Medical researchers have found that there is insufficient evidence to recommend the routine use of antibiotics for joint replacement patients.
Opinions of the tooth fairy as kind and giving may need to be revised following “mounting reports of less child-friendly activity,” according to a new paper.
Heavy coffee drinkers have a lower chance of dying from oral cancer, says new research but a dentist is still not ready to recommend coffee drinking to his patients.
By blocking a molecular receptor that bacteria normally target to cause chronic gum disease, or periodontitis, scientists have demonstrated an ability in a mouse model to both prevent periodontitis from developing and halt the progression of the disease once it has already developed.
Men in their thirties who had inflamed gums caused by severe periodontal disease were three times more likely to suffer from erection problems, according to a new study.
Health scientists have long disputed the role of vitamin D in preventing tooth decay. A new review of existing studies suggests that vitamin D may indeed have a role in tooth health. The review encompassed 24 controlled clinical trials from the 1920s to the 1980s. About 3,000 children in several countries participated. Vitamin D levels in many populations are declining while dental caries in children are increasing.
The father acts as an intermediary for dentist fear between both mother and children. Fear of visiting the dentist is a frequent problem in pediatric dentistry. A new study confirms the emotional transmission of dentist fear among family members and analyses the different roles that mothers and fathers might play.
Obesity and dental cavities increase and become epidemic as children living below the poverty level age, according to nurse researchers.
Nisin, a common food preservative, may slow or stop squamous cell head and neck cancers, a new study found.
A partnership between a New York City dental school and a local foster care agency has provided consistent dental care to more than 650 children, and may serve as a model for other dental school program curriculums.