Last update:

Dentistry news

Dentistry

How coronavirus is changing the way we look after our teeth

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way we access health care, and dental care is no exception.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What dental offices are doing to prevent coronavirus infection

Dentists, hygienists and other dental professionals are at high risk for work-related exposure to coronavirus, but they can take steps to protect themselves.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When should you go to the dentist during COVID-19's spread?

Routine dental procedures are important to overall health. But with the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, the novel coronavirus, the American Dental Association is recommending postponing elective dental procedures.

Cardiology

Brush your way to heart health

Poor oral health has been debated as a possible cause of heart disease for many years. Some research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke might be linked to the inflammation and infections caused by oral ...

Dentistry

Your gums reveal your diet

Sweet soft drinks and lots of sugar increase the risk of both dental cavities and inflammation of the gums—known as periodontal diseases—and if this is the case, then healthy eating habits should be prioritised even more. ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Why many children with autism have oral health problems

The World Health Organisation estimates that one in 160 children around the world has an autism spectrum disorder. Autism is a condition related to the development of the brain and is usually noticeable by the time a child ...