A study by researchers from the University of Hong Kong has shown that “positive stress” can be utilised to enhance the therapeutic potential of tooth stem cells by increasing their resistance to injury and disease.
The link between periodontal disease and a range of systemic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis is well established.
An Australian study published in the Journal of Dental Research has provided evidence that exposure to fluoridated water is not negatively associated with child emotional and behavioural development.
A pioneering study is being carried out across dental practices in Scotland, in which software-driven by artificial intelligence (AI) is helping practitioners locate caries (cavities) more effectively.
The conventional wisdom is that medical and dental care are related, but less is known about how dental care relates to health outcomes after acute incidents like heart attacks.
A topical gel that blocks the receptor for a metabolic by-product called succinate treats gum disease by suppressing inflammation and changing the makeup of bacteria in the mouth.
Stress is typically thought of as a negative phenomenon, but researchers at Hong Kong University (HKU) Dentistry found "positive stress" that can induce good changes in tooth stem cells to make them more resistant to injury and disease.
Water fluoridation: effective prevention for tooth decay and a win for the environment, research shows
Trinity College Dublin researchers, collaborating with University College London, have demonstrated for the first time the low environmental footprint of water fluoridation compared to other preventive measures for tooth decay.
Though dry eye disease and xerostomia (dry mouth) have both been studied extensively independently of each other, their relationship remains relatively unexplored.
Even with the support of modern computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology, creating a dental prosthesis is still time-consuming.