Lastest Journal American Dental Association News

Family troubles tied to poor dental health
… such as hitting, kicking, insults and threats create an emotional environment that undermines organised routines such as regular tooth brushing or promotes stress eating, according to the study, published in the Journal of the American Dental …
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Ditch your hollow-head toothbrush
In a new study published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene, power toothbrushes with hollow heads were shown to retain significantly more bacteria compared to those with solid heads. In fact, researchers found up to 3,000 times the bacterial … The …
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Latest California Dentist Association News

Engel Family Dentistry Announces Grand Opening and Participation in CDA
Engel Family Dentistry in Folsom, California, announces the grand opening of their dental office, which provides comprehensive dental care for patients in the Sacramento area. The office has also volunteered with the California Dental Association to …
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Assam in need of more dental colleges: Governor
He was speaking at the 43rd Annual Dental Conference organized by the Assam Branch of Indian Dental Association (ABIDA) in Dispur. Patnaik said dental health services in the country were grossly inadequate and that this inadequacy was more evident in …
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Latest Student National Dental Association News

Health Center Accolades – September 2012
The inaugural Multi-Cultural Oral Health Summit was held in July with four students from the UConn School of Dental Medicine in attendance. The summit was a joint convention of the Hispanic Dental Association, National Dental Association and Society of …
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Bohnsack comes home to join his father's dental practice in Cokato
While in dental school, Bohnsack was involved at the local student dental association chapter. He attended a national conference in his second year at the U of M, at which he was elected to represent Midwest dental students on the American Student …
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GHSU Dental Students Volunteer for Special Olympics
Georgia Health Sciences University dental students volunteered to give special smiles to some special athletes. College of Dental Medicine students partnered with Georgia Dental Association dentists and hygienists and hygiene students from GHSU, Middle …
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Lesson for parents of college students: They're adults now, stop hovering
It evolved from the term “helicopter parent,” coined in the '90s for the kind of parents who hover around, fighting their kids' fights, clearing obstacles out of the way and micromanaging every detail, from dentist appointments to history finals. There …
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Effects of taking medications

Effects of taking medications for different diseases that cause xerostomia
By Dr. H. Kopel
We all need saliva to moisten and cleanse our mouths and digest food. Saliva also prevents infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth. If saliva flow is reduced or non existent then a condition called xerostomia results. Xerostomia or dry mouth may be caused by medications.

Dry mouth is a common side effect of many prescription and nonprescription drugs, including drugs used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, allergies, colds (antihistamines and decongestants), obesity, acne, epilepsy, hypertension (diuretics), diarrhea, nausea, psychotic disorders, urinary incontinence, asthma. Xerostomia can also result from certain muscle relaxants and sedatives.

When prescription medications are suspected of causing dry mouth symptoms the patient should return to their medical doctor for substitute medications or adjustment of dosage to current medication.

Here is a list of the top 15 prescribed drugs that are associated with xerostomia:
1. Hydrocodone and Acetaminaphen, narcotic
2. Lisinopril (Prinivil /Zestril), antihypertensive
3. Simvastin (Zocor), antiperlipidemic
4. Amlodipine (Norvasc), antihypertensive
5. Alprazolam (Xanax), anti-anxiety
6. Hydrochlorothiazide, diuretic
7. Omeprazole (Prilosec), anti-ulcer agent
8. Lipitor, antihyperlipidemic
9. Furosemide (Lasix), diuretic
10. Metoprolol (Lopressor), antihypertensive
11. Sertaline (Zoloft), antidepressant
12. Metoprolol (Toprol), antihypertensive
13. Zolpidem (Ambien), seadtive/hypnotic
14. Oxycodone and Acetaminophen, narcotic
15. Citalopram (Celexa), antidepressant

Lastest Medical Research News News

Invest billions in medical research: panel
The panel, chaired by CSIRO chairman Simon McKeon, was set up 12 months ago by the Gillard government to undertake a strategic review of health and medical research in Australia. "Within the next 10 years an additional $ 2 billion to $ 3 billion per …
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Study: Fraud growing in scientific research papers
Fraud in life sciences research is still minuscule and committed by only a few dozen scientific scofflaws. However, it causes big problems, said Arturo Casadevall, a professor of microbiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York …
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Implementation science links research with real-world practice to improve health
These and other questions are the focus of "implementation science," a field of study that addresses the wide-ranging challenges of translating research knowledge into real-life practice. "Implementation science is a relatively new way of describing …
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