Fluoride Varnish Shown to Prevent Dental Caries in Young Children

Fluoride varnish shows great promise for preventing tooth decay in young children, according to recent findings by researchers at the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care. Below is more information about this important study and its implications for using fluoride varnish to protect the vulnerable teeth of young children. What Is Fluoride Varnish? Fluoride varnish is composed of concentrated fluoride mixed...

Research Shows Tooth Loss May Lead to Cardiovascular Disease

New research reveals there may be a potential link between tooth loss and cardiovascular disease. Researchers presented data from a recent study at the Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions during the 2018 American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention conference. According to the results of the preliminary study, middle-aged patients who lost two or more of their natural teeth had a higher chance...

Advances in Endodontic Diagnostics: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Dentistry

Emerging research into the diagnostic phase of endodontics has exciting implications for emergency care, structural restoration, function, aesthetics, and most importantly--interdisciplinary care. Multidisciplinary dentistry has become essential for optimizing the patient outcome as well as the comfort and confidence of the clinician. The advances in technology afforded by thoughtful research allow for enhanced endodontic predictability. Learning endodontics techniques is an important method for...

Can a Patient’s Baseline Periodontal Stage and Grade Predict Tooth Loss?

Good oral health is essential for overall health and if you want to enjoy a higher quality of life. Harmful dental conditions such as periodontitis can have a serious impact on the body and systemic health. A recent scientific study examined whether the baseline stage and grade could predict future tooth loss due to periodontitis. The study, "The influence...

Science Confirms Patients with Substance Abuse Disorders Have Poorer Dental Health

Substance abuse is on the rise across America with an estimated 3 million new users every year. This population has unique needs and identifying and understanding the consequences of substance abuse on dental health is crucial. A new review published in the journal, Addiction, shows a link between substance abuse and poorer dental health. Patients with a substance-abuse disorder have greater amounts...

Research Shows Women’s Menstrual Cycles May Impact Oral Health

A recent study has shown that a woman's oral health can be strongly linked to her menstrual cycle. The study noted that, even when women practice good oral hygiene, the hormonal changes created during menstruation can present harmful, short-term changes in the microbial load in saliva. Consuming sugar and smoking can make these changes even worse. About the Study The study, published...

The Relationship Between Poor Dental Hygiene and Cancer

In a study released January 16, 2018, from the Health Sciences Campus at Tufts University, researchers are reporting a noticeable connection between gum disease and incidents of cancer. Connecting the Dots This study came about through the collaborative efforts between two epidemiologists, Dominique Michaud (Tufts University School of Medicine) and Elizabeth Platz (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Kimmel Cancer Center)....

Losing Teeth: Social Isolation Associated with Tooth Loss Among Older Adults

Several studies link social isolation and loneliness to various health conditions, including high blood pressure, anxiety, mental health disorders, heart disease, depression, cognitive decline, and early death. With the rise of the COVID-19 global pandemic, these issues might be more salient, especially among the geriatric population. People who have no meaningful interaction and connection with those around them are at...

Future of Dental Care with a “Tooth-on-a-chip” Device

As the second decade of the 21st century has ended, we are seeing an increasing number of "organ-on-a-chip" devices allowing scientists to observe and analyze organ cells using a variety of instruments. Recently, researchers have started experimenting with "tooth-on-a-chip." "On-a-chip" devices recreate the natural physiology and mechanical forces that affect the cells in the human body. Researchers use them to...

Global Study Unveils Breakthrough Discovery in Regenerative Dentistry

The scientific journal Nature Communications recently published a breakthrough study that is poised to further advance the field of regenerative dentistry. The study unveiled new information about the dental cell type atlas and other mechanisms necessary to reconstruct and engineer teeth. Based on their findings, it is highly likely the information provided by the research will likely encourage further studies of the...

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