Dentistry

Talk therapy to tackle fear of the dentist

(HealthDay)—Many people are familiar with the fear that can precede a visit to the dentist, but new research shows that talk therapy can help when that anxiety becomes a crippling phobia.

Dentistry

Study clarifies the oral consequences of methamphetamine abuse

A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program have published new findings that provide conclusive evidence ...

Dentistry

Homeless most at risk of poor oral health

(Medical Xpress)—New research from The University of Queensland has highlighted poor dental health as one of the most detrimental, but least understood, aspects of homelessness in Australia.

Diabetes

Researchers motivate diabetics to adopt healthy lifestyle

By means of so-called health coaching, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have helped a large group of diabetics to markedly improve their oral health. The patients assume responsibility for their own bodies and ...

Dentistry

Bleaching: A matter for dentists only

Teeth whitening, better known under the term "bleaching", is very fashionable these days – but should only be done by dentists. Andreas Moritz, head of the Bernhard Gottlieb University Dental Clinic of the MedUni Vienna, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Investigating a link between oral health and kidney function

(Medical Xpress)—Medical research has already documented a link between cardiovascular disease and periodontal disease, or serious gum infection. Now researchers say preliminary studies suggest a connection between gum ...

Dentistry

Poor dental health impacting on Aboriginal mums

University of Adelaide researchers are calling for a greater sensitivity towards Aboriginal women in dental clinics and improved accessibility to dental care.

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