This Is What Your Teeth Can Reveal About Your Overall Health
The dentist may not be your favorite appointment, but it’s a necessity. Good oral hygiene saves you from more than just tooth decay, cavities and bad breath. It is critically important because it can help prevent certain medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. And here’s something else: The state of your teeth, mouth and gums can clue your dentist into other medical issues you may need to address. By examining your mouth, your dentist can identify eating disorders, sleeping problems, anxiety, stress and more. Below are some of the things dentists can see about your overall wellness just by looking your mouth: 1. Anxiety or poor sleep. Your teeth could be a clue to any distress you might be feeling. Stress, anxiety or a sleep disorder can cause teeth grinding. Bruxism, the medical term for teeth grinding, is significantly more frequent in people with obstructive sleep apnea, according to research. “The surfaces of the teeth become flat and the teeth get worn down,” Charles Rankin, DDS and professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, told HuffPost, noting that a healthy tooth reaches a certain height and has an uneven, bumpy crown. “Grinding your teeth [at night] makes that height go down.” The most important thing you can do if you grind your teeth, advises Rankin, is to talk to your dentist about getting a night guard to prevent it from happening. &ld...
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This study highlights an unmet need in osteoporosis management, suggesting that beyond bone mineral density and fracture history, gender, fracture type, and age should be considered for fracture risk assessment. Following fragility fracture, men, patients with a spine or hip fracture, and those aged ≥ 65 have a higher disease burden.IntroductionThe objective of this study was to characterize osteoporosis-related fracture incidence and identify predictors of subsequent fractures and mortality.MethodsThis retrospective cohort study, conducted within Kaiser Permanente Southern California, included patients a...
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. ( " Vivos " or " the Company " ) (NASDAQ: VVOS), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative diagnostic and treatment modalities for patients suffering from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring, and Candid Care Co. ( " Candid " ), a digital platform for oral healthcare, today announced a new collaboration that will seek to provide patients with a comprehensive, whole-mouth solution to diagnose and treat OSA in adult patients and provide ...
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The amount of time since a woman's final menstrual period factors into bone density and fracture risk, in some cases with an even stronger association than chronologic age.Medscape Medical News
Dr. Laura Esserman answers the door of her bright yellow Victorian home in San Francisco’s Ashbury neighborhood with a phone at her ear. She’s wrapping up one of several meetings that day with her research team at University of California, San Francisco, where she heads the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. She motions me in and reseats herself at a makeshift home office desk in her living room, sandwiched between a grand piano and set of enormous windows overlooking her front yard’s flower garden. It’s her remote base of operations when she’s not seeing patients or operating at the hospita...
The aim of our study was to use a porcine colonic leak model with a 92-100% leak rate to evaluate a novel biologic intraluminal stent. The stent would be sewed inside the colon during surgery to cover an intentional 2cm antimesenteric defect.
Over 5 million Americans currently abuse prescription opioids. We standardized postoperative opioid prescribing habits amongst surgical providers at our institution, and then analyzed patients ’ postoperative pain control habits.
Chronic groin pain (CGP), defined as pain beyond two months, is a rare but potentially debilitating complication of inguinal hernia repair. CGP etiologies include neuropathic, mesh-related, hernia-related, musculoskeletal, and urologic. Treatment options depend on the nature of the pain. Preoperative history, physical exam and imaging studies can help elucidate the cause, while surgical exploration and interventions are sometimes required. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes following CGP surgical treatment.
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