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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 8, 2019 News News

Genetic Make-Up Has Little Impact on Dental Health, New Study Finds

by University of Melbourne

A new study has found genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, however, the research did find that children with overweight mothers are more likely to have cavities. The paper, published in the latest edition of Pediatrics, estimates that

December 3, 2018 News News

Causes of Mouth Sores in People with HIV

by Jamie Eske, Medical News Today

Mouth sores, also known as ulcers, are a common symptom of HIV. Mouth sores can have a profound impact on a person’s quality of life if they do not get treatment. People living with HIV are more likely to develop oral health

October 11, 2018 News News

People Affected by Mental Health at Higher Risk of Poor Dental Outcomes

by David Stacey, University of Western Australia

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say more needs to be done to help improve the quality of dental health care for people who are affected by mental health issues. In a study published this week in Community Dentistry and

September 17, 2018 News News

1 out of 5 Texans Has Not Seen a Dentist in 5 Years or More

by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Many Texans would agree that healthy teeth and gums are important, however a Guardian survey shows Texans aren’t backing it up with regular visits to the dentist. In fact, 1 out of 5 Texans admit they haven’t seen a dentist in 5

August 24, 2018 News News

Nunavut Dental Health Needs Action: Dentist

by Jane George, Nunatsiq News

When Márta Demoth worked as a dentist in Nunavut, she says she felt more like a firefighter than a dentist. The teeth of many of the roughly 3,000 Nunavut patients she saw between 2014 and 2016 were so bad that

May 16, 2018 News News

Uneducated Parents Blamed for Children’s Poor Oral Health

by SWNS Reporter, The Independent

Editor’s Note: Where does the responsibility lie? While this article is about British parents and their lack of education in good oral hygiene to pass along to their children, the story could be talking about any parent in any country.

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May 15, 2018 Feature OHGdata

Gap in Dentists Performing Health Assessments Caused By…

by Oral Health

A recent trending topic in dentistry has seen dental professionals promoting oral health’s direct effects on patients’ overall health. This is seen in campaigns, days of recognition and association messages, but it’s also become apparent for patients during their dental

May 14, 2018 News News

Canadian Seniors Can’t Afford Basic Dental Care

by Lauren Pelley, CBC News

Leslie Arlene Henderson has lost multiple teeth. She can’t remember the last time she had major dental work. And for the last year, she’s been in dire need of a root canal. But with only $1,000 in monthly income, the 62-year-old

May 14, 2018 News News

Poor Oral Health and Seniors Falling Correlated, Says Study

by PR Newswire

An April 29 article in Medical News Bulletin reports on the JAGES Project Longitudinal Study, which sent out questionnaires to roughly 40 thousand Japanese men and women over 65. The study found that poor oral health was associated with a greater incidence of

April 24, 2018 News NewsPeriodontics

FDI Puts Focus on Global Prevention of Periodontal Disease

by FDI, PR Newswire

FDI World Dental Federation published two resources – a white paper and a practical guide – as part of its Global Periodontal Health Project (GPHP), which aims to bring attention to periodontal health as a priority area for policy worldwide.

April 24, 2018 News News

Youth Sports Season Sends 600,000 to the Emergency Room Each Year

by Amy Lacey, ABC 8 News

Now that it is spring, even more children and teenagers will hit the field for youth sports. Unfortunately, that also means dangers to their mouths and faces. Research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that sports-related dental injuries

April 24, 2018 News News

Alcoholic Drinks Linked to Harmful Oral Bacteria

by News Medical

When compared with nondrinkers, men and women who had one or more alcoholic drinks per day had an overabundance of oral bacteria linked to gum disease, some cancers, and heart disease. By contrast, drinkers had fewer bacteria known to check

March 20, 2018 News News

Primary Care Physicians Feel Unprepared to Provide Oral Health Care

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that primary care physicians may feel underequipped to provide adequate oral health counseling to pregnant women. Poor maternal oral health can have significant impacts on a woman’s

March 19, 2018 News News

Research Finds Link Between Fertility and Tooth Loss

by British Medical Journal

Having a larger family is linked to a heightened tooth loss risk for mums, suggest the results of a large European study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health The popular saying: ‘gain a child, lose a tooth’

March 19, 2018 News News

High Levels of Tooth Decay Across Australian Population Cause Concern

by Alison Branley, ABC News

Only half of all Australians brush their teeth twice a day and it’s contributing to high levels of decay across the country, a report card on the nation’s dental health has found. A leading think-tank has published the country’s first

March 9, 2018 News NewsOral cancer

Cancer Risk from Oral Precancerous Lesions Higher in Non-Smokers

by The University of British Columbia

Precancerous lesions in the mouths of non-smokers are more likely to progress to cancer than those in smokers, new research from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer has found. Although tobacco use is still one of the strongest

March 1, 2018 News News

Dental Calculus Sheds Light on Ancestors’ Tobacco Use

by Washington State University, EurekAlert!

A team of scientists including researchers from Washington State University has shown for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from plaque, also known as “dental calculus”, on the teeth of ancient tobacco users. Their research provides a

March 1, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Red Wine Chemicals Help Fight Tooth Decay, Gum Disease

by Alex Therrien, BBC News

Red wine has previously been linked to a range of supposed health benefits, from helping the heart to lowering the risk of diabetes. Now a new study suggests it contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth decay

February 28, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Fruity Teas Found to Cause Worn Tooth Enamel

by BBC News

Sipping acidic drinks such as fruit teas and flavoured water can wear away teeth and damage the enamel, an investigation by scientists has shown. The King’s College London team found that drinking them between meals and savouring them for too