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New study seeks to improve the way dentists measure children’s pain during appointments

December 18, 2019

If you fear a trip to the dentist, you are among a majority of adults that report moderate…
New simulation clinic with 21 phantom manikins and 3D printed sets of teeth

November 29, 2019

Twenty-one phantom manikin heads with open mouths, movable cheeks and interchangeable teeth lying in a row. The manikins…
Big Sugar and neglect by global health community fuel oral health crisis

July 22, 2019

Oral health has been isolated from traditional healthcare and health policy for too long, despite the major global…
“I’d rather have my root canal done” – this just doesn’t make sense anymore

July 17, 2019

“I’d rather have my root canal done” – that’s what some people say about particularly unpleasant experiences. This…
Root canal work not so bad after all

July 12, 2019

Root canal work is not as bad as people think when compared to other dental procedures. Self-reporting of…
New Antibacterial Fillings from TAU May Combat Recurring Tooth Decay

July 10, 2019

Tooth decay is among the costliest and most widespread bacterial diseases. Virulent bacteria cause the acidification of tooth…
Are you sure it’s burning mouth syndrome?

June 25, 2019

Not all burning mouths are the result of a medical condition known as “burning mouth syndrome” (BMS) and…
Scientists Show How One Cause of Weak Enamel Unfolds on the Molecular Level

June 25, 2019

Too-tight proteins impede creation of crystalline enamel structure, which can lead to bad teeth. Scientists have shown how…
Childhood trauma tied to tooth loss later in life

May 28, 2019

Even if children grow up to overcome childhood adversity, the trauma they experience in early life causes them…
Fluoride reduces dental risk from minimal and extended breastfeeding

May 13, 2019

Cavity-conscious mothers can rest assured their children will not be at increased risk of tooth decay if they…
Surface protein editing in bacteria

May 8, 2019

University of Minnesota researchers have discovered this previously unknown signaling pathway that regulates surface proteins on bacteria that…
Negative experiences at dentist much more common for low-income, nonwhite children

May 6, 2019

Disparities in young children’s experiences at the dentist are linked to income, ethnicity and language, according to a…
Orthodontics no guarantee of long-term oral health

January 22, 2019

A commonly held belief among the general public is orthodontic treatment will prevent future tooth decay. Research undertaken…
Popular ideas on healthy teeth are marketing, not dental science

October 17, 2018

Almost as far back as a century ago, scientists regarded oral hygiene products as useless in preventing dental…
Intricate tooth art helps UI dentistry students create beautiful smiles

October 8, 2018

Dentistry students at the University of Iowa are getting a new perspective on teeth—including the importance of the…
Want healthy teeth? Stick to wholegrain carbohydrates

August 15, 2018

People know that sugar is bad for your teeth – it is a common knowledge at this point.…
Dental plaque is no match for catalytic nanoparticles

August 9, 2018

Combine a diet high in sugar with poor oral hygiene habits and dental cavities, or caries, will likely…
Why professional athletes have bad teeth? A new study revealed a shocking truth

June 27, 2018

Teeth are important. They begin digesting the food and if they don‘t work well, the entire digestive system…
Healthy smiles for Welsh children

June 20, 2018

The Cardiff University-led research, funded by and undertaken with Public Health Wales, shows that the percentage of children…
UCSF Dentists are Teaching Peers to Treat Babies – Filling a Gap in Care

March 20, 2018

Babies and toddlers may not have many teeth, but they still need regular dental exams. “By the time…
How to avoid passing down cavities to your kids

February 9, 2018

Along with genetic traits, parents can also pass on cavities to their babies, says a University of Alberta…
Researchers make important discovery in oral pre-cancer condition

December 14, 2017

Scientists at the School of Dental Science in Trinity have made an important discovery involving bacteria and a…
Tooth trouble: Many middle-aged adults report dental pain, poor prevention

September 8, 2017

The dental health of middle-aged Americans faces a lot of problems right now, and an uncertain future to…
Caries is not only caused by bacteria: genetic mutations are the ones to blame

March 31, 2017

Many people take care of their teeth very carefully and still develop caries, while others are not so…
Microbiome study finds children with Type 2 diabetes more likely to have poor oral health

March 30, 2017

The first study of oral health in children with Type 2 diabetes, including those who are obese, has…
Sensor-loaded Toothbrush Maps Your Mouth

June 14, 2016

Philips introduced its Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected, a toothbrush with sensors that track brushing on a 3D mouth-map to…
Video-enabled Toothbrush

June 13, 2016

It’s not always possible to see just how well – you’ve cleaned your teeth, until ONVI’s Prophix introduced its…
Researchers find association between oral bacteria and esophageal cancer

February 26, 2016

Findings represent the first direct evidence that P. gingivalis could be a risk factor for esophageal cancer University…
Researchers motivate diabetics to adopt healthy lifestyle

January 30, 2014

By means of so-called health coaching, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have helped a large group of…
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