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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


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


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


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


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


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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