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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

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

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September 26, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Fall

by Uche Odiatu

Is this you? “I get two bad colds a year, one in the winter and another in the summer.” A week or two of down time for a cold or flu can cost you thousands of dollars in sick days

September 26, 2018 News News

Dental Research Shows That Smoking Weakens Immune Systems

by Case Western Reserve University

As if lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease weren’t enough, there’s more bad news for cigarette smokers. Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that smoking also weakens the ability for pulp in teeth to

December 29, 2011 News Systemic links

Stop worrying or you’ll make yourself sick!

by ken

Dr. Robert Adler was an experimental psychologist who was among the first scientists to show how mental processes influence the body’s immune system. Sadly, he passed away on Tuesday, December the 27th. His legacy however, looms large. Whether it is