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Coffee Drinkers—Your Gums May Thank You

(Boston) – Coffee contains antioxidants. Antioxidants fight gum disease. Does coffee, then, help fight gum disease? ...

Mouth Bacteria Can Change Its Diet, Supercomputers Reveal

TACC's Stampede and Lonestar systems aid microbiome research of gum disease, diabetes, Crohn's disease ...

What's the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don't agree

Advice on how we should brush our teeth from dental associations and toothpaste companies is ‘unacceptably inconsistent’, finds new UCL research. ... Full story

Lead in teeth can tell a body’s tale, UF study finds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Your teeth can tell stories about you, and not just that you always forget to floss. ... Full story

Viewing Dentistry in a New Light

Everything is going high-tech – even in the dentist’s chair. New tools are coming soon that could replace traditional dental X-rays, screen for “hidden cavities” and avoid painful extractions. ... Full story

Modern techniques mean children shouldn't be afraid of the dentist

More children should be encouraged to visit the dentist, because dental treatments and techniques have been developed to support the anxious child ... Full story

Adults with Special Needs See Gains, Challenges with Long Term Oral Care

BOSTON — A retrospective study conducted by researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and colleagues reports that among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood of having cavities decreased as the number of years receiving dental care increased. The findings, published in the July/August issue of Special Care in Dentistry, may help improve interventions designed to address the oral health of individuals in this population. ... Full story

Study shows widespread oral health problems among Navajo

Over 60 percent of children have untreated decay ... Full story

Treating gum disease improves vascular health in Indigenous Australians

The study findings may be of particular importance to Aboriginal Australians, who in general have poorer oral health and higher rates of cardiovascular disease. ... Full story

New research set to improve quality of life for denture patients

The University of Manchester is leading a first of its kind trial into the quality of life of people wearing dental implants. ... Full story

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