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Coronavirus Increases Teeth Grinding And Facial Pain Due To Stress And Anxiety

Coronavirus Increases Teeth Grinding And Facial Pain Due To Stress And Anxiety

Stress and anxiety experienced by the general population during Israel's first lockdown brought about a significant rise in orofacial and jaw pain, as well as jaw-clenching in the daytime and teeth-grinding at night.
Can Mouthwashes And Oral Rinses Inactivate Human Coronavirus?

Can Mouthwashes And Oral Rinses Inactivate Human Coronavirus?

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.

Older Dental Patients Inappropriately Prescribed Opioids

Older Dental Patients Inappropriately Prescribed Opioids

A significant proportion of older patients receiving opioids at dental visits also use psychotropic medications, which can be a potentially harmful combination.
Ancient Teeth News: Tiny Teeth Reveal First Mammals Lived Like Reptiles

Ancient Teeth News: Tiny Teeth Reveal First Mammals Lived Like Reptiles

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

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.
Oral Cancer News: Pain Predicts Likelihood Of Cancer Spreading

Oral Cancer News: Pain Predicts Likelihood Of Cancer Spreading

Previous research has suggested that patients with metastatic oral cancer - cancer that spreads beyond the mouth - experience more pain than those whose cancer has not spread.
Can You Stop Tooth Decay Without Killing Bacteria?

Can You Stop Tooth Decay Without Killing Bacteria?

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.

Dental Safety: Using Polymers To Shield Hazardous Mist

Dental Safety: Using Polymers To Shield Hazardous Mist

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.

A Closer Look At Regenerating Teeth And Dental Tissue

A Closer Look At Regenerating Teeth And Dental Tissue

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

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.
A Closer Look At Cavity-Causing Bacteria

A Closer Look At Cavity-Causing Bacteria

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

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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