Hygiene
Periodontitis linked to atrial fibrosis
February 3, 2023 -- Periodontitis may serve as a risk factor for atrial fibrosis, according to research recently highlighted by the University of Hiroshima in Japan. In a study of 76 patients with heart disease, a significant correlation was found tying periodontitis to fibrosis scarring that can lead to an irregular heartbeat. Read More
U.S. states ranked best, worst for dental health
February 2, 2023 -- Wisconsin has a reason to smile. It was named the U.S. state with the best dental health. Meanwhile, Mississippi was ranked the worst, according to an analysis done by personal finance website WalletHub. Read More
Are oral health and brain health connected?
February 2, 2023 -- Early treatment of poor oral health may lead to significant brain health benefits, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2023. Read More
Common oral bacteria tied to brain microbleeds, stroke risk
January 31, 2023 -- Higher numbers of deep and lobar cerebral microbleeds were found in stroke patients who had Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) that were positive for the collagen-binding protein Cnm in their mouths. The study was published on January 27 in the European Journal of Neurology. Read More
U.K. counties to launch in-school toothbrushing initiative
January 31, 2023 -- Health directors in the U.K.'s Essex and Suffolk counties plan to bestow grants that will be used for a supervised toothbrushing in schools initiative, according to a BBC News report. The investment package will give 967,000 pounds ($1.2 million) to the Suffolk County Council. Read More
Cuspies 2023 winners showcase diversity of dentistry
January 30, 2023 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Cuspies awards. The people, products, and events that took home a trophy reflect the increasingly global and demographic diversity of the profession, as well as the mental health toll experienced by many dental professionals. Read More
Experimental drug restores diseased gums, jawbone
January 25, 2023 -- An experimental drug shows potential as a regenerative treatment for periodontal disease, according to research from the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research in Wynnewood, PA. Read More
Dentists ask for new gum disease guidelines
January 24, 2023 -- Organized dentistry should develop formal guidelines that address the management of periodontal patients with continued inflammation after scaling and root planing, according to a commentary published on January 21 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Tulane receives NIH grant to study ties between oral health, HIV
January 20, 2023 -- Tulane University researchers recently received $1.9 million in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the relationship between oral health, HIV infection, and the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapies. Read More
ADHA turns 100 in 2023
January 19, 2023 -- In 2023, the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) celebrates a century as the largest national professional association for registered dental hygienists. Read More
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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.

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