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From Proctor & Gamble News (Feb. 2007) >>Behavioral therapy may help jaw disorder
People who suffer from chronic jaw pain may be able to help themselves by learning how to manage the body's response to pain and stress, new research suggests.
From ADA (Feb. 2007) >>In Vermont, poor go without regular dental care
Dr. Kathy Silloway sees poor patients from all over Vermont at her dental practice. It's the ones she doesn't see that she wonders about. In a small state with a big Medicaid population and low reimbursement rates for dentists, many low-income people go without regular care for lack of a provider.
From Boston Globe (Feb. 2007)>>New way to treat toothaches?
The release of endorphins produces a condition commonly known as runners high. Now researchers at the University of Michigan are asking whether the same mechanism could be used to help with toothache pain.
From ADA News (Jan. 2007)>>Periodontal disease, cancer may be linked in men
A new study reports that men with a history of periodontal disease could have an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
From ADA News (Jan. 2007)>>New mothers can protect their teeth with a high calcium diet
New mothers who breastfeed should protect their oral health by eating a diet high in calcium, researchers say.
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