Emerging Research

New study suggests sequence of mechanical cleansing may influence oral health
New study suggests sequence of mechanical cleansing may influence oral healthBrushing and flossing have long been touted as principle deterrents of gingivitis and periodontal disease, but the sequence of cleansing can result in greater plaque removal and fluoride retention.
Study finds sweet e-cigarettes can increase risk of dental cavities
Study finds sweet e-cigarettes can increase risk of dental cavitiesAerosols from sweet flavored e-cigarette liquids have been found to adversely affect oral health.
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.
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.
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.