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How Your Meds Could Make Your Teeth Fall Out
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How Your Meds Could Make Your Teeth Fall Out

You may already know that your prescription medications could be doing wonders for issues like allergies and high blood pressure, but is it possible that they may be putting your teeth at risk at the same time? A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests there may be a connection…

Uni Research Project Becomes Dental Care Breakthrough
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Uni Research Project Becomes Dental Care Breakthrough

Creighton’s Stephen Gross (right) and Mark Latta teamed up seven years ago to embark on a research mission that, with the help of student contributions, has resulted in a new dental technology that employs microcapsules – “water balloons” of calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions. When applied to a tooth, the sealant can re-mineralize teeth, creating…

Dentistry Professor Studies Medical Benefits Of Nanodiamonds
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Dentistry Professor Studies Medical Benefits Of Nanodiamonds

By Emi Nakahara Dean Ho, a professor in the UCLA School of Dentistry, who has researched the various medical applications of nanodiamonds, published a paper last week on using nanodiamonds to prevent tooth infection and breakage in root canals. UCLA researchers are using microscopic carbon molecules for medical procedures and experiments ranging from cancer drug…

Mutant First-Line Drug Resistant HIV Strains on the Rise
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Mutant First-Line Drug Resistant HIV Strains on the Rise

The fight to halt the pandemic spread of HIV has been “an extraordinary achievement in global health,” doctors wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine this week.But progress made to treat those with HIV and to stem the virus’ spread could stall, doctors said. And they point to a worrisome culprit: Mutating strains of HIV that…

Triclosan in Toothpastes Absorbed by Brush Heads
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Triclosan in Toothpastes Absorbed by Brush Heads

Triclosan in toothpastes can be absorbed and later released by toothbrush heads, a new study has found. But triclosan exposure can be limited, such as by using toothbrushes that are the least likely to accumulate the chemical and by changing used toothbrushes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the use of triclosan in…

Prehistoric Teeth Spark Debates Over Evolution
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Prehistoric Teeth Spark Debates Over Evolution

If confirmed, that would make the teeth around 6 million years older than fossils for the early-human, African ancestor Australopithecus afarensis, aka Lucy. And the age of the teeth would be over 9 million years older than when anatomically modern humans are thought to have migrated out of Africa. The fossil teeth potentially provide evidence…

Researchers Explore How Chewing Affects Teeth on the Nanoscale
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Researchers Explore How Chewing Affects Teeth on the Nanoscale

This image shows the nanoscale crystallites that make up tooth enamel before and after researchers applied pressure. Credit: University of Arkansas Food leaves permanent traces on teeth. Cows chewing on grass, tigers tearing up a piece of raw meat and humans munching on tortilla chips all end up with tiny scratches and nicks on the…

Oral Cancer Surgery Turns Less Complex Now
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Oral Cancer Surgery Turns Less Complex Now

Reconstruction using inner part of cheek avoids chances of morbidity. Reconstruction using the inner part of the cheek is emerging as a new technique for treating small to medium oral cancer. Oncologists say this marks a deviation from the present technique of treating defects of the tongue and the floor of the mouth by reconstruction…

These 2 New Discoveries will Improve Dental Anaesthesia
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These 2 New Discoveries will Improve Dental Anaesthesia

Microneedles can increase the effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry Researchers from Brazil and Texas have started human testing of a new strategy to increase the effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry to reduce patient discomfort during oral injections. It involves a small device containing 57 microneedles, which, when placed on the gums,…

The Life-Saving Reason for Holding on to Baby Teeth
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The Life-Saving Reason for Holding on to Baby Teeth

Are baby teeth important? Well, scientists are calling on parents to hold on to their children’s baby teeth for a very important reason. When your child starts losing their baby teeth it’s not only a big and exciting change for them, but for parents as well. One of the many markers that your child is…

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