oral health

Tooth decay revealed as leading oral health issue

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Nearly six million Australians are living with tooth decay or other oral health issues, according to Medibank data released earlier this week. Findings from the Medibank Better Health Index—which surveys 1,000 Australians every week—show that 5,707,000 people are affected by at […]

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 […]

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 […]


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