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Ancient dental plaque reveals healthy eating and respiratory irritants 400,000 years ago

University of Leicester involved in study that provides remarkable insights into ancient lifestyle ...

Change of approach in dental care across Europe

The University of Leeds is at the forefront of a new four-year project which aims to transform future dental care across Europe. ...

Can researchers enhance the dental experience for children with autism?

Record-setting grant will help USC division study sensory stimuli that lessen a child’s anxiety during oral care. ... Full story

CWRU dental researchers discover some disease-fighting cells may actually prolong inflammation

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine have unraveled one of the mysteries of how a small group of immune cells work: That some inflammation-fighting immune cells may actually convert into cells that trigger disease. ... Full story

Case Western Reserve University study finds dental implants result in better quality of life for osteoporotic women than other treatment options

With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth. But what treatment for tooth loss provides women with the highest degree of satisfaction in their work and social lives? ... Full story

The high-tech method to perfect, digitally manufactured dental implants

Vienna - In a few years time, the conventional method of taking dental impressions using an impression tray could be a thing of the past. ... Full story

Strong teeth: Nanostructures under stress make teeth crack resistant

Illustration of the complex biostructure of dentin: the dental tubuli (yellow hollow cylinders, diameters appr. 1 micrometer) are surrounded by layers of mineralized collagen fibers (brown rods). ... Full story

UCLA scientists explain mechanism that makes their mouthwash so effective against tooth decay

UCLA scientists explain mechanism that makes their mouthwash so effective against tooth decay ... Full story

Case Western Reserve University dental researchers discover some disease-fighting cells may actually convert to prolong inflammation

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine have unraveled one of the mysteries of how a small group of immune cells work: That some inflammation-fighting immune cells may actually convert into cells that trigger disease. ... Full story

Naturally occurring amino acid could improve oral health

ANN ARBOR—Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque, which could help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease, researchers at the University of Michigan and Newcastle University have discovered. ... Full story

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