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Cannabis & Dental Procedures

The BCDA has created a helpful tip sheet to refer to if you are considering using cannabis before a dental appointment. Click here to Download it or print it at home!

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Vaping Doubles Risk of Smoking Cigarettes for Teens

This article is from the University of Waterloo. Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. The study — from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine — found that students in...

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Other Recent Dental News

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Estrogen Therapy Proven to Limit Oral Diseases in Postmenopausal Women

Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining levels of sexual satisfaction. Now a new study suggests that the same estrogen therapy used to treat osteoporosis can actually lead to healthier teeth and gums. The study outcomes are being published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Keep Reading

Alzheimer Drug Found to Help in Repairing Tooth Damage

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already in Alzheimer’s patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.

Researchers at King’s College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of teeth so that they generate new dentine – the mineralised material under the enamel. Keep Reading

Stem cell research aims to put an end to root canals

Could root canal procedures go by the wayside in the not-too-distant future?

Scientists from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University’s Wyss Institute hope so. They’re developing a new treatment strategy that could someday help heal a damaged tooth using the patient’s own stem cells. Keep Reading

Study: Gum Disease May Increase Lung Cancer Risk

by American Academy of Periodontology

An analysis of existing research reveals possible link between periodontal disease and the leading cause of cancer death.

Chinese researchers have found that individuals with periodontal disease—also known as gum disease—might be at an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The report, published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Periodontology, found that individuals with periodontal disease have a 1.24-fold increased risk of developing lung cancer. Keep Reading

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