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Gaps to fill: Income, education may impact inequalities in seeking dental care

Economically advanced Japan has plentiful dentists, as well as a universal health insurance system, yet it also has oral care-related inequities, according to a new study.

By |2021-07-02T14:02:02+00:00July 2nd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Gaps to fill: Income, education may impact inequalities in seeking dental care

AI helps predict treatment outcomes for patients with diseased dental implants

Peri-implantitis, a condition where tissue and bone around dental implants becomes infected, besets roughly one-quarter of dental implant patients, and currently there's no reliable way to assess how patients will respond to treatment of this condition.

By |2021-06-04T12:38:34+00:00June 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on AI helps predict treatment outcomes for patients with diseased dental implants

Dental procedures during pandemic are no riskier than a drink of water, study finds

A new study's findings dispel the misconception that patients and providers are at high risk of catching Covid-19 at the dentist's office.

By |2021-06-04T12:37:21+00:00June 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dental procedures during pandemic are no riskier than a drink of water, study finds

A gentler strategy for avoiding childhood dental decay

The combination of a carbohydrate-heavy diet and poor oral hygiene can leave children with early childhood caries (ECC), a severe form of dental decay that can have a lasting impact on their oral and overall health.

By |2021-06-04T12:36:01+00:00June 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A gentler strategy for avoiding childhood dental decay

Good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria

Maintenance of good oral health is more important than use of antibiotics in dental procedures for some heart patients to prevent a heart infection caused by bacteria around the teeth, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement published today in the Association's flagship journal, Circulation.

By |2021-05-07T09:14:11+00:00May 7th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Good dental health may help prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria

Imbalance in gum bacteria linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Older adults with more harmful than healthy bacteria in their gums are more likely to have evidence for amyloid beta – a key biomarker for Alzheimer's disease – in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to new research from the New York University College of Dentistry and Weill Cornell Medicine. However, this imbalance in oral bacteria was not associated with another Alzheimer's biomarker called tau.

By |2021-05-07T09:13:07+00:00May 7th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Imbalance in gum bacteria linked to Alzheimer’s disease

People with severe gum disease may be twice as likely to have increased blood pressure

Adults with periodontitis, a severe gum infection, may be significantly more likely to have higher blood pressure compared to individuals who have healthy gums, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.

By |2021-04-16T14:46:39+00:00April 16th, 2021|News|Comments Off on People with severe gum disease may be twice as likely to have increased blood pressure