A research team from the University of Würzburg presents this novelty in the journal Nature Communications.
Worldwide, people are eating far too much sugar. This has negative consequences for their teeth and for their purses: seen at the global level, the costs of dental treatment are currently running at around $172 billion (€128 billion). These are the results of a joint study conducted by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Biotechnology Research and Information Network AG (BRAIN AG) published in the International Journal of Dental Research.
University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have created a small molecule that prevents or impedes tooth cavities in a preclinical model. The inhibitor blocks the function of a key virulence enzyme in an oral bacterium, a molecular sabotage that is akin to throwing a monkey wrench into machinery to jam the gears.
A study published online in The FASEB Journal delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere.
An ice cold drink is refreshing in the summer, but for people with sensitive teeth, it can cause a painful jolt in the mouth. This condition can be treated, but many current approaches don't last long. Now researchers report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces the development of a new material with an extract from green tea that could fix this problem -- and help prevent cavities in these susceptible patients.
Postmenopausal women who have a history of gum disease also have a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study of more than 65,000 women that's also the first to report an association between gum disease and gallbladder cancer risk.
Periodontal disease was associated with increased risk of several types of cancer in postmenopausal women, even in women who had never smoked.
Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined the prevalence of periodontitis in postmenopausal women.
People with diabetes are susceptible to periodontitis, a gum infection that can result in tooth loss. New research led by Dana Graves of the University of Pennsylvania helps explain why: Diabetes triggers changes in the oral microbiome that enhance inflammation and the risk of bone loss
Researchers centered at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) delivered the influence of masticatory stimulus on brain function in order to establish the molecular basis of new treatments and preventive measures for memory/learning dysfunction.