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Protein may improve dental implant success

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

Using a bone-creating protein to augment the maxillary sinus could improve dental implant success. That’s according to experts at Georgia Health Sciences University. Dental implants won’t work if the bone in which they are anchored is too thin – and bone thinning is a common cause and consequence following tooth loss. The current favoured solution […]

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Musical instruments strike toxic note for hygiene

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

A US study reveals that musical instruments are a breeding ground for disease. Researchers at the Oklahoma State University examined brass and woodwind instruments shared by school students and found they were germ-laden and acted as potential ‘reservoirs of disease’. Micro-organisms linked to asthma, skin infections and other illnesses and allergies were found on 13 […]

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Second-hand smoke may be a cavity risk

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

People who inhale second-hand smoke may be at a higher risk from cavities. That’s according to a study led by Dr Taru Kinnunen, director of the Tobacco Dependence Treatment and Research Programme at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr Kinnunen said that altought the study was still in its infancy, it found that second-hand […]

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Oral disease – rapid among HIV sufferers

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

US researchers investigating what affects oral disease among HIV sufferers have pinpointed changes in mouth bacteria. Although it is known that oral disease progresses rapidly among people who have HIV but the process is poorly understood. Through a one-year grant of almost $330,000 from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the University of Florida […]

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Time for a dental spring clean

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

It’s time to get clean. If you’ve been hunkered down for the winter, get ready to start your Spring cleaning. Now is the time to get your house in order and spruced up for the new season. Sweep out the cobwebs and dirt from Old Man Winter’s vacation at your home. Now that all that […]

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Dentist says ‘fluoridation’ will help deprived kids

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

New research released this week indicates children’s dental health in Wales suffers as a result of their deprived background. The study revealed only half of the Welsh population has access to an NHS dentist. It also showed more than three quarters of children under the age of 15 in the least deprived areas of Wales […]

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Does Treating Periodontitis Improve Diabetes Control?

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine is leading a multicenter national clinical trial to evaluate whether treatment of chronic periodontitis will help improve diabetes control. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Diabetes and Periodontal Therapy Trial (DPTT) monitors blood sugar levels of those with Type 2 diabetes after periodontal therapy. […]

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UF Researchers Suspect Bacterial Changes In Mouth Promote Oral Disease In People With HIV

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

Oral disease occurs commonly and progresses rapidly among people who have HIV, but the process is poorly understood. Researchers suspect that the culprit is a change in the makeup of bacterial communities that live in the mouth. Through a one-year grant of almost $330,000 from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the University of […]

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Caution Advised Over Use Of New ‘Dissolvable Tobacco’ Products

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

The first study to analyze the complex ingredients in the new genre of dissolvable tobacco products has concluded that these pop-into-the-mouth replacements for cigarettes in places where smoking is banned have the potential to cause mouth diseases and other problems. The report appears in ACS’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. John V. Goodpaster and […]

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Research Study Results: Sealing Manifest Occlusal Caries In Permanent Teeth – 2.5-year Results

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

During the 89th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, lead researcher V. Qvist held an oral presentation on a research study titled “Sealing […]

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