At-home test designed to detect gum disease

Engineers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have developed a new device that can warn consumers about early risks of tooth decay from diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis.

Vaping threatens oral health as much as smoking, warns federation

For years, it has been known that smoking can contribute to serious damage on gum and oral health, with smokers having more gum diseases, more tooth loss, and increased levels of oral cancer. It has...

Tracking periodontal disease to improve diagnosis and treatment

Researchers from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry have developed computer algorithms to track periodontal disease change, which could help dentists and periodontists...

Common diabetes drug could treat gum disease and help you age healthier 

In their latest publication in the Journal of Translational Medicine, a team of researchers at...

Adding a natural molecule to toothpaste and mouthwash may help prevent cavities

Most of the world's population either chronically suffers from plaque and dental cavities or will develop them at some point in their lives. Toothpaste, mouthwashes, and regular checkups do their...

Artificial intelligence used for the early detection of gum inflammation

A groundbreaking study led by researchers at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with multiple international institutions, has successfully demonstrated the...

Dietary restrictions could reduce gum disease

New research from King’s College London has emerged that shows calorie restriction (500-1300 calories per day) could be used to reduce gum disease.

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Antibiotic-delivery system to target aggressive gum infections in adolescents

Lehigh University researcher Angela Brown and her team were recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to pursue a novel treatment alternative. 

Study reveals that soft gums are more prone to inflammation

A group of scientists from Tohoku University have discovered that gingiva stiffness influences the properties of gingival fibroblasts, which in turn affects whether inflammation is likely to occur and...

Chronic joint pain and gum disease linked, suggests new research

Vicky Yao, a computational biologist at Rice University, discovered the link when she found traces of bacteria associated with periodontal disease in samples collected from rheumatoid...

Severe dental problems in children rising

According to Swedish researchers, up to 20 per cent of children have a particularly virulent strain of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) in their mouths, which has a greater-than-usual ability to cause...

Gum disease linked to heart arrhythmia

According to a Hiroshima University study, periodontitis could be linked to heart arrhythmia.

Helping your patients prevent oral disease

Kimberly Lloyd Reese discusses the importance of creating a great routine.

Exploring perio-ortho synergy

Interaction, cooperation, and common ground between periodontology and orthodontics will be the focus of Perio Master Clinic 2023, the conference for dental clinicians that the EFP will organise in...

Reducing the likelihood of peri-implantitis

Charmaine Matthew explains the essentials behind good oral care.

Peri-implantitis masterclass

In November 2022, the ADI Masterclass: Peri-implantitis Defects, held in collaboration with Osteology Foundation, took place at the Royal College of Physicians in London. The event welcomed speakers...

Study identifies infection-causing bacteria

Swedish researchers have identified the bacteria most commonly found in severe oral infections.

Brushing your teeth is not enough

A breakthrough study shows that eliminating the bacteria contained in dental plaque should be as vital a part of dental hygiene as brushing your teeth and flossing.  

Second-hand smoke inhalation linked to childhood gum disease

A new study published in Evidence-Based Dentistry suggests second-hand smoke could be linked to poor periodontal health in children.

New probe for early gum disease diagnosis

Researchers from the University of Birmingham are developing a new probe to detect gum disease. The technology is hoped to be crucial in detecting early-stage heart or lung disease, type 2 diabetes...

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