Study suggests that local anesthetic may affect the development of children's teeth
Sep 06, 2015
A study led by Dr. Bing Hu at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and involving other researchers from China and Switzerland, suggests for the first time that the use of local anaesthetic may affect ...
Earliest evidence of dental cavity manipulation found
Jul 20, 2015 report
A large team of researchers with members from institutions in Italy, Germany and Australia has found what they claim is the earliest example of dental cavity manipulation. In their paper published in the journal Scientific ...
Researchers explain mechanism that makes their mouthwash so effective against tooth decay
Jun 03, 2015
In 2011, UCLA's Dr. Wenyuan Shi developed a mouthwash that could eliminate the bacteria that is the principal cause of tooth decay.
Effect of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay still unproven
Mar 26, 2015
New research from The University of Manchester out today concludes that there is limited evidence to show that xylitol is effective in preventing dental cavities in children and adults.
Researchers use light to coax stem cells to regrow teeth
May 28, 2014
A Harvard-led team is the first to demonstrate the ability to use low-power light to trigger stem cells inside the body to regenerate tissue, an advance they reported in Science Translational Medicine. The research, led by ...
Protein plays key role in infection by oral pathogen
Mar 24, 2014
Scientists at Forsyth, along with a colleague from Northwestern University, have discovered that the protein, Transgultaminase 2 (TG2), is a key component in the process of gum disease. TG2 is widely distributed inside and ...
Genetic signature reveals new way to classify gum disease
Mar 21, 2014
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a new system for classifying periodontal disease based on the genetic signature of affected tissue, rather than on clinical signs and symptoms. The new ...
Scientists create candy that's good for teeth
Dec 03, 2013 report
(Medical Xpress)—Dentists warn us that too many sweets can cause cavities. In fact, it's not candy, but bacteria on the tooth surface that cause tooth decay. If you reduce the amount of cavity-causing bacteria, the number ...
Are nanodiamond-encrusted teeth the future of dental implants?
Sep 18, 2013
(Medical Xpress)—UCLA researchers have discovered that diamonds on a much, much smaller scale than those used in jewelry could be used to promote bone growth and the durability of dental implants.
Stem cells found in gum tissue can fight inflammatory disease
Aug 05, 2013
Stem cells found in mouth tissue can not only become other types of cells but can also relieve inflammatory disease, according to a new Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study in the Journal of Dental Research.