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A potential long-lasting treatment for sensitive teeth

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Rather than soothe and comfort, a hot cup of tea or cocoa can cause people with sensitive teeth a jolt of pain. But scientists are now developing a new biomaterial that can potentially rebuild worn enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity for an extended period. They describe the material, which they tested on ...

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Scientists' unique system of oral vaccine delivery to address global health threats

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Scientists at The Forsyth Institute and Tufts University have succeeded in describing and validating a unique system of oral vaccine delivery using common bacteria found in the mouth. Findings published by Elsevier in Microbes and Infection identify Streptococcus mitis as a successful vector for oral mucos ...

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Sugary drinks duty will save countless teeth

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A 20p per litre duty on sugary drinks would help to eradicate tooth decay and save the NHS millions of pounds in wasted resources.
The Children's Food Campaign has published figures showing that the introduction of a 20 pence per litre duty on sugary drinks would benefit Londoners' health, as well as ...

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Tooth loss linked to slowing mind, body

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The memory and walking speeds of adults who have lost all of their teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth, finds new UCL research.

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Link discovered between prenatal enamel growth rates in teeth and weaning in human babies

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The research found that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early stages of the second trimester of a baby's development, while molars grow at a slower rate in the third trimester. This is so incisors are ready to erupt after birth, at approximately six months of age, when a baby makes the transition from br ...

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Simple Saliva Test may uncover Deadly Diseases

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A revolutionary saliva test may be on the way.
UCLA researchers are working on a test that could have the ability to diagnose diseases like diabetes and cancer. It’s also possible the test could diagnose neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.

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