Of skin and teeth: Identifying key differences in Asians Oct. 06th 2015
Authors Susana Seixas et al., in a new study recently published in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, have found key differences in a suite of genes important for skin...
Penn Dental Medicine study blocks inflammatory bone loss in gum disease Oct. 01st 2015
Periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, doesn't just cause soft-tissue inflammation and bleeding. It also destroys the bone that supports the teeth.
UK dental regulator launches confidential helpline for dental professionals Sep. 30th 2015
The General Dental Council (GDC) is today launching a new confidential helpline for dental professionals who may have a concern that they need to raise at work.
New Public Health England survey finds children in special schools are more likely to have teeth removed Sep. 24th 2015
Children in special support schools have slightly lower levels of tooth decay than children in mainstream schools but are more likely to have their teeth extracted, according to a new survey...
Tracing the triggers of late-onset Alzheimer's Sep. 18th 2015
In a sprawling review of more than 200 articles examining the suggested link between infections of the mouth and Alzheimer's disease (AD), two researchers - one, an original mapper of the oral...
Stress in pregnancy may raise risk for dental caries in offspring Sep. 18th 2015
Children of mothers who experience chronic stress in pregnancy may be at higher risk for dental caries, new research finds, particularly those of mothers with low income.
IADR/AADR publish article on the global economic impact of dental diseases Sep. 18th 2015
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled "Global Economic Impact of Dental Diseases" in the OnlineFirst portion of the Journal of...
Tiny silica particles could be used to repair damaged teeth, research shows Sep. 17th 2015
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown how the development of coated silica nanoparticles could be used in restorative treatment of sensitive teeth and preventing the onset of tooth...
Smokers at higher risk of losing their teeth, research shows Sep. 15th 2015
A new study has confirmed that regular smokers have a significantly increased risk of tooth loss.Male smokers are up to 3.
Periodontitis and heart disease: researchers connect the molecular dots Sep. 14th 2015
Periodontitis is a risk factor for heart disease. Now a team of researchers has shown that a periodontal pathogen causes changes in gene expression that boost inflammation and atherosclerosis in...
Scientists uncover bacterial mechanism that links gum disease to heart disease Sep. 14th 2015
A new study shows how a bacterium involved in gum disease alters gene expression to increase the inflammation and plaque formation that leads to hardening of heart arteries.
No evidence linking dental treatment to Alzheimer's disease Sep. 11th 2015
Despite provocative reporting and sensational headlines, the American Association of Endodontists today said there is no evidence that Alzheimer's disease can be spread from person to person by...
Blood and teeth samples accurately predict a criminal's age Sep. 10th 2015
Forensic biomedical scientists from KU Leuven, Belgium, have developed a test to predict individuals' age on the basis of blood or teeth samples.
Is cheese good for you? Sep. 09th 2015
When it comes to cheese, you will either hear that it is good for you, or that it can harm your health. So which is true? MNT examines the case for and against cheese.
Study suggests that local anesthetic may affect the development of children's teeth Sep. 07th 2015
A study led by Dr. Bing Hu at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and involving other researchers from China and Switzerland, suggests for the first time that the use of...
Supervised tooth brushing and floride varnish schemes benefit kids and the health economy Sep. 04th 2015
Action to prevent tooth decay in children, such as supervised tooth brushing and fluoride varnish schemes, are not just beneficial to children's oral health but could also result in cost savings to...
Gum disease treatment using blueberry extract in development Sep. 03rd 2015
After finding extract of wild blueberries can help fight gum disease and reduce use of antibiotics, researchers are developing an oral device that slowly releases it.
Sugar consumption having a 'devastating' effect on all of our dental health, claims charity Sep. 01st 2015
Important changes need to be made at the highest level to urgently address the UK's deteriorating dental health from sugar consumption, an oral health charity says.
Brazil's national oral health policy -- an example for other nations Aug. 28th 2015
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a Discovery!
How to take care of your teeth and gums Aug. 26th 2015
With proper care and attention, your teeth and gums can stay healthy throughout your life. Poor oral health is significantly associated with chronic diseases and low self-esteem.