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July 20, 2021

Pulling Wisdom Teeth Has Surprising Benefit: Better Taste Pulling Wisdom Teeth Has Surprising Benefit: Better Taste

People who’ve had their wisdom teeth removed have a better sense of taste decades after the surgery, according to a study that is allaying concerns about […]
April 2, 2021

Periodontitis Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Otherwise Healthy Individuals Periodontitis Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Otherwise Healthy Individuals

(Reuters Health) – Periodontitis is associated with significantly higher blood pressure in otherwise healthy individuals, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data on 250 adults with […]
November 4, 2020

Post-Dental Extraction Bleeding Decreases With Mouth Splints Post-Dental Extraction Bleeding Decreases With Mouth Splints

Dental extractions can cause significant risk of bleeding in hemophilia patients being treated with factor replacements. However, mouth splints significantly decreased the risk of postextraction bleeding […]
October 21, 2020

Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Donella Pogue has trouble finding dentists in her rural area willing to […]
September 28, 2020

FDA Advises Against Mercury Dental Fillings in High-Risk Groups FDA Advises Against Mercury Dental Fillings in High-Risk Groups

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised against the use of dental amalgam that contains mercury for certain groups of people who may be […]
July 28, 2020

Dental and Doctors’ Offices Still Struggling With COVID Job Loss Dental and Doctors’ Offices Still Struggling With COVID Job Loss

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. California’s outpatient health care practices largely shrugged off two recessions, adding more […]
July 22, 2020

Evidence and Orthodontics: Does Your Child Need Braces? Evidence and Orthodontics: Does Your Child Need Braces?

Do straight teeth and a perfect bite improve oral health? Peter Vig didn’t go into orthodontics looking to take on the entire field. When he entered […]
May 28, 2020

Even Short-term Vaping May Promote Oral Disease Even Short-term Vaping May Promote Oral Disease

Clinicians have been worried that vaping can cause pulmonary damage. Now researchers report that vaping — even for a few months — can push healthy mouths […]
April 23, 2020

US Dentists Seeking to Conduct Coronavirus Testing Face Regulatory, Supply Hurdles US Dentists Seeking to Conduct Coronavirus Testing Face Regulatory, Supply Hurdles

(Reuters) – U.S. dental care providers are pushing for permission to test patients for the coronavirus, both to help augment a nationwide effort to combat its […]
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