Agency removes fluoride hazard classification
March 24, 2023 -- The latest draft monograph from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Toxicology Program has removed the hazard classification of fluoride. It is the latest development in the agency's effort to publish its report on fluoride exposure and potential neurodevelopmental effects in humans. Read More
Can an adhesive patch help treat oral conditions?
March 24, 2023 -- Research on an adhesive patch that extends the release of clobetasol-17-propionate, a topical corticosteroid, for treating oral lichen planus and recurring aphthous stomatitis was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research. Read More
Tongue tissue shows distinct response to COVID-19
March 23, 2023 -- Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the immunoinflammatory response of COVID-19 in oral tissue is distinct and may play an important role in regeneration after infection. Read More
Oral infection indicators may predict cardiovascular disease
March 20, 2023 -- Certain indicators of oral infection may help predict a person's risk of cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research meeting in Portland, OR. Read More
Obesity, not ancestry, may be linked to dental development
March 17, 2023 -- When people develop teeth may have more to do with whether they are overweight or obese than their genetic origins, according to a study published on March 13 in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. Read More
Study reveals important cellular activity in the gingiva
March 16, 2023 -- Researchers at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, have shed light on biological activity related to gingiva fibroblasts, cells that help produce fibers that hold our teeth in place, according to a news release issued by the university. Read More
Diabetes, tooth loss worsen cognitive decline
March 15, 2023 -- People who have both diabetes and tooth loss are at risk of a worse and faster cognitive decline as they age, according to a study published on March 12 in the Journal of Dental Research. Read More
P&G launches color-changing toothpaste, brushes for kids
March 15, 2023 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) has launched Crest Kids Color Changing Toothpaste and a line of Oral-B color-changing themed toothbrushes. Read More
Study finds link between periodontitis, arthritis
March 14, 2023 -- A team of researchers has reported a link between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups, furthering research that could lead to therapies for the two conditions, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine. Read More
String or water floss? Professionals share their preferences
March 10, 2023 -- String floss or water flosser? Manual or electric toothbrush? Attendees at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting shared their preferences with DrBicuspid. One standout favorite was DrBicuspid's new website, which is coming soon. 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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