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The Dental Blog of Bradley J. Olson, DDS

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Lifestyle |1 min read

Keep moving for a longer life

Replacing Just 30 Minutes Of Sitting With Any Kind Of Movement On A Daily Basis May Help People Live A Longer Life, Study Indicates. TIME (1/15, Ducharme) reports new research “published in the American Journal of Epidemiology finds that replacing just 30 minutes of...

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Restorative Dentistry |0 min read

More help for dry mouth

Sugar-Free Gum Or Candy May Help Alleviate Xerostomia. Reader’s Digest (1/11, Feintuch) stated that “hundreds of medications, such as antihistamines, decongestants, and muscle relaxers, as well as those to treat nerve pain and anxiety, can cause dry mouth,” which is a...

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Lifestyle |0 min read

Staying in Shape

Study Looks Into Affect Of Lifelong Exercise On Muscle Health, Cardiovascular System. The NPR (12/10, Neighmond) “Shots” blog reports that the findings of a recent study “suggest a dramatic benefit of lifelong exercise for both muscle health and the cardiovascular...

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Office News |0 min read

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Products With ADA Seal Among Recommended Holiday Gifts. In its list of “the best gifts under $50 to give this holiday season,” TIME (12/7) includes the Quip Power Toothbrush, a product with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. BuzzFeed (12/7, Tonti) includes a Waterpik Water...

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Cosmetic Dentistry |0 min read

Maybe a Better Alternative

ADA’s Information On Sparkling Water Highlighted. Stating that “the popularity of sparkling waters is growing exponentially,” Runner’s World (12/7, Zickl) considered whether the beverage has negative health effects. Concerning whether sparkling water erodes enamel,...

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General Dentistry |1 min read

Careful Prescribing of Opioids.

Dental Opioid Prescriptions May Increase Risk Of Subsequent Abuse, Study Suggests. The Washington Post (12/3, Cohen) reports a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that “nearly 6 percent of almost 15,000 people between 16 and 25 years old who received...

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General Dentistry |1 min read

More on the Oral/Systemic Connection

Study Suggests Periodontitis Treatment May Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes. Reuters (11/26, Banerjee) reported that a recent study suggests “treating chronic gum inflammation” may help people with type 2 diabetes “control their disease.” The study of 264 people with type...

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