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.
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.
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.
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.
According to the Council of Dentists in Spain, bruxism is the dental diagnosis that has increased the most since the pandemic, almost quadrupling.
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic condition characterised by a burning pain in the mouth, sometimes accompanied by numbness.
Organoids have now been created from stem cells to secrete the proteins that form dental enamel, the substance that protects teeth from damage and decay.
A new study has found that teeth could be capable of preserving antibodies for hundreds of years, allowing scientists to investigate the history of infectious human diseases.
A team of scientists from Canadian universities set out to study young, healthy people without diagnosed periodontal issues to determine whether lower levels of oral inflammation can be clinically relevant to cardiovascular health.
Since it has been evidenced that periodontitis results in local and systemic inflammation, researchers have recently examined the effects of dietary restrictions on both treatment response and inflammation in periodontal disease.