Revolutionary therapeutic dental adhesives with the aptitude to remineralise the resin-dentine bonding interface through biomimetic processes May. 26th 2015
Clinical minimally invasive treatments require the elimination of dental caries-infected tissues in order to stop the progression of bacteria to the pulpal chamber and maximise the reparative...
CWRU dental researchers find some immune cells change to prolong inflammation May. 22nd 2015
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine have unraveled one of the mysteries of how a small group of immune cells work: That some inflammation-fighting immune cells...
Natural plant chemicals could help fight tooth decay, study shows May. 21st 2015
Oral care products containing a natural chemical that stops bacteria harming teeth could help prevent decay, a study suggests.
For children with autism, trips to the dentist just got easier May. 14th 2015
Adjusting the environment to be more soothing could eliminate the need for general anesthesia to cope with routine cleaningsGoing to the dentist might have just gotten a little less scary for the...
Soda and fruit juice are 'biggest culprits in dental erosion' May. 11th 2015
In a large new study, participants who consumed the most fruit juices or soft drinks also had the most severe symptoms of tooth wear.
Naturally occurring amino acid could improve oral health May. 11th 2015
Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque, which could help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease, researchers at the University of Michigan and...
Nail biters, beware: Teeth grinding is next May. 08th 2015
Tel Aviv University research finds social anxiety increases the risk of bruxism, tooth erosion, and jaw painAnxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans, according to the...
Treating gum disease reduces prostate symptoms, CWRU researchers find May. 07th 2015
Treating gum disease reduced symptoms of prostate inflammation, called prostatitis, report researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Departments of Urology...
High costs of dental care leave many with too little money for basic necessities May. 01st 2015
Having to pay for dental health care can put a considerable strain on household finances in many countries, according to an international study led by King's College London.
Protein Adseverin identified as key factor driving bone loss in osteoinflammatory disease Apr. 26th 2015
Adseverin, a protein found in the body, has been identified as the key driver behind the bone loss associated with the world's most common inflammatory disease: gum disease, or periodontitis.
Natural reparative capacity of teeth elucidated Apr. 24th 2015
Researchers at Inserm and Paris Descartes University have just taken an important step in research on stem cells and dental repair.
Victorian baby teeth could help predict future health of children today Apr. 21st 2015
The team from the Universities of Bradford and Durham analysed the teeth of children and adults from two 19th century cemeteries, one at a Workhouse in Ireland where famine victims were buried and...
The connection between mouth bacteria and inflammation in heart disease Apr. 17th 2015
Oral infections are the most common diseases of mankind and are also a key risk factor for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death worldwide.
Forsyth study details how gum disease treatment can prevent heart disease Apr. 17th 2015
Newly published research underscores the important connection between oral inflammation and heart healthA new study from the Forsyth Institute is helping to shed more light on the important...
A novel way to apply drugs to dental plaque Apr. 07th 2015
Nanoparticles release drugs to reduce tooth decayTherapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the act of swallowing before they can...
Oral pain specialists treat complex health issues, according to new survey Apr. 06th 2015
Andres Pinto, an orofacial pain and oral medicine specialist at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, often feels like the doctor in the television series House, who solves...
Physicists shed light on geographic tongue Apr. 03rd 2015
Physicists from Israel have shed light on the intricate dynamics underpinning a mysterious tongue condition that has been puzzling the medical community for decades.
Treating a common gum condition could reduce risk of heart attacks in kidney disease patients Apr. 02nd 2015
Treating a common gum condition in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients could significantly reduce their risk of potentially fatal heart disease, Aston University researchers say.
'Insufficient evidence' that natural sweetener xylitol prevents tooth decay Mar. 27th 2015
A new review of published studies found low-quality evidence that xylitol in toothpaste protects against cavities, and even less quality evidence of it doing so in other products.
New insight into tackling poor oral health in children around the globe Mar. 22nd 2015
A new research project from the University of Copenhagen has established an effective model for the fight against the escalating burden of tooth decay among children in Asia.