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Dental News November 21, 2012

| November 21, 2012
  • The Roles Parents Play In The Transmission Of Dentist Fear In Their Family
    Fear of visiting the dentist is a frequent problem in paediatric dentistry. A new study confirms the emotional transmission of dentist fear among family members and analyses the different roles that mothers and fathers might play…
  • Obesity, Dental Health And Homeless Children
    Obesity and dental cavities increase and become epidemic as children living below the poverty level age, according to nurse researchers from the Case Western Reserve University and the University of Akron. “It’s the leading cause of chronic infections in children,” said Marguerite DiMarco, associate professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University…
  • Cancer Survivors With Chronic Dry Mouth Benefit From First Human Gene Therapy Study In Human Salivary Glands
    Gene therapy can be performed safely in the human salivary gland, according to scientists at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health. This finding comes from the first-ever safety, or Phase I, clinical study of gene therapy in a human salivary gland…
  • Tumor Growth May Be Slowed Or Halted By Common Food Preservative
    Nisin, a common food preservative, may slow or stop squamous cell head and neck cancers, a University of Michigan study found…
  • Half A Billion People Exposed To Direct Carcinogens By Chewing Betel Quid
    Chewing betel quid – the fourth most popular psychoactive substance in the world after tobacco, alcohol and caffeine – exposes its 600 million users to substances that act as direct carcinogens in the mouth, scientists are reporting in a new study. It appears in ACS’ journal Chemical Research in Toxicology…
  • Kids Recognize That They Eat Too Much Candy During Halloween
    As Halloween approaches, children’s views and perceptions were measured by experts and revealed that kids agree that they eat too much candy and would actually prefer to receive a gift like a video game, instead. A new questionnaire, conducted by the American Dental Association and PopCap Games, targeted trick-or-treating aged children (5 to 13 years) in the U.S…
  • Mums Can Influence Children’s Oral Health, Study Suggests
    The British Dental Health Foundation believes a new study showing how a mother’s knowledge is key to their child’s oral health is a timely reminder of how important their early years are. The study3 concluded that mothers who were more able to handle stresses in their environment had children with better oral health…
  • Inner-City Foster Care Population Benefit From Dental Healthcare Approach
    A partnership between a New York City dental school and a local foster care agency has provided consistent dental care to more than 650 children, and may serve as a model for other dental school program curriculums…
  • Nature Vs Nurture In Oral Health: Nurture Wins
    Environment is shown to play a much more significant role in the mouth’s microbial set up than genes. The human mouth is a community bustling with microorganisms that live there. Little knowledge exists about what factors control which types that live there and which don’t…
  • New Evaluation Method For Toothpaste
    There are various types of toothpaste available on the market. They come as pastes and gels, there are some that guard against tooth decay or protect teeth from acid attack, others that are designed for sensitive teeth. But which toothpastes clean well? Which preserve the tooth enamel? A new evaluation method sheds light on the subject. Everyone wants to have beautiful teeth…
  • Chewing Ability Linked To Lower Dementia Risk
    People who maintain their chewing ability are probably less likely to develop dementia, compared to those who cannot chew well any more, researchers from the Department of Odontology and the Aging Research Center at the Karolinska Institutet and from Karlstad University found. The authors reported their findings in the October issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society…
  • Early Mouth Cancer Risk Detected By New Gene Test
    Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed a new gene test that can detect pre-cancerous cells in patients with benign-looking mouth lesions. The test could potentially allow at-risk patients to receive earlier treatment, significantly improving their chance of survival…
  • Link Between Chewing Ability And Reduced Dementia Risk
    The population is ageing, and the older we become the more likely it is that we risk deterioration of our cognitive functions, such as memory, decision-making and problem solving. Research indicates several possible contributors to these changes, with several studies demonstrating an association between not having teeth and loss of cognitive function and a higher risk of dementia…
  • Essential Updates On Evidence-Based Care In Periodontics And Implant Dentistry
    What’s the latest, research-supported best practice in periodontal care and implant dentistry? Dental specialists and generalists alike can read about it in the first of a new series from The Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice (JEBDP), the foremost publication of information about evidence-based dental practice, published by Elsevier…

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