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from MNTdentistry - 19 Feb 15
The idea of using viruses to fight stubborn bacteria is revived in a study that shows one isolated from sewage may prevent E. faecalis infection following root canal procedures.
from MNTdentistry - 17 Feb 15
Discovery could lead to better understanding of tooth decay process, early detectionBeavers don't brush their teeth, and they don't drink fluoridated water, but a new Northwestern University...
from MNTdentistry - 09 Feb 15
A new study suggests that dental hygienists and therapists should be used to screen for dental caries and periodontal disease in a bid to improve the delivery of primary dental health care.
from MNTdentistry - 26 Jan 15
The Interprofessional Oral Health Grant Team challenges the medical profession to 'put the mouth back in the head' in the American Journal of Public HealthImproving oral health is a leading...
from MNTdentistry - 13 Jan 15
A pilot scheme is being launched this month which will aim to ensure that concerns about dentist's performance are handled where appropriate by the local NHS in England, rather than by the national...
from MNTdentistry - 08 Jan 15
Scientists are working on a new, long-lasting biomaterial that incorporates nano-sized particles to rebuild worn enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. They have tested it in dogs.
Hand injuries are frequently caused by human and animal bites, prompting as many as 330,000 emergency department visits in the United States each year.
from MNTdentistry - 07 Jan 15
Dental and medical researchers from Case Western Reserve University found another reason to treat periodontal disease as soon as possible.
from MNTdentistry - 01 Jan 15
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.
from MNTdentistry - 22 Dec 14
A study of older adults in England found those who had none of their own teeth fared worse in memory and walking speed tests than counterparts who still had some natural teeth.
A 20p per litre duty on sugary drinks would help to eradicate tooth decay and save the NHS millions of pounds in wasted resources.
from MNTdentistry - 15 Dec 14
It is time medical and dental interests combined to combat a rise in tooth decay and oral diseasein Australians, says the author of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
from MNTdentistry - 03 Dec 14
The findings have major implications for public dental health resources and costs for patients.
from MNTdentistry - 25 Nov 14
The research found that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second trimester of a baby's development, while molars grow at a slower rate in the third trimester.
from MNTdentistry - 22 Nov 14
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a special themed issue of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) centered on novel dental biomaterials and...
from MNTdentistry - 20 Nov 14
Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a significant rise in the number of people diagnosed with a serious heart infection alongside a large fall in the prescribing of antibiotic...
from MNTdentistry - 17 Nov 14
A new study examining oral microbiota finds that when couples kiss intimately at high frequencies, their salivary microbiota become similar.
from MNTdentistry - 14 Nov 14
In a study of blacks with normal kidney function, those with severe periodontal disease developed chronic kidney disease (CKD) at 4 times the rate of those without severe periodontal disease.
A Siamese-mix cat named Darryl is recuperating well after receiving a metal prosthesis to correct a palate injury in his mouth, thanks to a unique collaborative dental procedure performed Oct.
from MNTdentistry - 12 Nov 14
Salivary mucins do more than just provide a physical barrier against bacteria that cause cavities - they keep them in suspension and stop them forming biofilms on teeth.
from MNTdentistry - 06 Nov 14
Dental visits represent an opportunity to identify and help patients quit smoking, yet dental settings remain an untapped venue for treatment of tobacco dependence.
from MNTdentistry - 02 Nov 14
UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing - at an early stage - diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.
from MNTdentistry - 29 Oct 14
Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide. While oral hygiene and dietary choices promote tooth decay, genetics are also a factor in cavity formation.
from MNTdentistry - 28 Oct 14
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...
A survey published this year found that over 50% of final year veterinary students in the UK do not feel confident either in discussing orodental problems with clients or in performing a detailed...