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Immune System: Page 2
Study finds new type of inflammatory response to plaque
A study published July 6 in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
found a new type of inflammatory response to dental plaque buildup. It also may answer why some people are more prone than others to tooth loss and other inflammation-related complications.
July 18, 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
Trial to test oral bacteria protein against cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given a Rutgers School of Dental Medicine researcher the green light to treat cancer patients with a new kind of therapy based on a protein produced by an oral bacterium.
May 25, 2021
No practice is immune to cyberthreats
No patient is immune to cavities, and no dental practice is safe from cybervulnerabilities. To help dental practices understand the landscape, two dental security and IT experts talked about the biggest threats to dental practices and how to avoid them.
May 17, 2021
Researchers find potential target for oral cancer therapy
Researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health believe they have identified for the first time how an environmental chemical receptor suppresses immune response in patients with oral cancer.
May 9, 2021
Enzyme inhibitor may also treat dry mouth
A type of enzyme inhibitor designed to suppress the immune system may also be able to treat dry mouth, according to a poster presentation at this week's American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics annual meeting.
April 27, 2021
TheraBreath launches new oral spray
TheraBreath announced it has released a new oral spray intended to help support the body's immune system.
April 21, 2021
Dental cleanings have never been, will never be nonessential for patients
Dr. James Anderson looks back at the closure of dental practices forced by COVID-19, as well as which dental procedures were considered "essential" during that time. With preventive cleanings and other hygiene-focused procedures not on that list, Anderson wonders what message that sent to dental patients -- and what dental practices need to be doing now to reverse those thoughts.
October 19, 2020
Mouth ulcers may be early sign of autoimmune disease
People in South Korea who were diagnosed with recurrent aphthous stomatitis were at a much greater risk for developing several autoimmune diseases, according to a study published on October 3 in
October 11, 2020
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
Reduced immunity, not HIV alone, ups caries risk in kids
HIV on its own does not increase the risk of children getting caries. Instead, a weakened immune system, stemming from other diseases, affects cavity prevalence, according to a study published on July 2 in
July 21, 2020
A lesson the dental industry should learn from COVID-19
As patients become more educated about health, longevity, and the importance of a robust immune system, they will demand healthcare professionals to guide them in their decisions. With that in mind, Dr. Alvin Danenberg believes this is the time for dentistry to truly understand the interrelationships between the mouth and the rest of the body.
June 29, 2020
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