• Less antibiotic use in dentistry gave no increase in endocarditis

    Sweden is one of the few countries that have removed the dental health recommendation to give prophylactic antibiotics to people at a higher risk of infection of the heart valves, so-called infective endocarditis.

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  • Nocturnal teeth grinding can damage temporomandibular joints

    Nocturnal teeth grinding and clenching of the upper and lower jaw are known as sleep bruxism and can have consequences for health.

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  • Researchers take important step towards development of biological dental enamel

    There is no natural alternative to synthetic filling materials, but a new 3D model with human dental stem cells could change this in the future.

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  • How oral bacteria suppress protection against viral growth

    Researchers from the University of Louisville (UofL) School of Dentistry in the US and their colleagues have discovered details of how proteins produced by oral epithelial cells protect humans against viruses entering the body through the mouth.

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