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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 ...

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 ...

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

Predicting human evolution: teeth tell the story

Research has shown that the evolution of human teeth is much simpler than previously thought, and that we can predict the sizes of teeth missing from human fossils and those of our extinct close relatives (hominins). ... Full story

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 of Otago research suggests. ... Full story

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