Green tea ingredient may target protein to kill oral cancer cells Feb. 01st 2015
A compound found in green tea may trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone, according to Penn State food scientists.
NYU researchers develop new assessment tool to combat oral-systemic disease Jan. 26th 2015
The Interprofessional Oral Health Grant Team challenges the medical profession to 'put the mouth back in the head' in the American Journal of Public HealthImproving oral health is a leading...
Early detection of heart attacks aided by gold nanoparticles Jan. 20th 2015
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of...
GDC launches pilot scheme for local handling of performance concerns about dentists, UK Jan. 13th 2015
A pilot scheme is being launched this month which will aim to ensure that concerns about dentist's performance are handled where appropriate by the local NHS in England, rather than by the national...
Durable biomaterial potentially reduces tooth sensitivity Jan. 08th 2015
Scientists are working on a new, long-lasting biomaterial that incorporates nano-sized particles to rebuild worn enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. They have tested it in dogs.
Bites to the hand need medical attention Jan. 08th 2015
Hand injuries are frequently caused by human and animal bites, prompting as many as 330,000 emergency department visits in the United States each year.
Discovery of byproducts from bacteria that awaken dormant T-cells and HIV viruses Jan. 07th 2015
Dental and medical researchers from Case Western Reserve University found another reason to treat periodontal disease as soon as possible.
Link discovered between tooth loss and slowing mind and body Jan. 01st 2015
The memory and walking speeds of adults who have lost all of their teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds new UCL research.
Tooth loss in seniors linked to mental and physical decline Dec. 22nd 2014
A study of older adults in England found those who had none of their own teeth fared worse in memory and walking speed tests than counterparts who still had some natural teeth.
Sugary drinks duty will save countless teeth, charity says Dec. 22nd 2014
A 20p per litre duty on sugary drinks would help to eradicate tooth decay and save the NHS millions of pounds in wasted resources.
Ways to prevent and manage jaw bone disease highlighted Dec. 21st 2014
A review of more than a decade's worth of research on osteonecrosis of the jaw--when the bone in the jaw is exposed and begins to starve from a lack of blood--points to an increased risk for patients...
Dental divide harming Australians as decay sets in Dec. 15th 2014
It is time medical and dental interests combined to combat a rise in tooth decay and oral diseasein Australians, says the author of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Latest research challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures Dec. 03rd 2014
The findings have major implications for public dental health resources and costs for patients.
Link discovered between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies Nov. 25th 2014
The research found that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second trimester of a baby's development, while molars grow at a slower rate in the third trimester.
Novel dental biomaterials and technologies: JDR publishes special issue Nov. 22nd 2014
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a special themed issue of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) centered on novel dental biomaterials and...
Scientists identify a rise in life-threatening heart infection Nov. 20th 2014
Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a significant rise in the number of people diagnosed with a serious heart infection alongside a large fall in the prescribing of antibiotic...
Just one 10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria Nov. 17th 2014
A new study examining oral microbiota finds that when couples kiss intimately at high frequencies, their salivary microbiota become similar.
Periodontal disease linked to increased risk of kidney disease Nov. 14th 2014
In a study of blacks with normal kidney function, those with severe periodontal disease developed chronic kidney disease (CKD) at 4 times the rate of those without severe periodontal disease.
Veterinarian and dentist collaborate to help cat through unique dental procedure Nov. 14th 2014
A Siamese-mix cat named Darryl is recuperating well after receiving a metal prosthesis to correct a palate injury in his mouth, thanks to a unique collaborative dental procedure performed Oct.
Saliva protects teeth against cavities more than we thought Nov. 12th 2014
Salivary mucins do more than just provide a physical barrier against bacteria that cause cavities - they keep them in suspension and stop them forming biofilms on teeth.