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Released: 19-Feb-2020 1:10 PM EST
Vaping Changes Oral Microbiome, Increasing Risk for Infection
New York University

Using e-cigarettes alters the mouth’s microbiome—the community of bacteria and other microorganisms—and makes users more prone to inflammation and infection, finds a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.

Newswise: Natural Landmarks Preservation Contest Highlights What’s Worth Saving
Released: 26-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
Natural Landmarks Preservation Contest Highlights What’s Worth Saving
American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

Natural Landmarks Preservation Contest Highlights What’s Worth Saving. Vote for your favorite Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Seattle-area sites

Released: 20-Feb-2020 2:00 PM EST
Could This Plaque Identifying Toothpaste Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke?
Florida Atlantic University

For decades, researchers have suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body – in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results of a randomized pilot trial of Plaque HD®, the first toothpaste that identifies plaque so that it can be removed with directed brushing, showed that it produced a statistically significant reduction in C-reactive protein, a sensitive marker for future risks of heart attacks and strokes, among those with elevations at baseline.

Newswise: Scientists use neutrons to try to develop better, less costly dental restorations
Released: 21-Feb-2020 3:35 PM EST
Scientists use neutrons to try to develop better, less costly dental restorations
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Teeth damaged by trauma or disease require treatment to look and feel as good as new, but the restorative materials available to dentists don’t always last and can be costly for patients. Researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's College of Dentistry are using neutrons at ORNL's High Flux Isotope Reactor to change that.

Released: 18-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
Study Reveals How Too Much Fluoride Causes Defects in Tooth Enamel
New York University

Exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel—a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises. The study, led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, is published in Science Signaling.

Newswise: Smart Mouthguard Technology Licensed from University of Maryland, Baltimore
Released: 17-Feb-2020 3:00 PM EST
Smart Mouthguard Technology Licensed from University of Maryland, Baltimore
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Technology for a smart mouthguard from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has been licensed by University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) alumnus Michael Wright, DDS, MS, into his new startup company, The WrightGuard Innovation Corporation.

Released: 11-Feb-2020 2:15 PM EST
Absent p53, oral cancers recruit and reprogram nerves to fuel tumor growth
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Loss of an important tumor-suppressing gene allows head and neck cancer to spin off signals to nearby nerves, changing their function and recruiting them to the tumor, where they fuel growth and cancer progress.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
ADA Health Policy Institute Finds Uptick in Dental Spending
American Dental Association (ADA)

The American Dental Association (ADA) Health Policy Institute (HPI) released its second annual Dental Industry Report today. The report found some signs of recovery in U.S. dental spending, which reached a historic high in 2018 of $136 billion, or 3.7 percent of total health spending in the U.S.

Released: 30-Jan-2020 1:35 PM EST
Your gums reveal your diet
Aarhus University

Sweet soft drinks and lots of sugar increase the risk of both dental cavities and inflammation of the gums - known as periodontal diseases - and if this is the case, then healthy eating habits should be prioritised even more.

Released: 29-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
After a bone injury, shape-shifting cells rush to the rescue
University of Michigan

Conventional thinking is that bone regeneration is left to a small number of mighty cells called skeletal stem cells, which reside within larger groups of bone marrow stromal cells.



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