Metformin: Preventing Gum Disease and Diabetes?

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In a possibly groundbreaking study, King’s College London researchers have unearthed a novel method to combat inflammation, control sugar levels, and prevent oral and systemic diseases. This innovative approach utilizes metformin, a common drug primarily prescribed for managing type 2 diabetes. What Is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, is a common and…

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Prolonged Effectiveness of Juvéderm Dermal Fillers

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In the ever-evolving landscape of aesthetic facial rejuvenation treatments, dermal fillers have become popular for individuals seeking non-invasive solutions to address concerns about aging. Juvéderm Injectable Gel stands out due to its unique composition and promising cosmetic results. A groundbreaking study, “Juvéderm Injectable Gel: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized Study of Safety and Effectiveness,” conducted by…

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Dental Implant Placement: Options for At-Risk Patients?

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Dental implants are increasingly popular for replacing missing teeth and restoring lost function and aesthetics. Implants fuse to bone in a process called “osseointegration.” These implants provide support for bridges, crowns, and dentures. Success rates exceed 95% long-term in medically healthy patients. With growing demand worldwide, patients with underlying medical conditions who were once deemed…

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Uses of Botox in Parkinson’s disease

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Botulinum toxin, often recognized by its brand name Botox Cosmetic, has garnered widespread attention for its cosmetic applications in the reduction of wrinkles. However, its medical use predates its cosmetic fame, particularly in controlling abnormal movements. In the realm of Parkinson’s disease (PD), botulinum toxin can be a valuable tool when wielded by skilled hands,…

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How Long Should Porcelain Veneers Last?

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Porcelain veneers have gained popularity in cosmetic dentistry for their ability to transform smiles. These thin porcelain shells are custom-made and bonded to the front of teeth, effectively concealing imperfections and creating a radiant, flawless appearance. A common question among patients is, “How long will my porcelain veneers last?” The Science Behind Porcelain Veneers Understanding the longevity…

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The Mystery Behind Bruxism and TMD

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Do you wake up with a sore jaw or experiencing clicking sounds when you chew? You might be dealing with two common yet perplexing oral health issues: bruxism and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). Bruxism, often called teeth grinding or clenching, is a habit that affects people of all ages. At the same time, Temporomandibular joint…

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Honoring Memorial Day: A Tribute to Our Heroes

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As we observe Memorial Day, Marielaina Perrone DDS wishes to honor and remember the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This day serves as a poignant reminder of our fallen heroes’ courage, dedication, and selflessness. Their sacrifices have secured the freedoms we cherish today. In remembrance and gratitude, we share…

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Link Between Osteoporosis in Menopause and Gum Disease

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Bone loss is a common occurrence for women going through menopause. At the same time, many women can develop gum problems as they get older. New research shows that these two conditions are very much interconnected. Understanding how they influence one another can help women protect their oral and overall health as they enter their…

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Combining Cosmetic Dentistry for Your Dream Smile

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Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in helping individuals achieve their dream smiles. While some people are fortunate to have naturally beautiful and perfectly aligned teeth, many of us might need a little help to accomplish that Hollywood-worthy smile. Fortunately, with advancements in cosmetic dentistry, it’s now possible to combine various procedures to create…

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Silent Connection: Bone Health and Sleep Apnea

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Your sleep quality may impact more than your nightly rest; recent research by University at Buffalo School Of Dental Medicine researchers suggests a connection between obstructive sleep apnea and low bone-mineral density in adults. This link is particularly significant, as low bone-mineral density indicates the silent disease, osteoporosis, which affects bone strength and resilience. This…

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