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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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Sex determination of human remains from peptides in tooth enamel

The assignment of biological sex to archaeological human skeletons is a fundamental requirement for the reconstruction of the human past. It is conventionally and routinely performed on adults using metric analysis and morphological traits arising from postpubertal sexual dimorphism. A maximum accuracy of ∼95% is possible if both the cranium and os coxae are present […]

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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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From whiter teeth to a better night’s sleep: The case of orthodontics, occlusion, and overall health

By Angela Gribble Hedlund, DMD, MAGD This is the case of an airline pilot and former USAF fighter pilot who walked into a dental office with the goal of having “longer and whiter” teeth. From sleep apnea studies and orthodontics to restorative treatment and opening vertical dimension of occlusion, his goal was met—but even better, his overall health […]

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