Posted 1:19 PM 3/12/2013
March 12, 2013 -- Growing a replacement tooth from your own cells may be a step closer, according to new research.
It is still too early for use in people, but the technique involves taking stem cells and growing more of them to produce a very small, immature tooth, similar to what a tooth would look like when it starts to grow in an embryo.
Posted 3:02 AM 7/18/2012
July 18, 2012 -- Cost is a bigger factor than fear when it's time to visit the dentist, a new government report shows.
Posted 3:02 AM 5/31/2012
May 31, 2012 -- There are fewer cavities in the United States today than there were two decades ago, the CDC reports, but not every population group has shown the same amount of improvement.
Posted 6:35 PM 2/10/2012
Feb. 10, 2012 -- The Grammy Awards are the first live performance for Adele, the bluesy 23-year-old British singer and 2011 Billboard artist of the year, since having throat surgery last November to remove a benign polyp on her vocal cord.
To better understand the procedure she underwent and the reasons for it, WebMD spoke with Gerald Berke, MD, director of the UCLA Voice Center for Medicine and the Arts. Berke, a head and neck surgeon, did not treat (More)
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Posted 8:07 PM 1/6/2012
Jan. 6, 2012 -- A substance known as the main ingredient of a classic candy may actually be good for your teeth: licorice.
According to a new study in the Journal of Natural Products, licorice root may help keep teeth healthy.
Posted 7:23 PM 11/16/2011
Nov. 16, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Getting your teeth cleaned may give you more than a sparkling white smile -- it may give you something to smile about, like your health.
Posted 6:07 PM 10/13/2011
During your routine dental check-up, your dentist can uncover important clues about your overall health.
If your tooth enamel is worn down, for example, that's a sign that you may be suffering from stress and grinding your teeth at night. Swollen and receding gums can be an early sign of diabetes, and sores in your mouth that don't heal can sometimes (More)
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Posted 9:22 PM 10/5/2011
Oct. 5, 2011 -- Once again, British singer Adele has been forced to cancel a number of sold-out U.S. shows because of throat problems.
The award-winning singer-songwriter of such hits as "Rolling in the Deep" says on her blog that for the second time this year, she has a vocal cord hemorrhage. She's been told she must rest or risk damaging her voice permanently.
Posted 12:14 PM 9/1/2011
If your eyes are the window to your soul, then your mouth is a mirror of your health. Although that idea may seem farfetched, health experts believe that good oral health care does more than prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
"Any disease related to the mouth has an impact elsewhere in the body," says Denis F. Kinane, BDS, PhD, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.