Keratins are important in tooth enamel structure Oct. 29th 2014
Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide. While oral hygiene and dietary choices promote tooth decay, genetics are also a factor in cavity formation.
Roman-Britons had less gum disease than modern Britons Oct. 28th 2014
The Roman-British population from c. 200-400 AD appears to have had far less gum disease than we have today, according to a study of skulls at the Natural History Museum led by a King's College...
Vets dread cat dentals but fear not, help is at hand! Oct. 28th 2014
A survey published this year found that over 50% of final year veterinary students in the UK do not feel confident either in discussing orodental problems with clients or in performing a detailed...
Proper dental care linked to reduced risk of respiratory infections in ICU patients Oct. 26th 2014
New research shows vulnerable patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract...
Aphthous ulcers: Causes of mucosal inflammation are unclear Oct. 26th 2014
A painful inflamed lesion on the oral mucosa, which often seems to be burning at the periphery: every third individual has at one point had such a lesion - an aphthous ulcer.
A treatment for osteoporosis and bone cancer, employed for the first time in dental filling procedures Oct. 23rd 2014
Journal of Dental Research publishes a paper directed by Salvatore Sauro, Professor at University CEU Cardenal Herrera in Spain, in collaboration with international researchers from Finland...
Oral health problems in elite athletes 'must be addressed' Oct. 15th 2014
Poor oral health affecting athletes' general health and performance shows 'no signs of improvement' and must be remedied, say a group of UCL-led health experts and sporting bodies.
Combatting periodontal pathogens Oct. 10th 2014
A total 12 million Germans suffer from periodontitis. If the inflammation remains untreated, this could lead to tooth loss.
Risk of pneumonia in the elderly doubled by sleeping in dentures Oct. 09th 2014
Poor oral health and hygiene are increasingly recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly.
Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important Oct. 08th 2014
We look at some less well-known and serious conditions that have been linked to poor dental hygiene in recent years: Alzheimer's disease, pancreatic cancer and heart disease.
Support caregivers to improve oral health of adults with developmental disabilities Oct. 03rd 2014
Despite a policy focus on expanding access to care for adults with developmental disabilities, this vulnerable population continues to have significant dental disease.
The sixth most prevalent health condition in the world - severe periodontitis: Sep. 30th 2014
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression.
Researchers note need to improve dental service use among US women of childbearing age Sep. 19th 2014
Oral diseases can be prevented or improved with regular dental visits. The objective of this study was to assess and compare national estimates on self-reported oral health conditions and dental...
New Medicaid policy increases the rate of children receiving vital oral health care in Texas and Florida Sep. 17th 2014
Children on Medicaid and their parents may have a reason to smile more: A study by University of Florida researchers shows that a Medicaid policy change in Florida and Texas that reimburses...
WHO's recommended sugar intake 'should be halved to combat dental cavities' Sep. 16th 2014
A study claims the WHO recommendation of a maximum of 10% total daily calories from free sugar should be halved to 5%, with 3% as a target, to tackle rising rates of tooth decay.
Drugs for depression linked with failure of dental implants Sep. 13th 2014
A team from McGill University has discovered that people who take the most common antidepressants (such as Celexa, Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, and Zoloft, the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or...
Millions of children not getting recommended preventive care Sep. 12th 2014
Millions of infants, children and adolescents in the United States did not receive key clinical preventive services, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and...
Study exploring accuracy of impression techniques finds partial vs. complete edentulism may be a confounding factor Sep. 12th 2014
An accurate implant impression is necessary to generate an accurate cast, which is the milestone for the fabrication of a precisely fitting prosthesis.
Association between widely used depression drug and dental implant failure Sep. 07th 2014
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "SSRIs and the Risk of Osseointegrated Implant Failure - A Cohort Study.
New type of cell movement discovered Sep. 01st 2014
For decades, researchers have used petri dishes to study cell movement. These classic tissue culture tools, however, only permit two-dimensional movement, very different from the three-dimensional...