Category: Dental Research

Why Chewing Ability Is Important

If you couldn’t chew properly, then you would not be able to process and digest your food properly, which could lead to malnutrition and a host of other health problems. Still, food processing isn’t the only reason why your chewing ability is important. Not only does the stimulation in your teeth’s roots help maintain the… Read more »

Interesting Facts About Teeth, Beyond Hygiene

You don’t need to become a dentist to know the basics of caring for your teeth. Brushing and flossing them twice a day keeps them clean of plaque and food debris, and routine professional teeth cleanings help keep your teeth free of disease. However, there are more interesting facts about teeth than what you need… Read more »

Soy Milk vs. Cow’s Milk: Which is Better for Your Teeth?

In China, Japan, and other parts of Asia, soy milk has long been a staple beverage. In the modern world, soy serves as the alternative-of-choice for many foods that some people may refrain from out of dietary, religious, and/or moral obligations. For instance, as a beverage, soy milk can replace cow’s milk for people who… Read more »

How Well Do You Care for Your Toothbrush?

Did you know that, even if you brush your teeth twice a more a day, inadequate care and storage can render your toothbrush ineffective, and perhaps even a liability? As it sits on your sink, in a cup or tucked into a toothbrush holder, your toothbrush can collect a large number of microscopic organisms. Besides… Read more »

The Science of Smiling

A smile is universal; it can surpass language barriers to portray a variety of expressions, like joy, acceptance, and agreement, and it can influence the way others perceive you in general. If you’re smiling right now, you might recognize the good feeling it induces, and don’t need scientific research to tell you that it can… Read more »

Three Serious Consequences of Severe Gum Disease

Tooth loss is an extreme consequence for most dental health issues, like cavities, gum disease, and sometimes, malocclusion (crooked teeth). In the case of gum disease, however, tooth loss isn’t the last consequence of neglect. In fact, its most severe form, known as periodontitis, has been linked to numerous ongoing health issues, mainly due to… Read more »

Could Genetics Play a Role in Future Dental Health Care?

The Human Genome Project (HGP) was one of the largest and most significant undertakings in human history. It involved an international research effort to sequence and map all human genes, collectively known as the genome. Since the project’s completion in 2007, epigenetics (the study of how genes contribute to healthy and unhealthy states within the… Read more »