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

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

Researchers 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.
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 Cavity-Causing Bacteria

A Closer Look At Cavity-Causing Bacteria

Researchers 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.

Are Negative Dental Experiences Common?

Are Negative Dental Experiences Common?

Children’s negative experiences at the dentist are linked to income, ethnicity and language.
Can Artificial Intelligence Make Dentists' Work Easier?

Can Artificial Intelligence Make Dentists' Work Easier?

Researchers have developed a new model that accurately and automatically shows the exact location of mandibular canals.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Dental News: A Plaque-Identifying Toothpaste And A Safe Whitener

Dental News: A Plaque-Identifying Toothpaste And A Safe Whitener

Plaque HD is the first toothpaste that identifies plaque so that it can be removed with directed brushing, and the product’s proprietary formulation contains unique combinations and concentrations of cleaning agents that weaken the core of the plaque structure to help the subject visualize and more effectively remove the plaque.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Preventing And Healing Tooth Decay With Bioactive Peptide

Preventing And Healing Tooth Decay With Bioactive Peptide

Researchers report a bioactive peptide that coats tooth surfaces, helping prevent new cavities and heals existing ones in lab experiments.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Dental Appliance News: New Oral Device Effectively Reduces Tics In Tourette Syndrome Patients

Dental Appliance News: New Oral Device Effectively Reduces Tics In Tourette Syndrome Patients

A study explains how researchers in Japan have developed a removable dental appliance that can reduce tics in both children and adults with Tourette syndrome.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

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