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Viewpoint: High sugar drinks named in tooth decay drive

Reader and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at the University’s School of Dentistry, Dr Sondos Albadri, is supporting a new campaign to ...

Having a sweet tooth not always linked to being overweight

Sugar is the latest target in the fight against obesity, with calls for Australia to follow the lead of countries such as ...

Foster care children now have a place to get dental care

USC school opens a new pediatric clinic at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center ... Full story

Graft Lets Surgeon Improve Gums' Support for Existing Dental Implants

Journal of Oral Implantology – Dental implants are usually needed when teeth are lost because of gum disease or injury to the soft tissues that support and protect the teeth. These same problems can affect the soft tissue that protects dental implants. These clinical soft tissue issues can make it a challenge to place fixed dentures or crowns. ... Full story

Real research: Danielle Nogle and Emily Johnson are studying ways to improve oral health in low socioeconomic communities through education

Before starting a nutritional counseling research project in Hillside Court, Emily Johnson visited grocery stores in Richmond’s Southside to get an idea of the food that was available there. ... Full story

UBC study finds low-income groups need better dental care

Dental care provided at a community health clinic. Photo courtesy of Victoria, BC, Cool Aid Society ... Full story

Digital technology can be harmful to your health

Experts at a Zócalo/UCLA event point to lack of sleep, weight gain and other issues ... Full story

Poor root fillings can be the result of stress and the economy

Only half of all root fillings that are done in the Swedish public dental service are of good quality. The reason that dentists accept technically poor root fillings can be that they feel root fillings are difficult, associate them with stress and frustration as well as that a good quality root treatment often takes longer than what the dental care tariff allots as compensation. A new doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy has explored these issues. ... Full story

New research identifies role of tiny bubbles in teeth cleaning

Research into the science behind ultrasonic scalers, used by dental professionals to remove built up plaque, has identified that the formation of tiny bubbles around the head is key to the cleaning process. ... Full story

Improving dental hygiene products through virtual brushing

Designing toothpastes and toothbrushes is a time-consuming process involving the production and testing of numerous samples. Using a new type of simulation, various parameters such as bristle shape and abrasive particle size can be modified with just a click. This enables manufacturers to improve the quality of new dental care products and bring them to market more quickly. ... Full story

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