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Preventing tooth decay in children

Source: Medical Xpress

Applying fluoride varnish to children’s teeth is just as effective at preventing tooth decay as the alternative method of sealing teeth and could save the NHS money, concludes a study led by Cardiff University.

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Dental anxiety has consequences beyond tooth decay

Source: Medical Xpress

Does the mere thought of a dentist’s drill make you cringe in fear? Be forewarned: Dental phobia can damage more than your teeth, a new British report indicates.

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Severe gum disease strongly predicts higher mortality in cirrhosis

Source: Medical News Today

Results presented from a prospective study in patients with irreversible scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) demonstrates that severe periodontitis (an inflammatory gum disease) strongly predicts higher mortality in this population, after adjustments for various risk factors. The study was presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Those with dental phobia more likely to have cavities or missing teeth, study confirms

Source: Medical News Today

People with dental phobia are more likely to have active caries or missing teeth, a new study from King’s College London has confirmed.

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Extra weight may increase dental risks

Source: Medical Xpress

Being overweight or obese was linked with an increased likelihood of having poor oral health in a recent study.

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