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Periodontal disease is more common in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new study

The anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) seen in many RA patients, which serve as a diagnostic marker, may have their origin in periodontal disease, researchers said.

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Soft gums are prone to inflammation

Researchers from Tohoku University’s Graduate School of Dentistry in Japan have discovered that softer gums hinder the development of gingiva fibroblasts — the cells that help produce the fibres that hold our teeth in place.

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New study looks at factors that influence willingness to attend dental check-ups

Researchers in Japan have found that the patients who are most likely to schedule a dental check-up are those who understand the benefit of check-ups in preventing disease and those who have existing positive oral health behaviours.

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Study establishes patient motivations for seeking clear aligner therapy across five European countries

There is increasing demand for clear aligner therapy (CAT) for mild to moderate malocclusion in adults.

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