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  • Sarah Turner, Jayne E. Harrison, Fyeza N.J. Sharif, Darren Owens, Declan T. MillettWhat are crowded teeth?When teeth erupt (come through the gum into the mouth), they may twist, stick out, drop back, or overlap if there is not enough space in the mouth. Losing baby teeth early from tooth decay or trauma can lead to crowded permanent teeth. If...
    January 7 2022
  • Philip E Benson, Amarpreet Atwal, Farhan Bazargani, Nicola Parkin, Bikram ThindWhat is the health problem?Upper permanent canine teeth (commonly known as eye teeth or fang teeth) are positioned in the upper jaw, one on the right and one on the left. In around 1% to 3% of children, they may not erupt (appear from behind the gum and into the mouth)...
    January 6 2022
  • Alessandro Ugolini, Paola Agostino, Armando Silvestrini-Biavati, Jayne E. Harrison, Klaus B.S.L. Batista Key messagesOrthodontic treatment with quad‐helix (fixed) or expansion plates (removable) is effective for correcting posterior crossbite in children. Quad‐helix is probably even more effective than expansion plates. For adolescents, there...
    January 5 2022
  • Ambika Parmar, Michaelina Macluskey, Niall Mc Goldrick, David I. Conway, Anne-Marie Glenny, Janet E. Clarkson, Helen V. Worthington, Kelvin K.W. ChanWhat is the problem?Oral cavity (mouth) and oropharynx (throat) cancers that are detected early are treated primarily with surgery or radiotherapy. These treatments are effective in curing the cancer...
    January 4 2022
  • Tanya Walsh, Saman Warnakulasuriya, Mark W. Lingen, Alexander R. Kerr, Graham R. Ogden, Anne-Marie Glenny, Richard MaceyKey messages- There is a lack of high-certainty evidence to support the use of screening tests for cancer of the mouth and conditions that may lead to mouth cancer in the general population.- General...
    December 8 2021
  • The 2020 Impact Factors for both the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and Cochrane Oral Health have been released by Clarivate Analytics and Cochrane's publisher, Wiley. The 2020 Impact Factor for the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews is 9.289, which is generated from a calculation that involves dividing the number of...
    November 5 2021
  • Honglin Li, Zhiyong Guo, Chunjie Li, Xiangyu Ma, Yan Wang, Xuedong Zhou, Trevor M. Johnson, Dingming HuangKey messages- Due to a lack of robust evidence, the benefits and risks of different materials used for retrograde filling in root canal therapy are unclear.- The evidence is not robust enough to determine which material is best to use in...
    October 13 2021
  • In August 2021, Cochrane Review Groups (CRGs) in the UK received confirmation from the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) informing them about the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) decision to cease all funding at the break-point in the current contract at the end of March 2023.  Cochrane has benefited for many years...
    September 30 2021
  • Helen V Worthington, Sara Khangura, Kelsey Seal, Monika Mierzwinski-Urban, Analia Veitz-Keenan, Philipp Sahrmann, Patrick Roger Schmidlin, Dell Davis, Zipporah Iheozor-Ejiofor, María Graciela Rasines AlcarazReview questionThis review, carried out within Cochrane Oral Health, describes the effects of tooth‐coloured (composite resin) fillings...
    August 18 2021
  • Tanya Walsh, Richard Macey, Alexander R. Kerr, Mark W. Lingen, Graham R. Ogden, Saman WarnakulasuriyaWhy is it important to improve the detection of oral cancer?Persistent abnormal patches or sores in the mouth may represent mouth cancer or oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs). OPMDs can sometimes turn into mouth cancer, but if identified...
    July 21 2021

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