Unused dental surgery prescriptions may help fuel opioid epidemic Sep. 23rd 2016
Study suggests half of opioids prescribed to dental surgery patients go unused, creating a surplus that may contribute to the opioid epidemic.
Receding Gums: Treatment Options and Causes Sep. 20th 2016
Gingival recession is when the gum tissue covering the root of the tooth is pushed back. Learn about its causes and forms of treatment with this article.
Tooth enamel structure and composition revealed in 3-D nanoscale maps Sep. 08th 2016
Using atom probe tomography, researchers produce first ever 3-D nanoscale maps of composition and structure of mature human dental enamel.
Written "report card" decreases dentists' antibiotic prescriptions Sep. 01st 2016
Dentists are less likely to prescribe antibiotics after they receive a personalised report detailing their past prescription rates, according to a randomised controlled trial of UK dentists...
Injected mix of bone-augmenting agents causes new bone growth in mouse jaws Aug. 25th 2016
Researchers centered at Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) deliver a protein/peptide combination using an injectable gel carrier to promote bone formation in mouse jawbonesTokyo - The...
Investigators chart microbial ecology of gingivitis, periodontitis Aug. 15th 2016
Gingivitis, a common and mild form of gum disease can progress to periodontitis, a more serious infection that damages the soft tissue of the gums and sometimes even destroys the bone supporting...
Study: Recording selfies while brushing teeth can improve oral health care skills Aug. 12th 2016
Recording smart phone video "selfies" of tooth-brushing can help people learn to improve their oral health care techniques, according to a new study.
Colorectal tumors exacerbated by mouth microbes Aug. 10th 2016
Bacteria commonly found in the mouth can travel through the bloodstream and use a sugar-binding protein to stick to and worsen colorectal tumors.
Watching cartoons could help children overcome anxiety of dental treatment Aug. 08th 2016
Watching cartoons through video glasses during dental treatment could help lessen children's anxiety and distress as well as reducing disruptive behaviour, according to a randomized controlled...
Heart disease risk higher with latent tooth infection Aug. 03rd 2016
Researchers find people with apical periodontitis - inflammation of the tooth pulp, which is often asymptomatic - may be at greater risk for heart disease.
Penn team uses nanoparticles to break up plaque and prevent cavities Jul. 28th 2016
The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can "hide" within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer...
Children consuming sports drinks unnecessarily Jun. 27th 2016
A high proportion of 12-14 year olds are regularly consuming sports drinks socially, increasing their risk of obesity and tooth erosion, concludes a Cardiff University School of Dentistry survey.
Researchers investigate prevalence of gingivitis during 1st/2nd trimesters of pregnancy Jun. 24th 2016
At the 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Michael Reddy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, will present a study titled...
Effectiveness of SDF in arresting root caries in different fluoridated areas Jun. 24th 2016
At the 94th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Edward Lo, University of Hong Kong, SAR, China, presented a study titled "Effectiveness of...
Sharing of a bacterium related to tooth decay among children and their families Jun. 20th 2016
Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from...
Marijuana use may raise risk of periodontal disease Jun. 01st 2016
Long-term use of marijuana was linked to greater risk of periodontal disease in a new study, though it was not linked to other physical health problems.
Chemicals in food packaging, fungicides might damage children's teeth May. 31st 2016
Exposure to the chemicals BPA and vinclozolin may irreversibly damage children's tooth enamel by blocking sex hormones important for its production.
Tooth decay among 5 year olds in England continues significant decline May. 12th 2016
The number of 5 year olds with tooth decay has dropped to its lowest level in almost a decade, according to a PHE oral health survey.
Researchers analyze potentially hazardous dental drill debris under composite fillings May. 05th 2016
While dental drills, or burs, are used extensively in dentistry to mechanically prepare tooth structures for fillings, little is known about the bur debris left behind in the teeth and whether it...
Non-inflammatory destructive periodontal disease Apr. 21st 2016
NIDPD case was studied in order to analyze features of the disease, and discuss the possible etiologic factors.