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Chew on this: Six dental myths debunked

Your teeth need more than daily brushing and flossing. Researchers debunk six dental myths and discuss the role nutrition plays in oral health.

Gene brings teeth in shape

August 5, 2010
Gene brings teeth in shape

No healthy teeth will form without this gene: if during tooth formation (odontogenesis) the so-called Jagged2 gene is inactivated, and hence the Notch signaling pathway interrupted, tooth crowns will be malformed and enamel will be lacking. This signaling pathway is involved in the formation of all tissues and organs.

Pilot safety protocol could help dentists reduce errors

Pilots and dentists have more in common than one might think: Both jobs are highly technical and require teamwork. Both are subject to human error where small, individual mistakes may lead to catastrophe if not addressed early.

Tongue piercing may cause gapped teeth; Could cost thousands of dollars in orthodontic repairs

Mark this one down as a parental nightmare. First, your child gets her tongue pierced. Then, as if you needed something else, she starts “playing” with the tiny barbell-shaped stud, pushing it against her upper front teeth. And before you know it, she forces a gap between those teeth — a fraction-of-an-inch gap that may cost thousands of dollars in orthodontic bills to straighten.

Gene may hold key to reducing spread of oral cancers

The spread of cancer cells in the tongue may be reduced if a gene that regulates cancer cell migration can be controlled, according to new research.

Quitting smoking may minimize harmful bacteria and replenish healthy bacteria

Patients with chronic gum disease who quit smoking in addition to undergoing nonsurgical therapy not only demonstrated a lower abundance of harmful oral pathogens, but also an increase in health-associated bacteria.

Tea may contain more fluoride than once thought, research shows

Black tea, a Southern staple and the world’s most consumed beverage, may contain higher concentrations of fluoride than previously thought, which could pose problems for the heaviest tea drinkers, researchers say.

Dental researchers discover human beta defensin-3 ignites in oral cancer growth

Detecting oral cancer in its earliest stages can save the lives of the nearly 40,500 people diagnosed annually. But early detection has been difficult. Researchers discovered a biomarker, called human beta defensin-3, which may serve as an early warning. The defensin is present in all oral cancers and associated with the early stages of oral cancer.

One in four Californian children have never seen a dentist, study finds

A new study reveals that in California, nearly 25 percent of children in the state have never seen a dentist and that disparities exist across race, ethnicity, and type of insurance when it comes to the duration between dental care visits.