Hygiene
ADA, Scholastic offer new tools for Tiny Smiles program
November 5, 2019 -- The ADA and publisher Scholastic have invited family physicians to use new tools and resources for their Tiny Smiles dental health program. Read More
U.K. teeth condition worse now than in 17th century
November 4, 2019 -- Modern-day British people have more tooth loss and decay than British people from as far back as the 17th century, according to new research. Read More
Teens' sugar, caffeine intakes rise as screen time spikes
October 31, 2019 -- Teens who spend much of the day watching TV or on their phones consume more sugared, caffeinated drinks, linking extended screen time with potential health problems, including obesity, caries, and diabetes, according to a new study published October 22 in PLOS One. Read More
Getting to the bottom of chocolate's silky, smooth mouthfeel
October 31, 2019 -- Is the allure of chocolate its silky, smooth mouthfeel? Using a unique x-ray technique, researchers have determined that chocolate's microstructure affects how quickly or slowly chocolate melts in the mouth, contributing to the pleasing mouthfeel consumers crave. Read More
Oral health, diet can affect development of psoriasis
October 30, 2019 -- A patient's oral health and diet can have a significant effect on the development and severity of psoriasis, according to research published recently in Dermatology Online Journal. Read More
Anticancer agent shows promise for treating perio disease
October 29, 2019 -- A natural plant compound with anticancer properties may one day help treat periodontal disease, according to a study published on October 26 in BMC Oral Health. The authors explored the ways the compound, known as luteolin, could boost oral health. Read More
Oral HPV rate tops 6% in female teens
October 29, 2019 -- The prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the oral cavity was 6.2% among sexually active female adolescents in New York City, with a significant decrease in HPV prevalence among those who previously received the HPV vaccine, according to a study published online October 25 in JAMA Network Open. Read More
Third of kids in Britain don't brush at bedtime
October 29, 2019 -- Approximately 1 in 3 children younger than age 12 in Britain don't brush their teeth before bed, according to the findings of a new national survey. Read More
Consuming sweet, acidic drinks linked to obesity, tooth wear
October 28, 2019 -- Increased consumption of sugary soft drinks may be a leading cause of tooth enamel and dentine erosion in obese patients, and excessive body fat also is linked with tooth wear, according to a study published October 28 in Oral Clinical Investigations. Read More
Social media heavily influences health behaviors, poll shows
October 25, 2019 -- Approximately 44% of people take personal health or fitness actions based on the advice they find on social media platforms, according to the Parade/Cleveland Clinic Healthy Now survey of U.S. adults. Read More
Hot Topic
Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

In the first study to look at the long-term outcomes of communities served by dental therapists, researchers from the University of Washington have found that children in Alaska Native communities had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care than those in communities not receiving services from these practitioners. Read more.

Conferences
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States