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Long Term Marijuana Use Linked to Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Is marijuana use bad for your health? With an evolving legal climate for marijuana in the United States, researchers recently looked for the answer to that question.


Diabetes, Older Age, and Lack of Flossing Puts You at Greater Risk of Tooth Loss

Previous studies have shown that patients with diabetes have a higher prevalence of dental loss and periodontal disease. Specifically, if a person has diabetes, he or she is almost 1-1/2 times more likely to lose their teeth compared to a healthy person without diabetes.


Oral Bacteria May Reveal Pancreatic Cancer Risk

The presence of certain bacteria in the mouth may reveal increased risk for pancreatic cancer and enable earlier, more precise treatment. That was the primary finding of a study conducted at the NYU Langone Medical Center and the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center.


Cancer Treatment Offers Oral Health Challenges

Cancer survival rates continue to improve, which is good news. However, current cancer treatments can lead to oral health issues and affect a patient's quality of life, so it's important that cancer patient work closely with not only their physician, but their dentist.


Why It's Important to Discuss Medications with Your Implant Dentist

As a patient, getting a dental implant can seem simple, straightforward, and easy. But that is primarily because your implant dentist is highly trained, experienced, and in the case of those credentialed by AAID, a dental implant expert.


Mouth Breathing at Night May Lead to More Dental Cavities

If you breathe through your mouth while sleeping, it could lead to dental issues that include tooth decay and erosion.


Poor Dental Health May Be a Risk Factor for Depression

Poor dental health has previously been linked to depression. Now researchers have found that your oral health could also be a risk factor for this mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.


Can Good Oral Health Help Slow Dementia?

A recent study conducted among individuals with mild to moderate dementia raises interesting questions about the relationship between oral health and dementia. Specifically, the study found that the presence of gum disease was associated with a six-fold increase in the rate of cognitive decline.


Dental Education Needed for Patients with Bulimia

In a survey of women with bulimia, an eating disorder associated with vomiting, more than 90 percent said they had dental problems. It has previously been found that vomiting can cause issues with tooth enamel and mouth sores, among other oral problems.

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