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Exploring the Link Between Periodontal Disease and Esophageal Cancer

Dental researchers have long known about the connection between the bacteria that cause periodontal disease and other health conditions, but a new study from the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Center at the New York University Langone Health has now linked these strains of bacteria to a higher risk of developing esophageal cancer.

The study was published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, and outlines a new investigation between gum disease and esophageal cancer, the eighth most prevalent cancer in the world.

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Tooth Grinder? Check the Symptoms

Are you experiencing sensitive teeth? Do you have a dull, constant headache? Do you have pain or tightness in your jaw? If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, you may be grinding your teeth at night. Dr. Caracioni encounters many patients who are tooth grinders and don’t even know it until a trip to the dentist.

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Smart Braces May Soon Be a Reality

Smart phones.

Smart cars.

Smart braces?

A new project from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia has made smart braces a reality, and the developers of this new tooth-straightening technology hope their device will be available for widespread use very soon.

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Connecting the Dots: The Link Between Gum Disease and Stomach Cancer

A New York University College of Dentistry study has further cemented the link between bacteria in the mouth and the development of stomach cancer.

Stomach cancer is responsible for 1.8 percent of cancer deaths in the U.S. According to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program, 28,000 people were diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2017, and 10,960 individuals died as a result of their illness.

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Broken Veneer? Don’t Panic, Do This Instead

Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to give your smile a makeover. These thin, porcelain overlays can quickly cover teeth that are stained or discolored, chipped or cracked, and can also cover teeth that are crooked. Porcelain veneers are also popular because they look just like natural teeth. Veneers are also extremely strong, and because of this, they can function just like natural teeth through chewing and biting. But, although they are strong, veneers can chip, crack, break and come off. Find out what to do if your veneer breaks.

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Can Teeth Talk?

What does your smile say about you? You may be surprised that your smile and teeth are saying a lot more than you think! They may be telling others how old you are and even if you are stressed out. In many cases, Dr. Caracioni can also tell the state of your overall health by the state of your teeth.

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The Dire Straits of Dental Care in the U.K.

Dentists in the United Kingdom claim the country’s dental care system is in dire straits and citizens are suffering as a result, according to the Daily Telegraph.

In a letter to the publication, British dentists say governmental red tape has hindered their ability to practice care at the level necessary to treat the country’s high number of individuals in need.

The National Health Service provides free medical, dental, optical and prescription services for residents of the U.K. According to NHS statistics, 64.6 million people in the U.K. (54.3 million in England alone) use its services.

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Is Bleachorexia a Real Thing?

Are you always on the quest for white teeth? If you are passionate about having pearly-white pearly whites and find yourself reaching for the bleaching strips or whitening toothpaste multiple times per week, you may suffer from a condition known as bleachorexia.

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