Dentistry

2019 to 2020 saw drop in children having dental exams, cleaning

(HealthDay)—From 2019 to 2020, there was a decrease in the percentage of children aged 1 to 17 years who had a dental examination or cleaning, according to a December data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

Dentistry

A new phenotype of LRP6 mutation

A group led by Prof. Han Dong of Peking University School of Stomatology reported for the first time hand preaxial polydactyly in patients with tooth agenesis carrying a previously unknown mutation of low-density lipoprotein ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investigating ways to reduce COVID-19 risks in dental offices 

According to a study from the University of Illinois Chicago, adding a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to the water in ultrasonic scalers used to clean teeth can help mitigate the risk of spreading airborne diseases, including ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 testing kits also can measure oral microbiome in saliva

COVID-19 saliva testing kits that include a novel preservative can also be used measure microscopic organisms in the mouth, a Rutgers study has found. This enables study of the relationship between mouth and lung microbes ...

Health

Why having bad oral health could raise the risk of COVID

Not brushing your teeth will get you in trouble with the dentist—but since the arrival of the pandemic, it could lead to bigger problems too. There's growing evidence that poor oral health raises the risk posed by COVID.

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