According to a study by West Virginia University School of Dentistry researchers, children with higher concentrations of perfluorodecanoic acid are more likely to get caries than the general pediatric population.
Using e-cigarettes (or vaping) changes the oral microbiome and increases the risk for infection, according to research released by New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry.
Patients with dental anxiety may find it easier to get comfortable in the dental chair thanks to the development of a bioactive peptide that would replace traditional methods of treating caries.
Patients are most comfortable discussing demographics and answering standard dental questions with oral health professionals, but are less comfortable answering questions about trauma, stress and behavioral patterns.
Cancer patients experiencing xerostomia may benefit from acupuncture treatment during the radiation stages of therapy.
A systematic review and meta-analysis suggest better-conducted longitudinal studies are needed to establish a possible causal link between metabolic syndrome and tooth loss.
Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, new research suggests a system-based approach is needed to improve oral health outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
A study led by researchers at King’s College London has found soft drinks to be a common factor in obesity and tooth wear.