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Bacteria are competitive by nature, reveals recent study

July 30, 2018 | News

NEW HAVEN, Conn., U.S.: With between 100 and 200 different strains of bacteria in the human mouth at any one time, the oral cavity can be a highly contested space. In a new study, scientists have suggested that the effects of antibiotics on particular bacterial communities throughout the entire body depend on whether neighboring species have competitive or cooperative relationships, as well as their spatial arrangement.

Nanostructured surface reduces bacterial growth, accelerates post implantation wound healing

July 25, 2018 | News

KARLSRUHE, Germany: Micro- and nanotechnology are gaining importance in the medical field and particularly in implantology. Dental implants provide a great way of improving patients’ quality of life. However, the risk of inflammation still exists and could, at worst, lead to the removal of a patient’s implant. To address this issue, researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), together with experts in dental implants, have now developed a nanostructured surface that reduces the growth of bacteria to accelerate wound healing after implantation.

Trefoil concept travels to Easter Island on a humanitarian mission

July 23, 2018 | News

RAPA NUI, Chile: Dental implantology experts and the Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation (FOR) have taken a new treatment solution for edentulism to Rapa Nui, one of the most isolated inhabited locations in the world, also known as Easter Island. The island is home to a population of less than 8,000 and primarily one resident dentist serves the community. Consequently, dental services are limited, and many inhabitants are faced with severe financial restrictions too. In response to this need for care, Dr. Rubén Rosenberg partnered with FOR expert network member Dr. Kenji Higuchi to initiate this project.

Periodontal disease linked to initiation of rheumatoid arthritis

July 8, 2018 | News

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: In recent years, increasing attention has been given to aspects of oral health in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), especially related to associations with periodontal disease. The results of a study conducted at the University of Leeds in the UK, and recently presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) in Amsterdam, demonstrated increased levels of periodontal disease and disease-causing bacteria in individuals at risk of RA.

Back to Basics at the 20th IPS post-graduate convention

July 8, 2018 | Events | News

Chennai, India : The 20 Indian Prosthodontic Society (IPS) National post graduate convention was held at Chettinad Dental College, Chennai, on 6 to 8 July 2018. The scientific extravaganza was themed as back to basics, structured to the present day needs. Over 1800 delegates from across the country participated in the event.

Mercury release from dental amalgam fillings possible on exposure to high strength MRI

July 7, 2018 | News

OAK BROOK, Ill., U.S./ANTALYA, Turkey: Exposure to ultrahigh -strength MRI may release toxic mercury from amalgam fillings in teeth, the Radiological Society of North America has cautioned. The warning is in reference to the findings of a new study conducted by Turkish researchers.

Health labels may deter people from buying sugary drinks, study finds

June 19, 2018 | News

MELBOURNE, Australia: In an effort to deter people from smoking, cigarette packets are labelled with warnings and graphic images. In a new study, researchers from Australia’s Deakin University have investigated whether a similar labelling approach could dissuade people from buying sugary drinks. They found that young adults were less likely to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages that had health labels.

Poor dental health may indicate diabetes risk

June 18, 2018 | News

CHICAGO, U.S.: An interaction between diabetes and oral health has been investigated by numerous studies, and according to U.S. researchers, a link between diabetes and periodontal disease and dental caries was suggested as far back as the 1930s. In a poster presented at the recent Endocrine Society annual meeting, the researchers presented the results of their study on the impact of glucose tolerance on dental health in a representative population in the U.S. The main finding was that dental diseases may precede the development of diabetes.

Innovative coating on dental appliances prevents bacterial growth

June 6, 2018 | News

SEOUL, South Korea: Nearly five million people each year seek orthodontic treatment in USA and Canada, says American Association of Orthodontists. This includes fixed orthodontic appliances and aligners, whose materials are prone to bacterial contamination. However, researchers from Yonsei and Kyung Hee universities in Seoul have now reported that they have developed a film that reduces bacterial growth on dental appliances.

‘World No Tobacco Day’ focuses on the heart of the problem

May 31, 2018 | News

Every year the 31st of May is observed as the World No Tobacco Day around the world to educate people about the ill effects of tobacco and to help them kick the habit. The theme for this year is Tobacco breaks heart.

Higuchi receives Nobel Biocare Branemark Osseointegration Award

May 18, 2018 | News

Dr. Kenji W. Higuchi, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Spokane, Wash., is the 11th recipient of the Nobel Biocare Branemark Osseointegration Award. This annual award bestowed by the Osseointegration Foundation (OF), the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), honors an individual whose impact on implant dentistry is exemplary in any or all of the foundation’s mission categories: research, education and charitable causes.

Alcohol consumption increases oral disease causing bacteria, Recent study

May 17, 2018 | News

NEW YORK, U.S.: Many people enjoy a drink, and now researchers from the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine have identified that alcohol consumption affects the oral microbiome. In their study, they found that men and women who had one or more alcoholic drinks per day had an overabundance of oral bacteria associated with periodontal disease, some cancers and heart disease.

Acupuncture reduces anxiety in dental patients, observes a study

May 14, 2018 | News

YORK, UK: Fear of the dentist is something some people suffer from more than others. With multiple reasons for dental anxiety and its effects, there is however limited research on its impact and possible treatment methods. Researchers from the University of York have recently reviewed a number of studies on treating dental anxiety with acupuncture, and observed positive results.

Fluoride varnish application aids in prevention and progression of caries in children

May 12, 2018 | News

COLOGNE, Germany: Whereas caries in adults and adolescents in Germany is declining, research has found that about 14 per cent of 3-year-olds in the country have cavities in their primary dentition. According to a report by the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), fluoride varnish is effective in remineralisation of the tooth surface and prevents the development and progression of caries.

Resistance to anti-fungal drugs increased seen in severe childhood dental caries

May 11, 2018 | News

PHILADELPHIA, U.S.: Some young children experience severe dental caries that resists normal therapies. According to a recent study carried out by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, such tooth decay is associated with dental biofilms containing fungi and bacteria. It demonstrated how the sticky matrix produced by plaque bacteria acts as a shield, protecting yeasts from antifungals. However, the research made new findings that point to a way around this defense.

Tooth loss in Middle-aged is linked to increased coronary heart disease risk

May 2, 2018 | News

NEW ORLEANS, U.S.: Losing two or more teeth in middle age is associated with increased cardiovascular disease risk, according to preliminary research. The findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s 2018 Epidemiology and Prevention Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in population-based cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs provide more effective dental pain relief

May 2, 2018 | News

CLEVELAND, U.S.: Effective pain management is of utmost importance to dental practitioners. Opioid and nonopioid analgesic agents are among the commonly prescribed medications to manage patients with dental pain. However, according to a new examination of the results of 460 published studies, opioids are not among the most effective or longest-lasting options for relief from acute dental pain.

3-D printed and drug filled dentures can now keep infections away

May 2, 2018 | News

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Statistically speaking, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. denture-wearing population suffer frequent fungal infections leading to denture stomatitis. Seen with typical inflammation, redness and swelling in the mouth.

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