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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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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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The evaluation of zinc and copper content in tooth enamel without any pathological changes – an in vitro study

Elzbieta Klimuszko,1 Karolina Orywal,2 Teresa Sierpinska,1 Jarosław Sidun,3 Maria Golebiewska1 1 – Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland; 2 – Laboratory of Biochemical Diagnostics Department, Medical University of Bialystok, Bialystok, Poland; 3 – Department of Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, Bialystok, Poland Objectives: The objectives of the […]

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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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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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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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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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