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Dentistry is the science and art of preventing, diagnosing and treating disease, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth. Good dental hygiene and oral care are important to maintain healthy teeth, gums and tongues and to prevent and treat



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Chewing your food could protect against infection

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

New research finds that chewing food can trigger the oral release of Th17 cells - a type of immune cell that can help to protect against infection.



Dental implant with slow-release drug reservoir reduces infection risk

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

A dental implant with a built-in reservoir allows the slow release of antimicrobial drugs that prevent and eliminate biofilms to reduce risk of infection.



Natural tooth repair method, using Alzheimer's drug, could revolutionize dental treatments

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer's drug has been discovered by a team of researchers at King's College London.



Dental implants with antibacterial activity and designed to facilitate integration into the bone

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is developing coatings for dental implants to provide them with capabilities to ensure success when they are implantedMouth infections are...



New stem cell delivery approach regenerates dental pulp-like tissue in a rodent model

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Delivery of stem cells to damaged tooth roots using a collagen-derived biomaterial is effective at regenerating dental pulp-like tissue and shows potential as a therapy for restoring natural tooth...



UK soft drinks industry levy estimated to have significant health benefits, especially among children

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Reducing sugar content of high and mid sugar drinks is likely to have the greatest impact on health, with fewer cases of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.



Researchers add to evidence that common bacterial cause of gum disease may drive rheumatoid arthritis

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory "autoimmune" response characteristic...



Study finds use of hospital emergency departments for dental conditions increased after medicaid expansion in Kentucky

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

According to a study published in Health Affairs, increased access to adult dental coverage through Medicaid exposed a largely unmet need for oral health care services in Kentucky and the potential...



Few older Americans have dental insurance

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

Only 12 percent of older Americans have some form of dental insurance and fewer than half visited a dentist in the previous year, suggests new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health...



E-cigarettes 'just as harmful as tobacco' for oral health

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:00:00 PST

Two new studies demonstrate the negative effects e-cigarettes may have for oral health, with one study claiming vaping is just as harmful as smoking.



New CBT resource shows promise in reducing children's dental anxiety

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled "Development and Testing of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Resource for Children's...



Combining dental, medical procedures may safely limit children's anesthesia exposure

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Children who require both dental and non-dental medical procedures should have them completed under one general anesthesia session whenever possible, which is ideal for both the patient and family...



Study suggests benefits of laser treatments for dental problems

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have developed computer simulations showing how lasers attack oral bacterial colonies, suggesting that benefits of using lasers in oral debridement include killing bacteria and...



Plaque identifying toothpaste significantly reduces dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PST

For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body - in particular, heart attacks and strokes.



School dental-sealant programs could prevent most cavities, lower treatment costs in vulnerable children

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PST

Research shows dental sealants to shield the back teeth could prevent up to 80 percent of cavities in school-aged children.



Stem cell manipulation shows promise for cartilage renewal and joint repair

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:00:00 PST

Mouse study furthers idea that manipulating resident stem cells could help patients with TMJ disorders and other fibrocartilage diseases or injuries.



New imaging method could enable dentists to detect and heal tooth cavities much earlier

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Dental caries - tooth decay - is the most prevalent dental disease among children and adults around the world.



Professor unveils first data on new dental fillings that will repair tooth decay

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PST

The first data on dental fillings that can actively repair tooth decay is presented by Professor Robert Hill.



Unused dental surgery prescriptions may help fuel opioid epidemic

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PST

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

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PST

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

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PST

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

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

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

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

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

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PST

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

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

Recording smart phone video "selfies" of tooth-brushing can help people learn to improve their oral health care techniques, according to a new study.