Congenital Hemophilia and Increased Caries Risk: Dental Treatment and Homecare Tips

Many studies have been conducted on how systemic diseases can increase the risk of dental disease, and research has been conducted on how poor oral health can be linked to systemic disease. It isn't easy combining the efforts of the medical and dental communities. The Assessment of Oral Health and Healthy Habits in Adult Patients with Congenital Hemophilia highlights the dental...

Systemic Review Investigates if Ramadan Intermittent Fasting Has Oral Effects

Several systematic reviews have studied the temporary general health effects of Ramadan intermittent fasting (RIF) on the body. However, reports on dental health mostly resemble casual mentions rather than actual in-depth studies. Some of the general health effects that have been studied include effects on the immune system, cardiovascular function, dietary intake and body composition or weight, glycemic control, kidney...

Asthma Inhalants: Higher Caries Rates, Periodontal Disease, Candidiasis, and Biofilm Accumulation

Last year, this writer took their child to the doctor for asthma medication. The doctor told the child to brush their teeth each time after using said medication. This writer asked why: What damage can such medication cause? The doctor said, "I don't know. Something to do with your teeth. Ask your dentist." So, dental professionals, would you know how...

16 Rare Systemic Diseases Correlated with Premature Loss of Deciduous Teeth

Deciduous teeth (baby teeth) are essential for a child to learn to eat, form sounds, communicate in words, and properly form the stomatognathic system. Formerly known as the stomognathic system, the stomatognathic system comprises the temporomandibular joints, bones forming the oral cavity, soft tissue (gingiva, mucosa, tongue, cheeks, lips, and glands), muscles involved in chewing and swallowing, and teeth....

Osteosarcoma in the Jaw: A “Diagnostic Dilemma” for Dental Clinicians

Have you come across a patient with osteosarcoma in your clinical dentistry experience? Pre-teens and young adults have the largest potential of developing this cancer in various places on the body, but it is pretty rare. Only an average of 400 of these kids are diagnosed in the U.S. each year, which means even fewer adults and toddlers happen to...

Topical Steroid Treatment for Oral Lichen Planus: Does It Cause Candidiasis?

Oral lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects mucous membranes. Patients with oral lichen planus may be at risk for oral cancer in affected areas. Lesions are most often seen on the buccal mucosa, tongue, gingiva, and palate. Lichen planus can appear as lacey white raised patches, red swollen patches, or ulcers. White lacey patches may not cause...

Bariatric Surgery: Research Shows Surgeons Lack Basic Knowledge of Dental Erosion

Obesity-related surgeries are becoming more and more popular and widespread every year worldwide. These surgeries' side effects and complications are usually presented to the patients repeatedly, both before and after surgery. When a patient chooses to undergo this type of surgery, their entire life must change, and it's a life-changing and life-saving opportunity that one must be prepared for...

Research Looks at Oral Health of Children with Down’s Syndrome

A high number of individuals with cognitive disabilities and physical limitations have a difficult time maintaining a healthy dental hygiene routine. The level of help that an individual needs is based upon the type of disability they have and where they happen to land on that particular spectrum. Children with Down's Syndrome are unique, and our approach to their...

Marijuana Use Increases Periodontitis Sooner Than Expected in Young Adults

Note: The study's objective in this summary is on marijuana and the possible adverse effects. We realize that CBD has potential beneficial uses in dentistry and beyond; however, the benefits are not the objective of this research piece. As more and more states in the U.S. legalize marijuana, either medically or recreationally, people feel more comfortable sharing information about...

Using Artificial Intelligence to Detect Bone Loss in Dental Implant Patients

Dental implants help our patients to smile with confidence and chew their food properly, thus improving their quality of life. But unfortunately, dental implants can lead to bone loss if not properly taken care of. This may happen for a variety of reasons, like from infection and inflammation due to peri-implantitis or even from the type of implant itself....

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