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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Mapping a Path to Better Oral Health

Feb. 19, 2017 — Dentists aren't the only people who influence how we take care of our teeth; our friends and family play a big role, ... read more

Disparities Found Between Asian Immigrants, Sufficient Access and Utilization of Dental Services

Jan. 25, 2017 — The acculturation variable - length of stay in the US - had the strongest association with having a dental visit in the previous twelve months among Asian immigrants, results of a new study have ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — When anthropologists of the future find our fossilized teeth, what will they be able to conclude about our lives? One researcher has an ... read more

New Stem Cell Delivery Approach Regenerates Dental Pulp-Like Tissue in a Rodent Model

Dec. 19, 2016 — Delivery of stem cells to damaged tooth roots using a collagen-derived biomaterial is effective at regenerating dental pulp-like tissue and shows promise as a potential therapy for restoring natural ... read more

Researchers Add to Evidence That Common Bacterial Cause of Gum Disease May Drive Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dec. 14, 2016 — New evidence suggests that a bacterium known to cause chronic inflammatory gum infections also triggers the inflammatory “autoimmune” response characteristic of chronic, joint-destroying ... read more

Dental Problems in Cleft Lip and Palate Linked to Abnormal Salivary Glands

Dec. 8, 2016 — Dental problems commonly associated with cleft lip and palate may be caused by abnormalities in salivary glands and an imbalance of immune compounds in the mouth, report ... read more

Overwhelming Evidence of Malaria's Existence 2,000 Years Ago

Dec. 6, 2016 — An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its ... read more

Dec. 5, 2016 — A world-first vaccine that could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease has been validated by new ... read more

It's Time to Stop Using Bite Marks in Forensics, Experts Argue

Dec. 1, 2016 — Researchers are increasingly skeptical about the validity of bite-mark identification as trial evidence. A new paper describes the legal basis for the rise of bite-mark identification and reviews ... read more

Mouth Cancer Rates Soar Over 20 Years

Nov. 25, 2016 — A new analysis reveals that rates of mouth (oral) cancer have jumped by 68 per cent in the UK over the last 20 years. The figures reveal the cancer is on the rise for men and women, young and old, ... read more

Precut Salad May Encourage Growth of Salmonella

Nov. 18, 2016 — Small amounts of damage to salad leaves in bagged salads encourage the presence of Salmonella enterica, new research has found. Juices released from damaged leaves also enhance the pathogen’s ... read more

Regular Dental Visits May Help Prevent Pneumonia, Study Shows

Oct. 27, 2016 — That twice-yearly trip to the dentist could do more than keep teeth and gums healthy: It may decrease the risk of pneumonia by reducing bacteria in the mouth, suggests ... read more

School-Based Dental Sealant Programs for Children Reduce Cavities and Costs

Oct. 26, 2016 — School-based dental sealant programs, in which students receive preventative oral care while at school, are cost-effective in protecting at-risk children’s permanent teeth from decay, new research ... read more

Why Some Dental Implants Work and Others Don't

Oct. 25, 2016 — Two commonly-used drugs affect dental implant integration, investigators have found. They report that one helps, while the other ... read more

Combining Dental, Medical Procedures May Safely Limit Children’s Anesthesia Exposure

Oct. 25, 2016 — 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, ... read more

Using Selfies to Help Improve Tooth-Brushing Techniques

Oct. 25, 2016 — The next time you brush your teeth, consider capturing the action on your cell phone -- and sharing it with your dentist. The results might provide you with a better shine and fewer cavities by ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Researchers have developed computer simulations showing how lasers attack oral bacterial colonies, suggesting that benefits of using lasers in oral debridement include killing bacteria and promoting ... read more

Toothpaste Significantly Reduces Dental Plaque, Inflammation Throughout the Body

Oct. 19, 2016 — For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body -- in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results from a randomized trial of a ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Remember dropping your milk teeth? After a lot of wiggling the tooth finally dropped out. But in your hand was only the enamel-covered crown: the entire root of the tooth had somehow ... read more

Gum Disease Genes Identified by Researchers

Oct. 4, 2016 — 41 master regulator genes have been identified that may cause gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Identification of the genes represents a vital step toward developing compounds that can ... read more

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