Stem Cells from Baby Teeth Make it Possible to Treat Injuries in Children

A large percentage of children suffer some form of injury or trauma to a tooth at some point during childhood. When this happens, the immature permanent tooth can be affected by poor blood supply and development of the root. For a long time, standard protocol for treating this has included a procedure that helps the root develop better, but...

Poor Dental Hygiene Linked to Active Disease Activity in Lupus

The results of a recent study highlight how periodontal disease and oral hygiene can impact the health of patients with lupus. The research, which was published in the Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology journal, is titled "Antibodies to periodontogenic bacteria are associated with higher disease activity in lupus patients." About Lupus An estimated 1.5 million people in the United States have the chronic...

Study Shows Natural Tooth Whiteners as Effective as Peroxide Whiteners

Tooth whitening is growing ever more popular, not to mention lucrative, in the dental industry. According to statistics, 38.29 million Americans used tooth whiteners in 2019, and that number is predicted to increase by 2023. Whether whitening occurs in-office or out-of-office, applied whitening gels contain varying concentrations of carbamide or hydrogen peroxide as active agents (concentrations commonly used for in-office whitening...

Clinical Trial Shines Spotlight on Dental Hygiene and Desquamative Gingivitis

The result of a recent study highlights how a structured plaque control intervention can help patients who have desquamative gingivitis. The research, which was published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, is titled "Effect of sonic versus manual supervised toothbrushing on both clinical and biochemical profiles of patients with desquamative gingivitis associated with oral lichen planus: A randomized controlled...

A New Possibility for Preventing Bacterial Overgrowth in Plastic Dental Appliances

Dental technology has advanced tremendously in the past few decades, and it continues to move forward at a rapid pace as new materials and techniques are constantly being introduced. A wide variety of appliances are now being used in the treatment of countless conditions, and many of these innovative devices are manufactured from plastics. While plastics offer numerous advantages to...

Effects of Smoking on Adolescent Dental Hygiene

It's not news that smoking causes dental issues and health issues. Global Prevalence of Tobacco Use in Adolescents and Its Adverse Oral Health Consequences by Muhammad Ashraf Nazir, Asim Al-Ansari, et al. studies the effects of smoking on the teeth of adolescents aged thirteen to fifteen in one hundred and thirty-three countries. Smoking and Oral Health Smoking has been directly related to dental...

Research Reveals Good Dental Hygiene Can Improve Type 2 Diabetes

Scientists at the School of Medicine at the University of Buffalo have conducted research which appears to prove patients who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can improve their health by taking better care of their oral hygiene. Their findings, "Benefits of Non‐Surgical Periodontal Treatment in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Periodontitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial," was...

Microbubbles & Biofilm: The Power of Cavitating Jets

Dental implants are an exciting alternative to bridges and dentures, eliminating many of the aesthetic and practical issues associated with removable dentures. The innovation doesn't stop there, however, as researchers devote resources to important studies, striving to make dental implants even easier to maintain and clean. Recently, researchers conducted a study on cavitating jets and their efficacy in cleaning...

Understanding the Link between Oral Hygiene and Cognitive Function in Geriatric Chinese-Americans

The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society recently published a study titled, "Oral Health Symptoms and Cognitive Function Among US Community-Dwelling Chinese Older Adults," which examined how poor oral health impacts cognitive function in geriatric Chinese adults living in the United States. The studied showed that adults who report poor oral hygiene are much more likely than adults reporting good oral...

Recent Research Illustrates the Link between Periodontal Disease and Obesity

Periodontal disease and obesity may seem unrelated, but they share one important feature. They are both extremely common in the United States. The two diseases may also have a deeper connection than anyone realized in the past. The British Dental Journal recently published a review of many studies that explores the connection between the two diseases. While their findings are not...

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