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.
Study says most dentists ask patients about tobacco use Nov. 06th 2014
Dental visits represent an opportunity to identify and help patients quit smoking, yet dental settings remain an untapped venue for treatment of tobacco dependence.
Simple saliva test may reveal deadly diseases early enough to treat them Nov. 02nd 2014
UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing - at an early stage - diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.
Keratins are important in tooth enamel structure Oct. 29th 2014
Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide. While oral hygiene and dietary choices promote tooth decay, genetics are also a factor in cavity formation.
Roman-Britons had less gum disease than modern Britons Oct. 28th 2014
The Roman-British population from c. 200-400 AD appears to have had far less gum disease than we have today, according to a study of skulls at the Natural History Museum led by a King's College...
Vets dread cat dentals but fear not, help is at hand! Oct. 28th 2014
A survey published this year found that over 50% of final year veterinary students in the UK do not feel confident either in discussing orodental problems with clients or in performing a detailed...
Proper dental care linked to reduced risk of respiratory infections in ICU patients Oct. 26th 2014
New research shows vulnerable patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract...
Aphthous ulcers: Causes of mucosal inflammation are unclear Oct. 26th 2014
A painful inflamed lesion on the oral mucosa, which often seems to be burning at the periphery: every third individual has at one point had such a lesion - an aphthous ulcer.
A treatment for osteoporosis and bone cancer, employed for the first time in dental filling procedures Oct. 23rd 2014
Journal of Dental Research publishes a paper directed by Salvatore Sauro, Professor at University CEU Cardenal Herrera in Spain, in collaboration with international researchers from Finland...
Oral health problems in elite athletes 'must be addressed' Oct. 15th 2014
Poor oral health affecting athletes' general health and performance shows 'no signs of improvement' and must be remedied, say a group of UCL-led health experts and sporting bodies.
Combatting periodontal pathogens Oct. 10th 2014
A total 12 million Germans suffer from periodontitis. If the inflammation remains untreated, this could lead to tooth loss.
Risk of pneumonia in the elderly doubled by sleeping in dentures Oct. 09th 2014
Poor oral health and hygiene are increasingly recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly.
Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important Oct. 08th 2014
We look at some less well-known and serious conditions that have been linked to poor dental hygiene in recent years: Alzheimer's disease, pancreatic cancer and heart disease.
Support caregivers to improve oral health of adults with developmental disabilities Oct. 03rd 2014
Despite a policy focus on expanding access to care for adults with developmental disabilities, this vulnerable population continues to have significant dental disease.