A new study has found that people with advanced gum disease are much more likely to suffer complications from coronavirus, including being more likely to require a ventilator and to die from the disease.
David Clapham, vice president and chief scientific officer of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in the United States and an international team of scientists have figured out how teeth sense the cold and pinpointed the molecular and cellular factors involved. In both mice and humans, tooth cells called odontoblasts contain cold-sensitive proteins that detect temperature drops, the team reports in the journal Science Advances.
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.
Current advice from the America Dental Association tells you that if your gums bleed, make sure you are brushing and flossing twice a day
People with periodontitis (gum disease) are at higher risk of experiencing major cardiovascular events.
Researchers in Australia have recently received government funding for a project that aims to develop a system that would allow parents to take photographs of their children’s teeth.
How do we add the right bacteria into the right place when the biogeography has gotten 'out of whack'?
The human body is filled with friendly bacteria. However, some of these microorganisms, such as Veillonella parvula, may be too nice.
University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) researchers captured high-resolution, real-time images of the mineralisation process in an artificial saliva model.
Sharing toothbrushes and other ill-advised oral hygiene measures could play an influential role in spreading Covid-19, according to new research.