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Diabetes, tooth loss worsen cognitive decline
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
March 14, 2023
U.K. physicists awarded grant for new oral cancer diagnostic tool
A team of physicists at the University of Liverpool in the U.K. have been awarded 534,000 pounds ($642,000) from the National Institute for Health and Care Research to develop a new oral cancer diagnostic tool.
February 23, 2023
Oral bacteria may increase heart disease risk
Infection with a common bacteria linked with periodontal disease, oral cancers, and bad breath may cause a slight increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published on February 14 in
February 22, 2023
Smoking and vaping show comparable oral damage
The use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, has been touted as a healthier alternative to smoking. But vaping causes DNA damage to oral epithelial cells comparable to that of smoking, according to a team of University of Southern California researchers.
February 21, 2023
Report: E-cigarettes increase risks to oral health
Vaping is associated with an elevated risk of oral health problems, including gum disease, dental decay, bone loss, and hairy tongue, according to a report released by the nonprofit CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.
February 14, 2023
Smoking has a serious negative impact on periodontitis treatment
Smoking has a serious negative impact on periodontitis treatment, according to a study published by Danish researchers in the
Journal of Dental Research
. Heavy smokers with severe inflammation may have no benefit from periodontal therapy, the research found.
February 5, 2023
Are oral health and brain health connected?
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.
February 1, 2023
Common oral bacteria tied to brain microbleeds, stroke risk
Higher numbers of deep and lobar cerebral microbleeds were found in stroke patients who had
) 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.
January 30, 2023
PET shows unique lung inflammation due to e-cigarettes
Researchers have performed the first positron emission tomography (PET) imaging study in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users, and the findings point to a unique inflammatory response due to vaping, they suggest.
January 25, 2023
Study to explore cannabis-altered oral bacteria and brain
Researchers from universities in South Carolina and North Carolina were awarded $3.7 million to explore further alterations that cannabis smoking makes to the community of microorganisms in the mouth and how those changes affect the brain.
January 16, 2023
Woman may have developed ONJ from cancer immunotherapy drug
A humanized antibody used in cancer immunotherapy may be associated with a 44-year-old woman developing osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). The case report was published on January 1 in
Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
January 3, 2023
LED Dental partners with USI, Kells
LED Dental has entered into partnerships with insurance and consulting firm USI and artificial intelligence (AI) firm Kells.
December 15, 2022
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