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When it comes to bad breath, some bacterial interactions really stink

In a study published last month in mSystems, researchers from Osaka University revealed that the interaction between two common types of oral bacteria leads to the production of a chemical compound that is a major cause of bad breath.

By |2024-03-27T15:38:06+00:00March 27th, 2024|News|Comments Off on When it comes to bad breath, some bacterial interactions really stink

Bacteria in the mouth linked to pulmonary fibrosis survival

Bacteria in the mouth may play a role in survival from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a serious chronic lung disease, finds a new study led by researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) and the University of Virginia (UV) in the United States.

By |2024-03-27T15:37:18+00:00March 27th, 2024|News|Comments Off on Bacteria in the mouth linked to pulmonary fibrosis survival

No health without oral health: new report sheds light on the true impact of oral disease

A new report 'Time to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Addressing Inequalities in Oral Health’ looks at the need for a joined-up approach between policy, public health initiatives and clinical practice to address the challenges facing oral health.

By |2024-03-27T15:36:57+00:00March 27th, 2024|News|Comments Off on No health without oral health: new report sheds light on the true impact of oral disease

Newly discovered autoimmune disorder disrupts tooth enamel development

Enamel, the hardest and most mineral-rich substance in the human body, covers and protects our teeth. But in one of every 10 people this layer appears defective, failing to protect the teeth properly.

By |2024-01-05T10:52:11+00:00January 5th, 2024|News|Comments Off on Newly discovered autoimmune disorder disrupts tooth enamel development

Viking dentistry was surprisingly advanced

Viking Age teeth from Varnhem bear witness to surprisingly advanced dentistry. This has been shown in a study carried out at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. The study examined 3,293 teeth from 171 individuals among the Viking Age population of Varnhem in Västergötland, Sweden.

By |2024-01-05T10:51:21+00:00January 5th, 2024|News|Comments Off on Viking dentistry was surprisingly advanced

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.

By |2024-01-05T10:50:44+00:00January 5th, 2024|News|Comments Off on Toothbrushing tied to lower rates of pneumonia among hospitalised patients

Splatter study examines infection control during oral surgery

A study from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and published in Clinical Oral Investigations examined the patterns of splatter contamination created by rotary instruments and irrigation during oral surgery.

By |2023-12-14T15:41:48+00:00December 14th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Splatter study examines infection control during oral surgery

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.

By |2023-12-14T15:40:43+00:00December 14th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Proof of concept of new material for long-lasting relief from dry mouth conditions

A healthy mouth helps to maintain balanced metabolic profiles

Common oral infections, periodontal diseases and caries are associated with inflammatory metabolic profiles related to an increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases, a new study suggests.

By |2023-12-14T15:39:01+00:00December 14th, 2023|News|Comments Off on A healthy mouth helps to maintain balanced metabolic profiles

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.

By |2023-11-16T10:20:43+00:00November 16th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Killer smile? An oral pathogen increases heart attack damage, study reveals