Effects of early preventive dental care in Medicaid-enrolled children: Greater costs
Jul 01TH, 2018

Effects of early preventive dental care in Medicaid-enrolled children: Greater costs

Research out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health suggests preventive dental care provided by a dentist for children before the age of 2 enrolled in Medicaid in Alabama may lead to more care long-term. Early preventive dental care was associated with more frequent subsequent treatment for tooth decay, more visits and more spending on dental care, compared with no early preventive dental care for children, according to a study.

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New dental materials developed, with bioactive glass doped with fluoride, to stop degradation of demineralized dentin and evoke remineralization
Jun 20TH, 2018

New dental materials developed, with bioactive glass doped with fluoride, to stop degradation of demineralized dentin and evoke remineralization

Salvatore Sauro, Professor of dental biomaterials and minimally invasive dentistry at CEU Cardenal Herrera University, in Spain, has collaborated with several researchers from Finland, Brazil, Belgium, Germany and the UK on the development of innovative dental biomaterials for the regeneration of dental hard tissues.

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Scientists develop material that could regenerate dental enamel
Jun 16TH, 2018

Scientists develop material that could regenerate dental enamel

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a new way to grow mineralised materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and bone. Enamel, located on the outer part of our teeth, is the hardest tissue in the body and enables our teeth to function for a large part of our lifetime despite biting forces, exposure to acidic foods and drinks and extreme temperatures. This remarkable performance results from its highly organised structure.

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8 new technologies in periodontology
May 29TH, 2018

8 new technologies in periodontology

The future of digital dentistry is looking bright thanks to these technologies. Digital dentistry can be defined as any dental technology or device that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components in contrast to that of mechanical or electrical alone. Several developments have been observed over the past few years that have enabled general dentistry to go to the next level. In this article, we’ll address a few such technologies.

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Unpacking the differences in intraoral scanning options
May 24TH, 2018

Unpacking the differences in intraoral scanning options

Our experts weigh the pros and cons of popular intraoral scanners. “Dentists often ask me ‘What’s the best scanner?’” says Dr. Mike DiTolla, Dentsply Sirona, Director of Clinical Affairs. “That’s like saying ‘What’s the best car?’ It depends. Are you going to be thrilled by driving a Tesla or would you be happier having a four-year-old Chevy Suburban because you have to drag the kids around? It’s tough to answer what’s the best because it’s going to be a different answer for every dentist.”

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5 reasons to use digital impressions
May 18TH, 2018

5 reasons to use digital impressions

Members of the dental team tell us why dentists ought to consider going digital. The patients love them. Many labs prefer them. They are easier for clinicians and staff to take. Digital impressions have multiple benefits for a practice. Here are five reasons clinicians should give them a look

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Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healing
May 09TH, 2018

Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healing

A study published online in The FASEB Journal delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere. Until now, it was understood that saliva played a part in the wound healing process, though the extent of its role was unknown. The study examined the effects of salivary peptide histatin-1 on angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), which is critical to the efficiency of wound healing. Researchers found that histatin-1 promotes...

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Vitamin D and its impact on oral health
Apr 27TH, 2018

Vitamin D and its impact on oral health

Vitamin D has been shown to regulate musculoskeletal health by mediating calcium absorption and mineral homeostasis. Evidence has demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency may place subjects at risk for not only low mineral bone density/osteoporosis and osteopenia

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What foods can I eat after wisdom tooth extraction?
Apr 23TH, 2018

What foods can I eat after wisdom tooth extraction?

After wisdom tooth removal, the best diet will include liquids and soft foods because they require no chewing. Avoid firm foods. Wisdom teeth are the last molars to emerge. They typically appear in people between the ages of 15 and 25 years old

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Four causes of an orange tongue
Apr 19TH, 2018

Four causes of an orange tongue

Looking in a mirror and seeing that the tongue has changed from pink or reddish to orange may be alarming. Fortunately, an orange tongue is usually caused by something a person has eaten, such as an orange popsicle, gelatin, hard candy, or another type of food containing artificial coloring.

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How long will pain last after root canal?
Apr 10TH, 2018

How long will pain last after root canal?

Most people associate having a root canal with a lot of pain and discomfort. However, while most people can expect some discomfort during and after a root canal procedure, excessive pain is not normal.

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