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Mouth breathing while sleeping may increase tooth decay risk

Mouth breathing during sleep is linked to a more acidic oral environment that may promote tooth enamel erosion and caries, new University ...

New discovery strengths how bones bond to titanium orthopaedic implants

Scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) have discovered a new way of making titanium implants bond better ...

Uncovering GP training needs in rural dental care

New research has highlighted an urgent need to improve training and support for GPs so they can better meet the dental health needs of patients in rural areas. ... Full story

NYU Study Links Life’s Milestones to a Non-Circadian Biological Rhythm in Teeth

College of Dentistry researchers provide first experimental evidence of a new multidien chronobiological rhythm responsible for regulating the pace of growth and development in large mammals ... Full story

Teeth whitening can cause permanent damage: UBC prof

Hoping for a whiter, brighter smile in 2016? With whitening toothpastes, floss, gum, strips and gels available over-the-counter, there is more pressure than ever to have a pearly white smile. ... Full story

“Tooth regenerative technology by a mechanical ligation method”

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology and Tokyo Medical and Dental University have developed a new tooth regenerative technology utilising a split tooth germ. ... Full story

Sugar-free drinks and lollies are bad news for teeth say dentists

Scientists at the University of Melbourne’s Oral Health Cooperative Research Centre have warned about the damage sugar-free drinks can do to tooth enamel. ... Full story

Less risk of caries for those who chose prepaid dental care

Eight years ago prepaid dental care, Frisktandvård, was introduced as a new method of payment within the Swedish Public Dental Service. A thesis that has carried out an assessment of this reform shows that patients in Frisktandvård experienced better control over both their dental health and their money – and also got less caries over time. ... Full story

NYU College of Dentistry-led Team Publishes First Paper to Describe and Demonstrate the Cellular Mechanism for Transporting Calcium in the Formation of Dental Enamel Cells

Dr. Lacruz and team advance understanding of the causes and potential solutions to genetic illness affecting enamel development. ... Full story

Dental implants frequently lead to complications

Almost 8 percent of patients experience loss of at least one implant within ten years. Even more develop peri-implantitis. Patients with periodontitis run a greater risk of both implant loss and peri-implantitis. A doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy has explored the various issues. ... Full story

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