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Are Your Gums Saying Something About Your Dementia Risk?

Are Your Gums Saying Something About Your Dementia Risk?

A recent study suggests that gum disease may be associated with mild cognitive impairment and dementia 20 years later.
Scientists Improve Root Canal Efficiency With Physics

Scientists Improve Root Canal Efficiency With Physics

Scientists from China and the U.S. recently used computational fluid dynamics to determine the effect of temperature on root canal cleaning efficiency.
Is Your Toothbrush Sustainable?

Is Your Toothbrush Sustainable?

Researchers recently examined the sustainability of different models of the most commonly used oral health product - the toothbrush - to ascertain which is best for the planet and associated human health.
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.
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