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Evo-devo models of tooth development and the origin of hominoid molar diversity

Abstract The detailed anatomical features that characterize fossil hominin molars figure prominently in the reconstruction of their taxonomy, phylogeny, and paleobiology. Despite the prominence of molar form in human origins research, the underlying developmental mechanisms generating the diversity of tooth crown features remain poorly understood. A model of tooth morphogenesis—the patterning cascade model (PCM)—provides a […]

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Bioengineered tooth bud model functionalized with decellularized tooth bud ECM

Alexandria, VA, USA – At the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), Alen Blagajcevic, student at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Mass., presented an oral session titled “Bioengineered Tooth Bud Model Functionalized […]

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Toothpaste alone does not prevent dental erosion or hypersensitivity

An analysis of nine toothpastes found that none of them protects enamel or prevents erosive wear Summary: An analysis of nine toothpastes found that none of them protects enamel or prevents erosive wear. Specialists stress that diet and treatment by a dentist are key to avoid the problems originated by dentin exposure. Share: FULL STORY […]

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Biomimetic Tooth Repair: Amelogenin-Derived Peptide Enables in Vitro Remineralization of Human Enamel

Abstract: White spot lesions (WSL) and incipient caries on enamel surfaces are the earliest clinical outcomes for demineralization and caries. If left untreated, the caries can progress and may cause complex restorative procedures or even tooth extraction which destroys soft and hard tissue architecture as a consequence of connective tissue and bone loss. Current clinical […]

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‘Things just exploded in his mouth’: kids’ tooth decay unnoticed in Perth

Perth parents are living in blissful ignorance of their children’s horribly decaying teeth, new research has showed. HBF surveyed 625 parents of six to 17-year-olds from WA, NSW and Victoria about their children’s dental health and examined dental claims data to produce the research. Two thirds of parents rated their child’s dental health as ‘very […]

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An Alzheimer’s drug might be able to repair cavities in teeth

A recent discovery about an Alzheimer’s drug may lead to the end of cavity fillings in teeth as we know them. Scientists discovered the drug, Tideglusib, promoted natural tooth regrowth during its clinical trials on mice, which led to total repair of cavities. They learned the drug stimulates stem cells in teeth, which creates new […]

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Teeth hold the key to early diagnosis of eating disorders

Dentists can play a key role in the detection of health conditions including anorexia nervosa, bulimia and Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), according to research from King’s College London. The data, published in the British Dental Journal, found that many of the medical conditions that result in the erosion of tooth enamel, known as erosive tooth […]

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The evaluation of zinc and copper content in tooth enamel without any pathological changes – an in vitro study

Elzbieta Klimuszko,1 Karolina Orywal,2 Teresa Sierpinska,1 Jarosław Sidun,3 Maria Golebiewska1 1 – Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland; 2 – Laboratory of Biochemical Diagnostics Department, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland; 3 – Department of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, Bialystok, Poland Objectives: The objectives of the […]

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Good dental hygiene may help fight flu

With a brutal flu season that has led to more than 90 deaths in Connecticut alone, the Connecticut Dental Association is reminding the public that flu shots and hand washing aren’t their only weapons against the contagious respiratory illness. According to the association, proper dental hygiene can help combat sickness and hasten recovery. The Centers […]

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The dome technique: a new surgical technique to enhance soft-tissue margins and emergence profiles around implants placed in the esthetic zone

Abstract: Achieving symmetry of the soft-tissue margins between anterior maxillary dental-implant restorations and adjacent teeth is a therapeutic challenge for both the implant surgeon and the restorative dentist. This article describes a modified procedure utilizing autogenous connective-tissue grafts to improve primarily buccal soft-tissue margins and secondarily interproximal tissues around tooth-bound single dental implants. This technique […]

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The End Of Root Canals: Stem Cell Fillings Trigger Teeth To Repair Themselves, Research Study Claims

What if damaged teeth could heal themselves without the need of a root canal? Apparently, that’s what Harvard and the University of Nottingham are trying to figure out. They believe they can create stem cell stimulated fillings. Worldwide, dentists treat hundreds of millions of cavities each year by drilling out the decayed part of the […]

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