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Grape seeds may be key to increasing durability of dental fillings May 12, 2017 | News Americas

Grape seeds may be key to increasing durability of dental fillings

CHICAGO, USA: According to a new study, a natural compound found in grape seed extract, which has been shown to have several health benefits, could be used to strengthen dentin and increase the life of resin fillings. The findings could lead to the development of a natural adhesive material that helps reinforce the bond between the tooth and the filling, hence prolonging the life of the restoration and minimizing dental tissue and tooth loss.

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US company launches innovative toothbrush–flossing aid May 10, 2017 | News Americas

US company launches innovative toothbrush–flossing aid

ASHBURN, Va., USA: After a development phase of two years, a startup company has launched Flossy Brush, a new 2-in-1 dental cleaning tool that combines ...

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Project for new type of braces wins entrepreneur prize May 8, 2017 | News Americas

Project for new type of braces wins entrepreneur prize

LOS ANGELES, USA: A startup that is developing an inventive type of orthodontic appliance has recently been awarded first prize in a business plan competition ...

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Slender jaws and left-handedness may be linked May 4, 2017 | News Americas

Slender jaws and left-handedness may be linked

SEATTLE, USA: Researchers in the U.S. have found that genetics that shape dental and thus facial features might also increase the likelihood of specific ...

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Study challenges understanding of oral health in the Stone Age Apr 25, 2017 | News Americas

Study challenges understanding of oral health in the Stone Age

LAS VEGAS, USA: The conventional wisdom surrounding humankind’s transition from hunter-gatherers to consumers of agricultural products is that many people in this period suffered from widespread dental caries and periodontal disease. A team of researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and the University of Arkansas has challenged this understanding with their study of a modern-day foraging tribe, instead suggesting that oral health may be influenced by gender and residential setting. ...

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Early-life stress may lead to asymmetric occlusion Apr 19, 2017 | News Americas

Early-life stress may lead to asymmetric occlusion

SEATTLE, USA: It is known that the first 1,000 days after conception significantly affects a person’s life expectancy and disease susceptibility. While low birth weight, for example, has been established as a primary marker of early-life stress, the findings of a new study have suggested that lower-face asymmetries, assessed according to the asymmetry of occlusion, are a marker of environmental stress and cerebral lateralization during early development too.

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New research explores effect of strawberries in oral cancer therapy Apr 18, 2017 | News Americas

New research explores effect of strawberries in oral cancer therapy

COLUMBUS, Ohio, USA: As previous laboratory studies have suggested that dietary administration of whole strawberries has substantial potential as a strategy for oral and esophageal cancer prevention, researchers at the Ohio State University have set out to analyze how the fruit’s cancer-inhibiting chemicals affect the oral microenvironment in heavy smokers. The recently presented initial results revealed some intriguing differences between smokers and nonsmokers.

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Study finds Zendium toothpaste to promote healthy balance of mouth bacteria Apr 13, 2017 | News Americas

Study finds Zendium toothpaste to promote healthy balance of mouth bacteria

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Good oral health depends to a large extent on the balance between health-associated and disease-associated bacteria in the mouth. New research, presented at the General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research in San Francisco in March, has proven that Zendium, a Unilever toothpaste brand available in most of Europe and the Middle East, promotes such a balanced oral microbiome as the first of its kind.

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International Dental Show 2017

International Dental Show 2017

Held every two years, IDS in Cologne is the largest and most important event for the international dental sector. In 2017, the show took place from 21 ...

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Prevention in dentistry

Prevention in dentistry

In addition to daily brushing and annual dental visits, a number of preventive measures can be taken to avoid oral diseases.

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Dental caries

Dental caries

Dental caries is one of the most common global dieases, affecting 60–90 per cent of schoolchildren and nearly 100 per cent of adults worldwide.

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Foundation for Endodontics supports dental charity in Jamaica Apr 12, 2017 | News Americas

Foundation for Endodontics supports dental charity in Jamaica

TREASURE BEACH, Jamaica: Over the past year, volunteer endodontists and endodontic residents have saved more than 100 teeth of patients in need in Treasure Beach. As part of the American Association of Endodontists’ Foundation for Endodontics’ Outreach Program, they provided free root canal therapy during three trips to a local dental clinic.

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Study links periodontal disease, tooth loss and higher risk of death Apr 6, 2017 | News Americas

Study links periodontal disease, tooth loss and higher risk of death

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: A new study has suggested that overall mortality in the general population and older women in particular could be reduced by improving periodontal health. Evaluating data on over 57,000 postmenopausal women, researchers at the University at Buffalo found that presence of periodontitis and tooth loss is associated with a significantly higher risk of death.

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Children with Type 2 diabetes more prone to poor oral health Apr 4, 2017 | News Americas

Children with Type 2 diabetes more prone to poor oral health

BUFFALO, N.Y., USA: Although it is well-known that there is a link between poor oral health and diabetes, as well as prediabetes, in adults, no research has been conducted on oral health of children with obesity or diabetes to date. For the first time, a study has now shown that obese children with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to have poor oral health compared with normal-weight and obese children without the disease.

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First dental infection control journal launched Mar 31, 2017 | News Americas

First dental infection control journal launched

ATLANTA, USA: The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a community advocating for safety in dentistry, has announced the launch of the online peer-reviewed Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety. The professional journal is the first of its kind and will contain previously unpublished scholarly articles related to the practice of dental infection control and safety in oral health settings.

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P&G files infringement complaint against US tooth whitening company Mar 30, 2017 | Business Americas

P&G files infringement complaint against US tooth whitening company

CINCINNATI, USA: On March 27, Procter & Gamble filed a patent infringement complaint and motion for preliminary injunction in a U.S. court against Ranir, a store brand manufacturer and distributor of tooth whitening products. P&G has alleged that Ranir infringed its patented Crest Whitestrips tooth whitening technology by manufacturing and selling tooth whitening strip products to retailers.

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Align Technology announces agreement with Zfx Mar 29, 2017 | Business Americas

Align Technology announces agreement with Zfx

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA/COLOGNE, Germany: Align Technology has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Zfx in order to expand its restorative ...

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Poor oral health is major contributor to malnutrition in older adults Mar 28, 2017 | News Americas

Poor oral health is major contributor to malnutrition in older adults

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., USA: Malnutrition is common among older adults. Although it has tremendous effects on the overall health and quality of life of patients, ...

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