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Study shows dental implants may cause preventable nerve damage
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Experts from King's College London have warned that cases of permanent nerve damage caused by dental implants could rise further if steps are not taken to address risks and prevent injury. The findings, published in the British Dental Journal, reveal that patient consent and information, pre-operative planning and appropriate post-operative referral were inadequate in this patient group. The team has used these findings to make recommendations for clinicians to improve practice. More

Demand for dental implants on the rise    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Patient interest in dental implants has doubled in the last year, according to the latest data from medical and dental search website More than 150,000 people from the U.K. used the website to research local private dental clinics in the past month, with 2,500 of them interested in dental implants — up 105 percent on the same period last year. More

Female hormones' effect on gum disease risk
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Women need to take better care of their teeth and gums than men, according to a comprehensive review of women's health studies. The review, titled "Women's Health: Periodontitis and its Relation to Hormonal Changes, Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Osteoporosis" by Charlene Krejci, associate clinical professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, is featured in the May issue of Oral Health and Preventive Dentistry and reveals that women's health issues are associated with gum disease. More

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Dental implants: A reliable choice to replace missing teeth
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The earliest dental implants seemed to have been placed by the early Egyptians when they used seashells implanted in the jaw bones to replace missing teeth. The first modern dental implants were placed in 1952. Dental implants have come a long way since those early implants. No longer is dental implant treatment considered experimental or risky. Dental implants therapy today is safe, reliable and in some cases less expensive than other more conventional methods of replacing missing teeth. More

Do you need dental coverage?
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Your health insurance covers just about everything except your teeth. When it's time to head to the dentist, your health insurance likely turns a blind eye to your ailing chompers, but that's not to say that a trip to the dentist isn't going to take a bite out of your wallet. Much like your car, it doesn't take much to spend a thousand dollars or more. A crown may cost $1,500, and a root canal might run you $300 to $1,000. Even a simple cleaning likely will come in at more than $100. Dentists aren't cheap, and that's why dental insurance coverage may be appropriate for you. More

Guide on dental implant prices
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There is no such thing as an exact price per dental implant treatment in the U.S., because the costs vary greatly from one state to the other. More

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OK to limit preventive antibiotics for some heart patients    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The incidence of infective endocarditis among dental patients in Olmsted County, Minn., did not increase after new guidelines called for giving antibiotics before dental procedures only to those at greatest risk of complications, according to independent research published in Circulation. Patients with a heart weakened by certain congenital defects and acquired conditions, including those with prosthetic heart valves, can be more susceptible to infective endocarditis, noted the study authors, from the Mayo Clinic and the University of Vermont. (May require free registration to view article.) More

7 anti-aging tips to help you make it to the century mark
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The most recent life expectancy data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (from 2009, the last year which statistics are fully available) say that if you're an average American, you'll live 78.5 years. If you want to live another 20 years beyond that, you'll need to address the more obvious lifestyle factors first: don't smoke, do exercise regularly, and eat a diet rich in whole foods — especially vegetables. Also avoid fried foods, trans-fats and hydrogenated oils and foods loaded with added sugar. After that, consider these not-so-obvious anti-aging behaviors. More

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Pain-free dentist
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You can keep your teeth and gums healthy. Most problems with teeth and gums can be prevented by taking the following steps. More

The most common dental myths exposed
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There are just too many dentistry related myths circulating around, and if you want to be able to stop panicking about the fact that dental cavities can be caused by worms or that AIDS is a condition that can be contracted through saliva, you really need to keep on reading. More

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Why an annual dental check-up is crucial
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Having that perfect smile with shiny white teeth is something we all wish for. In order to maintain those good looks and attain the required oral hygiene, it is imperative to take excellent care of your 32 in-mates. Lack of it can result into infection, gum diseases and other grave problems. The following are a few pointers that tell you why an annual dental check-up is so crucial. More

Valeant Pharmaceuticals to buy oral health products firm OraPharma
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Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. plans to buy specialty oral health products company OraPharma for about $312 million from the private equity firm Water Street Healthcare Partners. The deal also includes up to $114 million in additional payments if certain targets are met, Valeant said. OraPharma's products include Arestin, an antibiotic that treats periodontitis, an inflammation of tissue around the teeth. More

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