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Brushing and flossing teeth can reduce pregnancy-associated gingivitis

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A study conducted by UK researchers has shown that nurse-led oral hygiene education has been proved to reduce gingival inflammation in pregnant women.  Periodontal diseases...

Matcha mouthwash shown to inhibit bacteria that cause periodontitis

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Matcha, a finely ground green tea powder, may help keep P. gingivalis at bay, according to a research team in Japan.  The researchers report that...

ChatGPT to help dental students retain knowledge and enhance performance

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A US study that utilised current dental course materials, syllabi, and textbooks to investigate ChatGPT's potential benefits for dental students, has found that ChatGPT...

Study finds bruxism a recurring condition among people with PTSD

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According to researchers in Brazil, people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder often report constant clenching or grinding of the teeth during the day,...

More culturally safe dental services available for First Nations Victorians

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More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners means First Nations Victorians of all ages will be able to access culturally safe fluoride varnish...

Dental Board worries patients are accessing super to fund dental care

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The Dental Board of Australia is concerned about growing reports of dental practitioners encouraging patients to access superannuation to fund dental care. Patients may apply for early...

Funding boost for Indigenous children’s dental health

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A project at The University of Western Australia that aims to improve the dental health of Indigenous children has been awarded almost $1.5 million...

AMA welcomes sickly sweet sugar tax calls

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Australia should introduce a tax on sugary drinks to help combat obesity and diabetes according to the Australian Medical Association, in a call backed...

US students aim to take the bite out of noisy dental...

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A team of mechanical engineering students from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, is working with a Florida dentist to develop a device that...

Bullying may affect dental health, research finds

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Young people who have adverse childhood experiences are at greater risk of poor dental health, according to research in Norway.  A team at the Norwegian...

Ivoclar and 3D printing expert SprintRay launch collaborative partnership

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The Ivoclar Group has announced its partnership with the US-American technology company SprintRay.  As one of the leading manufacturers in the dental industry worldwide, the...

MPS Foundation partners with FDI to tackle stress and anxiety in...

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The MPS Foundation has partnered with the FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) on a project aimed to raise awareness of the importance of managing mental health...