Novel PCR test expected to improve oral cancer detection and treatment

Seeking to improve oral cancer detection and treatment, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed the first polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for oral cancer detection.

By |2022-06-03T11:17:57+00:00June 3rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Novel PCR test expected to improve oral cancer detection and treatment

Gum Health Day 2022 focuses on new guidelines for periodontal disease prevention and treatment

Treat your gums was the slogan for Gum Health Day 2022, a worldwide awareness campaign organised by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP), which took place on May 12.

By |2022-06-03T11:17:37+00:00June 3rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Gum Health Day 2022 focuses on new guidelines for periodontal disease prevention and treatment

Less antibiotic use in dentistry gave no increase in endocarditis

Sweden is one of the few countries that have removed the dental health recommendation to give prophylactic antibiotics to people at a higher risk of infection of the heart valves, so-called infective endocarditis.

By |2022-05-19T13:56:27+00:00May 19th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Less antibiotic use in dentistry gave no increase in endocarditis

Researchers take important step towards development of biological dental enamel

There is no natural alternative to synthetic filling materials, but a new 3D model with human dental stem cells could change this in the future.

By |2022-05-19T13:54:25+00:00May 19th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Researchers take important step towards development of biological dental enamel

How oral bacteria suppress protection against viral growth

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.

By |2022-02-09T11:50:19+00:00February 9th, 2022|News|Comments Off on How oral bacteria suppress protection against viral growth

Poor oral health may increase risk of severe Covid-19 for cardiac patients

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.

By |2022-02-09T11:47:58+00:00February 9th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Poor oral health may increase risk of severe Covid-19 for cardiac patients

Top five “must have” design features for a child’s electric toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes can remove up to twice as much plaque as a manual brush, so one could be seen as a good investment.

By |2022-02-09T11:43:50+00:00February 9th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Top five “must have” design features for a child’s electric toothbrush

Disarming a blood-clotting protein prevents gum disease in mice

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.

By |2022-01-05T15:21:46+00:00January 5th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Disarming a blood-clotting protein prevents gum disease in mice