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Smokers at higher risk of tooth loss

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A new study has confirmed that regular smokers have a significantly increased risk of tooth loss.
Male smokers are up to 3.6 times more likely to lose their teeth than non-smokers, whereas female smokers were found to be 2.5 times more likely.

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Sprite, apple juice are about five times more erosive than Coca Cola light

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A study by Zimmer et al just recently published in June 2015, has analyzed the loss of enamel and dentine after exposure to different non-alcoholic drinks with a simple new method using bovine teeth. 100 enamel and 100 dentine specimens from freshly extracted bovine incisors were randomly attributed to 10 ...

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5 min irradiation with photodynamic therapy can mimic the irrigation NaOCl in root canals

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Infecting microorganisms of the root canals are difficult to eliminate during endodontic treatment, and are considered the most critical cause considered to increase the successful results for endodontically treated teeth. In a study performed by Xhevdet et al. 2014 and published in the Journal of lasers i ...

Dental Pulp Polyps Contain Stem Cells Comparable to the Normal Dental Pulps

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Dental pulp is an ‘ecto-mesenchyme’ derived tissue as it has originated from the earlier interaction of mesenchyme with the neural crest. Several attempts have been made to isolate stem cells from dental tissues other than adult pulp, including deciduous teeth, periodontal ligament, dental follicle and ...

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Dentist may be able to discover Pancreatic Cancer

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Dentist may be able to discover Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers from the UCLA School of Dentistry have been closer to completing a saliva test, which will test for pancreatic cancer. The saliva test would look specifically for biomarkers associated with pancreatic cancer.
If this test ends up being approved, dentists would be able to check for pancreat ...

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Visual illusion makes dentist drill larger cavities!!

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It’s possible that we are drilling larger cavities in our patients’ teeth than we need to.
A new study done in New Zealand and published in the journal PLOS One proposed that dentists may fall victim to a visual illusion that could affect treatment. The optical illusion, known as the Delboeuf Illu ...

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Healthy eating can prevent oral diseases and teeth decay

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You may be able to prevent two of the most common diseases of modern civilization, tooth decay (caries) and periodontal (gum) disease, simply by improving your diet. Decay results when the teeth and other hard tissues of the mouth are destroyed by acid products from oral bacteria. Certain foods and food co ...

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A new tool for fighting cavities and gum disease: Graphene???

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Dental diseases, which are caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the mouth, are among the most common health problems in the world. Now scientists have discovered that a material called graphene oxide is effective at eliminating these bacteria, some of which have developed antibiotic resistance.< ...

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Insufficient evidence' that natural sweetener xylitol prevents tooth decay

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The evidence available on the effects of xylitol - a natural sugar substitute used to sweeten products such as candy, chewing gum and toothpaste - is insufficient to prove it prevents tooth decay in children and adults. This was the conclusion of a new Cochrane review by researchers at the University of M ...

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Virus found in sewage shows promise in treating dental procedure infections

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Virus found in sewage shows promise in treating dental procedure infections

The rise of superbugs is spurring research into alternative ways of fighting resistant bacteria that cause serious infections. One such avenue is a revival of an old idea - using viruses to infect and eliminate bacteria.
Bacteriophages - or "phages" - are viruses that infect bacteria. Through a long h ...

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