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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 Abstract Background While previous research has suggested that there is an association between fluoride ingestion and the incidence […]

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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 2014. doi: 10.1021/am5007707 Abstract We have developed a thiol-modified nanoporous silica material (SH-SAMMS) as an […]

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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 13th most abundant element and constitutes 0.08% of the Earth crust. It has the highest electronegativity of all […]

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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 Streptococcus mutans is often cited as the main bacterial pathogen in dental caries, particularly in early-childhood caries (ECC). S. mutans may not […]

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Notable New Research: Chronic Exposure to Mercury from Dental Amalgam

Toxicity of Mercury Associated with Dental Amalgam Mahmoud M. E. Mudawi, Mohamed A.M. Hagga, Ayman B. Mousa, Mohammed M. M. khir International Journal of Pharmacology & Toxicology. 2014. 4(1), 5-10.   Abstract The purpose of this investigation was to measure urine mercury level for a sample comprising 42 dental patients and 7 dental professionals and […]

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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 water spray and suction, which are protective measures in preventing mercury aerosol. In this study we measured […]

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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 contact Dr. Bouquot directly, so if you happen to have […]

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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 Miguel, Lynne A. Opperman, Edward P. Allen, Jan E. Zielinski,Kathy K.H. Svobodaemail Archives of Oral Biology […]

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