THURSDAY, April 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — While the vast majority of dental implant procedures go smoothly, related infections can up the risk for implant failure. Antibiotics can keep that risk at bay, with penicillin the typical go-to choice. But new research warns that when patients are given an alternativeContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Cigarette smoking is infamous for promoting gum disease, and now a new study adds to evidence that vaping also exacts a toll on the teeth and gums. Researchers found that people who use e-cigarettes have a unique bacterial composition in their mouths thatContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Kids with heart conditions are more likely than their peers to have frequent cavities, toothaches or bleeding gums, a new U.S. government study finds. Researchers found that of U.S. children and teenagers with heart conditions, 10% had only “poor” to “fair” dental health,Continue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The type of drill your dentist uses just might determine your chances of catching COVID-19 while in the chair. So claims new research that suggests dentists can significantly improve patient safety during the pandemic by switching the type of drill they use. BritishContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Feb. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Gum disease has been linked to an increased risk for preterm birth, and now new research suggests that chewing sugar-free gum with xylitol during pregnancy may lower this risk. The study took place in Malawi, Africa, which has one of the world’s highestContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If the sound of a dental drill sends shivers up your spine, you’re likely in good company: Finnish researchers say that one of every two adults fear the dentist at least a little, while one in 10 are very afraid. But the researchersContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Dec. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Gum disease isn’t just a threat to your teeth. It also increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease, mental woes and more, British researchers report. “The study reinforces the importance of prevention, early identification and treatment of periodontal disease, and the need forContinue Reading