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 ...
When families lack insurance, kids' dental woes rise
Apr 10, 2017
(HealthDay)—American children without dental insurance are far less likely to receive necessary care for their teeth than kids with coverage, a new survey finds.
The impact of ACA Medicaid expansion on dental visits: mixed results
Apr 03, 2017
Dental coverage for adults is an optional benefit under Medicaid, one that about half of the states offer. With thirty-one states and the District of Columbia expanding Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ...
New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure
Mar 24, 2017
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), 15 million Americans have crown or bridge replacements and three million have dental implants—with this latter number rising by 500,000 a year. The AAID estimates ...
JDR systematic analysis examines global burden of oral conditions
Mar 21, 2017
Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a systemic analysis in the Journal of Dental Research. Authored by Wagner Marcenes, King's College London Dental Institute, England, ...
Dental public health expert reacts to latest figures on the number of children who have had teeth extracted in hospital
Mar 21, 2017
The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons has obtained and published data which show a shocking 24 per cent rise in the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under in the ...
Difficult to get orthodontics to work in younger children
Mar 16, 2017
Nagging by parents—and the ingenuity of the child. Research at the Sahlgrenska Academy shows that there are success factors when children with a severe overjet have irregularities of the teeth corrected at an early age. ...
New braces clinical trial sheds metal brackets
Mar 16, 2017
The use of terms like "metal mouth" and "brace face" may soon be a thing of the past.