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Self-help package successful in combating dentist stress
A paper published in this issue of the BDJ evaluates a CPD package designed to reduce stress, build resilience and improve clinical decision-making in primary care dentists.1
Stress and burnout are common in primary care dentistry. Authors Helen Chapman, Susan Chipchase and Roger Bretherton developed a bespoke bibliotherapy package: a standard method of delivering self-help cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which has been used effectively in other groups, and tested it on volunteer dentists in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire......
Gum disease raises risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 70%, study finds
People who have suffered from gum disease for ten years or longer are 70 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study has discovered.
The research, published in Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, looked at more than 25,000 people to examine whether patients age 50 or older with severe gum disease - also called ‘chronic periodontitis' - had an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease1.
Although they did not determine any direct causal link between the two diseases they did discover that people who suffered from long standing gum disease, of ten years of more, were up to 70 percent more likely to then develop Alzheimer's disease......
Mouth ulcers: Causes and symptoms
Mouth ulcers are painful areas in the mouth and gums. They are also known as canker sores.
While mostly harmless, mouth ulcers can be extremely uncomfortable and make it difficult for some people to eat, drink, and brush their teeth.
Mouth ulcers range in size, and the exact symptoms of the mouth ulcer will depend on what type of ulcer a person has......
Damaged teeth can be regrown naturally using an Alzheimer's drug, scientists discover
A way to naturally regrow damaged teeth has been discovered by scientists in a breakthrough that could significantly reduce the need for fillings.
Researchers at King’s College London (KCL) found that a drug designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease was able to stimulate the tooth to create new dentine capable of filling in large cavities.
Teeth can already cope with small areas of damage using the same process, but when the holes become too large a dentist must insert artificial cements or the tooth will be lost......