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Heartburn drugs may have unexpected benefits on gum disease

The use of heartburn medication is associated with decreased severity of gum disease, according to a recent University at Buffalo (UB) study.

By |December 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Heartburn drugs may have unexpected benefits on gum disease

Baby teeth may one day help identify kids at risk for mental disorders later in life

Teeth contain growth lines that may reveal clues about childhood experiences.

By |December 6th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Baby teeth may one day help identify kids at risk for mental disorders later in life

Occupational risk of dentists examined in new study

The widespread availability of vaccines in developed nations has significantly changed the risk of dentists contracting Covid-19 in a workplace setting.

By |November 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Occupational risk of dentists examined in new study

The tooth on how the pandemic has affected our smiles

Survey data collected by the Oral Health Foundation and Align Technology has found the impact of the pandemic on the way UK adults view their smiles.

By |November 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The tooth on how the pandemic has affected our smiles

New technique helps researchers understand how acid damages teeth

The University of Surrey and the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham have developed a new technique to improve understanding of how acid damages teeth at the microstructural level.

By |November 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New technique helps researchers understand how acid damages teeth

IDS 2021 attracted 23,000 visitors from 114 countries

A total of 830 companies from 59 countries participated in the International Dental Show (IDS) 2021 in a gross exhibition space of 115,000 m² in Cologne, Germany.

By |October 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on IDS 2021 attracted 23,000 visitors from 114 countries

Smart dental implants

Researchers are developing a smart dental implant that resists bacterial growth and generates its own electricity through chewing and brushing to power a tissue-rejuvenating light.

By |October 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Smart dental implants

Links between oral microbiome, genetic variations and periodontitis examined in new study

Since periodontitis (gum disease) has been linked to systemic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, research is continually being conducted to better understand its causes.

By |October 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Links between oral microbiome, genetic variations and periodontitis examined in new study

Fighting Covid-19 with mouthwashes—study adds to evidence of efficacy

Mouthwashes that contain
cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) have been found to reduce by at least one
thousand times the infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in vitro.
Researchers in Spain tested CPC-containing mouthwashes against variants of
SARS-CoV-2, including the Alpha variant, and said that such mouth rinses could
constitute a cost-effective measure to aid in the reduction of viral
transmission.

In the study, the researchers
pointed out that cases with a higher SARS-CoV-2 viral load in the saliva are
associated with higher transmission rates of the virus. They said that, if
proved effective in reducing the SARS-CoV-2 viral load, the use of easily
obtainable at-home oral care products could represent a globally accessible and
cost-effective measure to disrupt the viral transmission chain.

The study focused on the effect of
CPC, which has previously been shown to exhibit antiviral activity against
viruses such as the influenza viruses. The researchers tested three Dentaid
CPC-containing mouthwashes with different intended uses. The CPC-containing
mouthwashes were compared with vehicles containing the same respective
formulation without CPC, and it was found that the CPC-containing mouthwashes disrupted
the integrity of the viral membrane and inhibited the entry of SARS-CoV-2 into
target cells.

The researchers wrote: “CPC has
antiviral activity against different variants of SARS-CoV-2, and this compound
exerts its activity by blocking viral entry by inhibiting viral fusion on
target cells. CPC acts by disrupting the integrity of the viral envelope, as
previously shown for influenza virus and it equally affects distinct
SARS-CoV-2 variants”.

From: https://eu.dental-tribune.com/news/fighting-sars-cov-2-with-mouthwashes-study-adds-to-evidence-of-efficacy/

By |September 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fighting Covid-19 with mouthwashes—study adds to evidence of efficacy

Study finds teledentistry a valid substitute for in-person initial consultations

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted
in the widespread adoption of videoconferencing tools in many industries, and
dentistry is no exception. A new study has found that, for triage purposes and
initial consultations, teledentistry has a relatively high acceptance rate
among dentists and patients alike.

The study was led by an
interdisciplinary team of periodontists and psychologists from King’s College
London, who set out to measure dental professionals’ and patients’ attitudes
towards teledentistry and how these services could be improved. Before and
after video consultations between July 1 and December 14, 2020, a series of
questionnaires were answered by the 228 individuals who participated.

Overall, 75.7% of the patients
surveyed strongly agreed that they were comfortable accessing a dental
consultation via video rather than attending an in-person dental check-up.
Almost 80% of patients stated that they would recommend the video consultation.
Whereas 77.4% of all respondents stated that they perceived video consultations
to be either extremely or somewhat helpful prior to their appointments, this
figure jumped to 87.1% after their appointments had been conducted.

There were some marked differences
between the perceptions of different dental specialists regarding the
helpfulness of teledentistry—perceptions that shifted once an appointment had
taken place. Whereas 23.5% of periodontists believed a video appointment would
not be helpful prior to it having taken place, 35.2% deemed it unhelpful post appointment.
In contrast, 76.9% of restorative specialists thought, pre-appointment, that a
virtual check-up would prove to be unhelpful. Post-appointment, this number
dropped down to 30.8%.

From: https://www.dental-tribune.com/news/study-finds-teledentistry-a-valid-substitute-for-in-person-initial-consultations/

By |September 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Study finds teledentistry a valid substitute for in-person initial consultations