Professor unveils first data on new dental fillings that will repair tooth decay
11 hours ago
The first data on dental fillings that can actively repair tooth decay is presented by Professor Robert Hill. Professor Hill is Chair of Physical Sciences at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London and ...
Savor your coffee—and a bright smile
Sep 09, 2016
(HealthDay)—Coffee may stain your teeth, but its health benefits outweigh that problem, dental experts say.
Why taking a selfie while brushing your teeth could be good for you
Sep 07, 2016
Teeth have been big news lately. First, there was the issue of whether flossing really helps lower the risk for tooth decay and gingivitis.
Study finds nasal spray effective and safe anesthesia for dental work
Aug 26, 2016
A fear of pain causes many people with dental phobias to avoid or delay needed treatment. In some cases, the injection of a numbing agent can be the most painful part of the visit. But with a new United States Food and Drug ...
Injected mix of bone-augmenting agents causes new bone growth in mouse jaws
Aug 24, 2016
The part of the jawbone containing the tooth sockets is known as alveolar bone, and its loss over time or following dental disease may ultimately result in tooth loss. While dentures can be used as a tooth replacement, the ...
Experts call for better services for patients with facial pain
Aug 22, 2016
Patients with persistent face pain should be tested to ensure they get the best and most rapid treatment whilst also saving the NHS money, say experts at Newcastle University.
Scientists discover possible new weapon in the fight against gum disease
Aug 17, 2016
If you hate going to the dentist, here's some good news. New research published online in The FASEB Journal, shows that melanocortin agonism may effectively control the inflammation that often occurs in gum tissue, which ...
Investigators chart microbial ecology of gingivitis, periodontitis
Aug 12, 2016
Gingivitis, a common and mild form of gum disease can progress to periodontitis, a more serious infection that damages the soft tissue of the gums and sometimes even destroys the bone supporting the teeth. An international ...
Isotopic analysis of teeth may identify starvation in victims of the Great Irish Famine
Aug 10, 2016
Isotopic analysis of teeth may identify signs of starvation in human tissues from 19th century Irish workhouse residents, according to a study published August 10, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Julia Beaumont ...
Recording selfies while brushing teeth can improve oral health care skills
Aug 10, 2016
Recording smart phone video "selfies" of tooth-brushing can help people learn to improve their oral health care techniques, according to a new study.