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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds low rate of COVID-19 among dental hygienists

Despite having been designated as high risk for COVID-19 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a new study finds 3.1 percent of dental hygienists have had COVID-19 based on data collected in October 2020. ...

Cardiology

Periodontal disease increases risk of major cardiovascular events

People with periodontitis are at higher risk of experiencing major cardiovascular events, according to new research from Forsyth Institute and Harvard University scientists and colleagues.

Psychology & Psychiatry

A fifth of adults in Sweden report dental anxiety

In Sweden, approximately one in five adults suffers from dental anxiety or phobia. The number has decreased over time, but still an important part of the population have major problems, according to a recent doctoral thesis ...

Health

Why good oral health is more than a beautiful smile

Your oral health is more important than you might realize. Like other areas of the body, your mouth teems with bacteria—and those bacteria are mostly harmless. But your mouth is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gum disease linked to COVID-19 complications

COVID-19 patients are at least three times more likely to experience complications if they also have gum disease, according to research published today in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology,1 the official publication ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research shapes safe dentistry during COVID-19

Leading research at Newcastle University has been used to shape how dentistry can be carried out safely during the COVID-19 pandemic by mitigating the risks of dental aerosols.