Saliva protects teeth against cavities more than we thought
Salivary mucins do more than just provide a physical barrier against bacteria that cause cavities - they keep them in suspension and stop them forming biofilms on teeth.
Publ.Date : Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:00:00 PST
Periodontal disease linked to increased risk of kidney disease
In a study of blacks with normal kidney function, those with severe periodontal disease developed chronic kidney disease (CKD) at 4 times the rate of those without severe periodontal disease.
Publ.Date : Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:00:00 PST
Dental divide harming Australians as decay sets in
It is time medical and dental interests combined to combat a rise in tooth decay and oral diseasein Australians, says the author of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Dec 2014 02:00:00 PST
Link discovered between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies
The research found that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second trimester of a baby's development, while molars grow at a slower rate in the third trimester.
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 PST
Scientists identify a rise in life-threatening heart infection
Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a significant rise in the number of people diagnosed with a serious heart infection alongside a large fall in the prescribing of antibiotic...
Publ.Date : Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:00:00 PST