Do wisdom teeth have to be removed?
Jun 20, 2017
Should you have a wisdom tooth removed if it is not causing you any pain? Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Hossein Ghaeminia of Radboud university medical center researched the risk of complications when removing these teeth. ...
Visiting virtual beach improves patient experiences during dental procedures
Jun 14, 2017
Imagine walking along a South Devon beach on a lovely day. The waves are lapping on the shore, rabbits are scurrying in the undergrowth, and the bells of the local church are mingling with the calls of the seagulls. Then, ...
Common periodontal pathogen may interfere with conception in women
Jun 12, 2017
According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, Finland, a common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women. This finding is novel: previous studies have shown that periodontal diseases may ...
Chemical composition and microhardness of human enamel treated with fluoridated whintening agents
Jun 12, 2017
Aesthetic treatments are always widely sought by dental patients, especially dental whitening, in order to get whiter smiles. The big demand for this type of procedure raises the concern in the dental research community that ...
Use of prefabricated blood vessels may revolutionize root canals
Jun 12, 2017
While root canals are effective in saving a tooth that has become infected or decayed, this age-old procedure may cause teeth to become brittle and susceptible to fracture over time. Now researchers at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, ...
Recreational cannabis, used often, increases risk of gum disease
May 24, 2017
Columbia University dental researchers have found that frequent recreational use of cannabis—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—increases the risk of gum disease.
Dentists in good compliance with American Heart Association guidelines, according to Rochester epidemiology project
May 23, 2017
In the first study examining dental records in the Rochester Epidemiology Project, results show that dentists and oral surgeons are in good compliance with guidelines issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) in 2007, ...
Extra weight may increase dental risks
May 17, 2017
Being overweight or obese was linked with an increased likelihood of having poor oral health in a recent study.
Grape seed extract could extend life of resin fillings
May 09, 2017
A natural compound found in grape seed extract could be used to strengthen dentin—the tissue beneath a tooth's enamel—and increase the life of resin fillings, according to new research at the University of Illinois at ...
Dental anxiety has consequences beyond tooth decay
May 03, 2017
(HealthDay)—Does the mere thought of a dentist's drill make you cringe in fear? Be forewarned: Dental phobia can damage more than your teeth, a new British report indicates.