News tagged with dental care

Preventing needless dental emergencies

The number of patients hospitalized for dental infections that could have been prevented with regular care or in-office root canals rose nearly 42 percent from 2000 to 2008, according to a first-of-its-kind ...

Nov 10, 2014
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Severe gum disease, impotence may be linked

(HealthDay) -- Men with severe gum disease, known as periodontitis, are at greater risk for impotence, according to a new study that finds young men and the elderly at particular risk.

May 21, 2012
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Seniors face barriers to critical dental care

Research has shown that poor oral health can have a negative impact on seniors' overall health and well-being, but for many, there are significant barriers to visiting a dentist, finds a new report in the ...

Aug 27, 2014
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