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Obesity raises the risk of gum disease by inflating growth of bone-destroying cells

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.

By |2022-01-05T15:19:51+00:00January 5th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Obesity raises the risk of gum disease by inflating growth of bone-destroying cells

A chewing gum that could reduce Covid-19 transmission

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.

By |2022-01-05T15:18:44+00:00January 5th, 2022|News|Comments Off on A chewing gum that could reduce Covid-19 transmission

Covid-19: Study shows benefits of local exhaust ventilation in dental settings

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.

By |2021-12-06T12:13:07+00:00December 6th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Covid-19: Study shows benefits of local exhaust ventilation in dental settings

Baby teeth may one day help identify kids at risk for mental disorders later in life

Teeth contain growth lines that may reveal clues about childhood experiences.

By |2021-12-06T12:03:46+00:00December 6th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Baby teeth may one day help identify kids at risk for mental disorders later in life

New technique helps researchers understand how acid damages teeth

The University of Surrey and the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham have developed a new technique to improve understanding of how acid damages teeth at the microstructural level.

By |2021-11-03T11:30:12+00:00November 3rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on New technique helps researchers understand how acid damages teeth