Immune Deficiency Explains Rampant Caries in Children

A new discovery by researchers at Umea University in Sweden has connected genetic immune deficiencies to rampant caries and increased risk of dental caries affecting about 1 in 5 children. According to the study published in EBioMedicine, These findings could lead to a more efficient way to diagnose high-risk patients and treat the caries early…

Sugar Industry Manipulated Science To Protect Interests

According a a University of California San Francisco study published November 2017 in PLOS Biology, the sugar industry has hidden evidence of the negative health effects of sugar from research conducted almost 50 years ago. The research was no longer funded once the studies indicated negative health consequences of sucrose. The study was being funded…

Is Sparkling Water Bad For My Teeth?

Acidity and tooth enamel don’t exactly go hand-in-hand… Carbonated beverages have higher acid levels, but what does this mean for your teeth? Read the full article to find out if your favorite carbonated beverages are putting your teeth at risk: https://goo.gl/FfrA2v     **Source: MouthHealthy.org by the American Dental Association (ADA)

6 Ways To Make Your Mouth Extra Kissable For Valentine’s Day

A kiss is more than just a kiss! Before you get too close to your significant other this year, here’s what you need to know about keeping your mouth healthy: Read the full article at: https://goo.gl/PHQqiU   **From mouthhealthy.org brought to you by the American Dental Association (ADA)

Research may explain why gum disease is linked to heart problems

Heart disease and fatty clogs in the arteries go hand in hand. But new evidence suggests the fatty molecules might come not only from what you eat, but from the bacteria in your mouth, report UConn scientists in the 16 August issue of the Journal of Lipid Research. The research may explain why gum disease is…

Bacteria in Mouth Tied to Esophageal Cancer

Bacteria in your mouth may either raise or lower your risk for esophageal cancer, according to a study conducted at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. Researchers analyzed data from two national studies involving more than 120,000 patients. They found that the presence of a bacteria called Tannerella forsythia that’s commonly linked to gum disease,…

AMED Countdown

The countdown to the AMED 2017 conference begin. Stay tuned for more information and posts about the upcoming conference and events!  

The 9th Annual SCAD Conference 2017 is fast approaching.

The 9th Annual SCAD Conference is around the corner! This conference will discuss many color-related issues in dentistry from a variety of field leaders, including our very own Dr. Cherilyn Sheets. Dr. Cherilyn Sheets will be presenting on Friday October 13th. Friday, October 13, 2017 Time: 3:40-4:10 pm Cherilyn Sheets: Evolving concepts for integrating esthetics and…

Periodontal Pathogen May Interfere With Conception

A common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women, according to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki and published in the Journal of Oral Microbiology. Previous studies have shown that periodontal diseases may be a risk for general health, but no data on the influence of periodontal bacteria on conception or…

Study: Gum Disease Associated With Increased Cancer Risk In Postmenopausal Women

  HealthDay (8/1, Reinberg) reports that gum disease is associated with “an increased risk of several types of cancer in postmenopausal women, even in women who never smoked,” according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. The article reports that the investigators found gum disease was “tied to a…

Teeth Tell Story of Humans’ Relationship With Sun

The story of humanity’s vital — and fragile — relationship with the sun has been locked inside our teeth for hundreds of thousands of years. A new method is starting to tease out answers to questions of evolution and migration, using clues hidden just under the enamel. A group of McMaster University researchers reveals the…