Research

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Notable New Research: Fluoride & Hypothyroidism

Notable New Research: Fluoride & Hypothyroidism

Are Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water Associated with Hypothyroidism Prevalence in England? A Large Observational Study of GP Practice Data & Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water Peckham S, Lowery D, Spencer S J Epidemiol Community Health doi:10.1136/jech-2014-204971...

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Notable New Research: Novel Oral Detox of Heavy Metals

Novel Oral Detoxification of Mercury, Cadmium, and Lead with Thiol-modified Nanoporous Silica Sangvanich T, Morry J, Fox C, Ngamcherdtrakul W, Goodyear S, Castro D, Fryxell GE, Addleman RS, Summers AO, Yantasee W ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2014. Published 4 April...

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Notable New Research: Fluoridation Review

Notable New Research: Fluoridation Review

Water Fluoridation: A Critical Review of the Physiological Effects of Ingested Fluoride as a Public Health Intervention Peckham, S., and Awofeso, N. Scientific World Journal 2014. Published 26 February 2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/293019 Abstract Fluorine is the world’s...

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Notable New Research: Bacteria, Yeast & Dental Biofilms

Notable New Research: Bacteria, Yeast & Dental Biofilms

Symbiotic relationship between Streptococcus mutans and Candida albicans synergizes the virulence of plaque-biofilms in vivo Falsetta, M.L., et al Infection and Immunity. 2014. Published ahead of print 24 February 2014, doi: 10.1128/IAI.00087-14. Abstract...

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Notable New Research: Mercury Vapor Exposure

Mercury Vapour Exposure During Dental Student Training in Amalgam Removal Abstract Background Amalgam that is used for dental fillings contains approximately 50% elemental mercury. During dental student training, amalgam is often removed by drilling without the use of...

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Cavitations & Bone Loss: Info Needed

An IABDM member asks: Does anyone have the reference for Jerry Bouquot's statment that with jawbone cavitations, 40% bone loss occurs before it is visible on x-rays? If you do, please post the citation details in the comments below. The member would also like to...

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Notable New Research: Antioxidants & Heavy Metals

An in vitro study in the latest Archives of Oral Biology shows how pure antioxidants may protect oral fibroblasts against the detrimental effects of copper, nickel and zinc: Antioxidant Combinations Protect Oral Fibroblasts Against Metal-Induced Toxicity Symone M. San...

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