oral health

Marijuana may make your gums go to pot

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Frequent recreational use of cannabis—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—increases the risk of gum disease, according to research recently published in the Journal of Periodontology. Left untreated, periodontal (gum) disease can lead to receding gums and tooth loss. Longstanding periodontal […]

Dentures on the decline for older Victorians

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More older individuals are now keeping their natural teeth with the number of dentures being provided dropping in Victoria, according to new research. The data from Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV)—which relates to the number of dentures provided by Victorian […]

Oral health a challenge for drug users—and for dentists

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Chemically eroded teeth from cocaine application to gums is one of the conditions seen among problematic drug users, according to a recent University of Queensland School of Dentistry report. The report by Dr Hooman Baghai is published in last month’s […]

Water flowing into remote schools and parks

A scheme aimed at improving oral health and reducing obesity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities has installed cold fresh water at Boggabilla’s school in north-west NSW—and its town park. Funded by the University of Sydney’s Poche Centre for […]

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