Hyperglycemia may cause caries but not periodontal disease
Aug 14, 2017
(HealthDay)—For rodents with diabetes, periodontal inflammation may be derived from dental caries rather than periodontal disease (PD), according to a study published online Aug. 9 in Diabetes.
Small molecule inhibitor prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model
Aug 10, 2017
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have created a small molecule that prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model. The inhibitor blocks the function of a key virulence enzyme in an oral bacterium, ...
Pros and cons: Free dental care in exchange for community service
Aug 02, 2017
The majority of low-income Michigan residents and dentists who participated in a program that provided free dental care in exchange for volunteer work said they liked it, and most patients felt their oral health had improved.
Do your pearly whites sometimes cause you pain?
Aug 01, 2017
(HealthDay)—Do you feel a sharp pain when you eat or drink something cold or hot? You may have sensitive teeth, a common problem caused by a number of factors.
Reduction in dental care and inferior oral health subsequent to dementia diagnosis
Jul 27, 2017
Subsequent to a diagnosis of dementia, the patient's contact with the dental care services diminishes and oral health is impaired. This has been revealed by a major register-based study from Karolinska Institutet published ...
Understanding genetic synergy in cleft palate
Jul 19, 2017
Like all of the individual elements of fetal development, palate growth is a marvel of nature. In part of this process, ledges of tissue on the sides of the face grow downwards on each side of the tongue, then upward, fusing ...
Effects of composites containing bioactive glasses on demineralized dentin
Jul 04, 2017
Bacterial plaque causes tooth decay due to acids produced by different bacteria species; this has trigged an intense research activity for the development of novel restorative biomaterials with protective and self-healing ...
Biting and chewing gets you teeth
Jun 29, 2017
Biting and chewing force our buried teeth to emerge, not an innate 'eruptive' force from within the bone of the jaw as previously thought, according to biomechanical modelling done by Babak Sarrafpour and an interdisciplinary ...
Need braces? Say goodbye to 'metal-mouth' taunts
Jun 23, 2017
(HealthDay)—Braces have long been a kind of geeky right-of-passage—something that must be endured for a few years to ensure a lifelong smile with straight teeth.
Orofacial pain fact and fiction
Jun 22, 2017
Patients looking for relief from the radiating pain of temporal mandibular disorders (TMDs) in the face, jaw or neck will find an avalanche of misinformation online—and surprisingly, a lot of it comes from dentists ...