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Is the Black Death of the 14th Century Related to Modern Periodontal Diseases?

Dimensions of Dental Hygiene

A recent study led by researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Australia’s University of Adelaide suggests a connection between the second plague pandemic of the mid-14th century, also known as the “black death,” and changes in the human oral microbiome. The black death, which claimed 30% to 60% of the European population, may have influenced oral microbiome composition, potentially contributing to chronic diseases in modern humans.

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What Makes Dental Implants Medically Necessary?

Hardin Dental

Patients who are in need of dental implants may be apprehensive about potential insurance coverage limitations. Often perceived as a cosmetic procedure , these individuals usually assume that their treatment will be totally out of pocket. In reality, these treatments are often categorized as medically necessary, rendering them eligible for coverage from their insurance company.

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Defeat Dry Mouth

Queen of Dental Hygiene

We need to talk about dry mouth. Not a day goes by I don’t have a patient or two that is affected by it. If you have it, you know how very uncomfortable it is, and are desparately seeking relief and solutions. Dry and Parched For those with severe dryness, it means life is uncomfortable. Without that elixir of life- saliva-things in the mouth fall apart rapidly.

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