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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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