In recent weeks an number of dental stories have seen a lot of reporting in the mainstream press. The Daily Mirror reporting on a potential link between gum disease and dementia with “Brushing you teeth reduces your risk of dementia” ; while the BBC reported on a study reporting the growth of tooth-like structures from urine with the Headline “New teeth grown from urine” ; and finally the Daily Telegraph reporting on the risks of bone and teeth problems from cheap tea. A good analysis of the scientific papers behind these stories has been can be found on the Behind the Headlines section of the NHS Choices website.
NHS Choices – Behind the Headlines
NHS Choices – Little proof gum disease causes Alzheimer’s
Daily Mirror – Brushing your teeth reduces your risk of dementia
NHS Choices –Stem cells extracted for urine used to grow teeth
BBC – New teeth grown from urine
NHS Choices – Do Fluoride levels in cheap tea pose a health risk
Daily telegraph – Cheap tea ‘raises risk of bone and teeth problems’