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Keep smiling: collagen matrix promotes gum healing around exposed roots

Receding gums often result in tooth sensitivity and can lead to decay of the root and persistent inflammation of the […]

Dentists ready for eHealth surgery

Dental is one of the health sector’s unheralded areas. Yet according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, approximately 12,000 dental […]

Tiny teeth in tatters

The tiny teeth of some of our toddlers are rotting and dental researchers at the University of Sydney are poised […]

Mouth bacterium a key factor for gum disease

Normal bacteria which live in our mouths provide the catalyst for the development of gum disease, a debilitating condition which […]

Acidic food and drink can damage teeth

Eating fruit such as apples could be up to four times more damaging to teeth than carbonated drinks, according to […]

Sugar-free lollies, non-fluoride varnishes help prevent cavities

A multi-disciplinary expert panel, convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs, issued a report this month […]

Tooth loss three times higher in people with serious mental illness

People with severe mental illnesses are over three times more likely to lose their teeth because of poor oral health […]

Cognitive behavioural therapy effective for treating severe dental phobia

People with severe dental phobia may be able to overcome their anxieties with a single session of cognitive behavioural therapy […]

Children in poorest areas have 70% more dental decay

Young children from the lowest socioeconomic areas have about 70% more dental decay than children from the highest socioeconomic areas, […]

Research examines dentists’ role in painkiller abuse

In the cover article of this month’s Journal of the American Dental Association, a group of nine dentists, pharmacists, and […]