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A patient has a small lump after she bit her cheek months ago. It seems to get in her way and, every so often, she bite it again. The dentist sent her to an oral surgeon to have it biopsied. Is it dangerous? Most likely, it’s a description for a traumatic fibroma (“traumatic” – injury;…

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Taking care of one’s teeth and gums is as important for senior citizens as it is for youngsters — if not more so. After all, the state of an elderly person’s oral health can have a significant bearing on quality of life: how comfortably he or she can eat, speak, and smile. Poor oral health…

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People with asthma are almost one fifth more likely to experience gum disease, a recent study in the Journal of Periodontology reveals. Roughly 235 million people around the globe experience asthma — an inflammatory disease that narrows and inflames the airways, therefore resulting in symptoms like difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, and tightening of the chest. This condition…

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Adults with severe chronic disease or with fair or poor general health have a higher prevalence of edentulism and severe tooth loss, according to research published in the May 29 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Marcia L. Parker, D.M.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues…

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Want to ward off high blood pressure? Don’t forget to brush and floss. A new study finds that severe gum disease may make an otherwise healthy person significantly more likely to develop high blood pressure. “[Our] evidence indicates that periodontal bacteria cause damage to the gums and also triggers inflammatory responses that can impact the…

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This story originally appeared on Health.com by Claire Gillespie. As of yesterday, more than 95 million Americans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of those people, more than 52 million (15.8% of the population) are fully vaccinated. It’s great news, of course — but…

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By now you know how effective face masks are at slowing the spread of COVID-19. But perhaps you’ve noticed lately that some people are donning not one, but two face masks when out in public. From top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci, M.D. to inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, double-masking is definitely becoming more common. So, should you be following their…

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99.7% of practices have implemented enhanced infection control procedures; Less than 1% of dental professionals report COVID-19 positivity. Chicago, Illinois – October 15, 2020 – The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) announced today that an article published ahead of print in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) supports the efforts periodontists are taking…

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