Dentistry Articles & Stories

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


Research Suggests a New Approach to Stop Periodontal Disease

Research Suggests a New Approach to Stop Periodontal Disease

Periodontitis is a form of chronic gum disease that affects nearly half of the U.S. adult population. The disease occurs when the bacterial community within the mouth becomes unbalanced, causing inflammation and eventually bone loss. Affecting 8.5 percent of U.S. adults, severe periodontitis c... Read More


Males with Erection Issues Are Three Times More Likely to Have Gum Inflammation

Males with Erection Issues Are Three Times More Likely to Have Gum Inflammation

Men in their thirties who had inflamed gums triggered by severe periodontal disease were three times more likely to encounter erection difficulties, according to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. 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


Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked to Oral Bacteria

Pancreatic Cancer Risk Linked to Oral Bacteria

Pancreatic cancer and gum disease may have an association with one another, according to the British Dental Health Foundation. The study discovered that certain kinds of bacterium present in the formation of gum tissue are linked to a doubling of pancreatic cancer risk. However, they also disc... Read More


A Majority of Over 55 People Regret Not Caring Better For Their Teeth Earlier in Life

A Majority of Over 55 People Regret Not Caring Better For Their Teeth Earlier in Life

Six out of ten people aged 55 and older regret not taking better care of their teeth earlier in life, according to research out of the UK. The findings have been published by the British Dental Health Foundation. Read More


First Human Gene Therapy Benefits Cancer Survivors with Chronic Dry Mouth

First Human Gene Therapy Benefits Cancer Survivors with Chronic Dry Mouth

Gene therapy can be safely conducted in the human salivary gland, according to researchers from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). Read More


Study Suggests Children's Oral Health Influenced by Moms

Study Suggests Children's Oral Health Influenced by Moms

The British Dental Health Foundation believes a new study underscoring how a mother's knowledge is critical to their child's oral health is a timely reminder of how important their early years are to maintaining good health habits. Read More


Gum Disease Discovery May Prevent Bone Loss

Gum Disease Discovery May Prevent Bone Loss

A scientist from the University of Louisville has found a way to prevent inflammation and bone loss surrounding teeth by obstructing a natural enzyme signaling pathway. This enzyme, known as GSK3b, plays an integral role in regulating immune response. Read More


Tooth Decay Could Be Slowed with Coconut Oil

Tooth Decay Could Be Slowed with Coconut Oil

Digested coconut oil has the capacity to assault the bacteria that cause tooth decay. It is a natural antibiotic with the capacity of being incorporated into commercial dental care products, according to researchers from the University of Warwick. Read More


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