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Cirrhosis and Cirrhosis Treatments Damaging the Oral Health of Dental Patients

Medical doctors have noticed that the dental health of their liver transplant patients is poor enough to cause worry about the general outlook and lives of their patients that can be easily destroyed with the smallest infection. A patient's oral status can even weigh in on whether the doctor believes that their patient will take adequate care of their...

Research Reveals Dental Care Needs of Foster Care Youth

There are over 153 million orphans around the world, according to the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF). An estimated 5,700 children become orphans every day and end up in foster care until they find a suitable family to live with and take care of them. Many of the children are surrendered due to neglect, abuse, or poverty. One or both...

Oral Myeloid Sarcoma Lesions Linked to Acute Myeloid Leukemia

A study by the Journal of the American Dental Association recently explored how Oral Myeloid Sarcoma can manifest as gingival or mucosal swelling in certain patients. The research, titled "Oral myeloid sarcoma as an uncommon manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia," compares the results of multiple case studies. About Acute Myeloid Leukemia According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second-leading cause of death...

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...