Lowlights in Dental Research

Amongst all the excellent scientific research out there, there are studies that beg the question: “And your point is…what, exactly?” We recently learned of one of these via Mind Hacks – a 1976 study called “Children’s Drawings about Dentistry”:   mrmole/Flickr   Drawings about the dentist at work were solicited from 1,101 children in grades …

Flossing Teeth May Help Your Memory & Other News of Note

Flossing Your Teeth May Also Improve Your Memory (WABC-TV) “Researchers looked at a group of men and women over age 60 and what they found was that those who scored lowest on tests of math and memory had been exposed to greater amounts of bacteria that are known to cause gum disease. And in fact …

Diabetes Risk with Gum Disease, Bone Loss with Implants & Other News of Note

Study Finds Over 90% of People with Gum Disease Are at Risk for Diabetes (PhysOrg) The study, led by Dr. Shiela Strauss, Associate Professor of Nursing and Co-Director of the Statistics and Data Management Core for NYU’s Colleges of Dentistry and Nursing, examined data from 2,923 adult participants in the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition …

Captain Obvious Returns – in the Adventure of the Eroding Teeth!

We’ve written before about the research on how sodas, energy drinks and other common beverages erode dental enamel, and linked to other stories on this currently popular topic. Most, if not all, recent studies on the issue have focused on the effects of such beverages: the damage they do and the way that they do …