Researchers from the University of Louisville (UofL) School of Dentistry in the US and their colleagues have discovered details of how proteins produced by oral epithelial cells protect humans against viruses entering the body through the mouth.
Previous studies have linked poor oral hygiene with hyper-inflammation and cardiovascular disease. Similarly, the severity of Covid-19 has been associated with hyper-inflammatory responses.
Electric toothbrushes can remove up to twice as much plaque as a manual brush, so one could be seen as a good investment.
Blocking the function of a blood-clotting protein prevented bone loss from periodontal (gum) disease in mice, according to research led by scientists at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in the USA.
Chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down bone tissue, including the bone that holds teeth in place, according to new University at Buffalo (UB) research that sought to improve understanding of the connection between obesity and gum disease.
A chewing gum laced with a plant-grown protein serves as a "trap" for the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) virus, reducing viral load in saliva and potentially tamping down transmission, according to a new study.
One of the main ways in which Covid-19 is communicated is through airborne respiratory droplets—droplets that can be dispersed as a result of dental procedures.
The use of heartburn medication is associated with decreased severity of gum disease, according to a recent University at Buffalo (UB) study.
Teeth contain growth lines that may reveal clues about childhood experiences.
The widespread availability of vaccines in developed nations has significantly changed the risk of dentists contracting Covid-19 in a workplace setting.