Researchers Examining New Treatment For Advanced Tooth Decay

Newsweek (12/4, Thomson) reports that “scientists are examining a new treatment for advanced tooth decay.” In a new study, researchers “found that molecules called resolvins regenerate tissue when applied to dental pulp.” The body naturally produces “Resolvin E1 (RvE1) and other resolvins,” and “the study found that when RvE1 was applied …

Viral “Healthy Coke” TikTok Recipe Poses Oral Health Risks

Insider (6/21, Michelson) reports that TikTok users are mixing balsamic vinegar and seltzer, claiming it’s a “healthy” alternative to Coca-Cola. The concoction, which is trending on TikTok, “may actually have some adverse effects on oral wellness, according to dentists who have researched soft drinks and tooth erosion.” The American Dental Association …

Americans Spent $1.4B Last Year On Unhealthy Fruit Drinks For Kids

CNN (10/16, LaMotte) states a new report found that “Americans spent $1.4 billion on the most popular brands of children’s fruit drinks and flavored waters last year,” but “according to nutritional guidelines, none of the drinks were healthy.” The report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy …

Consuming Sugary Drinks May Increase Risk For Alzheimer’s Disease, Research Suggests

Newsweek reports that new research suggests “drinking sugary soda could raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.” The article reports that “scientists at Columbia University of New York studied rates of Alzheimer’s disease in older people and found a link between sugary drinks and the neurodegenerative condition,” although “more research …

Images Of Decaying Teeth May Deter Sugary Drink Sales, Survey Finds

The Guardian reported that a new study has found “graphic health warnings like those on cigarette packets, showing rows of rotten teeth on cans of cola and other sugary drinks, could deter some young adults from buying them.” Prof. Anna Peeters from Australia’s Deakin University and colleagues surveyed nearly 1,000 people …