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Halitosis Halitosis is a medical term used to describe bad breath. Causes of halitosis include dietary factors, poor oral hygiene, tobacco use, certain chronic medical conditions, or dry mouth (as a side effect of medications, from mouth breathing, or from problems with the salivary glands leading to decreased production of saliva).
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Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London, have developed a new gene test that detects precancerous cells in patients with mouth lesions. They think that the test could offer the possibility of early and[...]

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In a large series of studies conducted in Italy and Switzerland, researchers have found that people who ate green vegetables were less likely to develop mouth cancer. Consuming broccoli, cauliflower or cabbage at[...]

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Dental inlays and onlays are bigger than a filling and smaller than a crown. They are used to restore the appearance of a damaged tooth. They are bonded or cemented into place. Inlays are similar to a filling,[...]

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More olympians screened for oral cancer by Lisa Townshend, DT UK LONDON, UK: Dentists have screened a fifth of all athletes taking part in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in Canada for oral cancer.[...]

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Quitting smoking can improve the appearance of your teeth and can help you get rid of halitosis. For many people, tooth staining is one of the most common side effects of smoking. You may see some improvement[...]

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The British Dental Health Foundation has announced they will be launching Mouth Cancer Action Month in November of this year.This announcement comes after recent statistics showed a rise in the number of patients[...]

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Oral cancer is any cancerous tissue growth located in the mouth. It may arise as a primary lesion originating in any of the oral tissues, by metastasis from a distant site of origin, or by extension from a[...]

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Human Papillomavirus and Oropharyngeal Cancer According to numerous reports the incidence for oropharyngeal cancer is increasing, and human papillomavirus (HPV) is a risk factor. However, few studies have[...]

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The fact that oral cancer is one of the few types of cancer that has not experienced a significant reduction in mortality over the past several decades is attracting more media attention and generating more public[...]

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HOUSTON, Texas/NEWARK & WILMINGTON, Del., USA: Scientists in the U.S. have started a four-year program with the aim of regenerating artificial salivary glands from patients' own cells. As few researchers have[...]

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Of the more than 1 million Americans who will be diagnosed with cancer in the next year, about 40 percent, or 500,000, will develop serious oral complications as the result of their treatment. Now, an educational[...]

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Dental recontouring involves the removal of small amounts of tooth enamel. The purpose is to change the length, shape or surface contours of a tooth. Dental recontouring is also called tooth reshaping or[...]

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Tobacco also Adds to Oral Cancer Rise. Following the Cancer Research study that highlighted alcohol as the main contender in the rise of oral cancers, tobacco has now been highlighted as a dangerous culprit. People[...]

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When you decided to be a dentist, you probably never expected to be in a position to save lives. But the fact of the matter is that all dental professionals today are being counted on to be the first line of[...]

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ANN ARBOR, États-Unis : Des essais en laboratoire menés récemment, ont révélé que la nisine, un peptide antimicrobien couramment utilisé comme agent de conservation alimentaire, est en mesure de ralentir la[...]

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Permanent crowns can be made from all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic. Dental crowns are used in cosmetic dentistry for teeth restoration. In this article we present you a detailed[...]

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During a dental exam, the doctor will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, red or white patches or recurring sore areas. Screening for early changes in the oral tissue can help detect cancer at a stage[...]

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Trimira offers oral cancer images online HOUSTON, TX, USA: Trimira LLC, manufacturer of the Identafi 3000 Oral Cancer Screening Device, has developed the Trimira Clinical Image Library, a comprehensive online[...]

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