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Tooth Wear In Lake Titicaca Basin Foragers Signals Processing Of Wild Tubers Prior To Domestication

The central Andean highlands of Peru and Bolivia is one of only a few regions of the world where native plants and animals were independently domesticated in the ancient past. Evidence for dozens of domesticated species, including tubers, quinoa, llamas, and alpacas, began to emerge in the region some 5,000 years ago. The process 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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If Your Dentist Prescribes Antibiotics, Ask These Questions First

A little pain or discomfort is to be expected if you have a tooth extraction, filling, or other dental procedure. However, a lesser-known, unpleasant side effect—a serious one—has been revealed by research presented at IDWeek 2017, the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), […]

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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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