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Preventive Dental Care in Need of Improvements in the US

Preventive Dental Care in Need of Improvements in the US

The adoption rate of preventive dental care has risen over the last decade in the U.S., but there is still a large gap among ethnic groups. This is according to one of the largest and most comprehensive studies on the subject and is published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health. Read More


Alzheimer's Disease and Poor Dental Health Linked

Alzheimer's Disease and Poor Dental Health Linked

Research has found that individuals with poor oral hygiene or gum disease could face an elevated risk for developing Alzheimer's when compared with those who have a mouth full of healthy teeth. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. Read More


Toothache Relief Could Come in the Form of Degradable Particles

Toothache Relief Could Come in the Form of Degradable Particles

Researchers have engineered new degradable particles, about the same size as small holes in teeth, which are designed with the purpose of physically entering and sealing the holes of decayed teeth. These particles are made from special glasses and can be incorporated into toothpaste and can di... Read More


Cheese and Dairy Products May Prevent Cavities

Cheese and Dairy Products May Prevent Cavities

Eating dairy products is essential to maintaining wellness, and it's especially vital to bone health. However, there have been few studies examining how dairy products impact oral health in particular. Now a study published in General Dentistry has found that eating cheese and other forms of d... Read More


Soda Damages Teeth in Ways Similar to Illicit Drugs

Soda Damages Teeth in Ways Similar to Illicit Drugs

How often do you reach for a soda? You might be surprised to learn that consumption of large quantities of your favorite carbonated sugary beverage could be as damaging to your teeth as meth and crack cocaine use. The consumption of illegal drugs and abusive intake of soda can cause similar da... Read More


Our Modern Diet is at the Root of Tooth Decay

Our Modern Diet is at the Root of Tooth Decay

A study examining the evolution of our teeth over the last 7,500 years demonstrates that humans today have less diverse oral bacteria compared to historic populations. Scientists believe this has contributed to chronic oral diseases in post-industrial lifestyles. The research was conducted at ... Read More


Fluoride in Drinking Water Decreases Risk of Tooth Decay in Adults

Fluoride in Drinking Water Decreases Risk of Tooth Decay in Adults

A new study carried out by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Adelaide, Australia has brought forth the strongest evidence yet that fluoride in drinking water provides dental health benefits to adults, even for those who had not received this t... Read More


Toothpaste Evaluated with New Method

Toothpaste Evaluated with New Method

There are numerous types of toothpaste available on the market. They come in several types of pastes and gels, there are some that defend against tooth decay or protect teeth from acid attack, while others are designed for sensitive teeth. But which kinds of toothpastes clean well? And which a... Read More


Vitamin D found to Reduce Incidence of Dental Cavities

Vitamin D found to Reduce Incidence of Dental Cavities

A recent review of existing studies indicates a potential new role for vitamin D in helping to prevent tooth decay. Published in the journal Nutrition Reviews, this review included 24 controlled clinical trials, ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s. Read More


Lasers Are the Future of Dentistry

Lasers Are the Future of Dentistry

Few can deny that little joy can be had in a dentist's office. First you walk in and are forced to lie on a reclining chair, as if you were being operated on in surgery. Then the needle filled with anesthetizing fluid appears and is then applied, like an unwelcome sting. The high-speed drill b... Read More


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