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Gum disease may be an early sign of diabetes

New research published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care suggests severe gum disease, or periodontitis, might be an early sign of diabetes.

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Oestrogen therapy reduces oral diseases in postmenopausal women

Oestrogen therapy has already been credited with helping women manage an array of menopause-related issues. Now a new study suggests that the oestrogen therapy used to treat osteoporosis can lead to healthier teeth and gums. The study outcomes are being published in Menopause. As oestrogen levels fall during menopause, women become more vulnerable to numerous […]

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New dental implant reduces risk of infections

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Leuven, Belgium has developed a dental implant that gradually releases drugs from a built-in reservoir.

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Alzheimer’s drug makes teeth grow back

Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer’s patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.

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