Drug-filled, 3-D printed dentures could fight off infections
10 hours ago
Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. denture-wearing population suffer frequent fungal infections that cause inflammation, redness and swelling in the mouth.
Bacteria boost antifungal drug resistance in severe childhood tooth decay
14 hours ago
Early childhood caries, a form of severe tooth decay affecting toddlers and preschoolers, can set children up for a lifetime of dental and health problems. The problem can be significant enough that surgery is the only effective ...
Researchers develop 3-D printing of dentures
Apr 23, 2018
When Tae Kim bought his first 3-D printer nearly 10 years ago for $400,000, he was well ahead of the curve.
Study identifies effective school-based cavity prevention program
Apr 16, 2018
School-based prevention programs can substantially reduce children's cavities - but what type of treatment should be delivered in schools to best prevent tooth decay?
Tooth enamel that regrows? Researcher says revolutionary gel could make it possible
Apr 16, 2018
Dental cavities are the leading source of disability and pain: They affect 35 percent of the world's population, with an economic impact in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Still, the methods for treating cavities and ...
Fewer U.S. kids are getting cavities
Apr 13, 2018
(HealthDay)—Fewer U.S. kids are plagued by tooth cavities compared to just a few years ago, but income disparities persist, according to a new U.S. government study.
New Zealand dentists pick up the pieces when 'dental tourism' goes bad
Apr 12, 2018
New Zealand dentists are increasingly having to provide remedial treatment where things have gone wrong for "dental tourists" who travel abroad for dental work.
Inequalities in dental health are most evident in young children
Apr 11, 2018
Inequalities in dental health are most evident in 3 to 6-year-old children, according to a thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy. Preschoolers in socioeconomically disadvantaged families had a more than four times higher risk of ...
Absence of a transcription factor halts tooth development in mid-stride
Apr 11, 2018
Amjad Javed, Ph.D., and University of Alabama at Birmingham colleagues have found a key role in tooth development for the transcription factor Specificity protein 7, or Sp7.
Patients more likely to accept robotic dentistry for non-invasive procedures
Mar 27, 2018
You're waiting to get your teeth cleaned, half-dozing in a chair with your mouth propped open when a robot appears to do the job. Would you be willing to undergo a dental cleaning performed by a robot? How about a root canal? ...