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Devious bacteria can cause multiple cavities

Some people are prone to getting cavities no matter how much care they take in brushing their teeth. A particularly harmful caries bacteria can be their problem, according to a Swedish study.

Lactic acid bacteria combat a common dental disease

Over half of all Norwegians over the age of 40 have periodontitis, a chronic inflammatory disease which can make teeth loosen and fall out. Lactic acid bacteria might be used in treating the disease.

Poor dental health tied to heart disease

Untreated root tip infections can raise the risk of coronary disease according to a new study.

ADHD links to a vulnerability for severe dental anxiety

Persons with ADHD or who suffer certain types of anxiety and depression run higher risks of a severe fear of dentists.

Dentists could soon be fixing your teeth with cement

Research on a new material to fill dental cavities takes a small step forward.

Fluorine stars with added sparkle

Next time you grab a tube of fluoride toothpaste, spare a thought for those stars dying so that you could have healthy teeth.

Mending broken bones with food additives

A new invention helps the body generate new bone. Initially, this could help those suffering from loose teeth and damaged mandibles.

Why do we brush our teeth in cold water?

We wash dishes, clothes and our bodies in warm water – yet we turn the tap to cold when it comes to our teeth. Why?

Light is not a bright idea in teeth bleaching

Proof was given back in 2006 that the use of lights as an enhancer in the cosmetic bleaching of teeth was unnecessary and potentially harmful. But dentists are still using teeth-whitening lights.

Snus doesn’t prevent cavities

People who use oral snuff tobacco, best known by its Scandinavian name snus, get roughly as many cavities as everyone else. And if you are concerned about dental health, stay clear of the new non-tobacco, nicotine-free variety.