Recreational cannabis, used often, increases risk of gum disease
May 24, 2017
Columbia University dental researchers have found that frequent recreational use of cannabis—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—increases the risk of gum disease.
Dentists in good compliance with American Heart Association guidelines, according to Rochester epidemiology project
May 23, 2017
In the first study examining dental records in the Rochester Epidemiology Project, results show that dentists and oral surgeons are in good compliance with guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2007, ...
Extra weight may increase dental risks
May 17, 2017
Being overweight or obese was linked with an increased likelihood of having poor oral health in a recent study.
Grape seed extract could extend life of resin fillings
May 09, 2017
A natural compound found in grape seed extract could be used to strengthen dentin—the tissue beneath a tooth's enamel—and increase the life of resin fillings, according to new research at the University of Illinois at ...
Dental anxiety has consequences beyond tooth decay
May 03, 2017
(HealthDay)—Does the mere thought of a dentist's drill make you cringe in fear? Be forewarned: Dental phobia can damage more than your teeth, a new British report indicates.
Teens take dental care into their own hands, with questionable results
Apr 29, 2017
In this age of do-it-yourself everything, orthodontists say teeth straightening is one task you should leave to the professionals.
Remember mouth guards when purchasing sporting goods
Apr 25, 2017
One piece of safety equipment often ignored when purchasing sporting goods is the mouth guard. Each year, more than five million teeth are avulsed (come out of the socket) due to trauma. The cost to treat an avulsed tooth, ...
Phobia of dentists leads to more decay and tooth loss, new study finds
Apr 20, 2017
People who have a severe fear of the dentist are more likely to have tooth decay or missing teeth, according to a new study from King's College London.
Preventing tooth decay in children
Apr 14, 2017
Applying fluoride varnish to children's teeth is just as effective at preventing tooth decay as the alternative method of sealing teeth and could save the NHS money, concludes a study led by Cardiff University.
Crooked bite may indicate early life stress
Apr 13, 2017
Research has repeatedly confirmed that the first 1,000 days after conception strongly influence a person's life expectancy and susceptibility to chronic diseases. The primary marker used to identify early life stress is low ...