Laura Dorr is the former executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network and a regular contributing author.
Dental caries susceptibility linked to… your hair?
While oral hygiene habits and diet influence the risk of tooth decay, genetics are also at play in regards to susceptibility for dental caries development … genetics that can also determine hair disorders.
A cup a day keeps periodontal bone loss away
While coffee may stain your teeth, research from Boston University has found that your morning java can provide some surprising dental health benefits.
Support healthy smiles – and the troops – this Halloween
Halloween season can feel like a real-life horror movie for dentists, with all of the candy, sweets and sugar damaging seemingly healthy smiles. This year, help your patients avoid the dental risks of too much sugar with a Halloween candy buy-back program.
Why are some insurance companies excluding dental care?
Traditionally, medicine and dentistry have been considered distinctly different fields, with medicine taking precedence over dentistry. However, with a better understanding of oral disease – and how it can affect the rest of the body – insurance programs and the medical system need to catch up.
Toothbrush type found to influence bacterial growth
There has been much research and discussion on the efficacy and benefits of certain toothpastes or mouthwashes when it comes to eliminating oral bacteria – but what about toothbrushes? Recent research has found that bacteria growth is more prevalent on certain types of toothbrushes, which could have negative impacts on oral health.
Antidepressant drug linked to dental implant failure
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have released a study examining the correlation between dental implant failure and the use of a widely prescribed antidepressant drug.
Invasive weed may have provided surprising dental health benefits
A recent study has found that a very unpopular weed that ravages gardens and crop fields around the world may not have always been a nuisance: it may have actually protected prehistoric humans from tooth decay.
Runners at higher risk for tooth decay
Athletes may be in peak physical condition, but that good health doesn’t always extend to their dentition. According to several studies, athletes, particularly runners, are more prone to oral health problems such as dental caries and erosion than the general population.
Only 10% of smokers receive advice from dental professionals to quit
A recent study from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center discovered that some dentists are not encouraging patients who smoke to ditch the habit. Researchers found that only 1 in 10 smokers who saw a dentist in the past 12 months received the recommendation to quit smoking.
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