Those with dental phobia more likely to have cavities or missing teeth, study confirms Apr. 20th 2017
People with dental phobia are more likely to have active caries or missing teeth, a new study from King's College London has confirmed.
New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure Mar. 28th 2017
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), 15 million Americans have crown or bridge replacements and three million have dental implants - with this latter number rising by...
Bioengineered tooth restoration in a large mammal Mar. 21st 2017
Researchers at Okayama University report in Scientific Reports successful tooth regeneration in a postnatal large-animal model.
Review confirms link between drug use and poor dental health Mar. 16th 2017
A new review published online in the scientific journal Addiction has found that dental patients with substance use disorders have more tooth decay and periodontal disease than the general...
Tooth loss linked to an increased risk of dementia Mar. 10th 2017
In a study of 1566 community-dwelling Japanese elderly who were followed for 5 years, the risk of developing dementia was elevated in individuals with fewer remaining teeth.
Dental plaque DNA shows Neandertals used 'aspirin' Mar. 10th 2017
Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals - our nearest extinct relative - has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their use...
Root canal treatments overhauled through new device to detect untreated bacteria Mar. 09th 2017
A new method of detecting bacteria during root canal treatments could eradicate the need for follow up appointments and prevent treatments from failing, according to a study published in the...
Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves dental health among elderly Mar. 02nd 2017
A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients.
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...