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Penn Dental Medicine Study Blocks Inflammatory Bone Loss in Gum Disease

Periodontitis, a severe form of gum disease, doesn’t just cause soft-tissue inflammation and bleeding. It also destroys the bone that supports the ...

Three out of five California community clinics fail to provide easy access to oral health care

Many people are forced to travel miles to get oral care — or forgo it — when it’s not available on-site ...

Improving the oral health of families and children in Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago will develop and test an outreach program to reduce cavities in Chicago’s low-income and minority infants and toddlers under a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. ... Full story

Maternal chronic stress linked to more dental cavities in children

Chronic maternal stress, when measured by biological markers, has been found for the first time to be associated with a higher prevalence of cavities among children, according to a study by King’s College London and University of Washington. ... Full story

Tiny silica particles could be used to repair damaged teeth, research shows

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have shown how the development of coated silica nanoparticles could be used in restorative treatment of sensitive teeth and preventing the onset of tooth decay. ... Full story

Smokers at higher risk of losing their teeth, research shows

A new study has confirmed that regular smokers have a significantly increased risk of tooth loss. ... Full story

Dental caries prevention breakthrough at Otago

A new way to preserve caries-infected teeth and prolong the life of dental fillings has been developed at the University of Otago. ... Full story

Local anaesthetic may affect the development of children’s teeth

Study led by Dr. Bing Hu at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and involving other researchers from China and Switzerland ... Full story

Supervised tooth brushing and fluoride varnish schemes are beneficial to children and to the health economy

Action to prevent tooth decay in children is not just beneficial to children’s oral health but could also result in cost savings to the NHS. ... Full story

Dentists Tapped for New Role: Drug Screenings

A visit to the dentist has the potential to be more than a checkup of our teeth as patients are increasingly screened for medical conditions like heart disease and diabetes. A new study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health focuses on dental screenings for drug misuse, finding 77 percent of dentists ask patients about illicit drug use, and 54 percent of dentists believe that such screenings should be their responsibility. Results of the study are online in the journal Addiction. ... Full story

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