Category Archives: Medical Conditions

Virus Behind Oral Cancer Epidemic

Oct. 13, 2010 — Researchers warn of an ongoing epidemic of oral cancer caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV). A study in Stockholm, Sweden, finds that cases of oral cancer — primarily cancer of the tonsils — increased … Continue reading

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Metal Piercings Pose Greater Risks to Oral Health

Studies have shown that oral piercings can cause numerous problems in the oral cavity, including chipped, fractured, or cracked teeth and gingival recession. And yet they continue to remain popular with many patients, especially teens.And although dental practitioners would prefer … Continue reading

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Fruits and Vegetables Can Prevent Oral Cancer

Oral healthcare professionals can play an important role in preventing oral cancer by educating patients about oral cancer prevention strategies, including eating lots of fruits and vegetables, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA, … Continue reading

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Dental Patients Should Alert Dentists About Heart Conditions

To safeguard your health, it’s important to let your dentist know if you have a heart condition or have recently had heart surgery before you have any dental treatments. Any time there is bleeding in the mouth, oral bacteria can … Continue reading

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Heart Disease and Gum Disease

Is There a Link Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease? Overall the data indicates that chronic gum disease may contribute to the development of heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death in both men and women. How does this … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular

Some cardiovascular diseases may affect your oral health. They also may require changes in your dental treatment and how you receive dental care. Recent research has linked periodontal disease with the risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. But there … Continue reading

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Prevent Diabetes Problems, Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy

What are diabetes problems?Too much glucose in the blood for a long time causes diabetes problems. This high blood glucose can damage many parts of the body, such as the heart, blood vessels and kidneys. Diabetes problems can be scary, … Continue reading

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Diabetes Dental Tips

Tell your dentist you have diabetes and ask him or her to show you how to keep your teeth and gums healthy. People with diabetes get gum disease more often than people who do not have diabetes. Gum infections can … Continue reading

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Diabetes Patients Should Pay Close Attention to Oral Health

If you have diabetes, keeping your glucose level within a healthy range and regular dental checkups are key to managing your oral health. Diabetes can lower the body’s resistance to infection and slow the healing process. These changes affect your … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders

Diabetes Oral Effects Diabetes can affect the entire body. Whether your diabetes affects your oral health depends on how well you are able to control your blood sugar. If your diabetes is under control, it should have little effect on … Continue reading

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