Dr. Dan Jenkins

Bio

Specialties:

  • Dentist

Location:

  • Palm Desert, CA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain germs found in the mouth and a heightened risk of pancreatic cancer.

    "We identified two types of bacteria that are associated with a higher risk for pancreatic cancer and have been tied in t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cosmetology:

    MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Hoping to look more kissable perhaps, Americans underwent a record number of lip procedures last year.

    "We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost constantly on social media, we're m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A child's dental health begins at the time of conception, says an expert who recommends mothers-to-be visit the dentist before, during and after pregnancy.

    "The mother's dental health affects her overall health and her baby's health. Statisticall...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There seems to be a link between poor oral health and age-related mental decline, researchers say.

    However, the researchers emphasized there is not enough evidence to prove a direct link between oral health and thinking ("cognitive") abilities.Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dental Hygiene:

    TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking can dramatically change the balance of bacterial species in the mouth, which may affect the risk of mouth, lung and digestive system diseases, a new study says.

    The research also found that the proper mix of bacteria in the mouth is rest...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dental Hygiene:

    FRIDAY, March 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new discovery might one day lead to an anti-cavity pill, researchers report.

    The University of Florida scientists identified a strain of bacteria in the mouth that may keep cavity-causing bacteria in check.

    The investigators said it mi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dental Hygiene:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Severe gum disease increases the risk of death in chronic kidney disease patients, a new study suggests.

    The findings add to growing evidence that poor oral health is associated with other chronic diseases, according to the researchers at the Un...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Nursing:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teething can make babies miserable, but it rarely causes fevers above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, or any other signs of illness, a new review finds.

    The analysis, published online Feb. 18 in the journal Pediatrics, found that teething most ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare Insurance & Policy:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. patients whose health insurance plans have high deductibles undergo fewer diagnostic imaging tests, a nationwide study finds.

    Researchers analyzed 2010 insurance data from more than 21 million adults nationwide and considered plans with hig...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people are familiar with the fear that can precede a visit to the dentist, but new research shows that talk therapy can help when that anxiety becomes a crippling phobia.

    In the study, British investigators tried an approach called cognitive ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dental Hygiene:

    MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gum disease might increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, particularly those who smoke, a new study suggests.

    Women with gum disease appeared to have a 14 percent overall increased risk for breast cancer, compared to women ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dental Hygiene:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although British teeth have long been a subject of satire in the United States, a new stereotype-busting study is giving the British a little something to smile about.

    Researchers have found evidence that British oral health is actually as good...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Toothless heart disease patients are nearly twice as likely to die as those who have all their teeth, a new study suggests.

    Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss, and gum disease-related inflammation is believed to play a role in th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Good news for those afraid of the dentist's drill: New research suggests that a "no-drill" approach can halt tooth decay in many cases.

    An Australian team's seven-year study found that the need for fillings fell 30 to 50 percent if patients us...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Periodontics:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The physical toll associated with type 2 diabetes includes tooth loss, a new study finds.

    The risk of vision problems and amputations for people with diabetes is well-known. Now, research shows diabetics lose twice as many teeth on average as th...Full Article