• Maintaining Good Oral Health In Retirement Can Save Your Life And Your Money

    Over 10,000 people retire in the United States every day, and with the loss of employment, often comes the loss of dental benefits. But dentists say maintaining good oral health in retirement can be every bit as critical as taking care of any other part of the body. And it doesn’t have to be expensive.

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  • National Children’s Dental Health Month

    Reports show that American students miss 51 million hours of school every year because of oral health problems. And students who are absent miss critical instruction time—especially in early grades where reading skills are an important focus and the building blocks of future learning. And students who have experienced recent oral health pain are four

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  • Study: Gum Disease May Increase Lung Cancer Risk

    Study: Gum Disease May Increase Lung Cancer Risk

    An analysis of existing research reveals possible link between periodontal disease and the leading cause of cancer death Chicago (June 23, 2016)—Chinese researchers have found that individuals with periodontal disease—also known as gum disease—might be at an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The report, published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Periodontology, found that individuals

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  • Nursing Home Oral Health Care

    Nursing Home Oral Health Care

    Elderly people who live in nursing homes are at greater risk for oral health problems compared to elderly people who live independently, according to a study published in the July/August 2002 issue of General Dentistry, the clinical, peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Thanks in part to widespread fluoridation, more people than

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