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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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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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Synthetic Light-Curable Polymeric Materials Provide a Supportive Niche for Dental Pulp Stem Cells

Dental disease annually affects billions of patients, and while regenerative dentistry aims to heal dental tissue after injury, existing polymeric restorative materials, or fillings, do not directly participate in the healing process in a bioinstructive manner. There is a need for restorative materials that can support native functions of dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs), which […]

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Comparative evaluation of fracture resistance of primary anterior teeth restored with long dentine posts and teeth restored with short fiber posts: An in vitro study

Abstract Background Badly broken primary teeth that require pulp therapy present a high-risk of biomechanical failure due to the loss of tooth substance resulting from pre-existing decay and endodontic therapy itself. The introduction of Biological dentine posts offered an excellent alternative for restoring such teeth. The ideal post material should have physical and mechanical properties […]

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Root Canal treatments and dental filling – the latest developments

Root canal is a treatment that helps in treating, repairing and managing a severely badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. The term ‘root canal’ actually means cleaning the canals present right in the middle of a tooth’s root. Even though the generic notion is to link root canal procedure with pain and […]

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Bleaching Treatment in Devitalised Teeth and the Restoration of Anterior Aesthetics: 2 Case Reports

Discolouraton in anterior teeth is a cosmetic problem that definitely requires treatment in terms of patient psychology. Despite several alternatives such as crowns and laminate veneers in discolouration treatment, the first treatment of these teeth should be with bleaching methods. Whitening procedures are a treatment option that is easier to apply, less expensive and more […]

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What is the right age for dental braces and other cosmetic dental procedures in kids?

Crowded, crooked teeth or those that have not aligned properly are a common problem in children. Even adults face these issues with age. Buck teeth or protruding teeth are also a common problem. Dental braces are the best solution to fix your denture issues. However, in case of kids, it is often too early to […]

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Scientists Have Discovered a Drug That Fixes Cavities and Regrows Teeth

Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed for and trialled to treat Alzheimer’s disease, the drug also happens to promote the natural tooth regrowth mechanism, allowing the tooth to repair cavities. Tideglusib works by stimulating stem cells in the […]

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Solutions: Saving Decayed Teeth with Stem Cells

A dentist is researching alternatives to root canal treatment and extraction Ariadne Letra, D.D.S., Ph.D., director of research in the department of endodontics at UTHealth’s School of Dentistry, and Renato Silva, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the department of endodontics at UTHealth, demonstrate how their team analyzes samples. By Christine Hall | October […]

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Scientists Have Developed Stem Cell Fillings That Help Your Teeth Heal Themselves

Using a regenerative approach researchers from both Harvard University and the University of Nottingham found a way to teach one part of our body to heal itself. By  Danielle De La Bastide Scientists from the Universities of Nottingham and Harvard may have come up with a way to teach our teeth to heal themselves without […]

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Belfast scientists say aspirin could reverse tooth decay

Aspirin could reverse the effects of tooth decay and could lead to fewer fillings being needed in the future, researchers in Belfast have said. Initial research at Queen’s University has found aspirin stimulates stem cells in teeth, enhancing tooth regeneration. Tooth decay, the most common dental disease, leads to the inflammation of the tooth nerve, […]

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