Joe Buckham has suffered severe facial pain for a decade. Credit: Newcastle University, UK Patients with persistent facial pain are costing the economy more than £3,000 each per year, new research has revealed. Experts at Newcastle University, UK, say introducing an electronic referral system to speed up diagnosis and treatment is likely to improve quality […]Continue Reading ...
A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), has published the results of a new study indicating that differences in the mouth bacteria of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of cavities. The researchers found that […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—There is an association between tongue piercings and periodontal inflammation, according to two studies presented at EuroPeri9, the annual meeting of the European Federation of Periodontology, held from June 20 to 23 in Amsterdam. Clemens Walter, from the University of Basel in Switzerland, and colleagues examined the correlation between oral piercings and periodontal health or […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Pixabay Significantly high levels of oral disease found among GB’s elite athletes is leading to poorer on-field performance, research by UCL’s Eastman Dental Institute has concluded. In the largest ever study of its kind, more than 350 sportsmen and women from nine GB Olympic teams, including swimming and rowing, along with Team Sky, England […]Continue Reading ...
The fluoridation of America’s drinking water was among the great public health achievements of the twentieth century but there is a scarcity of studies from the last three decades investigating the impact of water fluoridation on dental health in the U.S. population. A recent study “Water fluoridation and dental caries in U.S. children and adolescents,” […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain As if lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease weren’t enough, there’s more bad news for cigarette smokers. Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that smoking also weakens the ability for pulp in teeth to fight illness and disease. In other words, smokers have fewer defense […]Continue Reading ...
A University of Western Australia study has found that although the number of dentists in rural and remote areas increased in recent years, it is still not keeping apace with the growth in demand and there is still a divide between access to dental treatment in cities compared to regional areas. The researchers collected data […]Continue Reading ...
Urgent attention needs to be paid to frail older New Zealanders’ oral health, a University of Otago study has highlighted. In a world first, Otago researchers surveyed the oral health of 987 people living in aged residential care and found those with dementia, and older men in general, have dirtier and more decayed teeth. Otago […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new antibiotic being developed at the University of Virginia School of Medicine appears ideal for battling periodontal disease, the leading cause of tooth loss in adults, according to dental researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University led by Richard T. Marconi. The drug, amixicile, was found to be effective against the harmful […]Continue Reading ...
A new study led by NIDCR clinical investigator Dr. Niki Moutsopoulos suggests that periodontal disease is driven by Th17 immune cells, which are triggered by an unhealthy bacterial community. Credit: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, NIH An unhealthy population of microbes in the mouth triggers specialized immune cells that inflame and destroy tissues, […]Continue Reading ...
A new global classification system for periodontal health, diseases and conditions, as well as peri-implant diseases and conditions, has been announced today at the EuroPerio9 congress, the world’s leading congress in periodontology and implant dentistry. The comprehensive classification was based upon the most contemporary evidence and includes astaging and grading system for periodontitis, indicating severity […]Continue Reading ...
A new chemical solution jointly developed by the University of Adelaide’s Dental School and Australian company Dentalife could radically reduce the chance of infection associated with root canal work. Every year millions of root canal treatments are performed globally (more than 22 million in the USA alone). The management of root canal bacteria helps to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers Researchers used periodontal ligament (PDL)-derived stem cells to create a cell sheet, attached it to a titanium implant, and transplanted it into the mandibular bone of a dog, demonstrating the formation of a periodontal-like structure containing both cementum- and PDL-like tissue. The study, which shows the feasibility of combining […]Continue Reading ...
Stem cells extracted from baby teeth were able to regenerate dental pulp (shown, with fluorescent labeling) in young patients who had injured one of their adult teeth. Credit: University of Pennsylvania Sometimes kids trip and fall, and their teeth take the hit. Nearly half of children suffer some injury to a tooth during childhood. When that […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Dental experts have drawn up a definitive list of scenarios that patients should never face in a bid to ensure excellent patient care worldwide. The checklist—which includes failing to note patients’ allergies and not screening for mouth cancers during check-ups—is the first international agreement of its type in dentistry. The experts say it could […]Continue Reading ...
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