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Older Dental Patients Inappropriately Prescribed Opioids

Older Dental Patients Inappropriately Prescribed Opioids

A significant proportion of older patients receiving opioids at dental visits also use psychotropic medications, which can be a potentially harmful combination,
Coronavirus Increases Teeth Grinding And Facial Pain Due To Stress And Anxiety

Coronavirus Increases Teeth Grinding And Facial Pain Due To Stress And Anxiety

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Stress and anxiety experienced by the general population during Israel's first lockdown brought about a significant rise in orofacial and jaw pain, as well as jaw-clenching in the daytime and teeth-grinding at night, reports a study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine.

Can Mouthwashes And Oral Rinses Inactivate Human Coronavirus?

Can Mouthwashes And Oral Rinses Inactivate Human Coronavirus?

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Certain oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to inactivate human coronaviruses. Some of these products might be useful for reducing the viral load - amount of virus - in the mouth after infection and may help to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Dental News: Most Dentists Have Experienced Aggression From Patients

Dental News: Most Dentists Have Experienced Aggression From Patients

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts 

A new study published in the 
Journal of the American Dental Association states that roughly half of U.S. dentists experienced verbal or reputational aggression by patients in the past year. Nearly one in four endured physical aggression. The study - led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry - is the first to document aggression toward dentists in the U.S.
Older Dental Patients Inappropriately Prescribed Opioids

Older Dental Patients Inappropriately Prescribed Opioids

A significant proportion of older patients receiving opioids at dental visits also use psychotropic medications, which can be a potentially harmful combination.
COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists Less Than One Percent

COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists Less Than One Percent

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Less than one percent of dentists nationwide were found to be COVID-19 positive, says a report published by The Journal of the American Dental Association. The researchers with the ADA Science and Research Institute and Health Policy Institute based in Chicago are continuing to collect and will report infection rate data on dentists and have added hygienists to their ongoing survey in collaboration with the American Dental Hygienists Association.

Ancient Teeth News: Tiny Teeth Reveal First Mammals Lived Like Reptiles

Ancient Teeth News: Tiny Teeth Reveal First Mammals Lived Like Reptiles

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Researchers from the University of Bristol, UK and University of Helsinki, Finland suggest that 200 million-year-old teeth belonging to the earliest mammals functioned like their cold-blooded counterparts - reptiles, leading less active but much longer lives. This marks the first time palaeontologists have been able to study the physiologies of early fossil mammals directly, and revises what was previously believed about our earliest ancestors.
Oral Cancer News: Pain Predicts Likelihood Of Cancer Spreading

Oral Cancer News: Pain Predicts Likelihood Of Cancer Spreading

Previous research has suggested that patients with metastatic oral cancer - cancer that spreads beyond the mouth - experience more pain than those whose cancer has not spread.
Can You Stop Tooth Decay Without Killing Bacteria?

Can You Stop Tooth Decay Without Killing Bacteria?

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts 

The mouth contains more than 700 species of bacteria. Soon after a cleaning, these bacteria stick to teeth and begin multiplying.

Eating sugar or other carbohydrates also causes bacteria to quickly rebuild this tough and sticky biofilm and to produce acids that corrode tooth enamel. The microbes gradually form a tough film that can’t easily be removed by brushing.

 

 

Dental Safety: Using Polymers To Shield Hazardous Mist

Dental Safety: Using Polymers To Shield Hazardous Mist

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

The flying mist in a dentist's office given off by spinning and vibrating tools could potentially contain a virus or some other pathogen and be a health hazard.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago recently studied the viscoelastic properties of food-grade polymers and the findings were published in Physics of Fluids.

A Closer Look At Regenerating Teeth And Dental Tissue

A Closer Look At Regenerating Teeth And Dental Tissue

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Researchers with King's College London Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences recently pinpointed why mice don't have replacement teeth by comparing gene expression in the dental lamina, the area that forms the teeth, of the mouse and the minipig, which has two sets of teeth.
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