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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

Watching Cartoons Could Help Children Overcome Anxiety of Dental Treatment

Aug. 8, 2016 — Watching cartoons through video glasses during dental treatment could help lessen children's anxiety and distress as well as reducing disruptive behavior, according to a randomized controlled ... read more

'Virtual Dental Homes' Prove Safe, Effective, Shows Six-Year California Study

Aug. 2, 2016 — Teledentistry can safely and effectively deliver dental care to people who lack it, according to a six-year demonstration. Bringing "virtual dental homes" to schools, nursing homes and ... read more

Home-Based Intervention Aims to Curb Childhood Tooth Decay and Obesity in the Bronx

July 11, 2016 — More than one-third of Bronx residents are born outside of the United States. Often separated from family, challenged by language barriers, unfamiliar with health resources, and burdened by poverty, ... read more

Children Consuming Sports Drinks Unnecessarily

June 27, 2016 — A high proportion of 12-14 year olds are regularly consuming sports drinks socially, increasing their risk of obesity and tooth erosion, concludes a new ... read more

Overweight and Obesity Impact on Periodontitis

June 23, 2016 — Overweight and obesity have been associated with increased periodontitis risk. However, uncertainty persists regarding the causal relationship of such conditions. In this study, participants were ... read more

Development of Drugs for Local Treatment of Oral Conditions

June 23, 2016 — Several medications commonly prescribed for oral mucosal administration are actually intended for transdermal application. Many conditions affecting the oral mucosa require frequent or long-term ... read more

Effectiveness of SDF in Arresting Root Caries in Different Fluoridated Areas

June 23, 2016 — The objective of this research study was to compare the effectiveness of annual application of silver diammine fluoride (SDF) solution on arresting root caries in community-dwelling elders living in ... read more

Sharing of a Bacterium Related to Tooth Decay Among Children and Their Families

June 20, 2016 — New research provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from intra- and extra-familial sources besides their ... read more

June 2, 2016 — Dentin is one of the most durable biological materials in the human body. Researchers were able to show that the reason for this can be traced to its nanostructures and specifically to the ... read more

Exposure to Chemicals in Plastic and Fungicides May Irreversibly Weaken Children’s Teeth

May 30, 2016 — Chemicals commonly found in plastics and fungicides may be weakening children’s teeth by disrupting hormones that stimulate the growth of dental enamel, according to a new ... read more

Immune Cells in Organ Cavities Play Essential Role in Fast Tissue Repair

Apr. 21, 2016 — While scientists have known for many years that there are cells living in the cavities surrounding various organs such as the heart, lung and liver, their function has remained unknown. A recent ... read more

Non-Inflammatory Destructive Periodontal Disease

Apr. 20, 2016 — A new case was studied in order to analyze features of the disease, and discuss the possible etiologic factors. The majority of all forms of periodontal diseases, are considered as ... read more

Pancreatic Cancer Risk Tied to Specific Mouth Bacteria

Apr. 19, 2016 — The presence of certain bacteria in the mouth may reveal increased risk for pancreatic cancer and enable earlier, more precise treatment, report investigators. Pancreatic cancer patients are known to ... read more

Breakthrough Toothpaste Ingredient Hardens Your Teeth While You Sleep

Apr. 11, 2016 — A new toothpaste ingredient which puts back the lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent  decay and treat  sensitivity while you sleep is available online and from specialist dental ... read more

How Bioceramics Could Help Fight Gum Disease

Apr. 6, 2016 — The surface of silicon nitride has a lethal effect on the bacteria that commonly cause periodontitis. Now scientists are examining why this happens. Their findings could help inform future efforts to ... read more

The Science Behind Bodily Secretions

Apr. 5, 2016 — The secretion of fluids like saliva and digestive juices are important in countless activities that keep our bodies running day and night. When secretions are disrupted, diseases like dry mouth and ... read more

Is There a Link Between Oral Health and the Rate of Cognitive Decline?

Apr. 1, 2016 — Better oral hygiene and regular dental visits may play a role in slowing cognitive decline as people age, although evidence is not definitive enough to suggest that one causes the other. New findings ... read more

‘Concern’ Over GPs Prescribing ‘unnecessary’ Antibiotics for Toothache

Mar. 30, 2016 — Over half of all patients who visited their GP with a dental problem in the last 10 years were not offered a long-term treatment for their pain and were instead prescribed antibiotics, often ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — More than 20 species of macaques, the most widely distributed nonhuman primates in the world, socialize in lively troops and make frequent appearances on National Geographic documentaries. But, what ... read more

Another Reason to Break the Habit: Smoking Alters Bacterial Balance in Mouth

Mar. 29, 2016 — Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people's mouths, a new study has found. The researchers say their analysis is the most ... read more

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