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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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Study suggests benefits of laser treatments for dental problems

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 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...