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.

Periodontitis treatments redundant for heavy smokers

Smoking has repeatedly been linked to causing serious oral health issues, including periodontitis. However, a study suggests that in heavy smokers with advanced inflammation, no benefits are obtained...

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.