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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

July 22, 2015 — Dentures, known as false teeth, are prosthetics constructed to replace missing teeth. Fitting removable dentures is a long and painful process in which a patient has to visit the clinic multiple ... read more

Exploreing 3-D Printing for Oral, Dental Tissue Engineering

June 29, 2015 — A case report has been released on the first application of a 3-D printed scaffold for periodontal tissue engineering in a human patient, along with a review of 3-D printing for oral and craniofacial ... read more

Major Health Consequences for Individuals With Severe Dental Anxiety

June 12, 2015 — Adults who suffer from severe dental anxiety (DA) are often dissatisfied with their appearance. The dissatisfaction may be associated with poorer oral health, depression and anxiety. Cognitive ... read more

Missing Teeth Predict Cardiovascular Events

June 5, 2015 — Advanced tooth loss often indicates that a person has a history of inflammatory oral diseases. In an extensive cohort study, it was shown that tooth loss associate with future cardiovascular events, ... read more

What Are Medicare Costs for Patients With Oral Cavity, Pharyngeal Cancers?

June 4, 2015 — Medicare costs for older patients with oral cavity and pharyngeal cancers increased based on demographics, co-existing illnesses and treatment selection, according to a ... read more

Oral Bacterium Possibly Associated With Systemic Disease Found in Alabama Schoolchildren

June 2, 2015 — Prevalence of a recently discovered serotype of oral bacterium, with a possible link to a number of systemic diseases, was found for the first time in a small cohort of African-American ... read more

Toothbrush Contamination in Communal Bathrooms

June 2, 2015 — Data confirms that there is transmission of fecal coliforms in communal bathrooms at a university, and that toothbrushes can serve as a vector for transmission of potentially pathogenic ... read more

Ending Medicaid Dental Benefit Is Costly, Experts Say

May 27, 2015 — A study finds states gain little when dropping adult dental coverage. Researchers say adults in California made 1,800 more hospital visits annually for dental care after losing the benefit. ... read more

Ozone Antiseptic Shows Potential for Treating Severe Gum Infections

May 26, 2015 — A powerful new antiseptic agent, called ozone nanobubble water, holds promise for the treatment of periodontitis, or severe gum infections, according to new ... read more

Revolutionary Therapeutic Dental Adhesives With the Aptitude to Remineralize the Resin-Dentine Bonding Interface Through Biomimetic Processes

May 25, 2015 — Dental health researchers report that clinical minimally invasive treatments require the elimination of dental caries-infected tissues in order to stop the progression of bacteria to the pulpal ... read more

Dental Researchers Find Some Immune Cells Change to Prolong Inflammation

May 21, 2015 — One of the mysteries of how a small group of immune cells work has been unraveled by researchers: some inflammation-fighting immune cells may actually convert into cells that trigger ... read more

Natural Plant Chemicals Could Help Fight Tooth Decay, Study Shows

May 20, 2015 — Oral-care products containing a natural chemical that stops bacteria harming teeth could help prevent decay, a study suggests. The plant natural product acts against harmful mouth bacteria and could ... read more

For Children With Autism, Trips to the Dentist Just Got Easier

May 11, 2015 — Adjusting the environment of a dentist's office can make routine cleanings less stressful for children with autism, research shows. Children with autism spectrum disorders -- as well as some ... read more

Naturally Occurring Amino Acid Could Improve Oral Health

May 7, 2015 — Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque, which could help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease, researchers have ... read more

Nail Biters, Beware: Teeth Grinding Is Next

May 5, 2015 — Anxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social ... read more

Treating Gum Disease Reduces Prostate Symptoms, Researchers Find

May 5, 2015 — Treating gum disease reduced symptoms of prostate inflammation, called prostatitis, report researchers. Previous studies have found a link between gum disease and prostatitis, a disease that inflames ... read more

Researchers Hope to Improve Dental Health by Changing Caregiver's Behavior

May 4, 2015 — Studies have long associated low-income areas with poor oral health. But dental researchers have sensed that other factors related to income may be at work -- in particular, education level. So they ... read more

High Costs of Dental Care Leave Many With Too Little Money for Basic Necessities

Apr. 29, 2015 — Having to pay for dental health care can put a considerable strain on household finances in many countries, according to an international study. The assessed the extent of household ... read more

Protein Adseverin Identified as Key Factor Driving Bone Loss in Osteoinflammatory Disease

Apr. 22, 2015 — More common than arthritis, gum disease (periodontitis), an osteoimmune disease, affects millions of North Americans each year, and leads to bone loss. Researchers have identified Adseverin, a ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have taken an important step in research on stem cells and dental repair by isolating dental stem cell lines and describing the natural mechanism by which they repair lesions in the ... read more

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