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Dentistry News From Medical News Today

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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Unused dental surgery prescriptions may help fuel opioid epidemic

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

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

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

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

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

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

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:00:00 PDT

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

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

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

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

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

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

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

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

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

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

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

Tue, 31 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT

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

Thu, 12 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT

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

Thu, 05 May 2016 10:00:00 PDT

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

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PDT

NIDPD case was studied in order to analyze features of the disease, and discuss the possible etiologic factors.

Scientists sharpen view of gene transfer between pathogenic bacteria

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PDT

May lead to ways to curtail spread of antibiotic resistance. Bacteria possess the ability to take up DNA from their environment, a skill that enables them to acquire new genes for antibiotic...

Pancreatic cancer risk linked to changes in mouth bacteria

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT

For the first time, a new study gives direct evidence that certain changes in the oral microbiome - the mix of bacteria in the mouth - could be a risk factor for pancreatic cancer.

Dental public health expert welcomes report on the state of British children's teeth

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 04:00:00 PDT

The Local Government Association has published a report that states that around 100 children and teenagers a day are being admitted to hospital for surgery to remove rotten teeth.

Breakthrough toothpaste ingredient hardens your teeth while you sleep

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:00:00 PDT

The new BioMinF toothpaste ingredient, developed by Queen Mary University of London, provides a new tooth repair technology which will bring relief to the millions of adults and children around the...

Gum disease may be treatable with bioceramic material

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 03:00:00 PDT

A new study takes a closer look at why silicon nitride - a bioceramic material used in spinal implants - has such a lethal effect on the bacteria that cause gum disease.