dental health

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The findings suggest that periodontal disease, a common but preventable gum infection, may kick start Alzheimer’s… Read more

Individuals who have slender lower faces are 25 percent more likely to be left-handed, according to a study published this week by a dentistry researcher from the University of Washington. The surprising finding came from three surveys comprising 13,536 people in the United States. People having slender jaws commonly have a lower jaw that bites… Read more

A new material could positively impact millions of dental patients by allowing dental fillings that help heal teeth when they are injured from dental disease or dental surgery. Researchers from the University of Nottingham and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University have developed therapeutic synthetic, light-curable, biomaterials for dental treatments that support native dental stem… Read more

A new strain of bacteria in the mouth may be a way to keep bad bacteria in check, and could lead to a way to prevent cavities using probiotics. While developing an effective oral probiotic will require more research, a possible candidate organism has been identified: a previously unidentified strain of Streptococcus, currently called A12… Read more