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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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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.



What does a headache behind the ear mean? 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.



Jaw pain: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Jaw pain and facial pain is a common problem, but what are the causes and symptoms and how is it diagnosed? Learn about the different treatments available.



Severe gum disease strongly predicts higher mortality in cirrhosis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results presented from a prospective study in patients with irreversible scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) demonstrates that severe periodontitis (an inflammatory gum disease) strongly predicts...



Those with dental phobia more likely to have cavities or missing teeth, study confirms

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People with dental phobia are more likely to have active caries or missing teeth, a new study from King's College London has confirmed.



New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), 15 million Americans have crown or bridge replacements and three million have dental implants - with this latter number rising by...



Bioengineered tooth restoration in a large mammal

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Okayama University report in Scientific Reports successful tooth regeneration in a postnatal large-animal model.



Review confirms link between drug use and poor dental health

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new review published online in the scientific journal Addiction has found that dental patients with substance use disorders have more tooth decay and periodontal disease than the general...



Tooth loss linked to an increased risk of dementia

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a study of 1566 community-dwelling Japanese elderly who were followed for 5 years, the risk of developing dementia was elevated in individuals with fewer remaining teeth.



Dental plaque DNA shows Neandertals used 'aspirin'

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals - our nearest extinct relative - has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their use...



Root canal treatments overhauled through new device to detect untreated bacteria

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new method of detecting bacteria during root canal treatments could eradicate the need for follow up appointments and prevent treatments from failing, according to a study published in the...



Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves dental health among elderly

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients.



Waterpik vs. flossing: What is best?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is water picking and what is flossing? Learn about the pros and cons of both, how they are used, and the best oral health practices.



Periodontitis may be an early sign of type 2 diabetes

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research suggests people with severe gum disease - also known as periodontitis - may have undiagnosed diabetes and prediabetes.