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Older people’s oral health improved by Greenwich research

Toothaches and mouth problems in elderly people are to be tackled in a health initiative launched this month. ...

Brace yourself for a better way to straighten teeth

ComfortCorrect is poised to alter the orthodontics market ...

Penn-Rochester Study Identifies a Novel Way to Deliver Drugs to Control Dental Plaque

Therapeutic agents intended to reduce dental plaque and prevent tooth decay are often removed by saliva and the act of swallowing before they can take effect. But a team of researchers has developed a way to keep the drugs from being washed away. ... Full story

Effect of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay still unproven

New research from The University of Manchester out today (26 March) concludes that there is limited evidence to show that xylitol is effective in preventing dental cavities in children and adults. ... Full story

Acid poses rapid risk to wine tasters' teeth

New research from the University of Adelaide shows the acid in wine can make teeth vulnerable to erosion within minutes, prompting renewed calls for professional wine tasters to protect their teeth. ... Full story

“Baby Teeth Talk” study : tri-national study promotes early intervention strategies to improve Indigenous oral health

TORONTO, ON – A first of its kind, a study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, involving indigenous populations in Canada, Australia and New Zealand is attempting to tackle a growing problem in Indigenous populations: early childhood caries. ... Full story

More than a third of 12-year-olds embarrassed to smile because of their teeth

More than a third (35%) of 12-year-olds and 28% of 15-year-olds say they have been embarrassed to smile or laugh due to how they felt about their teeth, finds a new UCL-led report commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. ... Full story

Migrant dentists contribute to brain drain

Dentists migrate to Australia seeking "better opportunities" and "adventure" but they also contribute towards brain drain for developing and poorer countries. ... Full story

Neutrons and X-rays show how to prepare durable tooth cement

The neutron images (left row) detect the distribution of liquids in this filled tooth, whereas the X-ray-CT shows the microstructure and pores in the material. A comparision of both images allows to see which pores are filled with liquids. Credit: HZB ... Full story

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