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Dental divide harming Australians as decay sets in

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.


Latest research challenges current thinking on whether many people with tooth loss really need dentures

from MNTdentistry - 03 Dec 14

The findings have major implications for public dental health resources and costs for patients.


Link discovered between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies

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.


Novel dental biomaterials and technologies: JDR publishes special issue

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...


Scientists identify a rise in life-threatening heart infection

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...


Just one 10-second kiss transfers 80 million bacteria

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.


Periodontal disease linked to increased risk of kidney disease

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.


Veterinarian and dentist collaborate to help cat through unique dental procedure

from MNTdentistry - 14 Nov 14

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.


Saliva protects teeth against cavities more than we thought

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.


Study says most dentists ask patients about tobacco use

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.


Simple saliva test may reveal deadly diseases early enough to treat them

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.


Keratins are important in tooth enamel structure

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.


Roman-Britons had less gum disease than modern Britons

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...


Vets dread cat dentals but fear not, help is at hand!

from MNTdentistry - 28 Oct 14

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...


Proper dental care linked to reduced risk of respiratory infections in ICU patients

from MNTdentistry - 26 Oct 14

New research shows vulnerable patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who received enhanced oral care from a dentist were at significantly less risk for developing a lower respiratory tract...


Aphthous ulcers: Causes of mucosal inflammation are unclear

from MNTdentistry - 26 Oct 14

A painful inflamed lesion on the oral mucosa, which often seems to be burning at the periphery: every third individual has at one point had such a lesion - an aphthous ulcer.


A treatment for osteoporosis and bone cancer, employed for the first time in dental filling procedures

from MNTdentistry - 23 Oct 14

Journal of Dental Research publishes a paper directed by Salvatore Sauro, Professor at University CEU Cardenal Herrera in Spain, in collaboration with international researchers from Finland...


Oral health problems in elite athletes 'must be addressed'

from MNTdentistry - 15 Oct 14

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.


Combatting periodontal pathogens

from MNTdentistry - 10 Oct 14

A total 12 million Germans suffer from periodontitis. If the inflammation remains untreated, this could lead to tooth loss.


Risk of pneumonia in the elderly doubled by sleeping in dentures

from MNTdentistry - 09 Oct 14

Poor oral health and hygiene are increasingly recognized as major risk factors for pneumonia among the elderly.


Support caregivers to improve oral health of adults with developmental disabilities

from MNTdentistry - 03 Oct 14

Despite a policy focus on expanding access to care for adults with developmental disabilities, this vulnerable population continues to have significant dental disease.


The sixth most prevalent health condition in the world - severe periodontitis:

from MNTdentistry - 30 Sep 14

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression.


Researchers note need to improve dental service use among US women of childbearing age

from MNTdentistry - 19 Sep 14

Oral diseases can be prevented or improved with regular dental visits. The objective of this study was to assess and compare national estimates on self-reported oral health conditions and dental...


New Medicaid policy increases the rate of children receiving vital oral health care in Texas and Florida

from MNTdentistry - 17 Sep 14

Children on Medicaid and their parents may have a reason to smile more: A study by University of Florida researchers shows that a Medicaid policy change in Florida and Texas that reimburses...


WHO's recommended sugar intake 'should be halved to combat dental cavities'

from MNTdentistry - 16 Sep 14

A study claims the WHO recommendation of a maximum of 10% total daily calories from free sugar should be halved to 5%, with 3% as a target, to tackle rising rates of tooth decay.


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