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Dentist may have a role in lowering obesity

Dentist may have a role in lowering obesity:

 
A recent study out of Yale school of public health had found a correlation between the obesity rates of a county and the number of dentist in that same region.  For every 1 additional dentist there is per 10,000 people there was a 1% drop in the obesity rate in that county.  There was a 1.7% drop of obesity rate for each additional primary care physician per 10,000 making the ...

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What every dental patient needs to know about tea


 

Tea is one of the most frequently consumed beverage in the world.  As such its important that dentist have an understanding of both its health benefits as well as the potential negative aspects of tea drinking.


 

Antioxidants:  Tea provides a compound called catechin.  It is a strong antioxidant that can help repair potential harmful reactive oxygen species in the human body

 

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Antidepressant medications linked to increased dental implant failure.

Antidepressant medications linked to increased dental implant failure.


 

Winter Park Family Dentistry and Prosthodontics takes note of recent study linking an increased failure rate in dental implants in patients receiving antidepressant medication.

 

Orlando, FL- A research team out of McGill University Dental school has recently published a study that showed a two fold increase in failure rate of ...

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Winter Park Family Dentistry and Prosthodontics voices concerns about toothpaste additive:

Winter Park Family Dentistry and Prosthodontics voices concerns about toothpaste additive:

 

The use of triclosan as an antibacterial agent needs more study, says local dentist.

 

Orlando, FL —Winter Park Family Dentistry and Prosthodontics, PA,  one of Orlando’s leading dental practices, is advising its patients to avoid using toothpastes containing triclosan, an antibacterial chemical which has been linked to cancer in animals.

 

Triclosan is listed as an active ingredient in some top selling brands of toothpaste, including Colgate Total.

 

“I’m advising my patients to go with toothpastes which do not include this ingredient,” says the practice’s Dr. Ramzi Matar. “At least, until we have time to do more research, it would seem best to avoid toothpastes that have ...

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