Theresa Pablostpablos@drbicuspid.comOpioidsTramadol linked to low blood sugar in new studyTramadol is one of the most used opioid analgesics, but new research suggests it may have a severe side effect -- hypoglycemia. Patients who used tramadol were significantly more likely to experience low blood sugar than those who used comparable medications.September 2, 2019Dental HygieneDoctors, office workers binge on sugar when stressedMore than one-quarter of British adults turn to sugar when their stress levels spike, according to new survey results from a U.K.-based oral health nonprofit. The percentage was even higher for doctors, office workers, and other professionals.August 29, 2019Orofacial PainTooth, jaw pain may be symptoms of a headacheTooth or jaw pain may be symptoms of a headache, according to new research from the journal Neurology. Up to 10% of people with headaches also experience orofacial pain, and tooth or jaw pain may be the only headache symptom for some people.August 28, 2019InsuranceMost U.S. voters support adding dental to MedicareSeven out of 10 U.S. voters support adding dental benefits to Medicare, according to poll data released on August 26. The majority of likely voters from every age group, race, gender, and political party supported the idea.August 27, 2019Dental PracticeTransgender patients feel welcome at dental officesTransgender and gender-nonconforming patients often feel welcome, or at least neutral, when visiting the dental office, according to new study findings in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The same isn't always true when they receive care in other medical settings.August 26, 2019Orofacial PainEmail reminders may minimize daytime clenching, grindingIf you want patients to stop grinding their teeth, maybe you should email them. A new study found that patients who received regular email reminders significantly reduced their daytime nonfunctional tooth contact.August 25, 2019RestorationsWhitening may prevent biofilm buildup on restored teethWhitening may prevent biofilm buildup on restored teeth, according to the findings of a new study. Restorations bleached with 35% hydrogen peroxide and 15% carbamide peroxide had significantly lower levels of biofilm than those left untreated.August 22, 2019PediatricsCan SDF reduce restoration bond strength? Yes and noCan the application of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) affect restoration bond strength? The results are mixed, according to a new systematic review published in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.August 21, 2019RestorationsRestoratives Insider: Whitening may prevent biofilm buildup on restored teethAugust 20, 2019Dental EducationWant to improve dental education? Make it a gameAdding game-like quizzes to dental school courses may improve learning outcomes. A recent study found dental students who took mobile quizzes during class had more motivation to learn and greater course satisfaction.August 20, 2019Previous PagePage 2 of 45Next PageTop StoriesLegal IssuesOrthodontist to pay $985K to settle Medicaid caseAn orthodontist has agreed to pay $985,541 to resolve allegations that false claims were submitted to Medicaid, which came to light following a whistleblower lawsuit.X-RayDental x-rays in kids should be justified instead of routineOrganized DentistryDebate to Better Dentistry: The future of the ADA’s tripartite systemOral CancerYoung users of e-cigarettes more likely to report chronic stressSponsor ContentWe care about what you think.