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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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Radicular Cysts

Radicular cysts, or periapical cysts, are the most common type of inflammatory cyst to affect the jawbone. Radicular cysts may account for up to as many as 70% of all cystic jawbone lesions. These cysts are thought to be the end results of epithelial cell rests proliferating during inflammation of teeth with infected and necrotic […]

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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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For patients with disabilities, dental treatment presents extra challenges

What if the simple choice of going to see a dentist wasn’t available to you? That’s the plight of many people with disabilities, despite slowly changing public perceptions and laws that protect them from discrimination. Approximately 102,000 Tennesseans, according to data from the state’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, have intellectual and developmental disabilities, a broad […]

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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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Oral Microbiome Composition Reflects Prospective Risk for Esophageal Cancers

Bacteria may play a role in esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), although evidence is limited to cross-sectional studies. In this study, we examined the relationship of oral microbiota with EAC and ESCC risk in a prospective study nested in two cohorts. Oral bacteria were assessed using 16S rRNA gene sequencing in […]

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A new technology for producing nano-hydroxyapatite developed by Lobachevsky University chemists

Today, deterioration of human health is one of the most pressing problems that modern medicine is facing. First of all, it concerns the widespread degradation of hard tissues – bones and teeth. To solve this problem, it is necessary to create medical materials capable of restoring the structure of hard tissues. The chemical basis of […]

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Dental Antibiotics Could Be Adding to C difficile Cases

SAN DIEGO — Antibiotics prescribed by dentists could be contributing to cases of potentially deadly Clostridium difficile, according to findings presented in a press conference at IDWeek 2017. C difficile infections are the primary cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea, and antibiotic use is one of the top risk factors. The latest numbers from the Centers for […]

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Painless Dental Lasers Can Render Teeth Cavity-Resistant

UCSF Researchers’ Decades of Studies Lead to Development of Lasers that Strengthen Enamel By Nina Bai on November 20, 2017 Peter Rechmann, DMD, PhD, has researched laser dentistry for decades and believes new treatments will soon be available to many more patients. Almost as soon as lasers were invented in the 1960s, curious dentists wondered […]

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When Dentists Criticize This Online Braces Company, It Takes Them To Court

SmileDirectClub is trying to silence its critics with legal threats after the American Association of Orthodontists lodged complaints against the Nashville startup in 36 states. For years, a startup called SmileDirectClub has drawn fire from dentists for trying to upend the traditional braces industry. Now the tiff has blown up into all-out legal war, with […]

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