• Coffee may fight gum disease

    Coffee may have an unintended benefit, according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Periodontology.

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  • R U flossing? Text messages may improve oral health habits

    Text messaging campaigns could help to improve oral health, says a study published in the August 4 online issue of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Researchers enrolled 129 mothers of young children. About half of them received text messages for seven days. The messages asked about flossing habits, and also gave information about how

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  • Orange you glad you visited the dentist?

    A small study published in the September issue of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has found that aromatherapy may be helpful in reducing dental anxiety. The study used an orange fragrance. Some 56 people were studied, all of them needing surgery to remove an impacted wisdom tooth. Before surgery, they answered questions about

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