Emerging Research

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.
Genes can affect the development of caries
Genes can affect the development of cariesA new study from the University of Zurich shows that genetic defects can affect enamel.
E-cigarettes shown to be detrimental to oral health in new study
E-cigarettes shown to be detrimental to oral health in new studyA new study from Université Laval takes a look at the effects of e-cigarettes on gingival epithelial cells.
Researchers find a link between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis
Researchers find a link between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritisResearchers at Johns Hopkins may have found one of the root causes of RA.
New study finds that dental visits can reduce the risk for pneumonia
New study finds that dental visits can reduce the risk for pneumoniaDental cleanings do more than just keep teeth and gums healthy, they can even prevent deadly diseases.
New coating could make dental implants better than ever
New coating could make dental implants better than everA team of researchers out of UPV/EHU-University of Basque Country have developed a coating for implants that could help stop infections.