Investigators chart microbial ecology of gingivitis, periodontitis Aug. 15th 2016
Gingivitis, a common and mild form of gum disease can progress to periodontitis, a more serious infection that damages the soft tissue of the gums and sometimes even destroys the bone supporting...
Study: Recording selfies while brushing teeth can improve oral health care skills Aug. 12th 2016
Recording smart phone video "selfies" of tooth-brushing can help people learn to improve their oral health care techniques, according to a new study.
Colorectal tumors exacerbated by mouth microbes Aug. 10th 2016
Bacteria commonly found in the mouth can travel through the bloodstream and use a sugar-binding protein to stick to and worsen colorectal tumors.
Watching cartoons could help children overcome anxiety of dental treatment Aug. 08th 2016
Watching cartoons through video glasses during dental treatment could help lessen children's anxiety and distress as well as reducing disruptive behaviour, according to a randomized controlled...
Heart disease risk higher with latent tooth infection Aug. 03rd 2016
Researchers find people with apical periodontitis - inflammation of the tooth pulp, which is often asymptomatic - may be at greater risk for heart disease.
Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities Jul. 28th 2016
The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can "hide" within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer...
Children consuming sports drinks unnecessarily Jun. 27th 2016
A high proportion of 12-14 year olds are regularly consuming sports drinks socially, increasing their risk of obesity and tooth erosion, concludes a Cardiff University School of Dentistry survey.
Researchers investigate prevalence of gingivitis during 1st/2nd trimesters of pregnancy Jun. 24th 2016
At the 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Michael Reddy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, will present a study titled...
Effectiveness of SDF in arresting root caries in different fluoridated areas Jun. 24th 2016
At the 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Edward Lo, University of Hong Kong, SAR, China, presented a study titled "Effectiveness of...
Sharing of a bacterium related to tooth decay among children and their families Jun. 20th 2016
Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from...
Marijuana use may raise risk of periodontal disease Jun. 01st 2016
Long-term use of marijuana was linked to greater risk of periodontal disease in a new study, though it was not linked to other physical health problems.
Chemicals in food packaging, fungicides might damage children's teeth May. 31st 2016
Exposure to the chemicals BPA and vinclozolin may irreversibly damage children's tooth enamel by blocking sex hormones important for its production.
Tooth decay among 5 year olds in England continues significant decline May. 12th 2016
The number of 5 year olds with tooth decay has dropped to its lowest level in almost a decade, according to a PHE oral health survey.
Researchers analyze potentially hazardous dental drill debris under composite fillings May. 05th 2016
While dental drills, or burs, are used extensively in dentistry to mechanically prepare tooth structures for fillings, little is known about the bur debris left behind in the teeth and whether it...
Non-inflammatory destructive periodontal disease Apr. 21st 2016
NIDPD case was studied in order to analyze features of the disease, and discuss the possible etiologic factors.
Scientists sharpen view of gene transfer between pathogenic bacteria Apr. 21st 2016
May lead to ways to curtail spread of antibiotic resistance. Bacteria possess the ability to take up DNA from their environment, a skill that enables them to acquire new genes for antibiotic...
Pancreatic cancer risk linked to changes in mouth bacteria Apr. 20th 2016
For the first time, a new study gives direct evidence that certain changes in the oral microbiome - the mix of bacteria in the mouth - could be a risk factor for pancreatic cancer.
Dental public health expert welcomes report on the state of British children's teeth Apr. 18th 2016
The Local Government Association has published a report that states that around 100 children and teenagers a day are being admitted to hospital for surgery to remove rotten teeth.
Breakthrough toothpaste ingredient hardens your teeth while you sleep Apr. 12th 2016
The new BioMinF toothpaste ingredient, developed by Queen Mary University of London, provides a new tooth repair technology which will bring relief to the millions of adults and children around the...
Gum disease may be treatable with bioceramic material Apr. 07th 2016
A new study takes a closer look at why silicon nitride - a bioceramic material used in spinal implants - has such a lethal effect on the bacteria that cause gum disease.