JDR articles explore 3-D printing for oral and dental tissue engineering Jun. 30th 2015
On June 29 the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a case report on the first application of a 3D printed scaffold for periodontal tissue engineering in...
400,000-year-old dental tartar provides earliest evidence of manmade pollution Jun. 18th 2015
A new discovery has revealed an early prehistoric 'balanced' diet and presence of respiratory irritants that could have resulted from smoke inhalation from indoor fires used for roasting meat.
Important advance in treatment and prevention of infection has potential to have dramatic effect in dentistry Jun. 17th 2015
A new technology which could increase protection against antibacterial and antifungal infection for weeks, months or years has been developed by researchers at the University of Bristol.
Families of orofacial clefting not at higher risk for dental anomalies Jun. 17th 2015
Yesterday, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a study titled "Spectrum of Dental Phenotypes in Nonsyndromic Orofacial Clefting," which is the...
Scientists show how nanostructure of dentin stops teeth cracking Jun. 17th 2015
What makes our teeth withstand decades of wear and tear? For the first time, a new study reveals how the nanostructure of dentin responds to stress to prevent teeth from cracking.
CWRU study finds dental implants result in better quality of life for osteoporotic women Jun. 12th 2015
With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth.
Strong teeth: Nanostructures under stress make teeth crack resistant Jun. 10th 2015
Human teeth have to serve for a lifetime, despite being subjected to huge forces. But the high failure resistance of dentin in teeth is not fully understood.
Fecal matter found on more than 60% of toothbrushes in shared bathrooms Jun. 06th 2015
Researchers identified fecal matter on more than 60% of toothbrushes collected from students' communal bathrooms, most of which is likely to be from other bathroom occupants.
Missing teeth may predict future cardiovascular events Jun. 05th 2015
Advanced tooth loss can often indicate that a person has a history of inflammatory oral diseases.
Spanish scientists patent a faster and more reliable technique for diagnosing oral cancer Jun. 04th 2015
Malignant tumours of the oral cavity are the sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.
Toothbrush contamination in communal bathrooms Jun. 03rd 2015
Data confirms that there is transmission of fecal coliforms in communal bathrooms at Quinnipiac University and that toothbrushes can serve as a vector for transmission of potentially pathogenic...
Iowa researchers find ending Medicaid dental benefit costly May. 28th 2015
Study of California's program found trips to the emergency room increasedA new study suggests that states may not save as much money as anticipated by eliminating adult dental coverage under...
New hominin species joins Lucy on the human family tree May. 28th 2015
Researchers have discovered fossils of a human ancestor in Ethiopia up to 3.5 million-years-old that overlaps in time with the famous Lucy species, Australopithecus afarensis.
Revolutionary therapeutic dental adhesives with the aptitude to remineralise the resin-dentine bonding interface through biomimetic processes May. 26th 2015
Clinical minimally invasive treatments require the elimination of dental caries-infected tissues in order to stop the progression of bacteria to the pulpal chamber and maximise the reparative...
CWRU dental researchers find some immune cells change to prolong inflammation May. 22nd 2015
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine have unraveled one of the mysteries of how a small group of immune cells work: That some inflammation-fighting immune cells...
Natural plant chemicals could help fight tooth decay, study shows May. 21st 2015
Oral care products containing a natural chemical that stops bacteria harming teeth could help prevent decay, a study suggests.
For children with autism, trips to the dentist just got easier May. 14th 2015
Adjusting the environment to be more soothing could eliminate the need for general anesthesia to cope with routine cleaningsGoing to the dentist might have just gotten a little less scary for the...
Soda and fruit juice are 'biggest culprits in dental erosion' May. 11th 2015
In a large new study, participants who consumed the most fruit juices or soft drinks also had the most severe symptoms of tooth wear.
Naturally occurring amino acid could improve oral health May. 11th 2015
Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque, which could help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease, researchers at the University of Michigan and...
Nail biters, beware: Teeth grinding is next May. 08th 2015
Tel Aviv University research finds social anxiety increases the risk of bruxism, tooth erosion, and jaw painAnxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans, according to the...