Periodontal diseases have long been defined as bacterial infections involving dental plaque made of polymicrobial communities. Current knowledge, however, suggests they are complex, multifactorial diseases whose signs and symptoms are…
A two-part study from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry in Vancouver, Canada, indicates individuals living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) encounter difficulties accessing much-needed oral health care.
Aged garlic extract (AGE) may play a role in the treatment of gingivitis, according to researchers at Jerusalem Hebrew University’s Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Israel.
Children who experience trauma early in life may be at greater risk for tooth loss in their older years, according to a University of Michigan (U-M) study. The paper, “A Life Course Approach to Total Tooth Loss: Testing the Sensitive…
A new study has found US dentists are more likely to prescribe opioids than their British counterparts. According to researchers, American dentists wrote 37 times as many opioid prescriptions as British dentists in 2016—1.4 million…
A paper published in Pediatrics has found genetic makeup does not predispose individuals to dental caries.
Warning patients of their risks of periodontal diseases may improve their oral hygiene, according to a study published in the Journal of Periodontology.
Patients who switched to a plant-based, whole food diet experienced a reduction in gingivitis, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.