Waterpik vs. flossing: What is best? Feb. 24th 2017
What is water picking and what is flossing? Learn about the pros and cons of both, how they are used, and the best oral health practices.
Periodontitis may be an early sign of type 2 diabetes Feb. 23rd 2017
New research suggests people with severe gum disease - also known as periodontitis - may have undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes.
Estrogen therapy shown effective in reducing tooth and gum diseases in postmenopausal women Feb. 23rd 2017
Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining...
Genetic defects in tooth enamel conducive to development of caries Feb. 08th 2017
Bacteria are not the sole cause of caries; tooth resistance also plays an instrumental role.
Study shows impact of dental benefits on meeting children's dental needs Feb. 08th 2017
A report in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that dental benefits play a significant role in meeting the dental needs of children, including checkups and treatments.
Chewing your food could protect against infection Jan. 20th 2017
New research finds that chewing food can trigger the oral release of Th17 cells - a type of immune cell that can help to protect against infection.
Dental implant with slow-release drug reservoir reduces infection risk Jan. 19th 2017
A dental implant with a built-in reservoir allows the slow release of antimicrobial drugs that prevent and eliminate biofilms to reduce risk of infection.
Natural tooth repair method, using Alzheimer's drug, could revolutionize dental treatments Jan. 10th 2017
A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer's drug has been discovered by a team of researchers at King's College London.
Dental implants with antibacterial activity and designed to facilitate integration into the bone Jan. 04th 2017
The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is developing coatings for dental implants to provide them with capabilities to ensure success when they are implantedMouth infections are...
New stem cell delivery approach regenerates dental pulp-like tissue in a rodent model Dec. 21st 2016
Delivery of stem cells to damaged tooth roots using a collagen-derived biomaterial is effective at regenerating dental pulp-like tissue and shows potential as a therapy for restoring natural tooth...
UK soft drinks industry levy estimated to have significant health benefits, especially among children Dec. 16th 2016
Reducing sugar content of high and mid sugar drinks is likely to have the greatest impact on health, with fewer cases of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
Researchers add to evidence that common bacterial cause of gum disease may drive rheumatoid arthritis Dec. 16th 2016
Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory "autoimmune" response characteristic...
Study finds use of hospital emergency departments for dental conditions increased after medicaid expansion in Kentucky Dec. 13th 2016
According to a study published in Health Affairs, increased access to adult dental coverage through Medicaid exposed a largely unmet need for oral health care services in Kentucky and the potential...
Few older Americans have dental insurance Dec. 06th 2016
Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...
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.