Emerging Research

Recent Cochrane Systemic Review validates that fluoride mouthrinses reduce caries
Recent Cochrane Systemic Review validates that fluoride mouthrinses reduce cariesThe study found that regular use of fluoride can reduce the prevalence of caries.
Common oral bacteria could treat troublesome illness
Common oral bacteria could treat troublesome illnessResearchers have isolated an enzyme from bacteria present in human saliva that has potential as a therapy for a disease that affects three million people in the United States.
Taking selfies while brushing teeth can make for brighter smiles
Taking selfies while brushing teeth can make for brighter smilesRecording smartphone video “selfies” of tooth-brushing can help people learn to improve their oral health care techniques, according to a new study.
Is staying hydrated destroying children's teeth?
Is staying hydrated destroying children's teeth?Hydration is crucial when working out or playing sports—but now, researchers say, hydrating is actually destroying children’s teeth.
Study finds men require less sedative than women during oral surgery
Study finds men require less sedative than women during oral surgeryAn article published in the current issue of the journal Anesthesia Progress found that male patients required a lower dosage of a sedative than female patients during oral surgery.
Gum disease may increase lung cancer risk
Gum disease may increase lung cancer riskChinese researchers have found that individuals with periodontal disease—also known as gum disease—might be at an increased risk of developing lung cancer. The report, published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Periodontology, found that individuals with periodontal disease have a 1.24-fold increased risk of developing lung cancer.
Study finds getting high will kill your smile
Study finds getting high will kill your smileGetting high may mean new lows for dental health: A recent study has found that cannabis users suffer from higher rates of periodontal disease than their weed-free peers.
Chemicals in water bottles, food containers may permanently damage children's teeth
Chemicals in water bottles, food containers may permanently damage children's teethChemicals commonly found in plastics and fungicides may be weakening children’s teeth by disrupting hormones that stimulate the growth of dental enamel, according to a new study presented today at the European Congress of Endocrinology.
Oral bacteria linked to risk of pancreatic cancer
Oral bacteria linked to risk of pancreatic cancerA recent study has identified certain types of oral bacteria that have a correlation with the risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
New toothpaste can rebuild teeth while you sleep
New toothpaste can rebuild teeth while you sleepAn innovative new toothpaste ingredient that restores lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity while you sleep is now available for public distribution.