Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Certain oral antiseptics and mouthwashes may have the ability to inactivate human coronaviruses. Some of these products might be useful for reducing the viral load - amount of virus - in the mouth after infection and may help to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Researchers from the University of Bristol, UK and University of Helsinki, Finland suggest that 200 million-year-old teeth belonging to the earliest mammals functioned like their cold-blooded counterparts - reptiles, leading less active but much longer lives. This marks the first time palaeontologists have been able to study the physiologies of early fossil mammals directly, and revises what was previously believed about our earliest ancestors.
Scientists now report a treatment that could someday stop plaque and cavities from forming in the first place by using a new type of cerium nanoparticle formulation that can be applied to teeth at the dentist’s office.
The following strategies can help you establish a trusting relationship with your patients, thereby increasing their comfort.
The flying mist in a dentist's office given off by spinning and vibrating tools could potentially contain a virus or some other pathogen and be a health hazard.
Researchers with King's College London Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences recently pinpointed why mice don't have replacement teeth by comparing gene expression in the dental lamina, the area that forms the teeth, of the mouse and the minipig, which has two sets of teeth.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that Streptococcus mutans, a major bacterial species responsible for tooth decay, is encased in a protective multilayered community of other bacteria and polymers forming a unique spatial organization associated with the location of the disease onset.
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