The U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Researcheditorial@drbicuspid.comImmune SystemPainkillers for acute pain may cause hurt in the long runChallenging prior notions about inflammation and pain, researchers discovered a robust inflammatory response that appears to protect against chronic pain rather than contribute to it. The findings suggest suppressing inflammation to treat acute pain may hinder long-term pain relief.August 10, 2022GutGut bacteria trigger loss of tooth-supporting bone in miceA 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, 2022Federally Qualified Health CenterNIDCR: Study shows Medicaid may help equalize dental careA study in Health Affairs found that expanding public coverage of dental care was linked to narrowed racial and ethnic disparities in the use of dental services. A write-up from the U.S. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) summarized the findings.April 11, 2022Page 1 of 1Top StoriesDental HygieneOral health tied to HNC survivalBetter oral health is tied to increased survival from head and neck cancer (HNC).HomeGa. dentist has the world’s largest trove of toothpaste tubesDental HygieneStudents turn to lotus plant to design fog-free face masksDental AssistantDANB to offer RHS exam in Spanish in 2024Sponsor ContentWe care about what you think.