We need to improve dental health of Canada's seniors Aug. 18th 2014
Many seniors in Canada have poor oral health, and we need to start the conversation about how to improve access to dental care for this vulnerable group, argues an editorial published in CMAJ...
Supercomputers reveal that mouth bacteria can change its diet Aug. 15th 2014
Bacteria inside your mouth drastically change how they act when you're diseased, according to research using supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).
What's the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don't agree Aug. 08th 2014
Advice on how we should brush our teeth from dental associations and toothpaste companies is 'unacceptably inconsistent', finds new UCL research.
Lead in teeth reveals a body's origin Aug. 07th 2014
By analyzing the profile of lead isotopes in teeth, it is possible to identify the place of origin of an individual and help police solve cold cases, say researchers.
The balance between acids and host protection in a healthy mouth disrupted by high acidity drinks Aug. 07th 2014
Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a "triple-threat"...
The cause of gum disease related to type 2 diabetes Aug. 04th 2014
New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that modulation of B cells may effectively treat and/or prevent the symptoms of type 2 diabetes and periodontitis...
Only 1 in 10 smokers who visited a dentist received advice to quit Jul. 31st 2014
Not all smokers receive tobacco cessation advice from health care providers (HCPs), according to a study from Ohio State University.
Stem cells from nerves form teeth Jul. 30th 2014
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that stem cells inside the soft tissues of the tooth come from an unexpected source, namely nerves.
Genetic mutations linked to salivary gland tumors Jul. 30th 2014
Research conducted at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has discovered links between a set of genes known to promote tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, an oral...
Shrinking oral cancers with anti-pain agent spares healthy tissues Jul. 25th 2014
Mouse models of human oral cancer treated with an agent called capsazepine showed dramatic tumor shrinkage without damage to surrounding tissues, researchers from the School of Dentistry and School...
New study reveals widespread support for rapid HIV testing in dental surgeries Jul. 17th 2014
More than 80 per cent of oral health patients are willing to receive rapid HIV-testing in dental settings, which could help reduce the spread of the HIV according to a groundbreaking study revealed...
How P. gingivalis causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels Jul. 14th 2014
Chronic oral infection with the periodontal disease pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis, not only causes local inflammation of the gums leading to tooth loss but also is associated with an increased...
Anti-arthritics can exacerbate other inflammatory diseases like periodontitis Jul. 14th 2014
Inflammatory diseases can occur simultaneously in distinct sites in the same patient, complicating treatment because a medication effective for one disorder may exacerbate the other.
Long term oral care for adults with special needs Jul. 11th 2014
A retrospective study conducted by researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and colleagues reports that among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood...
Over 60 percent of children have untreated tooth decay among Navajo Jul. 10th 2014
A new study from Colorado School of Public Health shows that despite some modest improvements, poor oral health remains a major problem in the Navajo Nation and among American Indians overall.
Survival and regeneration of retinal cells after injury promoted by dental pulp stem cells Jul. 08th 2014
Researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, led by Dr. Ben Scheven, Dr.
Tooth protein offers promise for bone regeneration Jul. 04th 2014
Patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures might benefit from a new discovery of a protein that plays an important role in bone regeneration made by bioengineers at Queen Mary University...
Adult stem cells could treat tooth loss Jul. 02nd 2014
Pioneering techniques aiming to grow new teeth from a patient's own stem cells will be on display at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition which opens to the public on 1 July 2014.
Predicting aggressiveness of oral cancer Jul. 01st 2014
Studying mouth cancer in mice, researchers have found a way to predict the aggressiveness of similar tumors in people, an early step toward a diagnostic test that could guide treatment, according to...
Impact of sugar on tooth decay remains a major health concern, says FGDP(UK) Jun. 30th 2014
It is important that the effect of sugar intake on tooth decay is considered alongside obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease as a major public health challenge, according to the Faculty of...