Emerging Research

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 find no link between academic test results and early oral cleft surgery
Researchers find no link between academic test results and early oral cleft surgeryA new study suggests that poor results on academic exams of children born with oral clefts are not related to early exposure to general anesthesia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is periodontitis causing infertility in young women?
Is periodontitis causing infertility in young women?A new study has discovered a link between the presence of a common periodontal pathogen and difficulty conceiving.
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.
Extract of popular fruit could extend life of fillings
Extract of popular fruit could extend life of fillingsResearchers have discovered a new benefit of grape-seed extract.