Emerging Research

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.
Could this drug mean the end of dental fillings?
Could this drug mean the end of dental fillings?A team of researchers at King’s College London have found evidence that tooth pulp can be naturally healed with the help of an Alzheimer’s drug.
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.
Why the beach might be the best place to open a new practice
Why the beach might be the best place to open a new practiceWe take a look at a University of Buffalo study on the effects of scuba diving on oral health.
Having multiple fillings could cause toxic levels of mercury in blood
Having multiple fillings could cause toxic levels of mercury in bloodExtended mercury exposure can be particularly dangerous to a one’s health—and a new study has found that the danger is greatly exacerbated in patients with eight or more dental fillings.
New dental fillings could actually REPAIR tooth decay
New dental fillings could actually REPAIR tooth decayWhile dental amalgam has been the most popular dental filling material for a century and a half, new research is introducing an exciting alternative that could actually help repair teeth damaged by caries.