Primary care physicians report feeling unprepared for role in prenatal oral health
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A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that primary care physicians may feel underequipped to provide adequate oral health counseling to pregnant women. Poor maternal oral health can have ...
Pricey dental implants often best but insurance rarely pays
Mar 14, 2018
Dental implants are increasingly being used to replace missing or failing teeth instead of dentures or bridges, which can be uncomfortable and hasten further deterioration. But implants can be very expensive and rarely are ...
Toothpaste alone does not prevent dental erosion or hypersensitivity
Mar 14, 2018
The rising prevalence of dental erosion and dentin hypersensitivity has led to the emergence of more toothpastes that claim to treat these problems. While no such toothpaste existed 20 years ago, today, many such brands are ...
Larger families linked to heightened tooth loss risk for moms
Mar 13, 2018
Having a larger family is linked to a heightened tooth loss risk for mums, suggest the results of a large European study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
Study: Absence of key protein, TTP, rapidly turns young bones old
Mar 10, 2018
The absence of a protein critical to the control of inflammation may lead to rapid and severe bone loss, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
Potential impact of bacteria on tooth decay
Mar 05, 2018
Dental decay is a significant public health concern for children and adults. In fact, it is the most common childhood disease. In a new study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, an interdisciplinary team ...
Teeth hold the key to early diagnosis of eating disorders
Mar 02, 2018
Dentists can play a key role in the detection of health conditions including anorexia nervosa, bulimia and Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), according to research from King's College London.
Human ancestors had the same dental problems as us – even without fizzy drinks and sweets
Mar 02, 2018
Dental erosion is one of the most common tooth problems in the world today. Fizzy drinks, fruit juice, wine, and other acidic food and drink are usually to blame, although perhaps surprisingly the way we clean our teeth also ...
Children's use of non-dental services for oral pain could be costing the NHS £2.3 million a year
Mar 01, 2018
Thousands of children with oral pain are being taken by parents to pharmacies and non-dental health services, including A&E, instead of their dentist, and could be costing NHS England £2.3 million a year, according to research ...
Sipping hot fruit teas can lead to tooth erosion
Feb 26, 2018
An investigation by scientists at King's College London into why some people suffer tooth erosion while others don't has found that it's not just what they eat and drink, but how they eat and drink, that increases their chances ...