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Study finds that certain type of children respond better to laughing gas
Study finds that certain type of children respond better to laughing gasIf a dentist could predict how a child is likely to respond to the usage of laughing gas, also known as nitrous oxide, the visit is more likely to be free of anxiety and fear.
New study shows that oral bacteria can “lasso” onto heart tissues
New study shows that oral bacteria can “lasso” onto heart tissuesA new study from the University of Bristol claims to have found the mechanism by which a certain oral bacterium clings to heart tissues.
New coating could make dental implants better than ever
New coating could make dental implants better than everA team of researchers out of UPV/EHU-University of Basque Country have developed a coating for implants that could help stop infections.
Could this drug mean the end of dental fillings?
Could this drug mean the end of dental fillings?A team of researchers at King’s College London have found evidence that tooth pulp can be naturally healed with the help of an Alzheimer’s drug.
Having multiple fillings could cause toxic levels of mercury in blood
Having multiple fillings could cause toxic levels of mercury in bloodExtended mercury exposure can be particularly dangerous to a one’s health—and a new study has found that the danger is greatly exacerbated in patients with eight or more dental fillings.
New dental fillings could actually REPAIR tooth decay
New dental fillings could actually REPAIR tooth decayWhile dental amalgam has been the most popular dental filling material for a century and a half, new research is introducing an exciting alternative that could actually help repair teeth damaged by caries.
Recent Cochrane Systemic Review validates that fluoride mouthrinses reduce caries
Recent Cochrane Systemic Review validates that fluoride mouthrinses reduce cariesThe study found that regular use of fluoride can reduce the prevalence of caries.
Common oral bacteria could treat troublesome illness
Common oral bacteria could treat troublesome illnessResearchers have isolated an enzyme from bacteria present in human saliva that has potential as a therapy for a disease that affects three million people in the United States.
Taking selfies while brushing teeth can make for brighter smiles
Taking selfies while brushing teeth can make for brighter smilesRecording smartphone video “selfies” of tooth-brushing can help people learn to improve their oral health care techniques, according to a new study.
Is staying hydrated destroying children's teeth?
Is staying hydrated destroying children's teeth?Hydration is crucial when working out or playing sports—but now, researchers say, hydrating is actually destroying children’s teeth.