Study Reveals Drug-Filled 3D Printed Dentures Can Prevent Fungal Infection

Fungal infection is a common threat to patients who wear dentures or other dental prostheses. When left untreated, it can lead to stomatitis and other serious infections which can negatively impact a patient's oral health. To address this issue, researchers at the University at Buffalo created a study to determine if 3D printed dentures filled with antifungal medication could prevent...

Better Dental Hygiene Linked to Improved Type 2 Diabetes Glycemic Levels

A study published in The Journal of Clinical Periodontology revealed a potential link between Type 2 diabetes and dental hygiene. The results of the study will have a significant impact in the medical community, especially because Type 2 diabetes accounts for approximately 90% of all diabetes cases and impacts over 30 million Americans according to the Center for Disease Control. A randomized clinical study...

Periodontal Inflammation Linked to Vision Loss

Researchers recently presented a poster titled, "Investigating the Enigmatic Link Between Periodontal Inflammation and Retinal Degeneration," at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research. The results of the study revealed how chronic periodontitis could lead to macular degeneration or irreversible vision loss in elderly patients. The American Association for Dental Research is a nonprofit organization with over 3,000 members...

Science Shows Dental Pain Better Treated with Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers Than Opioids

Dentists play an active role in managing the dental pain of their patients. It's important for every dental professional to maintain a delicate balance between the side effects and benefits of opioid and non-opioid therapies while providing the best pain relief possible. New evidence was published in The Journal of the American Dental Association that will affect how dentists prescribe medication to...

Regenerative Dentistry Research Reveals a New Way to Fix Dental Decay

A study published in Scientific Reports revealed an important advancement in the emerging field of regenerative dentistry. The researchers discovered certain drugs could help teeth regenerate and repair themselves. Dentists currently remove decay from a patient's tooth before restoring the tooth. However, dentists may be able to use this regenerative method to help patients’ teeth heal naturally instead of using synthetic materials to fill...

A New Possibility for Preventing Bacterial Overgrowth in Plastic Dental Appliances

Dental technology has advanced tremendously in the past few decades, and it continues to move forward at a rapid pace as new materials and techniques are constantly being introduced. A wide variety of appliances are now being used in the treatment of countless conditions, and many of these innovative devices are manufactured from plastics. While plastics offer numerous advantages to...

Study Reveals Toothpaste Can’t Prevent Dental Erosion or Improve Dentin Hypersensitivity

The toothpaste aisle is stocked with multiple brands that claim to prevent enamel erosion and improve dentin hypersensitivity. However, a study published in the Scientific Reports reveals that toothpaste cannot protect dental enamel from erosion or abrasion alone. The full study, titled "Chemical and physical factors of desensitizing and/or anti-erosive toothpastes associated with lower erosive tooth wear," was conducted by researchers at the...

Acupuncture Shows Promise in Reducing Dental Anxiety According to Study

Dental anxiety may be dismissed by some individuals as inconsequential, but the reality is that dental anxiety can be crippling for those affected. Because of dental anxiety, individuals don't always receive the level of care needed to prevent and/or treat dental problems. As a result, minor concerns can become worse due to neglect, and major problems can linger and...

The Use of Amelogenin in Dental Caries Prevention and Treatment

Dental caries - tooth decay - is hardly a glamorous condition and may seem insignificant in light of other more complex, dental conditions and diseases. However, its impact on humanity is practically immeasurable, as dental caries is a persistent problem that continues to affect billions of people globally. Treatment options continue to be fairly straightforward, but somewhat limited, and...

Povidone Iodine and Fluconazole in Treating Early Childhood Dental Caries

Early childhood dental caries is a particularly harsh form of tooth decay, as it can cause severe damage to teeth. Treatment is often challenging, and more-invasive modalities such as surgery are sometimes necessary to achieve a resolution; in fact, surgery for caries is one of the most common day surgery procedures performed in children under five years of age for any...

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