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June 3, 2019 News News

Tooth Decay May Result From Immune Response, Not Just Bacterial Plaque

by Sherry Eskander, The Varsity

Cavities in teeth may result from an immune system response, not just bacteria, according to a recent U of T study. This counters decades of established thinking in dental research. In 1970, Dr. John Gabrovsek of the Cleveland Clinic published research in

May 18, 2019 News News

Fluoride Reduces Dental Risk From Minimal and Extended Breastfeeding

by University of Adelaide

Cavity-conscious mothers can rest assured their children will not be at increased risk of tooth decay if they can’t breastfeed or they want to breastfeed their children for longer—as long as they have access to fluoridated water, research from the

December 7, 2018 News News

Lymph Node Ratio May Predict Who Lives, Dies From Oral Cavity Cancer

by CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Five years after diagnosis, only 40 percent of patients with locally-advanced oral cavity cancer will still be alive. The question is who is likely to live and who is likely to die? The answer to this question could not only

July 11, 2018 News News

Differences in Mouths of Youth Born With HIV May Increase Risk of Dental Decay

by Forsyth Institute, EurekAlert!

A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), has published the results of a new study indicating that differences in the mouth bacteria

May 1, 2018 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Cutting Endodontic Access Cavities for Long-Term Outcomes

by L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FACD, FICD

Errors accumulate during procedures. That’s the reason botching the access at the start of an RCT is so much more devastating than say, problems that come from misfitting a gutta percha cone just before finishing the case. Miss a canal

April 23, 2018 News News

Rising Cavity Numbers Cause Proposed Plan to Return of Fluoride in Ontario Cities

by Dave Waddell, Windsor Star

The rising number of local oral healthcare issues including cavities has prompted the Windsor-Essex Health Unit board to unanimously approve a four-point plan that includes reintroducing fluoride into Windsor’s drinking water. The city opted to remove fluoride from its drinking

April 13, 2018 News News

Dental Cavities in Youth Dropping, Minorities Unwavering

by Erin Gabriel, CNN

The percentage of young people with dental cavities in the United States dropped from 50% in 2012 to just over 43% in 2016, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the overall trend is

April 13, 2018 News News

Peptide-Based Product Could Cure Dental Cavities

by University of Washington, ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of Washington have designed a convenient and natural product that uses proteins to rebuild tooth enamel and treat dental cavities. The research finding was first published in ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. “Remineralization guided by peptides is

February 13, 2018 News Oral Health

ADA Offers 6 Ways to Stay Kissable for Valentine’s Day

by American Dental Association

From the “Kiss Me” messages on tiny candy hearts to romantic songs on the radio, a kiss is probably on your list this Valentine’s Day. Before cozying up to your loved one this year, make sure your mouth is in

December 12, 2017 News Oral Health

Winnipeg Dentist Turning Baby Teeth Black — To Keep Kids Out of Surgery

by CBC News

Silver diamine fluoride a low-cost way to halt (but not fix) tooth decay A new treatment for dental cavities could mean that fewer kids need to squirm through complex dental surgeries or go under general anesthetic. Dentist and University of

November 6, 2017 Product Spotlight

Advantage Arrest, Silver Diamine Fluoride – New Indication

by Oral Science

The word has been out in the Canadian dental community for many months now, and scientific literature also shows it1; Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) can arrest cavities even if cavitated lesions are present. Today, we have something new coming from Health Canada to

October 13, 2017 News DentistryNews

NYU Dentistry Receives $2.8 Million as Part of Multi-Center Study to Stop the Progression of Cavities in Children

by NYU College of Dentistry

NIH-Funded Study to Test Cavity-Fighting Liquid at Three Clinical Sites The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant to a team of researchers – led by the University of

February 13, 2017 News Composite resinDental CareNews

Resin Infiltration Offers Less Painful, Intrusive Fix for Caries

by News Medical

A new clinical trial at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is offering patients with cavities in between teeth a new, less painful treatment option. The new treatment, called resin infiltration, is a way to treat small

January 11, 2017 News Dental CareDiseaseNews

The Canary System Found to Regenerate Early Areas of Tooth Decay

by The Canary System

The Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry has published a study entitled “Remineralization of Natural Early Caries Lesion in vitro by P11‐4 Monitored with Photothermal Radiometry and Luminescence”. This paper concluded that Credentis’ new product CURODONT Repair based on the

January 9, 2017 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

Alzheimer Drug Found to Help in Repairing Tooth Damage

by Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already in Alzheimer’s patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities. Researchers at King’s College London found that the drug Tideglusib stimulates the stem cells contained in the pulp of

December 6, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

New Report Shows Inequities in Dental Care for Millions of Illinois Residents

by Oral Health

Poor oral health is one of the most pressing, unmet health care issues facing Illinois children and adults today according to a new state oral health assessment report Oral Health in Illinois, the first comprehensive statewide oral health assessment ever