Dentistry Articles & Stories

Poor Oral Health Linked to HPV Infection

Poor Oral Health Linked to HPV Infection

Infection with oral human papillomavirus (HPV) - a main culprit behind throat cancer - could be associated with poor oral health, including gum disease. This is according to research reported in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Read More


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


Heart Risk May Be Reduced by Improving Gum Health

Heart Risk May Be Reduced by Improving Gum Health

Investigators from Columbia University in New York indicate that if you take care of your gums, you could also lower your heart disease risk. They claim that improving oral health can slow the rate at which plaque can build up in the arteries. The findings were reported in the Journal of the A... Read More


Gum Inflammation May Be Reduced with High-dose Statin

Gum Inflammation May Be Reduced with High-dose Statin

Recent research provides more evidence of a link between oral and heart health. Investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School discovered that high-dose statins can lower gum inflammation in heart disease patients in as short as 4 weeks. The findings have been rep... Read More


New Candy Destroys "Bad" Oral Bacteria, Benefiting Teeth

New Candy Destroys

Inside each of our mouths is a delicate balance of good and bad bacteria. When we clean our teeth, the goal is to eliminate cavity-causing bacteria, but simultaneously allowing beneficial bacteria to thrive. Now, researchers have developed a sugar-free candy, which contains dead bacteria that ... 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


Oral Activity Accurately Detected by Tooth Sensor

Oral Activity Accurately Detected by Tooth Sensor

Whether it's eating, drinking, talking, breathing, coughing, or smoking, are mouths are always being used for something. Since the mouth is an opening that can indicate a person's overall health, a research team from National Taiwan University engineered a sensor that can be embedded within a ... 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


Early Exposure to Bisphenol A May Damage Tooth Enamel

Early Exposure to Bisphenol A May Damage Tooth Enamel

Could teeth be the latest victims of bisphenol A? According to researchers from the University of Paris, the answer is yes. New evidence shows that the teeth of rats treated with low daily doses of Bisphenol A are capable of being damaged by this compound. Close examination of the damage revea... Read More


Bacterium Causing Gum Disease Places Jaw Bone at Greater Risk

Bacterium Causing Gum Disease Places Jaw Bone at Greater Risk

A newly discovered bacterium responsible for gum disease can trigger normally protective proteins in the mouth to actually destroy additional bone, according to a University of Michigan study. Researchers and dentists have been aware for decades that bacteria are responsible for periodontitis,... Read More


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