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Toothbrushing tied to lower rates of pneumonia among hospitalised patients

A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in the US and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute examined whether daily toothbrushing among hospitalised patients is associated with lower rates of hospital-acquired pneumonia and other outcomes.

2024-01-05T10:40:57+00:00January 5th, 2024|News|

Proof of concept of new material for long-lasting relief from dry mouth conditions

A novel aqueous lubricant technology designed to help people who suffer from a dry mouth is between four and five times more effective than existing commercially available products, according to laboratory tests.

2023-12-14T14:57:57+00:00December 14th, 2023|News|

Killer smile? An oral pathogen increases heart attack damage, study reveals

In a study published in September 2023 in the International Journal of Oral Science, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have revealed that a common oral pathogen can stop cardiac myocytes from repairing themselves after a heart attack caused by coronary heart disease.

2023-11-16T10:12:44+00:00November 16th, 2023|News|

Combined treatment takes a bite out of tooth decay

The sting of a toothache or the discovery of a cavity is a universal dread. Dental caries, more commonly known as tooth decay, is an insidious adversary, taking a toll on millions of mouths worldwide. Caries can lead to pain, tooth loss, infection, and in severe cases, even death.

2023-11-16T10:11:52+00:00November 16th, 2023|News|

Pandemic impact: decline in preventive oral health services raises concerns

New research from Delta Dental on oral healthcare during the Covid-19 pandemic, published recently by the Journal of the American Dental Association, reported a significant decrease in the provision of preventive oral healthcare services when compared to pre-pandemic levels.

2023-11-16T10:11:37+00:00November 16th, 2023|News|

Student researchers turn to lotus plant to design fog-free personal protective equipment

Students at the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine created free face shields and comfort bands as a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) with 3D printers that were eventually used by some 3,000 dental professionals in university centres across the US.

2023-10-06T10:19:55+00:00October 6th, 2023|News|
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