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2009-07-16 06:50:33

An Israeli health report says the sharp rise of salivary gland cancer could be linked to the growing use of mobile phones. The report focused on oral cavity cancer in Israel from 1970 to 2006, Haaretz said Thursday. Researchers expressed concern over the increase of malignant growth in parotid glands, located under the ear, the report said. The report said from 1980 to 2002, the number of sufferers of this kind of cancer were approximately 25 each year but the number rose dramatically to 70...

2009-07-02 00:09:42

U.S. researchers say they have linked periodontitis -- an inflammatory disease of the gums -- to stroke in men. The study, published in the Annals of Neurology, found a significant association of cardiovascular disease -- in particular, ischemic stroke -- and periodontal bone loss. This association was independent of cardiovascular risk factors and was much stronger among the men younger than age 65. The study was based on data from 1,137 men in the VA Normative Aging and Dental...

2009-06-17 08:00:00

Lights, Cameras... Lips! 2009 Contest Adds New "Fan Favorite" Voting Feature ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- If you've been told you have great lips, don't "kiss off" the compliment. Instead, enter the Softlips(R) Picture Perfect Lips Search, sponsored for the fourth year by the popular Softlips(R) lip conditioning line of products. The 2009 winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500, a year's supply of Softlips(R) lip care products, the possibility of becoming a professional...

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2009-04-11 08:42:12

About 80 percent of adults suffer from some form of periodontal, or gum disease, which can result in not just tooth loss, but has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes, blood infection, low birth-weight babies, cancer and most recently, obesity. Screening for the disease is often costly, time-consuming and sometimes painful for the patient. But researchers at Temple University have found that a simple color-changing oral strip can help detect gum disease in a patient more quickly and...

2009-04-02 12:25:12

Salivary diagnostics has come of age. In a mere six years, research supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has sprung to the forefront of basic, translational, and clinical research. In a scientific session on "Oral Fluid Diagnostics", to be held during the 87th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, convening today at the Miami Beach Convention Center, researchers will showcase a remarkable spectrum of research outcomes...

2008-12-17 22:34:30

The link between inflamed gums and heart disease shows that proper dental care can reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, Italian and British scientists said. It has been long suspected that atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process, and that periodontal disease plays a role in atherosclerosis, senior researcher Dr. Mario Clerici of the Milan University Medical School in Italy said in a statement. Our study suggests that this is the case, and indicates that something as simple as taking good...

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2008-12-09 12:08:34

Want a puffy pout like Angelina Jolie? A simple technique called lip suspension may work better than injections alone to achieve bee-stung beautiful lips. "As a woman ages, gravity causes the length between the nose and the lips to become longer," said Dr. Esser Yuksel, an assistant professor of microsurgery and aesthetic surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. "The red part of the lips shows less and less, the lips become narrower and the...

2008-09-05 15:00:31

By MEG HASKELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF Some Maine dentists are rolling up their sleeves to fight a pending regulatory change that they say will make it harder for Maine residents - especially those with anxiety about visiting the dentist - to get the basic care they need. The head of the state's Board of Dental Examiners says the proposed new rule is intended to protect patient safety. The rule would require dentists to use a heart monitor for patients who are treated under "moderate" sedation...

2008-09-02 03:00:10

By Lalla, Evanthia Park, David B; Papapanou, Panos N; Lamster, Ira B Objectives. We explored the association between diabetes mellitus and oral disease in a low-socioeconomic-status urban population. Methods. Dental records of 150 adults with diabetes and 150 nondiabetic controls from the dental clinic at Columbia University in Northern Manhattan matched by age and gender were studied. Results. There was a 50% increase in alveolar bone loss in diabetic patients compared with nondiabetic...

2008-08-26 09:00:00

ATLANTA -- The tireless tongue already controls taste and speech, helps kiss and swallow and fights germs. Now scientists hope to add one more ability to the mouthy muscle, and turn it into a computer control pad. Georgia Tech researchers believe a magnetic, tongue-powered system could transform a disabled person's mouth into a virtual computer, teeth into a keyboard -- and tongue into the key that manipulates it all. "You could have full control over your environment by just being able to...


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2013-03-05 14:37:32

The mouth is the beginning of the digestive system which takes in food and mixes it with saliva produced by glands located in the mouth. Formation and Orientation The first part of the mouth is the mouth cavity which contains the teeth and is limited by the lips, the roof, which is the hard and soft palate, and the floor of the mouth. This is the space where food is kept before it moves on to the esophagus. The orifice of the mouth is the line between the lower and upper lips and is...

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2010-09-16 16:15:29

The toothbrush, consisting of a head of tightly clustered bristles mounted on a handle, is a tool used to clean the teeth and gums. The long handle allows for cleaning of hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. Usually toothpaste is used with the toothbrush to increase the effectiveness of the toothbrush. Toothbrushes are made of various sizes, bristle textures, etc. Most dentists suggest using soft bristled toothbrushes due to harder ones damaging enamel. Pre-dating toothbrushes people used a...

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