Fear of the dentist is very common in all populations around the world. Many people feel stressed by or are even terrified of dental examinations, which can eventually lead to avoiding dental appointments completely. A new survey has now provided further evidence that parents with dental phobia pass their fear on to their children, and this might significantly affect their dental visiting patterns later in life.
What are the characteristics of an attractive smile? While not every person is born with a perfect smile, qualities such as straightness, cleanliness or whiteness of teeth may come to mind. Thanks to developments in the field of cosmetic dentistry, people can change the smile they were born with into a smile they love.
Over 10 per cent of the adult population suffers from chronic kidney disease (CKD) and those affected often have poor health outcomes owing to an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease compared with the general population. A team of researchers at Aston University recently found that treating a common gingival condition in CKD patients could significantly reduce their risk of potentially fatal heart disease.
New research has demonstrated that curcumin, one of the primary components of turmeric and curry powders, has a quelling effect on the activity of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which has been increasingly associated with the development of oral cancer over the past several decades. The scientists found that the natural antioxidant curcumin slows the expression of HPV, suggesting that it could help control the extent of HPV-related oral cancers.
The Waterpik® Cordless Professional Water Flosser is a great solution when you want the convenience of cordless water flossing. Rechargeable and portable, it's perfect for use in smaller bathrooms or for travel.