• Study suggests link between verbal bullying and bruxism in adolescents

    A case-control study by a research team led by Prof. Junia Serra-Negra at the Federal University of Minas Gerais suggests that possible sleep bruxism in young teenagers is associated with a history of verbal bullying at school as victims, perpetrators or both.

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  • New research uses squid ink to check for gum disease

    A new dental imaging method to examine the health of patients’ gums. A mixture of squid ink, water and cornflour is applied to the gums and examined using light and ultrasound.

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  • Runners more prone to dental problems

    Runners are more prone to serious dental problems than the rest of the population.

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  • Frequency of dental visits dramatically decreases after dementia diagnosis

    Patients with dementia tend to abandon regular dental check-ups, the results of a large-scale longitudinal study have revealed. The utilisation of dental services, as well as the research group’s general oral health status, significantly declined after a diagnosis of dementia, researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden found.

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