Dentistry Articles & Stories

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


Looking Deeper into Periodontal Health and Disease

Looking Deeper into Periodontal Health and Disease

Microbes from the human mouth are providing clues about periodontitis after scientists from Oak ridge National Laboratory cracked the genetic code of the bacterium linked to the condition. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the finding profiles SR1 bacteria - a g... 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


Major Tooth Decay Afflicts Billions Worldwide

Major Tooth Decay Afflicts Billions Worldwide

Across the world, billions are suffering from serious untreated dental problems, according to a new report conducted by Professor Wagner mercenes of Queen Mary, University of London, published in the Journal of Dental Research. Professor Marcenes led an international team of researchers in the... Read More


Iodine Mouthwash May Improve LDL Cholesterol

Iodine Mouthwash May Improve LDL Cholesterol

Cleansing your mouth and cleaning your arteries could as simple as a once-a-day oral rinse if additional studies confirm initial findings about a new product. Biomedical Development Corporation (BDC) will present information to the American Academy of Oral Medicine demonstrating that its oral ... 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


Dental Anesthesia May Impact Development of Wisdom Teeth in Children

Dental Anesthesia May Impact Development of Wisdom Teeth in Children

Scientists from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine have found a statistical association between the injection of local dental anesthesia administered to adolescents ages two to six and evidence of missing lower wisdom teeth. The results of this epidemiological study, published in the A... 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


Researchers Grow Teeth from Gum Cells

Researchers Grow Teeth from Gum Cells

The day a new "biotooth" can be grown in the gap left by a missing tooth as an alternative to having a false one implanted is now one step closer to reality. UK researchers revealed that they have developed a means of bioengineering new teeth from a person's own gum cells. The report was publi... Read More


Reduced Dementia Risk Linked to Chewing Capacity

Reduced Dementia Risk Linked to Chewing Capacity

People who are able to maintain their ability to chew are possibly less likely to develop dementia, compared to individuals who cannot chew well anymore. This is according to researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Karlstad University. The authors report their findings in the October iss... Read More


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