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Dental News October 6, 2013

| October 6, 2013
  • Poor oral health affects Olympic athletes’ performance
    The training regimen for any Olympic athlete is intense, but getting oral health into shape is usually not part of the routine. However, new research examining the impact of 2012 Olympic athletes’ oral health may now make the toothbrush as important as athletic shoes…
  • High-dose statin may reduce gum inflammation
    A new study offers more evidence of a link between oral and heart health. It found that high-dose statins can reduce gum inflammation in heart disease patients in as little as 4 weeks. The researchers report their findings in the latest online issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Statins are commonly prescribed for lowering blood cholesterol…
  • In heart disease patients, gum inflammation reduced by high-dose statins
    Statins, commonly prescribed medications for lowering cholesterol, also reduced inflammation associated with gum disease in a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study suggests that steps taken to reduce gum disease may also reduce inflammation in the arteries and vice versa…
  • Standards for dental profession put new focus on patients, UK
    New standards for the dental profession came into force on 30 September which put a much stronger focus on patients’ expectations and entitlements. Issued by the General Dental Council (GDC), the UK’s dental regulator, the standards were developed following intensive consultation with patients and the public…

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