Diabetes affects tooth hardness in mice study
July 7, 2022 -- A recent animal study shows that type 1 diabetes can negatively affect the microhardness of enamel and dentine, according to findings published in the Archives of Oral Biology. Read More
Bleeding gums? Consider hydrogen-rich water
July 7, 2022 -- Bleeding gums may be typical, but they're not normal. In this column, Dr. Alvin Danenberg explores how the overproduction of free radicals in gum cells serves as a catalyst for active periodontal disease and why drinking hydrogen-rich water may improve gum health. Read More
DTA reminds members of new California law
July 1, 2022 -- The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) is reminding members of a legal amendment that went into effect July 1 requiring special labeling for certain premoistened nonwoven disposable wipes manufactured beginning on this date in California. Read More
Cellerant names 2022 Best of Class Hygiene Award winners
July 1, 2022 -- Cellerant Consulting Group has named its 2022 Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award winners and will showcase the products at the Registered Dental Hygienist Under One Roof annual meeting, which will be held July 21-23 in Orlando. Read More
Apical periodontitis causes brain abscesses in 7-year-old
June 29, 2022 -- A 7-year-old boy with congenital heart disease developed multiple brain abscesses caused by an infection from apical periodontitis in his baby teeth, according to a case report published on June 28 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
NYU Dentistry gets $1.5M grant
June 27, 2022 -- The New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry was awarded a $1.5 million U.S. grant to prepare dental and dental hygiene students to care for underserved populations. Read More
Victoria Arlen named keynote speaker at ADHA conference
June 23, 2022 -- Victoria Arlen will be the keynote speaker at this year's American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) conference that is being held June 24-26 in Louisville, KY. Read More
A twist of fate? Believers in luck more prone to gum disease
June 22, 2022 -- People who believe that luck decides their fate may face a greater risk of developing severe gum disease compared to those who think their actions change their destiny. The research was presented on June 16 at the European Federation of Periodontology's EuroPerio10 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read More
Oral lesions after vaccination may be tied to immune response
June 22, 2022 -- Following a surge of reports of oral lesions developing following COVID-19 vaccination, researchers are trying to identify the association and are highlighting the underlying immune mechanisms involved. Their research on the oral side effects of COVID-19 vaccines was published on June 19 in Infectious Medicine. Read More
TikTok trend may harm tooth enamel
June 21, 2022 -- A trending recipe that mixes flavored sparkling water with balsamic vinegar to create a so-called healthier alternative to soda has gone viral on social media platform TikTok. However, some are concerned about the effect on teeth, since acid can erode tooth enamel. 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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