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Are probiotics effective in the prevention or treatment of periodontal disease?

This summary is based on the article published in Clinical Oral Investigations: Effects of probiotics in periodontal diseases: a systematic review (September 2013) Nicolás Yanine, Ignacio Araya, Romina Brignardello-Petersen, Alonso Carrasco-Labra, Almudena González, Arelis Preciado, Julio Villanueva, Mariano Sanz, and Conchita Martin

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How do orthodontics interface with periodontics?

This summary is based on the article published by the Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics: Interfaces between orthodontic and periodontal treatment. Their current status (July 2011) Christoph Reichert, Martin Hagner, Søren Jepsen, Andreas Jäger

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Are third molars a threat to periodontal health?

This summary is based on the article published in the Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery: Third molars: a threat to periodontal health? (June 2012)  G. S. Kaveri and Shobha Prakash

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Does periodontal disease impact oral health-related quality of life?

This summary is based on the article published in the International Dental Journal: Impact of periodontal disease and periodontal therapy on oral health-related quality of life (June 2013) Fabian Brauchle, Michael Noack and Elmar Reich

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What is the link between periodontal disease and obesity?

This summary is based on the review article published in the International Journal of Stomatology and Occlusion Medicine: Periodontal disease and obesity (March 2013) P. Aravind Kumar, P. Mohan Kumar, A. Krishna Rao, G. Krishna Dileep

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Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) 2014 Recommendations

This summary is based on the 2014 Recommendations of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program

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How effective is photo-activated disinfection therapy for dental surgery?

This summary is based on the Rapid Response report published by the Canadian Agency for Drug and Technologies in Health (CADTH): Photo-Activated Disinfection Therapy for Dental Surgery: Review of the Clinical Effectiveness (September 2013)

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Quick Fact: What are pre-eruptive caries?

This is a quick fact presented by Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor Pre-eruptive caries (also referred to as occult or hidden caries) has an unclear etiology as well as pathogenesis. As the tooth is usually encased in its crypt, it is unlikely that it is exposed to any cariogenic bacteria. Some theories hypothesize that the cariogenic process is initiated by internal resorptive processes that are precipitated by pressure exerted by abutting teeth or ectopic positioning of the tooth itself. The carious lesions are most often located at the DEJ in the occlusal surface of the tooth.

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