Swallowing Exercises For Patients with CRT

October 5, 2012
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Targeted swallowing exercise may help alleviate swallowing dysfunction resulting from chemo-radiation therapy (CRT), according to a study published in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery. “This study provides clear evidence that aggressive swallowing therapy is an important way to improve outcomes after CRT”, said Dr. Genden.

Eric Genden, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York City


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Smoking is a Serious Risk Factor for Periodontal Disease

October 5, 2012
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There's no doubting that smoking is a serious cause of periodontal disease. Despite a great deal of research confirming the role of smoking in the progression of periodontal disease, treatment and maintenance are the same for smokers and non-smokers. 
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Dental Implants for Patients with Osteoporosis

October 5, 2012
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Osteoporosis is a well-known disease that weakens bone and increases the risk of fracture, particularly among postmenopausal women. 
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Aspirin May Help Form new Bone

October 5, 2012
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More than 110 years later, researchers continue to discover new uses for Aspirin. In an issue of Nature Medicine, National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) scientists and grantees report in mouse studies that Aspirin, applied directly to the site of an experimental skull wound, helps bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) form new bone.
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Vitamin B12 for Treatment of Aphthous Ulcers

October 5, 2012
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Learn more about findings on a study using b12 for treating alphthous ulcers.
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Respiratory Bacteria in Oral Biofilm and Saliva

October 5, 2012
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Learn how respiratory bacteria can cause pneumonia.
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Healthy Gums Help You to Stay in Shape

October 5, 2012
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Learn how keeping your gums healthy can improve your overall physical shape. 


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No Brain Benefit From Chewing Gum

October 5, 2012
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Chewing gum is considered beneficial for oral hygiene, to help cope with air sickness and as an alternative to smoking. Researchers have suggested, anecdotally, that chewing gum enhance brain function.


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Green Tea Linked to Less Depression in the Elderly

October 5, 2012
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For centuries, green tea has been consumed in Asia with the belief it yields significant health benefits. Animal studies show that theanine, a major amino acid in green tea, has a tranquilizing effect on the brain. Other studies show anti-inflammatory and stress-reduction effects associated with green tea.
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Oral Probiotics and Experimental Gingivitis

October 5, 2012
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Oral probiotics in the form of mints or chewing gums introduce healthy bacteria to the oral cavity. The goal is to change the balance of the oral flora to one of health.
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Probiotics for Gum Disease in Children

October 5, 2012
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Two over-the-counter oral probiotics are now available to control cariogenic bacteria: PerioBalance by Sunstar Butler and EvoraKids by Oragenics. PerioBalance uses Lactobacilli reuteri and EvoraKids uses ProBiora3, a blend of Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus uberis and Streptococcus rattus.
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Importance of Oral Cancer Screening

October 1, 2012
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In the United States an estimated 36,450 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity are diagnosed annually. Nearly 7,880 people die of cancer of the oral cavity each year.
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