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Scientists answer how germ quarrel poisonous flouride

Posted by Z Dental Group - December 23rd, 2011

In a Dec. 22 online emanate of a biography Science Express, a researchers news that sections of RNA messages called riboswitches – that control a countenance of genes — detect a rave of fluoride and activate a defenses of bacteria, including those that minister to tooth decay. “These riboswitches are detectors done privately to see […]

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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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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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Researchers eye link between oral bacteria, periodontitis, HIV

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

Researchers from the University of Florida (UF) are using a one-year, $330,000 grant to try and identify the role of various pathogens in the progression of oral disease among people infected with HIV. “The hypothesis is that suppression of the immune system by HIV contributes to changes in the oral biota, which then contributes to […]

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Working poor face most financial barriers to dental care

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 12th, 2011

More than half of employed people in Canada with low incomes fall into the gap between public and private health insurance and hence are not able to access adequate dental care, according to a new study in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry (in press). A telephone survey of 2,027 Canadian adults showed that 56.9% […]

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Biolux launches clinical trial of orthodontic phototherapy

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 8th, 2011

Biolux Research has initiated a clinical trial at Mahidol University in Thailand to evaluate the effects of phototherapy technology on orthodontic tooth movement and treatment timelines, the company announced. // The principal investigator for the study is Peerapong Santiwong, DDS, PhD, a researcher and lecturer in orthodontics. Also participating in the study is Amornpong Vachiramon, […]

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Commonly Prescribed Osteoporosis Drug Associated With Very Low Risk Of Serious Jaw Disease

Posted by Z Dental Group - February 23rd, 2011

A commonly prescribed osteoporosis drug is associated with a slightly elevated risk of developing the rare, but serious condition, osteonecrosis of the jaw; nonetheless the risk remains extremely low. These findings are published online in the Journal of Dental Research, the official journal of the International and American Associations for Dental Research. Although the findings […]

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Tooth Loss Linked To Memory Loss

Posted by Z Dental Group - February 3rd, 2011

Researchers have found that elderly people who lose their teeth may be at increased risk for dementia. The new study included more than 4,000 Japanese participants, 65 and older, who underwent a dental examination and a psychiatric assessment. Compared with participants who still had many of their natural teeth, those with fewer or no teeth […]

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