Dentists: The New Superdocs?
An interesting snippet from the October 2007 issue of Prevention Magazine Within 5 years, your dental checkup may be a first line of defense against breast cancer. Four proteins in saliva, being studied at the University of Texas, may serve as early signs of the disease; rising levels could prompt an MRI or a mammogram>>>New software from European scientists uses teeth x-rays to gaugeosteoporosis risk. It's as accurate as bone-density tests in early trials and may be in dentists' offices within 2 years>>>Peppermint toothpaste packed with cocoa powder extract, developed at Tulane University, will be avalilable in 2 to 4 years. The extract prevents tooth decay more effectively than fluoride, making teeth harder and less susceptible to plaque.