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Research finds tooth enamel fast-track in humans

Research has discovered a link between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies. ...

Poorest in society have eight fewer teeth

The poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth by their seventies than the richest, one of the biggest studies of its ...

Preventing Needless Dental Emergencies

Hospitalizations for untreated tooth root infections, which regular oral health care could have prevented, are on the rise close-up of bacteria ... Full story

Root canal treatment procedures investigated at BESSY II

Two scientists have examined several dozen dental roots at BESSY II, both before and after treatment and found that the mechanical procedures during treatment are rather not contributing to micro fractures. ... Full story

Romans had less gum disease than modern Britons

The Roman-British population from c. 200-400 AD appears to have had far less gum disease than we have today, according to a study of skulls at the Natural History Museum led by a King’s College London periodontist. The surprise findings provide further evidence that modern habits like smoking can be damaging to oral health. ... Full story

CWRU dental survey finds dental anxiety leads cause for moderate sedation

Dental anxiety can be so extreme for some patients that a simple cotton swab on the gums makes them flinch. And others, fearful of pain, simply avoid seeing the dentist, according to a new study by Case Western Reserve University dental researchers on when and how to use sedatives during dental procedures. ... Full story

Want whiter teeth? Fruit mixture is not the answer

University of Iowa study shows strawberries have no effect on teeth whitening ... Full story

Oral health problems in elite athletes ‘must be addressed’

Poor oral health affecting athletes’ general health and performance shows ‘no signs of improvement’ and must be remedied, say a group of UCL-led health experts and sporting bodies. ... Full story

To Improve Oral Health of Adults with Developmental Disabilities, Improve Support for Caregivers

First Large-Scale Study of Caregivers Determines Why Access to Care is Not Enough ... Full story

Combatting periodontal pathogens

A total 12 million Germans suffer from periodontitis. If the inflammation remains untreated, this could lead to tooth loss. However, it is also suspected of triggering many other diseases, like cardiopulmonary diseases. Researchers are studying the interactions, and developing compounds to combat the causative agents. ... Full story

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