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Gum disease substantially increases oesophageal and gastric cancer risk — 20-year Harvard analysis

A large Harvard University analysis over 20 years found that poor dental hygiene increases the risk of throat and stomach cancer by up to 43% and...

Elite athletes found to have poor oral health despite regular brushing

Elite athletes have high rates of oral disease despite brushing their teeth more frequently than most people, finds a new University College London (UCL)...

Antibiotics prescribed for dental patients unnecessary 81% of the time

Antibiotics prescribed by dentists as a pre-emptive strike against infection are unnecessary 81% of the time, according to a study. The findings are important...

Cavity-prevention approach effectively reduces decay

A scientifically based approach that includes a tooth-decay risk assessment, aggressive preventive measures and conservative restorations can dramatically reduce decay in US community dental...

US dentists come under scrutiny over their power to stifle competition

The American Dental Association is a political force 'so unified, so relentless and so thoroughly woven into US communities that its clout rivals that of the...

Dental implant nano-coating reduces peri-implantitis risk

Dental implants are a successful form of treatment for patients. But according to a study published in 2005, 5% to 10% of all dental...

Natural dentine restoration may revolutionise dental care

A novel, biological approach to dentine restoration via the mobilisation of resident stem cells in the tooth pulp, has been developed at King's College...

Prostatitis reduced with gum disease tx

Treating gum disease reduced symptoms of prostate inflammation, report researchers from Case Western Reserve University.

General health improved by treating periodontal disease

People who were treated for periodontal disease had lower healthcare costs and fewer hospitalisations for other medical conditions – type 2 diabetes; coronary artery...