emerging research

Can a green tea extract help prevent cavities?
Can a green tea extract help prevent cavities?Researchers in China have discovered that a nutrient in green tea may help treat tooth sensitivity—and prevent cavities in those patients.
Study finds postmenopausal women with gum disease may have increased cancer risk
Study finds postmenopausal women with gum disease may have increased cancer riskResearchers found that older women with a history of periodontal disease may be more at risk for site-specific cancers, including esophageal and gallbladder cancer.
Study shows why diabetics are more susceptible to periodontitis
Study shows why diabetics are more susceptible to periodontitisResearchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that diabetes causes changes in the oral microbiome that lead to inflammation and risk of bone loss.
Researchers discover new surgical procedure to treat peri-implantitis
Researchers discover new surgical procedure to treat peri-implantitisThe results of the study were published in the current issue of the Journal of Oral Implantology.
Can long-term breastfeeding lead to dental caries?
Can long-term breastfeeding lead to dental caries?Researchers have discovered that children who are breastfed for two years or longer may be at a higher risk of developing cavities.
Study finds that yeast-bacteria interaction may be causing tooth decay in toddlers
Study finds that yeast-bacteria interaction may be causing tooth decay in toddlersResearchers from the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that a fungus may be contributing to tooth decay in children.
Which type of sedative is best for pediatric dental procedures?
Which type of sedative is best for pediatric dental procedures?Researchers at The Ohio State University have found that oral midazolam may reduce anxiety and uncooperative behavior in children during dental procedures.
Can root canal treatment be improved with prefabricated blood vessels?
Can root canal treatment be improved with prefabricated blood vessels?Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University have developed a technique to engineer new blood vessels for patients requiring endodontic treatment.
Study finds cannabis increases risk of gum disease
Study finds cannabis increases risk of gum diseaseResearchers at Columbia University have discovered a link between periodontal disease and habitual marijuana use.
Study finds human teeth evolved from same genes as pufferfish
Study finds human teeth evolved from same genes as pufferfishResearchers discovered that pufferfish use the same stem cells for tooth regeneration as humans.