie Holmes says it's working: More customers are coming in to improve their smiles. For more than a year, she has offered laser teeth-whitening services in her salon, part of a growing, relatively new industry that is stealing business from dentists. The service uses a light, not a laser, although most call it that. The staffers who use it receive one day of training. More

Fewer Canadians living life toothless
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While getting a set of dentures was once almost a rite of passage for seniors, that seems to be changing. New figures show only a small proportion of Canadians are now completely toothless. Statistics Canada recently reported that the number of Canadians who are now edentulous has fallen off greatly in recent years. According to the Oral Health component of the Canada Health Measures Survey, only 6.6 percent of the Canadian population ages 20 to 79 reports they have no teeth of their own -- compared to 1990 when 17 percent of the population had no teeth. More

How to hire employees
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When you can't run your business by yourself, it's time to hire your first employees. Becoming a boss -- not just of yourself but of others -- requires leadership skills, fiscal responsibility and a certain finesse when it comes to dealing with people. Entrepreneurs often credit their company's success to their hardworking employees; it's human nature that people will perform best for a boss who can communicate his or her vision, motivate with incentives and treat workers with respect. More

'Generosity of spirit': Grandfather's legacy inspires periodontist
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Lawrence periodontist Dr. Mark Edwards is grateful for lifelong lessons he's learned from his grandfather, father and football. "He was a general surgeon who became a dermatologist after World War II," Edwards said. "He emphasized generosity of spirit and the importance of saving for the future." He wanted to follow in his grandfather's footsteps but says he didn't have the temperament for surgery. He opted for periodontics. "It's a wonderful blend of medicine and dentistry," Edwards said. More

Dental implants correct smiles
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Even though teeth are meant to last a lifetime, sometimes they don't. Making sure your mouth looks good is as much about health as it is vanity. Sarah Heeter's teeth look as pretty as any 18-year-old could hope now, but she was just a 13-year-old girl when she found out she was going to be missing two of her four front teeth. More
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