• Space maintainers require extra oral hygiene

    Without special attention to oral hygiene, orthodontic space maintainers can affect oral health, say the authors of a recent study published in the journal Medical Principles and Practice.

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  • American Dental Association releases guideline on gum disease treatment

    Dentists treating patients with chronic periodontitis are advised to use scaling and root planing (SRP), which is a deep cleaning of the teeth, as initial treatment.

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  • Missing teeth may predict future cardiovascular events

    Advanced tooth loss can often indicate that a person has a history of inflammatory oral diseases.

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