Sports safety—avoiding mouth injuries
13 hours ago
As fall begins, so do youth sports like football, baseball, softball and soccer—all of which can result in sport-related injuries to the mouth.
Why some dental implants work and others don't
Oct 25, 2016
Each year, about 500,000 North Americans get dental implants. If you are one of them, and are preparing to have an implant, it might be a good idea to start taking beta blockers, medication that controls high blood pressure, ...
Prevention-oriented approach to dentistry helps patients avoid the drill
Oct 21, 2016
Several years ago, Peter Rechmann, DMD, PhD, professor of Preventive & Restorative Dental Science at UC San Francisco's School of Dentistry, saw a patient who was convinced that she needed a new set of dental crowns.
Study suggests benefits of laser treatments for dental problems
Oct 20, 2016
Researchers have developed computer simulations showing how lasers attack oral bacterial colonies, suggesting that benefits of using lasers in oral debridement include killing bacteria and promoting better dental health.
CDC urges dental sealants for all low-income children
Oct 19, 2016
(HealthDay)—Treatments that seal a child's back teeth can prevent most cavities, but many children—particularly those living in poverty—don't get them, according to research published in the Oct. 18 early-release issue ...
Toothpaste significantly reduces dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body
Oct 19, 2016
For decades, research has suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body—in particular, heart attacks and strokes.
Have more than eight dental fillings? It could increase the mercury levels in your blood
Sep 27, 2016
Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from the University of ...
Researchers close in on new ways to prevent child tooth decay
Sep 27, 2016
Around 2,700 Victorian children aged 0-6 years are hospitalised each year for preventable dental conditions—most of them requiring treatment of dental decay under general anaesthetic.
Professor unveils first data on new dental fillings that will repair tooth decay
Sep 26, 2016
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.