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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?
How scientists are turning teeth into drugs
How scientists are turning teeth into drugsRecurrent caries is still a common problem — here’s how one team is trying to prevent them.
Are dentists getting greedy over X-rays?
Are dentists getting greedy over X-rays?X-rays should be performed only when clinically appropriate, but a new study finds that dentists often take money into consideration.
Bubbles are a dentist's best friend
Bubbles are a dentist's best friendThey might be small, but bubbles can make your patients' teeth cleaner.
Osteoporosis meds and implants are a bad combination
Osteoporosis meds and implants are a bad combinationA new study has found that meds often taken for osteoporosis can affect dental implants.
Study finds office-based dental anesthesia is on the rise
Study finds office-based dental anesthesia is on the riseResearchers discovered a surprising trend in where dental anesthesia is being performed.
Study finds link between frailty and oral health
Study finds link between frailty and oral healthIf you’re looking to help the elderly stay more active, start with their teeth.