E-cigarettes 'just as harmful as tobacco' for oral health Nov. 17th 2016
Two new studies demonstrate the negative effects e-cigarettes may have for oral health, with one study claiming vaping is just as harmful as smoking.
New CBT resource shows promise in reducing children's dental anxiety Nov. 03rd 2016
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled "Development and Testing of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Resource for Children's...
Combining dental, medical procedures may safely limit children's anesthesia exposure Oct. 27th 2016
Children who require both dental and non-dental medical procedures should have them completed under one general anesthesia session whenever possible, which is ideal for both the patient and family...
Study suggests benefits of laser treatments for dental problems Oct. 24th 2016
Researchers have developed computer simulations showing how lasers attack oral bacterial colonies, suggesting that benefits of using lasers in oral debridement include killing bacteria and...
Plaque identifying toothpaste significantly reduces dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body Oct. 20th 2016
For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body - in particular, heart attacks and strokes.
School dental-sealant programs could prevent most cavities, lower treatment costs in vulnerable children Oct. 19th 2016
Research shows dental sealants to shield the back teeth could prevent up to 80 percent of cavities in school-aged children.
Stem cell manipulation shows promise for cartilage renewal and joint repair Oct. 11th 2016
Mouse study furthers idea that manipulating resident stem cells could help patients with TMJ disorders and other fibrocartilage diseases or injuries.
New imaging method could enable dentists to detect and heal tooth cavities much earlier Oct. 07th 2016
Dental caries - tooth decay - is the most prevalent dental disease among children and adults around the world.
Professor unveils first data on new dental fillings that will repair tooth decay Sep. 27th 2016
The first data on dental fillings that can actively repair tooth decay is presented by Professor Robert Hill.
Unused dental surgery prescriptions may help fuel opioid epidemic Sep. 23rd 2016
Study suggests half of opioids prescribed to dental surgery patients go unused, creating a surplus that may contribute to the opioid epidemic.
Receding Gums: Treatment Options and Causes Sep. 20th 2016
Gingival recession is when the gum tissue covering the root of the tooth is pushed back. Learn about its causes and forms of treatment with this article.
Tooth enamel structure and composition revealed in 3-D nanoscale maps Sep. 08th 2016
Using atom probe tomography, researchers produce first ever 3-D nanoscale maps of composition and structure of mature human dental enamel.
Written "report card" decreases dentists' antibiotic prescriptions Sep. 01st 2016
Dentists are less likely to prescribe antibiotics after they receive a personalised report detailing their past prescription rates, according to a randomised controlled trial of UK dentists...
Injected mix of bone-augmenting agents causes new bone growth in mouse jaws Aug. 25th 2016
Researchers centered at Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) deliver a protein/peptide combination using an injectable gel carrier to promote bone formation in mouse jawbonesTokyo - The...
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...