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Potential Link of Periodontitis and Valvular Heart Disease Found

A retrospective study in Taiwan has revealed a potential link between periodontitis and the development of valvular heart disease. The results of the study were published in the June edition of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology under the title, "Periodontitis is associated with incidental valvular heart disease: A nationwide population-based cohort study." About Valvular Heart Disease A healthy heart has four...

Systemic Review Looks at How Boric Acid Can Help Periodontal Therapy

Boric acid is a popular remedy for a variety of health concerns. The International Journal of Dental Hygiene recently published a systemic review titled "Boric acid as an adjunct to periodontal therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis" that analyzed its efficacy on patients who suffer from periodontal issues. More Information About Boric Acid Boric acid, also known as hydrogen borate, is a white...

Laser Treatment during Periodontal Surgery Shows Promising Results for Osteoporosis Patients

Scientists have made a recent discovery that could impact patients diagnosed with osteoporosis. The findings from the study were published in the FASEB Journal by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology under the title "Laser irradiation decreases sclerostin expression in bone and osteogenic cells." Researchers hope dentists may be able to use laser irradiation as a potential treatment for...

Differentiated Learning and Mouthwash Increases Dental Health in Visually Impaired Patients

Appropriate dental care in children with disabilities can seem overwhelming, and not just for the parents. Their dental health is a major concern because, as we all know, the state of our mouths contributes directly to our physical and mental stability. Much scientific study has been dedicated to the needs of children with developmental disabilities because many of these children...

Azadirachta Indica (Neem) as a Treatment for Oral Cancer

The Neem tree found on the Indian subcontinent exhibits a cluster of biological applications. Every piece of the neem tree is useful, whether it is the bark, the stem, the leaves, the flowers, the fruit, or the sap. This tree's technical name is Azadirachta indica from the Meliaceae plant family. Researchers recently did a systemic review of the plant's...

Three-year Qualitative Study: A Life Was Changed by Dental Treatment

True pain of any kind is an immeasurable and incomparable phenomenon that affects everyone at various times of their lives. Pain comes from many sources, tangible or not, and when one of our patients comes into the office with pain, we must assume that said pain not only stems from actual physical pain but also from psychological problems and...

Dental Caries Among the Geriatric Population: A Decade Long Study

Scientists have long speculated about the prevalence of dental caries and their potential long-term risk factors among the geriatric population. Recently, the topic was further explored in an article titled, "Caries disease among an elderly population—A 10-year longitudinal study." The piece was published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, which is the official scientific peer-reviewed journal of the International...