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Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic

News Picture: Dentists at the Front Line in Diabetes Epidemic

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You’d probably be surprised if your dentist said you might have type 2 diabetes. But new research finds that severe gum disease may be a sign the illness is present and undiagnosed. The study found that nearly one in …

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Dentists Offer Tips to Keep Young Children Cavity-Free


SUNDAY, Feb. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Good dental habits begin at an early age, but many parents fall short when it comes to the health of their children’s teeth, experts say. “Parents who would not dream of letting their toddler bathe alone give the same child total responsibility for …

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Dentists Among Top Prescribers of Opioids

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — American dentists often prescribe more than the recommended supply of opioid painkillers to patients, a new study finds. Not only that, they are more likely to prescribe more powerful opioids, the researchers found. In this …

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