Dysphagia, aging and oral health -

Age related changes in chewing muscles and tongue take place parallel with neurological changes in the stomatognatic system. Deterioration of this kind may lead to swallowing difficulties accompanied by coughing, discomfort, and aspiration of solid or fluid material into the airways. This condition is denoted dysphagia and is often associated with cardiovascular and neurological diseases […]

Patient related factors and dental implants -

The function and durability of Implant based rehabilitation of the dentition has proved to be comparable to traditional prosthodontics. However, loss of implants do take place from time to time as the result of inadequate osseointegration or as the result of peri-implantitis. In addition to methodological and materials related subjects research in this field has […]

Dementia. Are dentists protected? -

Dementia is a common term for diseases of the brain expressed as the loss of cognitive abilities and activities of daily living. The number of persons with dementia is increasing due to the aging population in the developed countries, and the risk of dementia is higher in the very old age groups.

Dementia. Are dentists protected? -

Dementia is a common term for diseases of the brain expressed as the loss of cognitive abilities and activities of daily living. The most frequent reason is Alzheimer’s disease, followed by vasculary dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and mixed types. The number of persons with dementia is increasing due to the aging population in the […]

Dental calculus – an exciting time capsule that reveals how ancient humans lived -

In the June issue of the Norwegian Dental Association’s Journal, Professor emeritus NJ Nils Jacobsen (now working at NIOM) has publised an article on how dental calculus in skeletal material contains valuable archaeological information