Oral-Systemic Healthcare

7 Foods that Fight Inflammation

With the enormous amount of information thrown at us and incredulous diets going around making all sorts of false claims, what should we eat to get healthy and stay healthy? What does chronic inflammation do? It leads to all sorts of systemic diseases, including but not limited to cancer. The solution is simple: Stop eating […]

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bruxism, teeth clenching, parafunction, OMT

OMG, What’s OMT?

Over the last century, genetic changes have occurred affecting the entire face. It’s getting smaller. Studies from titans like Drs. Westin A. Price and Frances Pottenger have given us a framework of questions to ask today. Drs. Kevin Boyd and Marianna Evens are digging deep to see exactly what happened since then. The basic thesis […]

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Postmenopausal woman experiencing chest pains

Does Gum Disease Boost Death Risk in Postmenopausal Women?

Gum disease and tooth loss may be associated with a higher risk of death among postmenopausal women, according to a new study. The research also links loss of all natural teeth with an increased risk of death, but not an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the gum and connective […]

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Diffusing Dental Anxiety with Aromatherapy

Today’s dental practice looks nothing like our father’s dental practice. There have been mind-blowing advances in technology that allow us to create crowns in an hour, detect caries with a laser, remove decay and restore a tooth without anesthesia, and identify pathogenic periodontal bacteria with a spit test. Unfortunately, in some instances the trends in […]

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gastric reflux

The Connection Between Gastric Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, & Diet

AAOSH’s stated purpose is “Connecting Medicine and Dentistry to Save Lives.” Gastric reflux, obstructive sleep apnea, and diet illustrate both oral and whole body connections that have life-altering implications. Gastric Reflux involves the backflow of stomach acids, bile, and digestive enzymes upward through the open esophageal sphincter, the esophagus (Gastroesophageal Reflux/Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease/GERD), and the […]

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medical and dental professionals

Re-Examine Your Examination

With a national healthcare crisis looming, dental professionals can help. By 2050, the U.S. CDC has projected that one in three Americans will be diabetic and a recent Harvard study projected the obesity rate will average 42%. Rising disease means rising disability, doctor shortages, and astronomical costs. None of us are hopeful that our government […]

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oral cancer screenings

7 Reasons Dentists Don’t Perform Oral Cancer Screenings

Every year more than 60,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer, and someone dies every hour from this horrible, disfiguring disease. But for every diagnosis, there are hundreds NOT diagnosed due to hurried exams and lack of training of all dental personnel on HOW to do proper and through oral cancer screenings. Here are just some […]

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HPV Antibodies in Blood Predict Cancer Survival

The presence of particular antibodies of human papillomavirus (HPV) in blood serum is a reliable indicator of five-year head and neck cancer survival, report researchers. People with head and neck cancers with evidence of HPV infection generally have a better prognosis than people without evidence of infection. A new study in JAMA Oncology suggests that […]

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Migraines and Oral Bacteria: What’s the Connection?

Recent research performed at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests that oral bacteria may be a potential contributing factor to the onset of migraines. According to the study, the connection between oral bacteria and migraines may be nitric oxide, a cellular signaling molecule involved in many pathophysiological processes. Past studies have shown […]

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gingivitis code for dental insurance

Get to Know the Game-Changing Gingivitis Code

Bridging the Insurance/Treatment Gap A single new CDT gingivitis code* has the potential to significantly move the needle on the AAOSH mission is to improve inter-disciplinary healthcare and collaboration, for the health of people everywhere. There have been significant gaps in the CDT codes contributing to a delay in therapeutic care of early periodontal disease […]

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