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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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Seven tips for wisdom teeth pain relief

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Wisdom teeth often emerge in early adulthood and can cause a lot of pain as they push through the gums. We look at seven tips to relieve the pain.

Should we blame our genes for the bacteria behind tooth decay?

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

While human host genes may influence oral microbiome composition, it is unlikely that they control the bacteria that promote tooth decay, says a new study.

Four effective gingivitis home remedies

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Gingivitis is a condition that affects the gums. Learn about four home remedies for gingivitis, how to take them safely, and how to prevent gingivitis.

Alcohol abuse, dental conditions & mental health found to be causes of avoidable US emergency visits

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A recent study published in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care found that 3.5% of all emergency department visits analysed were 'avoidable'.

What is a dead tooth? Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A dead tooth is one that no longer receives any blood flow. It is caused by either decay or injury. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment.

Yellow nail syndrome: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Yellow nail syndrome is a complex, potentially painful disorder. In this article, learn about the potential causes and risk factors.

Chewing gum rapid test for inflammation

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Dental implants occasionally entail complications: Six to fifteen percent of patients develop an inflammatory response in the years after receiving a dental implant.

Could a green tea extract help to treat tooth sensitivity?

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 01:00:00 PDT

Using a green tea compound, researchers develop a new material that protects patients with sensitive teeth and damaged dentin against cavities.

Hypersalivation: Causes and treatment

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is hypersalivation? What causes it and how is it treated? In this article, we look at this condition characterized by excess saliva in the mouth.

Women with gum disease may need to watch out for cancer

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new study finds associations between gum disease in women over 54 and many different types of cancer, including gallbladder cancer and esophageal cancer.

Diabetes causes shift in oral microbiome that fosters periodontitis, Penn study finds

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers has found that the oral microbiome is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity.

Dry socket: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Dry socket is a complication which may occur after having a tooth extracted. Learn how it is diagnosed, how to manage symptoms, and how to prevent it.

Study: Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decay

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Though most tooth decay can be blamed on bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans, the fungus Candida albicans may be a joint culprit in an alarmingly common form of severe tooth decay affecting...

Mouth ulcers: Causes and symptoms

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:00:00 PDT

What are mouth ulcers and what types of mouth ulcer are most common? Learn about the symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment of mouth ulcers.

Visiting virtual beach improves patient experiences during dental procedures

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Imagine walking along a South Devon beach on a lovely day. The waves are lapping on the shore, rabbits are scurrying in the undergrowth, and the bells of the local church are mingling with the calls...

Study: Use of prefabricated blood vessels may revolutionize root canals

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

While root canals are effective in saving a tooth that has become infected or decayed, this age-old procedure may cause teeth to become brittle and susceptible to fracture over time.

Common periodontal pathogen may interfere with conception in women

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, Finland, a common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women.

How to clean your retainer: Eight helpful tips

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The bacteria that can build up on teeth may also build up on a retainer. When should a retainer be cleaned and what are the myths about retainer cleaning?

Jaw exercises for TMJ pain

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What is the temporomandibular joint and what may the causes of pain be? Learn about the exercises that can manage TMJ pain and how it may be prevented.

Stomatitis: Types, causes, and treatment

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Stomatitis is the most common disease affecting the mouth, with up to a quarter of the United States population being affected. Is it preventable?

Exposure to heavy metals may increase risk of autism

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research finds higher concentrations of heavy metals in the baby teeth of children with autism spectrum disorder, compared with children without.

TMJ disorders: Causes, symptoms, and relief

Wed, 31 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

TMJ disorders affect the temporomandibular joint, causing pain and restricted movement in the jaw. Learn about how they are diagnosed and treated.

Leukoplakia: Symptoms, causes, and prevention

Tue, 30 May 2017 05:00:00 PDT

Leukoplakia is a term used to describe white patches in the mouth. In this article, learn about prevention and potential complications.

Avoid fruit juice up to the age of 1 year, say the AAP

Mon, 22 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit for infants under the age of 1 year and should be avoided, say the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Headache behind the ear: Signs, causes, and treatments

Mon, 15 May 2017 03:00:00 PDT

A headache behind the ear can be caused by a number of things, including dental problems, nerve injury, and infection. Learn more in this article.