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Clinicians and Researchers at NYU College of Nursing Develop New Assessment Tool to Combat Oral-Systemic Disease Across the Lifespan

The Interprofessional Oral Health Grant Team Challenges the Medical Profession to “Put the Mouth Back in the Head” in the American Journal ...

A Baby Tooth Guided Penn Dental Medicine’s Songtao Shi to Stem Cell Insights

One of the keys to Songtao Shi’s productive career in research came from a seemingly humble item: his daughter’s first baby tooth. ...

Tooth loss linked to slowing mind and body

The memory and walking speeds of adults who have lost all of their teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds new UCL research. ... Full story

Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet

A University of Otago PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European contact. ... Full story

University of Sydney and Rabbitohs promoting better oral health

The Souths Cares Oral Health road trip kicks-off today for 3-day program of oral hygiene clinics promoting better eating and well-being among Aboriginal Year 3-6 school students on the NSW mid and north coasts. ... Full story

Many Australians with missing teeth don't need dentures

The latest research from the University of Adelaide challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures. ... Full story

Ancient dental plaque: a ‘whey’ into our milk drinking past?

We drink milk because it is good for us, but we rarely stop to think “Why?” Archaeologists and geneticists have been puzzling this question since it was revealed that the mutations which enable adults to drink milk are under the strongest selection of any in the human genome. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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 type ever undertaken has revealed. ... Full story

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

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