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Virus found in sewage shows promise in treating dental procedure infections

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.


Making teeth tough: Beavers show way to improve our enamel

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...


Oral screening is a role for dental hygienists and therapists, study suggests - UK

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.


NYU researchers develop new assessment tool to combat oral-systemic disease

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...


GDC launches pilot scheme for local handling of performance concerns about dentists, UK

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...


Durable biomaterial potentially reduces tooth sensitivity

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.


Bites to the hand need medical attention

from MNTdentistry - 08 Jan 15

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.


Discovery of byproducts from bacteria that awaken dormant T-cells and HIV viruses

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.


Link discovered between tooth loss and slowing mind and body

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.


Tooth loss in seniors linked to mental and physical decline

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.


Sugary drinks duty will save countless teeth, charity says

from MNTdentistry - 22 Dec 14

A 20p per litre duty on sugary drinks would help to eradicate tooth decay and save the NHS millions of pounds in wasted resources.


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.


Dental calculus offers a window into the past, may unlock a 'microbial Pompeii'

from MNTdentistry - 25 Feb 14

An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old. The key to the discovery is the dental calculus (plaque) which preserves bacteria and microscopic particles of food on the surfaces of teeth, effectively creating a mineral tomb for microbiomes.


Many People Over The Age Of 55 Regret Not Looking After Their Teeth In Earlier Life

from MNTdentistry - 15 Jun 12

New research shows that six out of every ten people aged 55 and over in the UK regret not looking after their teeth in earlier life, with people living in the North East of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland the most likely to regret their past oral hygiene...


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