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Science Friday: Dentists Could Play a Greater Role in Providing Healthcare

Posted by Z Dental Group - December 17th, 2011

A New York University College of Dentistry investigate has resolved that dentists could shade during slightest 20 million Americans for hypertension, diabetes, and other ongoing diseases. The study, published in a American Journal of Public Health, was conducted by a nursing-dental investigate group during NYU, and is a initial of a kind to establish that […]

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Dental Care Linked to Heart Health in Older Women

Posted by Z Dental Group - July 11th, 2011

Older women who get regular dental care are about one-third less likely to suffer from heart disease than those who don’t, new findings suggest.   The study doesn’t prove that dental care directly improves the heart health of women by lowering the risk of conditions like heart attack and stroke, and dental care seemed to […]

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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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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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Heavy drinking and gullet cancer – no link

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 13th, 2011

Heavy drinking is not associated with one of the two most common types of gullet (oesophageal) cancer, suggests research published online in Gut. Gullet cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer death worldwide and occurs as one of two main types: squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma. But while rates of gullet adenocarcinoma have soared […]

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Postmenopausal women have higher risk of periodontitis

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 12th, 2011

Postmenopausal women need more than two dental checkups a year, according to a comparison study of women on and off bone-strengthening bisphosphonate therapies for osteoporosis conducted by researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic (Menopause, February 2011, Vol. 18:2, pp. 164-170). Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD, an assistant […]

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Insights From Studies With Oral Cleft Genes Suggest Associations between WNT-pathway Genes and Risk of Oral Cancer

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 12th, 2011

Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) accounts for more than 90% of the malignant neoplasms that arise in the mucosa of the upper aerodigestive tract. Recent studies of cleft lip/palate have shown the association of genes involved in cancer. WNT pathway genes have been associated with several types of cancer and recently with cleft lip/palate. To […]

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Oral Health: The Genetic Component

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 7th, 2011

For some people, going to the dentist is a traumatic experience; the fear of dental work is very common. However, proper dental health is important and failure to maintain good dental habits could lead to serious complications. These range from cosmetic issues like the appearance of your teeth to much more serious problems including tooth-loss […]

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FDA tells denture adhesive makers to address zinc risks

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 2nd, 2011

February 28, 2011 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking manufacturers of denture adhesives to take a more proactive role in informing consumers about the risks of zinc poisoning posed by some denture adhesive products. // In a letter sent February 23 to all manufacturers of denture adhesives, Steven Silverman, director of […]

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A Major Gene Effect Controls Resistance to Caries

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 2nd, 2011

Despite recent advances revealing genetic factors influencing caries susceptibility, questions regarding the model of inheritance involved are yet to be addressed. We conducted a Complex Segregation Analysis on decayed teeth in a sample of homogenous, isolated families recruited from the Brazilian Amazon. A dominant, major gene effect controlling resistance to phenotype was detected. The frequency […]

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