Some Interesting Dental History

Dr. Paul Carrington and the king’s teeth Just after the turn of the 20th century, American dentist Dr. Paul T. Carrington ventured into Cambodia to ease a king’s suffering. His successful ministrations included two sets of false molars, one white and one black. Daniel Demers In 1901, Dr. Paul T. Carrington traveled 1,200 miles by steamboat

Americans Save Money With Regular Dental Care

Adults in the U.S. maintain their oral healthcare habits to avoid tooth decay and serious dental problems but most often to avoid unexpected expenses, according to Delta Dental’s “2023 State of America’s Oral Health and Wellness Report.” Also, the pandemic led adults to have a renewed focus on holistic health, which included improving one’s oral

Survey: Dentists are embracing AI

About 35% of dentists have implemented artificial intelligence (AI) in their dental practice, according to a recent survey., an oral care information portal, surveyed 1,015 patients and 250 dentists in the U.S. in July to assess how AI is transforming dentistry and impacting patient care.  “In recent years, the dental industry has experienced incredible advancements

Metformin May Help Manage Periodontal Disease

New research in mice has revealed a potential role for metformin in managing periodontitis, according to a study published in Genes & Diseases. A group at Chongqing Medical University in China studied cellular interactions to elucidate metformin’s potential role in relation to HMGB1, a proinflammatory protein involved in the progression of periodontitis. They observed that metformin

Surgery-free widom tooth treatment expected in 2024

Oral health and development firm TriAgenics hopes to bring its 3D-guided microwave third-molar tooth bud ablation treatment to market in 2024. staff writers Jul 7th, 2023 Oral health and development firm TriAgenics hopes to bring its 3D-guided microwave third-molar tooth bud ablation treatment to market in 2024. Zero3 is a surgery-free procedure, which has

Gold Tooth Necklace Found in Titanic Wreckage

Watch the discovery of a prehistoric tooth necklace found inthe wreckage of the RMS Titanic.By — Melissa BuschJun 23rd, 2023A deepwater surveying company recently discovereda necklace made from gold and a prehistoric shark’stooth in the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, whichsank in 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean off thecoast of Newfoundland, according to news

Gum Disease and Brain Health

What you and your patients need to know about gum disease and brain health June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Hygienist Jo-Anne Jones discusses the link between gum disease and inflammation. Jo-Anne Jones, RDH Jun 8th, 2023 June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. To mark the occasion, dental hygienist-turned-educator Jo-Anne Jones explains how

An 80-Year Harvard Study Reveals the Secret to Long-Term Happiness

It isn’t money, success, fame, or following your passion Neeramitra ReddyFollowJan 4 · 4 min read For over 80 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the well-being of two demographics: 268 graduates from the batches of 1939–1944 and 456 poor men growing up in Boston since 1939. Since pre-World War II, they’ve painstakingly scrutinized blood samples, performed brain

Coronavirus: Scientists Uncover Why Some People Lose Their Sense of Smell

By Simon Gane and Jane Parker January 6, 2022 Updated: January 6, 2022 From the first reports coming out of Wuhan, Iran and later Italy, we knew that losing your sense of smell (anosmia) was a significant symptom of the disease. Now, after months of reports, both anecdotal and more rigorous clinical findings, we think we have a model for how

Tooth loss is a risk factor for dementia

By Hannah Madans, contributing writer July 8, 2021 — Tooth loss is a risk factor for cognitive impairment and dementia, according to a meta-analysis published on July 8 in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. What’s worse, the risk of cognitive decline increases with each lost tooth. The authors investigated the link between cognitive decline

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