02Jul 2015

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. In this spotlight feature, to coincide with National Dental Hygiene Month, we peer beneath the plaque to investigate what other – perhaps […]

28Jun 2015

A new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed more light on the important connection between the mouth and heart. According to research recently published online by the American Heart Association, scientists at Forsyth and Boston University have demonstrated that using an oral topical remedy to reduce inflammation associated with periodontitis, more commonly […]

18May 2015

Prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. Oral viscous lidocaine is a local anesthetic used to treat mouth sores or irritated throats due to cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. It is “not approved to […]

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