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Stress in pregnancy may raise risk for dental caries in offspring »

Stress during pregnancy has been associated with a number of poor health implications for offspring, including low birthweight and increased risk of asthma and allergies. But for the first time, a new study suggests chronic stress in pregnancy may increase a child’s risk for dental caries. ... »

Oct 3, 2015 04:16 PM | Rank headline

Enamel evolved in the skin and colonized the teeth much later »

When did the enamel that covers our teeth evolve? And where in the body did this tissue first appear? In a new study, researchers combined data from two very different research fields — paleontology and genomics — to arrive at a clear but unexpected answer to this question: enamel originated in the skin and colonized [...] ... »

Sep 26, 2015 09:44 PM | Rank headline

Oral mucosal cells help to cure blindness »

Findings from the University of Oslo give hope to individuals suffering from impaired vision due to stem cell deficiency of the cornea. Using cells harvested from the patient’s mouth, researchers have been able to grow new tissue that, once transplanted into the damaged eye, helps to restore sight and eliminate pain from the cornea. ... »

Sep 24, 2015 04:14 PM | Rank headline

Ebstien barr virus »

The Epstein-Barr virus is known to effect the central nervous system in some rare cases. When the virus does cause symptoms, they generally resolve in less than 2 months, though the virus remains in the body for life in a dormant state. ... »

Sep 20, 2015 12:01 PM | Rank headline

Interview: “We need to stay open-minded to new crazy ideas” »

The concept of osseointegration has been applied to dental implants for several decades. As an orthopaedic surgeon and engineer, Dr Rickard Brånemark has continued the work of his father by adapting the concept to the treatment of amputees. In an interview with Dental Tribune Online, Brånemark explains the benefits and future possibilities of osseointegrated amputation [...] ... »

Sep 19, 2015 09:23 AM | Rank headline

Tiny silica particles could be used to repair damaged teeth, research shows »

The study, published in the Journal of Dentistry, shows how sub-micron silica particles can be prepared to deliver important compounds into damaged teeth through tubules in the dentine. The tiny particles can be bound to compounds ranging from calcium tooth building materials to antimicrobials that prevent infection. ... »

Sep 18, 2015 05:49 PM | Rank headline

Work absenteeism by parents because of oral conditions in preschool children »

Other oral conditions that do not generally cause pain, such as dental caries with a low degree of severity or inactive dental caries and uncomplicated TDI, were not associated with parents’ or guardians’ work absenteeism of preschool children. It is concluded that toothache, avulsion, luxation and a low degree of mother’s schooling are associated with [...] ... »

Sep 17, 2015 11:13 AM | Rank headline

Study evaluates prosthetic rehabilitation in head and neck cancer patients »

Radiation therapy and ablative surgery, the primary treatment for head and neck cancer, often leave patients’ orofacial functions majorly impaired and can have side-effects, such as salivary hypofunction, taste disturbances and pathology of the masticatory muscles. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have now analysed whether different prosthetic reconstructions improve oral function and therefore affect [...] ... »

Sep 15, 2015 01:42 PM | Rank headline

Dental research effort aims to stem India’s oral cancer problem »

New work has resulted in innovative techniques that utilize some of the world’s most sophisticated lasers to noninvasively probe into mouth lesions to determine the growth of cancerous cells and eradicate them. Now, this focus is on stemming India’s oral cancer problem with a portable diagnostic device. ... »

Sep 11, 2015 06:23 AM | Rank headline

Can Stress Weaken your Teeth? »

Have you ever wondered whether or not stress can weaken your teeth? The answer is yes. Too much stress can wreak havoc on your gums, teeth and mouth. You can take a few steps to keep your overall health under control while you are under stress, however, and this includes your mouth. By now you [...] ... »

Sep 9, 2015 12:01 PM | Rank headline
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