Bulletin of Dental Education

Dentistry in the News - February 2010

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*Dr. Parag R. Kachalia of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry was featured in reporter Ken Bastida's "Good Question" segment for CBS affiliate KPIX-TV in San Francisco. A viewer asked, "Do we really need to have our teeth x-rayed once a year?" Dr. Kachalia replied, "A lot depends on your overall health of your particular mouth...Many times you see potential abnormalities [on the x-ray]."

*Many people drink green tea for health and weight loss, and it appears doing so has positive effects on oral health as well. Dr. Biscuspid.com published a roundup of several studies documenting results. They range from cancer prevention in patients with oral leukoplakia to prevention of dental caries.

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