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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.



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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...



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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...



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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...



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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.



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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...



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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...



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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...



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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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Millions of children not getting recommended preventive care

from MNTdentistry - 12 Sep 14

Millions of infants, children and adolescents in the United States did not receive key clinical preventive services, according to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and...



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Study exploring accuracy of impression techniques finds partial vs. complete edentulism may be a confounding factor

from MNTdentistry - 12 Sep 14

An accurate implant impression is necessary to generate an accurate cast, which is the milestone for the fabrication of a precisely fitting prosthesis.



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Although there has been a steep decline in tooth loss, study finds an increase in socioeconomic disparities

from MNTdentistry - 25 Aug 14

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Projections of U.S. Edentulism Prevalence Following Five Decades of Decline.



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We need to improve dental health of Canada's seniors

from MNTdentistry - 18 Aug 14

Many seniors in Canada have poor oral health, and we need to start the conversation about how to improve access to dental care for this vulnerable group, argues an editorial published in CMAJ...



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What's the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don't agree

from MNTdentistry - 08 Aug 14

Advice on how we should brush our teeth from dental associations and toothpaste companies is 'unacceptably inconsistent', finds new UCL research.



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Only 1 in 10 smokers who visited a dentist received advice to quit

from MNTdentistry - 31 Jul 14

Not all smokers receive tobacco cessation advice from health care providers (HCPs), according to a study from Ohio State University.



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Stem cells from nerves form teeth

from MNTdentistry - 30 Jul 14

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that stem cells inside the soft tissues of the tooth come from an unexpected source, namely nerves.



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New study reveals widespread support for rapid HIV testing in dental surgeries

from MNTdentistry - 17 Jul 14

More than 80 per cent of oral health patients are willing to receive rapid HIV-testing in dental settings, which could help reduce the spread of the HIV according to a groundbreaking study revealed...



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Adult stem cells could treat tooth loss

from MNTdentistry - 02 Jul 14

Pioneering techniques aiming to grow new teeth from a patient's own stem cells will be on display at the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition which opens to the public on 1 July 2014.



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Impact of sugar on tooth decay remains a major health concern, says FGDP(UK)

from MNTdentistry - 30 Jun 14

It is important that the effect of sugar intake on tooth decay is considered alongside obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease as a major public health challenge, according to the Faculty of...



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Vascular health in indigenous Australians improved by treating gum disease

from MNTdentistry - 30 Jun 14

A simple non-surgical gum disease treatment markedly reduces the thickness of the wall of the arteries, a risk factor for heart disease, according to a first of its kind study among Aboriginal...


 

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