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Less antibiotic use in dentistry gave no increase in endocarditis

Sweden is one of the few countries that have removed the dental health recommendation to give prophylactic antibiotics to people at a higher risk of infection of the heart valves, so-called infective endocarditis.

By |May 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Less antibiotic use in dentistry gave no increase in endocarditis

Nocturnal teeth grinding can damage temporomandibular joints

Nocturnal teeth grinding and clenching of the upper and lower jaw are known as sleep bruxism and can have consequences for health.

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Researchers take important step towards development of biological dental enamel

There is no natural alternative to synthetic filling materials, but a new 3D model with human dental stem cells could change this in the future.

By |May 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Researchers take important step towards development of biological dental enamel

How oral bacteria suppress protection against viral growth

Researchers from the University of Louisville (UofL) School of Dentistry in the US and their colleagues have discovered details of how proteins produced by oral epithelial cells protect humans against viruses entering the body through the mouth.

By |February 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How oral bacteria suppress protection against viral growth

Poor oral health may increase risk of severe Covid-19 for cardiac patients

Previous studies have linked poor oral hygiene with hyper-inflammation and cardiovascular disease.

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Top five “must have” design features for a child’s electric toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes can remove up to twice as much plaque as a manual brush, so one could be seen as a good investment.

By |February 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top five “must have” design features for a child’s electric toothbrush

Disarming a blood-clotting protein prevents gum disease in mice

Blocking the function of a blood-clotting protein prevented bone loss from periodontal (gum) disease in mice, according to research led by scientists at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in the USA.

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Obesity raises the risk of gum disease by inflating growth of bone-destroying cells

Chronic inflammation caused by obesity may trigger the development of cells that break down bone tissue, including the bone that holds teeth in place, according to new University at Buffalo (UB) research that sought to improve understanding of the connection between obesity and gum disease.

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A chewing gum that could reduce Covid-19 transmission

A chewing gum laced with a plant-grown protein serves as a "trap" for the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) virus, reducing viral load in saliva and potentially tamping down transmission, according to a new study.

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Covid-19: Study shows benefits of local exhaust ventilation in dental settings

One of the main ways in which Covid-19 is communicated is through airborne respiratory droplets—droplets that can be dispersed as a result of dental procedures.

By |December 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Covid-19: Study shows benefits of local exhaust ventilation in dental settings