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Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease News

Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease News

A recent study provides critical insight and points to possible treatments for this disease and better understanding of other neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Brush Your Teeth And Protect Your Heart

Brush Your Teeth And Protect Your Heart

Brushing teeth frequently is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, says a new study.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Senior Oral Health: Perception Influences Seeking Treatment

Senior Oral Health: Perception Influences Seeking Treatment

Researchers recently took a look at how senior citizens perceive the importance of their oral health. And the answer can make the difference whether they seek treatment or not.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Can Dental Stem Cells Generate Milk-Producing Cells?

Can Dental Stem Cells Generate Milk-Producing Cells?

Since these cells can replace damaged cells, they represent a good alternative to classical medical treatments for tissue regeneration - and may even allow the formation of entire tissues and organs in the future.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Ancient Molars: What Newly Discovered Fossils Have To Say

Ancient Molars:  What Newly Discovered Fossils Have To Say

A recent study a 160,000-year-old archaic human molar fossil discovered in China offers the first morphological evidence of interbreeding between archaic humans and Homo sapiens in Asia.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Link Between Obesity And Tooth Wear

Link Between Obesity And Tooth Wear

A study published in the journal Clinical Oral Investigations reveals that sugar-sweetened acidic drinks, such as soft drinks, are also the common factor between obesity and tooth wear among adults.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Dental News: Are Antibiotics Necessary For Toothaches?

Dental News: Are Antibiotics Necessary For Toothaches?

A new guideline indicates that in most cases antibiotics are not recommended for toothaches.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

How Special Sensory Cells In The Gums Protect Against Periodontitis

How Special Sensory Cells In The Gums Protect Against Periodontitis

Special gum cells that trigger the immune system to control the amount and type of bacteria in the mouth could one day lead to personalized dental treatments against gum disease.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Virtual Dental Care Growing In Popularity

A new Dentavox Survey shows that the demand for these remote dentistry services is on the rise.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

A Closer Look At Early Human Species’ Teeth

Researchers have discovered previously unknown breastfeeding patterns of an extinct early human species by studying their two-million-year-old teeth.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Can Antibacterial Fillings Combat Recurring Tooth Decay?

Researchers have found potent antibacterial capabilities in dental restoratives – also known as filling materials.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Call For Radical Reform Of Oral Healthcare

A new special series on oral health presents an “urgent need for radical reform” of oral healthcare to prioritize prevention and integrate dentistry into primary care.
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