Mouth rash may be new sign of SARS-CoV-2
July 23, 2020 -- A rash inside the mouth may be the newest symptom of SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a research letter published online July 15 in JAMA Dermatology. The mucocutaneous lesions appeared in patients at a mean of about 12 days after other virus symptoms began.  Discuss
Reduced immunity, not HIV alone, ups caries risk in kids
July 22, 2020 -- HIV on its own does not increase the risk of children getting caries. Instead, a weakened immune system, stemming from other diseases, affects cavity prevalence, according to a study published on July 2 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
It's time to check your heart: Stick out your tongue
July 21, 2020 -- The tongue coatings of people with chronic heart failure differ from those in people who don't have the progressive condition, according to a recent presentation at the online event Heart Failure Association (HFA) Discoveries.  Discuss
Taste perception may affect dental concerns, like caries
July 20, 2020 -- Humans register some tastes, such as sweets, more quickly than others due to molecular size. Flavor flow also affects taste perception, and knowing this may affect broad public health concerns, according to a study published on June 4 in PLOS Computational Biology.  Discuss
Rate of Decay game now available as app
July 17, 2020 -- A U.K.-based dentist has launched a children's dental game to create awareness about dental decay and ways to prevent it.
The (potentially) big 2020 problem you don't see coming
July 16, 2020 -- Curtis Marshall is encouraging dentists and dental hygienists to look at their hygiene schedules in the fourth quarter of the year. What they see, he believes, could be surprising. What's his advice? Take care of your future practice by planning now to succeed in October.  Discuss
Biolase touts Repair Perio clinical results
July 16, 2020 -- Dental laser firm Biolase is highlighting data published on July 2 in the Journal of Periodontology demonstrating that its Repair Perio protocol is more effective for treating periodontitis than conventional procedures, with shorter times and less bruising, swelling, and postoperative bleeding.
A fingernail stuck in a boy's mouth shows need for intervention
July 14, 2020 -- A doctor had to remove a fingernail that became lodged in between the gum tissue and front tooth of a 10-year-old boy, highlighting the need for clinicians to monitor and discourage nail biting, according to a case report published on June 7 in BMJ Case Reports.  Discuss
Study shows cigarette sales declining quickly in U.K.
July 13, 2020 -- The sale of cigarettes declined rapidly in the U.K. after the country introduced standardized packaging and stricter tax measures, according to the findings of a study published on July 13 in Tobacco Control.
Podcast: What one Colo. man wants everyone to know about HPV
July 10, 2020 -- In this podcast, we sit down with Jay Middleton, an avid biker who recently learned he has cancer resulting from HPV. He talks about his diagnosis, how it's changed things at his dental practice, and the one thing he has begun to champion about fighting this disease.  Discuss
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Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

In the first study to look at the long-term outcomes of communities served by dental therapists, researchers from the University of Washington have found that children in Alaska Native communities had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care than those in communities not receiving services from these practitioners. Read more.

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