Top 5 dental discoveries

January 15, 2015
Laura Dorr
Laura Dorr

Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.

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We're always excited to hear about new dental health discoveries and emerging research, and are fascinated by the enlightening, educational - and sometimes downright weird - information they bring to light. What follows is a list of the most fascinating recent studies, as chosen by our editorial team.

We're always excited to hear about new dental health discoveries and emerging research, and are fascinated by the enlightening, educational - and sometimes downright weird - information they bring to light. What follows is a list of the most fascinating recent studies, as chosen by our editorial team.

Recent study finds French kisses swap more than spit

Researchers in the Netherlands uncovered some staggering facts about French kissing and oral bacteria transfer.

 

 

A recent study discovered a correlation between the use of SSRIs and increased risk of osseointegrated implant failure.

 

 

More fascinating dental tales: The 7 weirdest dental stories of 2014

Can intense athletic training increase the risk of tooth erosion and decay? 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping in dentures may pose major health hazards

Research found that wearing dentures while sleeping can double the risk of this disease in the elderly.

 

 

In the news: Study finds link between tooth loss and mental, physical decline in older adults

Dental caries susceptibility linked to... your hair? 

A surprising link is discovered between hair keratin and dental enamel strength.