Effectiveness of Fluoride Varnish Combined with Silver Nitrate and Tricalcium Phosphate

People of all ages suffer from dental caries, but it can lead to disastrous effects for children because it can interrupt their school performance and quality of life. To remedy this, a group of Chinese researchers at the University of Hong Kong decided to investigate the effectiveness of two fluoride application protocols in arresting caries in the primary teeth...

Research: Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles May Stop Tooth Decay Before it Begins

Scientists have discovered a new nanoparticle solution that can prevent the formation of plaque and dental caries before it can damage the teeth. The initial proof of concept was presented online by an esteemed professor from the University of Illinois at Chicago during the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo. The meeting featured more than 6,000 presentations on...

Periodontitis Linked to Reduction in Renal Function Due to Oxidative Stress

A recent scientific breakthrough revealed a potential causal link between renal function and periodontal inflammation. A group of dental professionals at the University of Birmingham conducted a study with patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease to find more information. Due to their advanced tools and research methods, they were able to confirm that an imbalance of oxygen-producing free radicals due to...

International Study Displays Efficacy of Miswak Chewing Sticks

Miswak chewing sticks are a traditional teeth cleaning aid used predominantly by people living in African, Asian, Arabian, and Middle Eastern countries. A team of scientists from Kuwait decided to conduct a study to further examine their effectiveness. The results of their research, titled "A clinical investigation into the efficacy of miswak chewing sticks as an oral hygiene aid:...

Severe Periodontal Disease Linked to 21% Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Poor oral health is associated with a 21% increased risk of colorectal cancer, new research confirmed. The scientists came to this conclusion after evaluating the results of 14 studies that involved 634,744 participants. The study was published in the December 2020 edition of the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. Information About Colorectal Cancer According to statistics gathered by the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer...

Study: Periodontal Disease Increases Risk Esophageal and Gastric Cancer by 43%-52%

Scientists have long hypothesized that periodontal disease may increase someone's chances of developing cancer in the future. The topic was recently explored in an article titled, "Periodontal disease, tooth loss, and risk of esophageal and gastric adenocarcinoma: a prospective study." The piece was published in Gut, a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal on gastroenterology and hepatology by the British Medical Journal.  About Esophageal...

Laser Treatment during Periodontal Surgery Shows Promising Results for Osteoporosis Patients

Scientists have made a recent discovery that could impact patients diagnosed with osteoporosis. The findings from the study were published in the FASEB Journal by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology under the title "Laser irradiation decreases sclerostin expression in bone and osteogenic cells." Researchers hope dentists may be able to use laser irradiation as a potential treatment for...

Study Shows Botox May Help TMJ Patients without Significant Bone Changes

Botulinum toxin (or Botox) injections is an innovative treatment for patients who suffer from intense pain in their jaw and facial muscles. A recent study published in the September 2020 edition of the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation titled, "Effect of multiple injections of botulinum toxin into painful masticatory muscles on bone density in the temporomandibular complex" examined the effects of the...

Porphyromonas Gingivalis Linked to Diabetes and Heart Disease

New evidence suggests that a common bacterium associated with periodontal disease can cause a metabolic syndrome to develop and eventually lead to diabetes and heart disease due to its ability to alter microbiomes in the gut. Metabolic syndrome involves a variety of conditions, including obesity, high blood pressure, altered lipid metabolism, systemic inflammation, and high blood glucose levels that...

Study Shows Dental Erosion from Beverages at Nanoscale Level Using Microscopy

According to data from 2019 compiled by Statista, Mexico and the United States lead the world with the highest carbonated soft drinks consumption. Millions of people suffer from tooth decay, heart disease, and other serious health issues as a result of their daily intake of sugary beverages. Now there is research detailing the mechanical and morphological changes that occur in...

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