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.
Watching cartoons could help children overcome anxiety of dental treatment
Aug 08, 2016
Watching cartoons through video glasses during dental treatment could help lessen children's anxiety and distress as well as reducing disruptive behaviour, according to a randomized controlled trial published in Acta Odontologia ...
How sharks could help us regrow our own human teeth
Aug 05, 2016
Sharks are the ultimate predators of the aquatic realm thanks to one character in particular – teeth. Not only are shark's teeth razor sharp but they are also constantly regrown throughout life, gradually replaced like ...
Is flossing beneficial? It depends, VCU dental professor says
Aug 05, 2016
The Associated Press on Tuesday published an investigative story on dental floss, asserting that there is insufficient proof to support the common claim that flossing is an essential part of oral hygiene.