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Study finds more than 60 percent of people suffer from dental fear
Study finds more than 60 percent of people suffer from dental fearFear of pain and the smell of chemicals play a big role in keeping patients out of the operatory.
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.
New method could create new enamel
New method could create new enamelIt’s the ultimate goal in materials science, and researchers may have just cracked it.
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.
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?
Is wine a good mouthwash?
Is wine a good mouthwash?If wine is good for cardiovascular health, could it also be good for oral health?