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NIH research explores all aspects of pain.
May 25, 2023

Uncovering a cure: NIH-supported research lays the groundwork for understanding and treating pain

From the lab to the bedside Pain affects millions of Americans. It’s hard to measure, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all...

NIDCR researchers studied mice to understand how sound dulls pain.
March 21, 2023

Audio analgesia: How sound blunts pain—at least in mice

An international team of scientists, led in part by investigators from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, studied...

NIH Research, Pain

Sjögren's syndrome, which can cause dryness in the eyes and mouth, may be caused by both genetic and environmental factors.
August 27, 2020

Sjögren’s syndrome: What you need to know

Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that often damages the glands that make tears and saliva, or spit. It...

Sjögren's syndrome
Joan Manny suffered for years before she was diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome and now supports others with the condition.
August 18, 2020

Thriving with Sjögren’s syndrome

For decades, 79-year-old Joan Manny of Brookeville, Maryland, suffered from a variety of seemingly unconnected symptoms. In her teens and 2...

Sjögren's syndrome

Carrie Ann Inaba on the set of
July 28, 2020

Carrie Ann Inaba doesn’t let Sjögren’s syndrome stand in her way

Carrie Ann Inaba is a familiar face in millions of American homes. A lifelong dancer, she has become well-known as...

Sjögren's syndrome
Dry mouth, a symptom of Sjögren's syndrome, can put you at risk for tooth decay.
July 14, 2020

5 common questions about dry mouth

Dry mouth is a common symptom of Sjögren's syndrome, as well as other diseases like diabetes and HIV/AIDS....

Sjögren's syndrome

Blake Warner, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., conducts research on salivary disorders, focusing on Sjögren's syndrome.
June 23, 2020

Sjögren’s research explores genetic link to dry mouth, other saliva issues

Blake Warner, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., studies disorders that affect our salivary glands, including Sjögren's...

Sjögren's syndrome
April 04, 2019

Oral health and older adults

Brushing your teeth may not be the most fun part of your daily routine, but it pays off, especially as...

Dental Health, Oral Health

January 25, 2018

Gum disease by the numbers

Gum (or periodontal) disease is one of the leading threats to dental health. It's typically caused by poor brushing...

Gum Disease, Dental Health, Oral Health