RANKL expressed by osteocytes has an important role in orthodontic tooth movement
Oct 20, 2017
During orthodontic tooth movement, osteoclastic bone resorption is essential for alveolar bone remodeling. It is well known that the differentiation of osteoclasts is regulated by RANKL. However, the source of RANKL in the ...
Microneedles can increase the effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry
Oct 04, 2017
Researchers from Brazil and Texas have started human testing of a new strategy to increase the effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry to reduce patient discomfort during oral injections. It involves a small ...
Highly virulent bacterium causes rampant caries in some children
Sep 28, 2017
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have made a novel discovery connecting highly variant types of the caries bacterium Streptococcus mutans and their adhesive function to children with rampant caries and increased ...
New toothpaste uses latest research to put minerals back into teeth
Sep 20, 2017
Most people regard glass as being chemically stable and inert. This is certainly the case for the type of glass used in windows, which importantly, doesn't dissolve in the rain.
Social deprivation sits at the heart of children's oral decay
Sep 08, 2017
A study of 347 children in Plymouth aged between four and six years has shown that social deprivation is an indicator of increased risk of dental decay in children. However, obesity was not associated with decay in this group ...
Research shows aspirin could repair tooth decay
Sep 08, 2017
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that aspirin could reverse the effects of tooth decay resulting in a reduction in the need for fillings. Currently about 7 million fillings are provided by the NHS ...
New dental imaging method uses squid ink to fish for gum disease
Sep 07, 2017
Squid ink might be a great ingredient to make black pasta, but it could also one day make getting checked for gum disease at the dentist less tedious and even painless. By combining squid ink with light and ultrasound, a ...
Tooth trouble: Many middle-aged adults report dental pain, embarrassment and poor prevention
Sep 07, 2017
The dental health of middle-aged Americans faces a lot of problems right now, and an uncertain future to come, according to new results from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.
Exploring periodontitis in patients with Chediak-Higashi syndrome
Aug 31, 2017
The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled "Periodontitis in Chédiak-Higashi Syndrome: An Altered Immunoinflammatory Response" in the JDR Clinical & Translational ...
A new dental restoration composite proves more durable than the conventional material
Aug 21, 2017
Fewer trips to the dentist may be in your future, and you have mussels to thank.