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Periodontal Disease’s Potential Affect On Alzheimer’s Disease

Scientists have made great strides in understanding Alzheimer’s Disease in recent years.  However, the disease remains notoriously difficult to identify in its early stages, and even more difficult to treat once it has taken hold.  A growing body of evidence suggests that periodontal diseases such as Gingivitis may play a roll in the development of …

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Episode 244 The link between periodontal disease and heart failure

Episode 244: The link between periodontal disease and heart failure

In this episode powered by IgniteDA, I return to the Dental Assistant NATION show to discuss a new research study discussing the relationship between periodontal disease and heart failure. It’s another example of the oral-systemic link and an important one for your patients to understand.     For additional resources visit my website at www.tomviola.com For …

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FDA issues warning about dangerous “Benadryl Challenge” seen on social media.

Recently, a “Benadryl Challenge” posted on the social media application TikTok has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue a Drug Safety Communication regarding the dangers of consuming larger than recommended doses of the OTC allergy medicine Benadryl®(diphenhydramine). In its Drug Safety Communication, the Agency stated that it was aware of news …

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