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Can Tooth Decay Explain the Pathogenesis of Certain Infectious Diseases?

Infectious disease specialists looking for breakthrough findings have something to, well, sink their teeth into. A review published October 30, 2017, in the journal Trends in Microbiology, highlights the importance of biofilms in improved understanding of the “local microenvironment where pathogens and commensals interact.” As the authors, from the Division of Community Oral Health at […]

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If Your Dentist Prescribes Antibiotics, Ask These Questions First

A little pain or discomfort is to be expected if you have a tooth extraction, filling, or other dental procedure. However, a lesser-known, unpleasant side effect—a serious one—has been revealed by research presented at IDWeek 2017, the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), […]

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