Larry Puccini

Bio

Specialties:

  • Dentist

Affiliation:

  • Puccini and Roberge, American Dental Association

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:

    FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most U.S. plastic surgeons use a procedure called "fat grafting" to enhance the effects of facelifts, a new study reports.

    This technique involves transferring small amounts of fat from one part of a patient's body to another. The fat is obtained...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tartar from 400,000-year-old human teeth reveals the earliest evidence of man-made air pollution, according to a new study.

    The tartar -- hardened dental plaque that is also known as calculus -- on teeth found at Qesem ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more babies breast-feed, the less likely it is that they will develop any kind of misalignment in their teeth later on, a new study shows.

    But pacifiers can negate some of that potential benefit, even if the children are breast-feeding, the Au...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People using communal bathrooms with many others, beware: There could be traces of poop on your toothbrush.

    So finds a study by researchers at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.

    The researchers analyzed toothbrushes from Quinnipiac ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treating gum disease may help reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation, which can make urination difficult, a small study suggests.

    Previous research has shown a link between gum disease and prostate inflammation -- called prostatitis.

    The ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. government has decreased its recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in a half-century, to prevent staining of tooth enamel caused by overexposure to fluoride.

    The optimal fluoride level in drinking water to pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in incidence of underactive thyroid.

    While the study is only able to establish an association, not cause-and-effect, experts say the link des...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who are at high risk for broken bones may also be at increased risk for gum disease, a new study suggests.

    The research included almost 200 women, aged 51 to 80. They had all gone through menopause within the last 10 years, di...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Beavers don't need to brush or floss because the presence of iron in their tooth enamel gives them superior protection against tooth decay, researchers report.

    Beavers' enamel is harder and more resistant to acid than regular enamel, including ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthodontics:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking care of your gums plays an important role in protecting your teeth.

    Gum disease and tooth decay cause about 90 percent of tooth loss, the American Dental Association says.

    "The good news is that gum disease is largely preventable thr...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who have lost all their teeth have faster decreases in memory and walking ability than people who still have at least some of their teeth, a new study says.

    The findings suggest that total tooth loss could p...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who wear their dentures when they sleep are at increased risk for pneumonia, according to new research.

    The study included 524 men and women, average age about 88, who were followed for three years. During that time, there were 28 hospi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new standards to reduce the amount of mercury released from dentists' offices.

    The changes would fall under the Clean Water Act and would lessen the amount of de...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dentist:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women of childbearing age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Researchers found young pregnant ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Dentistry:

    (HealthDay News) -- Some foods can damage your teeth, and avoiding them can help to protect your smile.

    The American Dental Association says foods that can damage teeth include:

    • Hard candies, because of the sugar content and because they can break a tooth.
    • Caffeinat
    ...Full Article