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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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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.

Colorectal tumors exacerbated by mouth microbes

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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...