Emerging Research

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.
Study finds smoking dangerously alters oral microbiome
Study finds smoking dangerously alters oral microbiomeA new study out of the NYU Langone Medical Center and the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center has determined that smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people's mouths.
Study finds link between gum disease and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients
Study finds link between gum disease and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patientsA new study jointly led by the University of Southampton and King’s College London has found a link between gum disease and greater rates of cognitive decline in people with early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
Preventing cavities may soon be as simple as popping a pill
Preventing cavities may soon be as simple as popping a pillHarmful bacteria can be powerful and hard to combat, but researchers at the University of Florida have found a way to fight fire with fire.
New discovery could reduce need for dental drilling
New discovery could reduce need for dental drillingThe days of the dreaded dental drill-and-fill as the standard solution for tooth decay may be numbered if a discovery by a Creighton University School of Dentistry professor continues to advance.
Trouble sleeping? The size of your tongue, tonsils could be why
Trouble sleeping? The size of your tongue, tonsils could be whyThe best time to identify signs of obstructive sleep apnea may not be at night while snoozing in bed but, instead, while sitting in the dentist’s chair.
New research identifies role of tiny bubbles in tooth cleaning
New research identifies role of tiny bubbles in tooth cleaningResearch into the science behind ultrasonic scalers, used by dental professionals to remove built up plaque, has identified that the formation of tiny bubbles around the head is key to the cleaning process.