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April 22, 2019 News News

Our Immune System Could Actually Be Contributing to Dental Cavities

by David Nield, Science Alert

The immune system does essential work in keeping us alive and healthy, but when it malfunctions it can cause problems – and there’s new evidence that one of those problems could be dental cavities. Researchers have found that tooth decay is potentially partly caused

October 16, 2018 News News

Popular Ideas on Healthy Teeth Are Marketing, Not Dental Science

by Steve Steinberg, UW School of Dentistry

Almost any schoolchild can tell you: We prevent cavities by brushing our teeth, because that’s how you remove the sticky film containing millions of decay-causing germs. But this notion is more of an advertising-created myth than fact, according to Philippe Hujoel,

September 24, 2018 News News

Research Study Finds Sweet Flavors in E-cigarette Liquids May Increase Risk of Dental Cavities

by ADA Foundation

A new research study has determined that vaping sweet e-cigarettes can increase the risk of dental cavities. The study investigated changes in cariogenic potential when tooth surfaces were exposed to certain e-cigarette aerosols in a controlled environment. The combination of

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

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

September 23, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral Health

New Protein Drug Could Fight Oral Diseases Including Caries

by Katherine Unger Baillie, Phys.org

Protein drugs, which derive from biological sources, represent some of the most important and effective biopharmaceuticals on the market. Some, like insulin, have been used for decades, while many more based on cloned genes are coming to market and are