Tag: teeth

  • New Research Determines When, How, and Why Ancient Birds Lost Their Teeth

    If you’ve ever wondered why birds have managed to evolve and survive without one of the most essential body parts that most mammals and reptiles have — i.e., teeth — you aren’t the only one. And thanks to a group of dedicated researchers, there might finally be an answer to that question. According to a recent study […]

  • Gum Disease Linked to Diabetes

    According to Dr. Peter Alldritt, chair of the Oral Health Committee, there’s increasing evidence that shows a two-way relationship between diabetes and gum disease. He explained that poor controlled diabetes increases gum disease’s severity. At the same time, worsening gum disease makes it harder to control blood sugar levels, because it prevents patients from being able to […]