Dental :: Molecule that destroys bone also protects it, new research shows

An immune system component that is a primary cause of bone destruction and inflammation in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis actually protects bone in the oral cavity from infectious pathogens that play a major role in periodontal disease in humans, research at the University at Buffalo has shown.

Dental Health :: AAPD suggests ways to prevent risk for children’s tooth decay

Proper preventive care, fluoridation use and a balanced diet are key to the oral and overall health of every child. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) continues to emphasize that the way to decrease children’s tooth decay is by visiting a dentist early on. The AAPD recommends that each child should have a dental home by his/her first birthday.

Dental :: Fewer heart patients need antibiotics before dental procedures

Based on a review of new and existing scientific evidence, most dental patients with heart disease do not need antibiotics before dental procedures to prevent infective endocarditis (IE), a rare, but life-threatening heart infection.