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Can Antibacterial Fillings Combat Recurring Tooth Decay?

Researchers have found potent antibacterial capabilities in dental restoratives – also known as filling materials.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Call For Radical Reform Of Oral Healthcare

A new special series on oral health presents an “urgent need for radical reform” of oral healthcare to prioritize prevention and integrate dentistry into primary care.

Link Between Gum Disease And Higher Risk Of Hypertension

A new study compiling the best available evidence to examine the odds of high blood pressure in patients with moderate and severe gum disease has determined that people with gum disease – also known as periodontitis - have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure – also known as hypertension.

Can Antibacterial Fillings Combat Recurring Tooth Decay?

Researchers have found potent antibacterial capabilities in dental restoratives – also known as filling materials.

Is There A New Method For Tooth Repair?

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that may offer a potential solution to tooth repair.

Dental News: Is The Field Becoming More Diverse?

There's new proof that the dental profession is undergoing demographic changes - especially in gender distribution

Does Your Genetic Make-Up Impact Your Dental Health?

Genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, however research does find that children with overweight mothers are more likely to have cavities.

Are Dentist-Prescribed Antibiotics Necessary?

A new study says antibiotics prescribed by dentists as a preemptive strike against infection are unnecessary 81 percent of the time.

Do You Know The Link Between Your Weight And Teeth?

Overweight people have poor oral health as compared to fit people. The study also shows that obese people are at a six times higher risk to suffer from gum diseases.

 

 

Dental Products: Sensor Detects Bad Breath

Researchers - reporting in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry - have developed a sensor that detects tiny amounts of hydrogen sulfide gas - the compound responsible for bad breath - in human exhalations.

Tooth Talk: How Teeth Evolved Into ‘Ultimate Cutting Tools’

The final tooth evolution in the lineage of powerful predators took 12 million years, a study shows.

Oral Cancer News: Can Newly Discovered Biomarkers Save Lives?

. Researchers recently discovered epigenetic markers that are distinctly different in oral cancer tissues compared to the adjacent healthy tissues in patients.

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