The Bic Pens for Her of the Dental World?

Just color it pink and you have a whole new product “designed specially for women.” How much more unladylike your snoring would be if you had to use – God forbid – a manly splint like this!: What? You can’t see the difference beyond the pink? Funny. Neither can we. In case you’re not familiar …

Where There’s Inflammation…

Gum disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis, respiratory diseases and cancer. Research continues to suggest that where there’s inflammation, oral bacteria may also be found – even in seemingly strange places such as knees and other joints. Two more conditions now join the list: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and erectile dysfunction. …

Cancer Drugs Impact Descendants’ Genes, & Other News of Note

Cancer Drugs Affect Mouse Genomes for Generations (Nature) Three common chemotherapy drugs cause DNA mutations not only in mice that receive treatment, but also in their offspring, according to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. The results suggest that the genome in treated mice became destabilized yielding …

Dental Devices to Stop Snoring: Neither Here Snore There?

Ever wonder why people snore? When we sleep, our muscles relax – including the tissues of the airway lining and the tongue, which can fall back and partly block the airway. When this happens, the attempt to keep breathing creates the snore. This tends to be more of a problem for older people (since we …

Teeth Grinding Linked to Sleep Apnea & Other News of Note

Teeth Grinding Linked to Sleep Apnea (Reuters) There is a high prevalence of nocturnal teeth grinding, or bruxism, in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), particularly in Caucasians. New research presented at CHEST 2009, the 75th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), found that nearly 1 in 4 patients …