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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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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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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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Talking teeth

In her eight years as a journalist with the Washington Post, Mary Otto wrote frequently about social issues of heartbreaking poverty and lack of access to health care. But no story – or heartbreak – affected her quite like that of Deamonte Driver of Maryland. Deamonte was the normally energetic 12-year-old boy who, in January […]

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