dental news

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Study assesses impact of non-nutritive sweeteners on cardiometabolic health

Sugar consumption has long been associated with diseases ranging from type 2 diabetes to periodontitis. This connection has led to the increasing popularity of non-nutritive sweeteners, such as aspartame, sucralose and stevioside.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

South Korean study examines new approach to treating peri-implantitis

A recent report has examined the effectiveness of a new approach to treating peri-implantitis. The South Korean report assessed surgical treatment following mechanical debridement with a newly developed titanium brush.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New bio-implant aims to replicate function of periodontal ligament

Korean researchers have engineered a ‘bio-implant’ which uses immortalised human periodontal cells to reduce the chance of infections such as peri-implantitis.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tooth loss may be linked to decline of body and mind

A British study has found that tooth loss may be an early indicator of physical and cognitive decline.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sugar-coated nanomaterial may promote bone growth

We have heard it all our lives: too much sugar is bad for your teeth. Scientists from Northwestern University, USA however have developed a sugar-coated nanomaterial which can actually stimulate bone growth.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Long-term peri-implantitis study outlines effective treatment approach

A recent study has examined the efficacy of peri-implantitis treatment over a period of five years. The study analysed the results of 107 patients who received treatment for the disease.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Protocols for implant placement in oral cancer patients examined

A recent study compared two protocols for implant placement in edentulous oral cancer patients. The study, from researchers at University Medical Center Utrecht in the Netherlands, looked at implant placement during ablative surgery versus delayed implant placement and compared costs and clinical outcomes.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Research shows possibility of growing new teeth

Natural teeth will always be preferable to implants and dentures, but tooth loss is often unavoidable. According to a new study, in the future it may be possible to entirely regrow new teeth using stem cells.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Asymmetric lower jaw may indicate early life stress

A new study from the University of Washington has made the claim that an asymmetric lower jaw may be a marker of early life stress.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Peri-implantitis may be aggravated by ultrasonic scaling of titanium implants

A new study reports that the ultrasonic scaling of titanium implants may release particles which can lead to peri-implantitis.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

New report outlines risk factors for dental caries and periodontal disease

A new report has detailed the various risk factors associated with dental caries and periodontal disease.


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New CT technology will help researchers improve accuracy of 3D reconstructions

For years dentists have been using CBCT to improve treatment planning for their patients.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Innovative antibacterial coating could significantly reduce implant failures linked to infections

A new coating for dental implants designed to improve osseointegration and prevent infection has been developed by researchers at the University of the Basque Country.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Study shows impact of implant surfaces on osseointegration

Results of a new animal study examining how implant surfaces affect osseointegration have concluded that implants with both turned and rough surfaces lead to successful surgeries, but that rough surfaces are slightly more effective.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Heavy smoking negatively affects bone healing around implants, study says

A recent study by a team at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China has shown that heavy smoking can be detrimental to bone healing following implant surgery.