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New discovery could reduce the dental implant failure rate
New discovery could reduce the dental implant failure rateScientists have developed a new nanocoating that’s designed to reduce the risk of dental implant failure.
Will humans one day be able to regrow teeth?
Will humans one day be able to regrow teeth?New research takes a closer look at bioengineered tooth restoration.
Study finds relationship between oral health and diet transitions
Study finds relationship between oral health and diet transitionsA new study on oral health of the Hadza, the last hunter-gatherers in Africa, challenges long-held conventional wisdom about diet and oral health.
Study finds obstructive sleep apnea causes complications in dental implants
Study finds obstructive sleep apnea causes complications in dental implantsThe study examined the relationship between OSA and damage to implant-borne prostheses.
Does early preventive dental care for kids lead to more long-term care?
Does early preventive dental care for kids lead to more long-term care?A new study suggests preventive dental care provided before the age of 2 is associated with a higher rate of dental visits and more frequent tooth decay-related treatment.
New discovery could eliminate infections after root canals
New discovery could eliminate infections after root canalsThe new method of detecting bacteria during root canal treatments could eliminate secondary infections and the need for follow-up visits.
Can estrogen therapy lead to healthier teeth and gums?
Can estrogen therapy lead to healthier teeth and gums?A new study finds links between estrogen therapy and reducing tooth and gum diseases in postmenopausal women.
Limiting dental benefits increases hospital visits
Limiting dental benefits increases hospital visitsAn increased severity of tooth-related infections and higher hospital costs were also reported.
Study finds that certain type of children respond better to laughing gas
Study finds that certain type of children respond better to laughing gasIf a dentist could predict how a child is likely to respond to the usage of laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, the visit is more likely to be free of anxiety and fear.
New study shows that oral bacteria can “lasso” onto heart tissues
New study shows that oral bacteria can “lasso” onto heart tissuesA new study from the University of Bristol claims to have found the mechanism by which a certain oral bacterium clings to heart tissues.