Cognitive behavior therapy can help overcome fear of the dentist
Nov 26, 2015
Cognitive behavioural therapy could help many people with a dental phobia overcome their fear of visiting the dentist and enable them to receive dental treatment without the need to be sedated, according to a new study by ...
Sugar-free drinks and lollies are bad news for teeth say dentists
Nov 26, 2015
Scientists at the University of Melbourne's Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre have warned about the damage sugar-free drinks can do to tooth enamel.
How to eliminate pain tied to tooth decay
Nov 17, 2015
Dual discoveries at USC propose a promising method to regrow nonliving hard tissue, lessening or even eliminating pain associated with tooth decay, which the National Institutes of Health calls the most prevalent chronic ...
'You can always look better' – On norms and ideals in dental care
Nov 13, 2015
The dental care industry spends a lot of time on supporting young people as they get through their often long and difficult orthodontic treatment, often financed by the government dental care system, despite it being for ...
The cellular mechanism for transporting calcium in the formation of dental enamel cells
Nov 09, 2015
A team of researchers led by Rodrigo Lacruz, MSc, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at NYU College of Dentistry, has published a paper in Scientific Reports (5:15803) titled ...
Dental implants frequently lead to complications
Nov 05, 2015
Almost 8 percent of patients experience loss of at least one implant within ten years. Even more develop peri-implantitis. Patients with periodontitis run a greater risk of both implant loss and peri-implantitis. A doctoral ...
Dental health of professional footballers is 'poor' and affects performance
Nov 02, 2015
Nearly four out of 10 UK professional footballers have active tooth decay, while one in 20 has irreversible gum disease, finds a large representative study of players, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Many people are forced to travel miles to get oral care—or forgo it
Sep 30, 2015
Low-income adults and children who are able to see a dentist at the same location as their primary care doctor are more likely to get dental care, yet almost three out of five community health clinics in California either ...
Dental trial chews on improving aged-care options
Sep 25, 2015
A local trial bringing dental healthcare to elderly patients at a Perth aged-care facility is aiming to bridge the gap provided to people living in care.
Software can make dental implants faster and cheaper
Sep 24, 2015
There are several ways to manage a patient who is missing teeth, but some are better than others. Dental implants are high on the list of solutions, but they can be expensive and difficult to install. If those issues could ...