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Also termed caries, tooth decay refers to the destruction of the hard white enamel on the surface of teeth that protects the inner pulp and nerves inside from the elements. This causes exposure of the inner nerves to hot and cold food or drink which leads to pain.
Dental fillings contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, research shows

Dental fillings contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, research shows

Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from the University of Georgia's department of environmental health science in the College of Public Health. [More]
Professor Robert Hill presents first data on dental fillings for smart repair of tooth decay

Professor Robert Hill presents first data on dental fillings for smart repair of tooth decay

The first data on dental fillings that can actively repair tooth decay is presented by Professor Robert Hill. Professor Hill is Chair of Physical Sciences at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London and co-founder and director of research at BioMin Technologies. [More]
Study highlights how warning labels on sugary drinks influence purchasing intentions of teenagers

Study highlights how warning labels on sugary drinks influence purchasing intentions of teenagers

Teens are more than 15 percent less likely to say they would purchase soft drinks and other sugary drinks that include health warning labels, according to a new study led by researchers at the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Tips to help older adults maintain lifelong oral health

Tips to help older adults maintain lifelong oral health

Seventy million people in this country - 20 percent of the US population -- will be 65 or older by 2030. If you're one of them, you probably think often about how to stay as fit and healthy as possible. But, you may not be giving as much thought to the health of your teeth. [More]
Video selfies of tooth-brushing can help improve oral health care techniques, study shows

Video selfies of tooth-brushing can help improve oral health care techniques, study shows

Recording smart phone video "selfies" of tooth-brushing can help people learn to improve their oral health care techniques, according to a new study. [More]
New research shows kids may harbor oral microbes from other nonrelative children

New research shows kids may harbor oral microbes from other nonrelative children

New ongoing research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Biology and School of Dentistry is showing more evidence that children may receive oral microbes from other, nonrelative children. [More]
Penn researchers use iron-containing nanoparticles to reduce plaque and prevent tooth decay

Penn researchers use iron-containing nanoparticles to reduce plaque and prevent tooth decay

The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can "hide" within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold. [More]
New home-based intervention aims to improve health outcomes of children of South Asian immigrants

New home-based intervention aims to improve health outcomes of children of South Asian immigrants

More than one-third of Bronx residents are born outside of the United States. Often separated from family, challenged by language barriers, unfamiliar with health resources, and burdened by poverty, they are at high risk for health problems. And these risks extend to their young children. [More]
Survey finds regular sports drinks consumption among children

Survey finds regular sports drinks consumption among children

A high proportion of 12-14 year olds are regularly consuming sports drinks socially, increasing their risk of obesity and tooth erosion, concludes a Cardiff University School of Dentistry survey. [More]
Children acquire bacterium linked to tooth decay from intra- and extra-familial sources

Children acquire bacterium linked to tooth decay from intra- and extra-familial sources

Research presented at the ASM Microbe research meeting provides compelling evidence that children acquire Streptococcus mutans, the bacterium most frequently associated with dental caries, from intra- and extra-familial sources besides their mother. [More]
Scientists map core genes involved during DNA uptake in strep bacteria

Scientists map core genes involved during DNA uptake in strep bacteria

Bacteria possess the ability to take up DNA from their environment, a skill that enables them to acquire new genes for antibiotic resistance or to escape the immune response. Scientists have now mapped the core set of genes that are consistently controlled during DNA uptake in strep bacteria, and they hope the finding will allow them to cut off the microbes' ability to survive what doctors and nature can throw at them. [More]
New BioMinF toothpaste ingredient helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity

New BioMinF toothpaste ingredient helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity

A new toothpaste ingredient which puts back the lost minerals from tooth enamel and helps prevent decay and treat sensitivity while you sleep is available online and from specialist dental distributors now. It is expected to be available through high street stores by the end of the year. [More]
Smoking drastically alters oral microbiome, study finds

Smoking drastically alters oral microbiome, study finds

Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people's mouths. This is the finding of a study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center to be published online March 25 in the ISME (International Society for Microbial Ecology) Journal. [More]
Automated techniques could dramatically accelerate antimicrobial discovery

Automated techniques could dramatically accelerate antimicrobial discovery

The antimicrobial arsenal that we count on to save millions of lives each year is alarmingly thin--and these microbes are rapidly evolving resistance to our weapons. But help may be on the way: In a study posted in the AMB Express, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology show that automated techniques commonly used to screen new drugs for mammalian cell toxicity could also dramatically speed up the challenging task of antimicrobial discovery. [More]
Researchers find link between untreated dental caries, tooth retention and food intake limitations

Researchers find link between untreated dental caries, tooth retention and food intake limitations

Today at the 45th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, researcher Hongjun Yin, DB Consulting Group, Inc., Alpharetta, Ga., USA, will present a study titled "Tooth Loss and Untreated Caries Predict Food Intake Limitations." The AADR Annual Meeting is being held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research [More]
Simple diagnostic liquid offers a pain-free method for detecting tooth decay

Simple diagnostic liquid offers a pain-free method for detecting tooth decay

The days of the dreaded dental drill-and-fill as the standard solution for tooth decay may be numbered if a discovery by a Creighton University School of Dentistry professor continues to advance. [More]
Better understanding link between oral bacteria and certain types of stroke

Better understanding link between oral bacteria and certain types of stroke

In a study of patients entering the hospital for acute stroke, researchers have increased their understanding of an association between certain types of stroke and the presence of the oral bacteria (cnm-positive Streptococcus mutans). [More]
PDA encourages parents to help children develop healthy oral health habits

PDA encourages parents to help children develop healthy oral health habits

February once again brings National Children's Dental Health Month, an oral health campaign that helps educate children about the importance of maintaining good oral health and developing healthy habits that will carry into adulthood. [More]
Chattem’s ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash designated as 2016 Product of the Year

Chattem’s ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash designated as 2016 Product of the Year

Chattem Inc., the U.S. consumer healthcare division of Sanofi, announced today that its ACT® Advanced Care™ Mouthwash has been named 2016 Product of the Year, the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. [More]
Parents need to take active role in oral health of children

Parents need to take active role in oral health of children

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, an opportunity for parents of toddlers, young children or teenagers to explore questions about keeping your child's teeth clean, your child's first dental visit or how to protect children's smiles. [More]
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