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The history of humanity in your face

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The face you see in the mirror is the result of millions of years of evolution and reflects the most distinctive features that we use to identify and recognize each other, molded by our need to eat, breath, see, and communicate.

Teeth whitening products can harm protein-rich tooth layer

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Americans spend more than a billion dollars on teeth whitening products each year. Although these products can make smiles brighter, new research shows that they might also be causing tooth damage.

Gum bacteria implicated in Alzheimer's and other diseases

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Researchers are reporting new findings on how bacteria involved in gum disease can travel throughout the body, exuding toxins connected with Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and aspiration pneumonia. They detected evidence of the bacteria in brain samples from people with Alzheimer's and used mice to show that the bacterium can find its way from the mouth to the brain.

Sleep Apnea: Oral appliance could help you (and your partner) sleep better

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Researchers measured a novel treatment for sleep apnea and found positive results. By measuring patients lying down flat, the researchers stimulated sleep conditions and measured the patient's airways using 3D imaging. The study confirmed that the treatment is effective at opening the airways and warrants further collaboration between dentists and doctors in treatment of sleep apnea.

Dentists and students advocate for key oral health issues in Washington

Monday, April 15, 2019

The issues were big but the passion was even bigger at the ADA Dentist and Student Lobby Day. More than 1,100 dentists and dental students gathered for the event, which was jointly hosted by the ADA and American Student Dental Association.
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