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Have scientists finally solved tooth decay?
Have scientists finally solved tooth decay?How new research on some of the worst dental bacteria could lead to exciting discoveries.
Can opioids prescribed for wisdom tooth extraction lead to long-term drug use?
Can opioids prescribed for wisdom tooth extraction lead to long-term drug use?New research shows that young people who filled an opioid prescription immediately before or after wisdom tooth surgery were nearly three times as likely to still be filling opioid prescriptions months later.
Are elderly patients with caries at risk of developing respiratory problems?
Are elderly patients with caries at risk of developing respiratory problems?New research takes a look at the link between poor dental hygiene and breathing issues.
A better way to treat mouth ulcers
A better way to treat mouth ulcersWhy this patch could be the future of ulcer treatment.
Study confirms water fluoridation prevents tooth decay in children and teens
Study confirms water fluoridation prevents tooth decay in children and teensCommunity water fluoridation has been around for 70 years, but not much research has been conducted over the last several decades. A new study provides contemporary evidence on the topic.
Dentist creates petition to stop sales of dangerously acidic dry mouth products
Dentist creates petition to stop sales of dangerously acidic dry mouth productsThe petition targets seven manufacturers of oral care products that are proven to cause tooth erosion.
Study shows toothpaste alone doesn’t protect enamel or prevent erosion
Study shows toothpaste alone doesn’t protect enamel or prevent erosionA team of researchers analyzed nine toothpastes on the market that claimed to have desensitizing or anti-erosive properties.
Can tooth loss lead to cardiovascular disease?
Can tooth loss lead to cardiovascular disease?New research shows a link between middle-aged tooth loss and an increased cardiovascular disease risk.
Study identifies effective school-based cavity prevention program
Study identifies effective school-based cavity prevention programA combination of prevention strategies may be more effective than one alone for reducing tooth decay, according to researchers.
Does periodontal disease cause eye problems? It’s complicated
Does periodontal disease cause eye problems? It’s complicatedThere seems to be some sort of link between periodontal disease and macular degeneration, but just how strong is it?