WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Diabetes is a known risk factor for mental decline and dementia. Paired with total tooth loss, the potential harm to the brain is even more significant, new research indicates. The findings highlight the importance of good dental care and diabetes control in agingContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Taking good care of your teeth — brushing, flossing, regular dental checkups — is, of course, important for good health. Now researchers say it’s also vital for brain health. While it was already clear that poor dental health could increase stroke and heartContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) — On top of their other health hazards, electronic cigarettes may help rot your teeth, a new study suggests. Vaping appears to promote cavities, which can result in tooth loss if not treated quickly, experts say. “If you are vaping, be aware that thereContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — More and more nervous patients are showing up stoned for dental appointments, often forcing dentists to postpone treatment until the patient sobers up, new survey data shows. As more states are legalizing marijuana, more than half of dentists (52%) report seeing patients highContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning that a number of U.S. children have picked up a serious infection from contaminated water lines at the dentist’s office. Although rare, outbreaks of nontuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) infections have been reported in kidsContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Dental coverage under Medicare could soon start expanding for seniors under a new proposal from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Still, the proposed rules would not provide full coverage for regular dental care, which has been explicitly excluded fromContinue Reading