Suggested Reads about Oral Health
Toothbrushing Lowers Pneumonia Risk in Hospital: Study
Sometimes, a hospital stay results in developing a new health problem. About 1 in 100 people develop pneumonia while in the hospital, but a new study reports that a daily tooth-brushing regimen during hospital stays significantly reduced the likelihood of developing the potentially life-threatening infection.
Tissue Regeneration Showing Promise as Alternative to Root Canal
Scientists are developing a new dental treatment – tissue regeneration -- that could replace the root canal, according to a statement from the ADA Forsyth Institute.
The 5 Things Dentists Wished Doctors Weren’t Missing
Dentists are urging primary care doctors to pay closer attention to signs of illness that may show up in the mouth. From overlooked gum disease to suspicious lesions, oral health can provide a critical window into broader medical concerns.
Lead Aprons No Longer Needed During X-Rays, Dental Group Says
Wearing a heavy lead apron is no longer necessary during routine dental X-rays, a professional dental radiology group has concluded.
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