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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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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.



Estrogen therapy shown effective in reducing tooth and gum diseases in postmenopausal women

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Estrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues, including reducing hot flashes, improving heart health and bone density, and maintaining...



Genetic defects in tooth enamel conducive to development of caries

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Bacteria are not the sole cause of caries; tooth resistance also plays an instrumental role.



Study shows impact of dental benefits on meeting children's dental needs

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A report in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that dental benefits play a significant role in meeting the dental needs of children, including checkups and treatments.



Chewing your food could protect against infection

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research finds that chewing food can trigger the oral release of Th17 cells - a type of immune cell that can help to protect against infection.



Dental implant with slow-release drug reservoir reduces infection risk

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A dental implant with a built-in reservoir allows the slow release of antimicrobial drugs that prevent and eliminate biofilms to reduce risk of infection.



Natural tooth repair method, using Alzheimer's drug, could revolutionize dental treatments

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer's drug has been discovered by a team of researchers at King's College London.



Dental implants with antibacterial activity and designed to facilitate integration into the bone

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is developing coatings for dental implants to provide them with capabilities to ensure success when they are implantedMouth infections are...



New stem cell delivery approach regenerates dental pulp-like tissue in a rodent model

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Delivery of stem cells to damaged tooth roots using a collagen-derived biomaterial is effective at regenerating dental pulp-like tissue and shows potential as a therapy for restoring natural tooth...



UK soft drinks industry levy estimated to have significant health benefits, especially among children

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Reducing sugar content of high and mid sugar drinks is likely to have the greatest impact on health, with fewer cases of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.



Researchers add to evidence that common bacterial cause of gum disease may drive rheumatoid arthritis

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Investigators at Johns Hopkins report they have new evidence that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory "autoimmune" response characteristic...



Study finds use of hospital emergency departments for dental conditions increased after medicaid expansion in Kentucky

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT

According to a study published in Health Affairs, increased access to adult dental coverage through Medicaid exposed a largely unmet need for oral health care services in Kentucky and the potential...



Few older Americans have dental insurance

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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 PDT

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...