Emerging Research

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?
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.