Study: Blocking yeast-bacteria interaction may prevent severe biofilms that cause childhood tooth decay Jun. 22nd 2017
Though most tooth decay can be blamed on bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans, the fungus Candida albicans may be a joint culprit in an alarmingly common form of severe tooth decay affecting...
Mouth ulcers: Causes and symptoms Jun. 19th 2017
What are mouth ulcers and what types of mouth ulcer are most common? Learn about the symptoms, causes, prevention, and treatment of mouth ulcers.
Visiting virtual beach improves patient experiences during dental procedures Jun. 16th 2017
Imagine walking along a South Devon beach on a lovely day. The waves are lapping on the shore, rabbits are scurrying in the undergrowth, and the bells of the local church are mingling with the calls...
Study: Use of prefabricated blood vessels may revolutionize root canals Jun. 14th 2017
While root canals are effective in saving a tooth that has become infected or decayed, this age-old procedure may cause teeth to become brittle and susceptible to fracture over time.
Common periodontal pathogen may interfere with conception in women Jun. 14th 2017
According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, Finland, a common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women.
How to clean your retainer: Eight helpful tips Jun. 13th 2017
The bacteria that can build up on teeth may also build up on a retainer. When should a retainer be cleaned and what are the myths about retainer cleaning?
Jaw exercises for TMJ pain Jun. 11th 2017
What is the temporomandibular joint and what may the causes of pain be? Learn about the exercises that can manage TMJ pain and how it may be prevented.
Stomatitis: Types, causes, and treatment Jun. 09th 2017
Stomatitis is the most common disease affecting the mouth, with up to a quarter of the United States population being affected. Is it preventable?
Exposure to heavy metals may increase risk of autism Jun. 02nd 2017
New research finds higher concentrations of heavy metals in the baby teeth of children with autism spectrum disorder, compared with children without.
TMJ disorders: Causes, symptoms, and relief May. 31st 2017
TMJ disorders affect the temporomandibular joint, causing pain and restricted movement in the jaw. Learn about how they are diagnosed and treated.
Leukoplakia: Symptoms, causes, and prevention May. 30th 2017
Leukoplakia is a term used to describe white patches in the mouth. In this article, learn about prevention and potential complications.
Avoid fruit juice up to the age of 1 year, say the AAP May. 22nd 2017
Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit for infants under the age of 1 year and should be avoided, say the American Academy of Pediatrics.
What does a headache behind the ear mean? Signs, causes, and treatments May. 15th 2017
A headache behind the ear can be caused by a number of things, including dental problems, nerve injury, and infection. Learn more in this article.
Jaw pain: Causes, symptoms, and treatment Apr. 27th 2017
Jaw pain and facial pain is a common problem, but what are the causes and symptoms and how is it diagnosed? Learn about the different treatments available.
Severe gum disease strongly predicts higher mortality in cirrhosis Apr. 24th 2017
Results presented from a prospective study in patients with irreversible scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) demonstrates that severe periodontitis (an inflammatory gum disease) strongly predicts...
Those with dental phobia more likely to have cavities or missing teeth, study confirms Apr. 20th 2017
People with dental phobia are more likely to have active caries or missing teeth, a new study from King's College London has confirmed.
New study identifies successful method to reduce dental implant failure Mar. 28th 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...
Bioengineered tooth restoration in a large mammal Mar. 21st 2017
Researchers at Okayama University report in Scientific Reports successful tooth regeneration in a postnatal large-animal model.
Review confirms link between drug use and poor dental health Mar. 16th 2017
A new review published online in the scientific journal Addiction has found that dental patients with substance use disorders have more tooth decay and periodontal disease than the general...
Tooth loss linked to an increased risk of dementia Mar. 10th 2017
In a study of 1566 community-dwelling Japanese elderly who were followed for 5 years, the risk of developing dementia was elevated in individuals with fewer remaining teeth.