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...
Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth found on hollow-head toothbrushes Sep. 01st 2014
Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of...
Although there has been a steep decline in tooth loss, study finds an increase in socioeconomic disparities Aug. 25th 2014
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Projections of U.S. Edentulism Prevalence Following Five Decades of Decline.
Coated tissue scaffolds help the body grow new bone to repair injuries or congenital defects Aug. 22nd 2014
MIT chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks.
We need to improve dental health of Canada's seniors Aug. 18th 2014
Many seniors in Canada have poor oral health, and we need to start the conversation about how to improve access to dental care for this vulnerable group, argues an editorial published in CMAJ...
Supercomputers reveal that mouth bacteria can change its diet Aug. 15th 2014
Bacteria inside your mouth drastically change how they act when you're diseased, according to research using supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).
What's the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don't agree Aug. 08th 2014
Advice on how we should brush our teeth from dental associations and toothpaste companies is 'unacceptably inconsistent', finds new UCL research.
Lead in teeth reveals a body's origin Aug. 07th 2014
By analyzing the profile of lead isotopes in teeth, it is possible to identify the place of origin of an individual and help police solve cold cases, say researchers.
The balance between acids and host protection in a healthy mouth disrupted by high acidity drinks Aug. 07th 2014
Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a "triple-threat"...
The cause of gum disease related to type 2 diabetes Aug. 04th 2014
New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that modulation of B cells may effectively treat and/or prevent the symptoms of type 2 diabetes and periodontitis...
Only 1 in 10 smokers who visited a dentist received advice to quit Jul. 31st 2014
Not all smokers receive tobacco cessation advice from health care providers (HCPs), according to a study from Ohio State University.
Stem cells from nerves form teeth Jul. 30th 2014
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that stem cells inside the soft tissues of the tooth come from an unexpected source, namely nerves.
Genetic mutations linked to salivary gland tumors Jul. 30th 2014
Research conducted at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral...