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Teeth: a complete record of your life
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Teeth: a complete record of your life

Teeth constitute a permanent and faithful biological archive of the entirety of the individual’s life, from tooth formation to death, a team of researchers has found. Its work provides new evidence of the impact that events, such as reproduction and imprisonment, have on an organism. “Our results make clear that the skeleton is not a…

Your mouthwash can change your oral microbes
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Your mouthwash can change your oral microbes

The first study looking at the effect of chlorhexidine mouthwash on the entire oral microbiome has found its use significantly increases the abundance of lactate-producing bacteria that lower saliva pH, and may increase the risk of tooth damage. A team led by Dr Raul Bescos from the University of Plymouth’s Faculty of Health gave a…

Cyclodextrins: Important ingredient for future of oral care
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Cyclodextrins: Important ingredient for future of oral care

During viral epidemics, dental offices face significant challenges. There are requirements for meticulous hygiene and virus spread prevention, and cyclodextrins in oral care products could help dentists do their jobs while keeping everyone healthy and safe. While cyclodextrins are not primarily meant for the prevention or cure of viral infections, in the same way as…

3D printers now become ‘handy’- Latest revolution in the world of dentistry
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3D printers now become ‘handy’- Latest revolution in the world of dentistry

Biomedical engineers have recently developed a handheld 3D bioprinter that could revolutionise the way musculoskeletal surgical procedures are performed. The latest advancement was done by the biomedical engineers at the UConn School of Dental Medicine. The bioprinter, developed by Dr. Ali Tamayol, associate professor in the School of Dental Medicine biomedical engineering department, enables surgeons…

Study finds ‘Botanical drug’ effective for oral cancers
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Study finds ‘Botanical drug’ effective for oral cancers

LOS ANGELES: In a recent study, researchers examined the effect that APG-157, a botanical plant-based drug that contains curcumin has on neck and head cancer patients. the drug was developed under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Botanical Drug Development: Guidance for Industry. The findings showed that the drug helps patients fight oral and oropharyngeal…

New ‘Photodynamic therapy’ promises to kill oral bacteria
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New ‘Photodynamic therapy’ promises to kill oral bacteria

Finland: Regular tooth brushing helps maintain good oral health, but does not completely prevent the occurrence of oral disease. To help kill Streptococcus mutans bacteria and the harmful oral bacteria that cause gingivitis, researchers from Koite Health in Finland are launching a method intended for home use. The method involves using antibacterial photodynamic therapy and…

Plaque identifying toothpaste- is it worth the hype?
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Plaque identifying toothpaste- is it worth the hype?

The world’s first toothpaste that identifies dental plaque could also help reduce rates of heart attack and stroke, says this new study. The patented Plaque HD toothpaste was initially developed by an orthodontist in 2009 to provide a safe, at home plaque-reduction program for patients. Plaque HD utilizes Targetol Technology, a gluten-free coloring agent, to…

Excess of fluoride can harm your teeth, new study
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Excess of fluoride can harm your teeth, new study

According to latest research, exposing teeth to excessive fluoride can alter calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells forming tooth enamel. This gives novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises. The study, led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, was recently published…

Study finds new oral findings in Children with PWS
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Study finds new oral findings in Children with PWS

According to recent research, Children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) secrete less saliva and more acidic saliva than do their healthy peers. These changes put them at a higher risk of tooth decay (caries) and oral disorders like gingivitis (inflammation of gums), the study reported. Good dental care should be an “essential part” of PWS care,…


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