“Increasing evidence has shown that the oral microbiota is closely related to the physical state of humans, such as diabetes, obesity, and cancer. In the future, oral microbiota will become a new target for improving the physical state of humans“. Lu, M et al. 2019. Science Direct. So what does this mean? Have a look…Read More
Recently, a friend told me he had taken a half day off work to have a root canal procedure. He explained it was related to lots of cavities in childhood. It seems the tooth cracked and the filling material damaged the tooth root. Mechanical damage to the tooth root is one theory. A more likely…Read More
CVS, the large chain of pharmacies and Minute Clinics in the US, is testing a new concept in managing chronic disease affordably and conveniently. It is integrating a number of services use in chronic disease management into “health hubs”. Here is a description:Read More
…the (possibly deadly) game of bouncing patients between the dentists and the physician.
How So? Well, as explained as an example by a Forbes article, diabetics are considered the exclusive domain of physicians. Gum infections require a visit to the dentist. Yet these 2 chronic, inflammatory disease are interrelated.Read More