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Common TMD may be linked to calcium, vitamin D
Patients with a common type of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) had lower calcium and vitamin D levels, indicating that calcium metabolism may be linked to these jaw conditions. The results were published on October 21 in the
Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
October 26, 2022
Why our ancestors had healthy mouths without flossing
Our primal ancestors never brushed their teeth with commercial toothpaste or flossed with string. But they also generally had healthy mouths. Dr. Alvin Danenberg explores the science to help explain why both of these statements can be true.
April 27, 2022
Gut bacteria trigger loss of tooth-supporting bone in mice
A recent study challenges the notion that oral microbes solely regulate bone loss in the mouth. The findings show gut bacteria appear to maintain alveolar bone, opening the possibility that interventions aimed at the gut may also support oral health.
April 19, 2022
Gut microbiome composition can predict type 2 diabetes
The composition of the gut microbiome can help predict the onset of type 2 diabetes, according to research published recently in
February 17, 2022
Leaky gut, leaky mouth must both be treated
A "leaky gut" and a "leaky mouth" are like leaky plumbing pipes, writes Dr. Alvin Danenberg. Just like pipes, a leaky gut or mouth can infiltrate the immediate area as well as distant places. And if multiple pipes are leaking, then you need to fix
January 24, 2022
Week in Review: Triclosan and gut inflammation | Cuspies 2021 finalists | COVID-19 vaccine resistance
January 21, 2022
Triclosan may be linked to gastrointestinal disease
Triclosan, an antimicrobial agent found in toothpaste and other oral care products, may be associated with a type of gut inflammation that induces chronic digestive diseases, according to a study published on January 10 in
January 17, 2022
9 questions and 2 solutions for sensitive, sore gums
A new patient visited a well-trained biological dentist who struggled to identify the cause of her sensitive, inflamed, and sore gums. Dr. Alvin Danenberg shares the nine questions and two solutions that helped the dentist identify -- and treat -- the patient's problem.
September 20, 2021
Why does this 300,000-year-old jaw have no dental disease?
In this column, Dr. Alvin Danenberg gets personal with the jaw of one of the oldest discovered remains of
. He discusses what he sees when he looks at the dental structures and shares why he believes this ancient ancestor was free of dental disease.
June 23, 2021
NYU Dentistry receives $2.4M grant to study inflammation in aging
The U.S. National Institute on Aging has awarded a $2.4 million grant to researchers at New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry). The five-year grant will be used to explore age-related, chronic, low-grade inflammation and changes in the gut microbiome.
August 20, 2020
Antibiotics alter how brains of rats react to opioids
New research shows that antibiotics may change how the gut-brain connection works in rats dependent on opioids. The use of antibiotics altered the way the rats' brains responded to opioid use and withdrawal, according to the findings of a study published on April 27 in
May 7, 2020
Your gut may crave sugar more than your taste buds
Sugar cravings may be driven by more than just taste buds, according to a study published on April 15 in
. Researchers discovered sugar activated the brains of mice -- even when it was deposited straight into their guts.
April 23, 2020
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