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Scientists say aspirin could reverse tooth decay
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Scientists say aspirin could reverse tooth decay

A research, the first of its kind, conducted at Queen’s University has discovered that aspirin stimulates stem cells in teeth, enhancing tooth regeneration. Tooth decay is the most common dental disease. It results in inflammation of the tooth nerve, which causes the toothache which most people are familiar with. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is a drug…

Ancient teeth reveal vitamin D deficiency
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Ancient teeth reveal vitamin D deficiency

Recent advancements in archeology have uncovered many lesser known facts and hidden truths about the world. Researchers have made groundbreaking discoveries in the field of dentistry. After careful analysis of layers of dentine in teeth found at historical sites, archeologists and researchers have found occurrences of malnutrition throughout history. Scientists have revealed the malnutrition pattern…

Pufferfish and humans share same teeth genes!
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Pufferfish and humans share same teeth genes!

Dr. Gareth Fraser, an employee at the University of Sheffield’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, says that although the final structures of all the vertebrates differ but their developmental origin is the same. An international team of scientists have discovered that human teeth developed from the same genes as that of the peculiar beaked…

Baby teeth can be used to make medicines!
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Baby teeth can be used to make medicines!

New research is constantly going on and studies in the world of medicine are rapid and profound. In dentistry, new research has come in that show promising results. It has been deduced that baby teeth contain stem cells and when used to make medicines they can be used to treat quite a few degenerative diseases…

Poster Competition at Ziauddin Dental College
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Poster Competition at Ziauddin Dental College

KARACHI-A poster competition was recently held at Ziauddin College of Dentistry. The competition was organized by the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnosis, under the supervision of Dr. Afifa Razi (Head of Department). She provided a great platform to communicate the importance of oral health, facilitating the provision of knowledgeable skills of students. The organizing…

Analysis of Dental Care Market 2017
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Analysis of Dental Care Market 2017

Professional dental care is increasing rapidly, due to the rise in awareness as well as the spread of oral diseases. And since the demand is high, quite a few low value and subsidized practices have also opened up, which has made oral care affordable for most people. As it has also become common knowledge that…

Poor oral health : a cause of malnutrition in the elderly
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Poor oral health : a cause of malnutrition in the elderly

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society published the findings of a recent study that proved the relationship between poor oral health, food scarcity and malnutrition in old adults. The research was carried out by UN school of medicine and concluded that lack of food and oral health care causes nutrition deficiency in old adults and…

Improperly made dentures may be a possible cause of mouth cancer
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Improperly made dentures may be a possible cause of mouth cancer

World Oral Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated annually in April. Per statistics, every day a life is lost to oral cancer. Therefore, this month is dedicated to educating the public regarding the increase in oral cancer cases internationally. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) states that amongst the newly diagnosed cases, a…

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