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Poor oral health may contribute to declines in brain health

Taking care of your teeth and gums may offer benefits beyond oral health such as improving brain health, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference ...

Dentistry

Obstructive sleep apnea tied to weaker bones and teeth in adults

Obstructive sleep apnea may be linked to low bone mineral density in adults, according to University at Buffalo-led research.

Medications

Regenerative drug restores bone in preclinical study

Bone loss is a part of aging that compromises quality of life and movement in many older people, but regenerative treatments to improve their health and well-being have been limited. Now, a study led by Lankenau Institute ...

Dentistry

Black women suffer most from tooth loss, Brazilian study finds

In Brazil, tooth loss is 19% more frequent among Black women than White men. Among women, it is 26% more frequent for Blacks than Whites. Among Blacks, self-defined on the basis of skin color, it is 14% more frequent for ...

Dentistry

Variety in enamel composition may predict later tooth health

Tooth decay has forced unpleasant dental visits on most of the U.S. population. In fact, over 90% of adults have had at least one cavity. Furthermore, longer lifespans and egregious dental health disparities are contributing ...

Dentistry

Oral disorders research funding 'severely lacking,' finds study

Major government research funding schemes aren't keeping up with the burden of oral diseases, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland ...

Dentistry

Smoking, vaping both bad for your teeth and gums: Study

For those who care about their teeth, a new study sounds a pretty clear alarm: using tobacco in any form—including the increasingly popular practice of vaping—is a recipe for a dental nightmare.