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Periodontitis and prostatitis: What's the connection?
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Prostatitis is a disease that affects one's prostate gland and that can result in pain during urination, significant groin discomfort, abdominal pain, lower back pain, discomfort in the perineum, and penile and testicular pain. Prostatitis also is associated with the onset of a high fever, gastrointestinal difficulties, and chills in some cases too. Now, recent research published in the Journal of Periodontology suggests that there is a significant connection between periodontitis and prostatitis. More

Study: 1 in 5 children don't visit dentist annually
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At least one in five U.S. children go without annual dental care, and most states lack key policies to ensure access to cost-saving preventive treatments, according to a study released by the Pew Center on the States. Six states received an "A" grade from the nonprofit policy analysis group for their dental health policies. But even children in those states have problems accessing care, the report said. More

Proper perio treatment can reduce preterm birth risk    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Does treating periodontal disease lead to fewer preterm births? The research is split, but a new study has found that women who have successful nonsurgical periodontal treatment during their pregnancy are less likely to have premature babies. While previous studies have explored the effect of periodontal treatment, irrespective of efficacy of treatment, the current study determined whether successful periodontal treatment actually resulted in reduced infant prematurity, the researchers said. More

Question: Whatever happened to treating periodontal disease?
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Drs. Robert A. Levine, a clinical professor in periodontics and implantology, Michael Rethman, a past president of the American Academy of Periodontology, and Francis G. Serio, associate dean for clinical affairs at East Carolina University School of Dentistry, respond. More

Forced eruption: Raising the root with gentle, continuous force in a coronal direction
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A new patient comes in for a routine clinical examination. Upon review of his radiographs, you notice extensive recurrent decay in the upper right cuspid that had previously been treated with a root canal post and crown. After a thorough examination, you decide that this tooth must be saved as it is a key abutment for the patient’s anterior bridge and partial denture. More

Floss or die? Oral hygiene links to heart attacks
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It's no surprise Dr. Spiker Davis wants you to floss. "Absolutely, as a dentist we're going to talk you into flossing anyway," he said. "In fact, the old saying in the dental field is you don't have to floss them all, just the ones you want to keep." But now this dentist recommends you floss, to keep your teeth -- and your health. More

Clenching pain? It may be TMJ
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TMJ problems are "very common," says Wichita, Kan., dentist Roger Baker, who estimates he has treated more than 12,000 patients with TMJ disorders. He did an informal study of 32 students at Wichita State University; 26 of them had a problem, he says, although not everyone with a TMJ disorder will have pain or discomfort. More

For businesses that accept cards, tips for cutting fees
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When it comes to credit card fees, bigger companies have more clout with issuers than small ones. But there are ways to minimize costly processing fees, from negotiating to shopping around. Here are eight tips. More

Nobel Biocare strikes deal with Japan's Noritake
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Swiss dental implant maker Nobel Biocare is teaming up with Japanese supplier of prosthetic materials Noritake Dental to help broaden its product range. Nobel Biocare recently also has struck deals with Ivoclar Vivadent and VITA Zahnrfabrik in its bid to boost its position as market leader in computer-aided design and manufacturing in dentistry, an area that is driving tooth restoration business. More

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