Although orthodontic treatment has become increasingly commonplace, its periodontal side effects are often overlooked. In a free CURADEN webinar on Tuesday, 19 May, Dr Francisco Molina will talk about how to prevent any compromises to the patient’s gingival health during treatment.
BRIGHTON, UK/ATLANTA, US: The incidence of thyroid cancer and meningioma is increasing globally. New research has found that repeated exposure to dental radiographs may increase the risk of thyroid cancer and tumours in the tissue covering the brain and spinal cord. The researchers concluded that dental radiographs should, therefore, be prescribed only when the patient has a specific clinical need and not as a standard part of routine dental evaluation. Additionally, dental professionals should maintain dental radiographic records in order to avoid unnecessary screenings.
EDINBURGH, UK: The Great Irish Famine is something etched into European history. The impact of the famine has been well documented, and in a new study that adds to this cache of information, researchers have analysed the dental calculus and plaque build-up on the teeth of the famine’s victims, finding evidence of maize, oats, potato, wheat and milk foodstuffs. They believe that this information is important because it confirms historical accounts.