Dentistry

New aspects of gingivitis and the body's response

A team led by University of Washington researchers has, for the first time, identified and classified how different people respond to the accumulation of dental plaque, the sticky biofilm that gathers on teeth. Their work, ...

Dentistry

Past-year dental visits more frequent in urban versus rural areas

(HealthDay)—Nearly two-thirds of adults have had a dental visit within the past 12 months, according to a July data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

Dentistry

Advocacy for a digital oral health that leaves no one behind

The health, social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have already had a dramatic impact on the prevailing oral health care model and will continue to do so. The paper "Advocacy for a Digital Oral Health That ...

Health

Pulling wisdom teeth can improve long-term taste function

Patients who had their wisdom teeth extracted had improved tasting abilities decades after having the surgery, a new Penn Medicine study published in the journal Chemical Senses found. The findings challenge the notion that ...

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