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Systematic review examines status quo of robot technology in dentistry

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: Robotic technologies have long since ceased to be the stuff of sci-fi and have become a real and reliable part of many areas of ...

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Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in dental offices very unlikely, study says

COLUMBUS, Ohio, U.S.: Researchers worldwide investigate COVID-19, and every week, new information about the illness is discovered or confirmed. A recent ...

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Twitter vs science: How users access scientific information in tweets

LEIDEN, Netherlands/DALIAN, China: When it comes to social media platforms, Twitter has certainly established itself as a well-known brand since its launch ...

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Researchers suggest slower drill rotation to make dental practices safer in pandemic

LONDON, UK: Dental procedures were flagged early on in the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic as posing a high risk for the spread of the virus. The strict infection ...

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Study examines knowledge and experience of erosive tooth wear among Danish dentists

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Erosive tooth wear (ETW) is of growing concern to dental professionals and therefore the subject of extensive research. A survey has ...

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Turkish dentists found to overprescribe antibiotics for endodontic infections

ANKARA, Turkey: It is well known that antibiotic resistance is a growing problem and that some bacteria have become resistant to even the most powerful ...

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Poor oral hygiene could affect accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 tests

TOKYO, Japan: A study conducted at a hospital in Tokyo has found that poor oral hygiene could lead to prolonged viral shedding in patients with COVID-19. In...

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Study compares dentine penetration ability of root canal sealers and obturation methods

KIRIKKALE, Turkey: It is known that some microorganisms can penetrate dentinal tubules and sometimes even survive effective irrigation solutions. At this ...

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Cannabinoids fight plaque as effectively as chlorhexidine in mouthwash—study

ANTWERP, Belgium: An industry-affiliated study has found that two cannabinoid-infused mouthwash products containing cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol ...

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Endocrowns: Study reviews success and survival rates

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Endocrowns provide an alternative approach to restoring extensively damaged endodontically treated teeth. However, owing to a lack of ...

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Chinese pickles could help prevent dental caries

CHENGDU, China: An increasing number of probiotic solutions are being found to be effective in the treatment of dental caries. In a recent study, ...

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Who has the healthiest teeth in Europe?

BERLIN, Germany: A study of European countries has found that people in Italy, Germany and Spain have the best dental health in Europe. The three countries ...

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US dentists are using nearly half of country’s total mercury in products

CHAMPIONSGATE, Fla., U.S.: Dental amalgam accounted for 46.8% of the total elemental mercury that was used to make products in the U.S. in 2018, a report by...

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Study reveals environmental impact of dental amalgam

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/SPRING, Texas, U.S.: Mercury in dental amalgam is a hidden source of global mercury pollution, resulting from factors such as the ...

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Study evaluates staining properties of tobacco products

LONDON, UK: Studies by scientists at British American Tobacco (BAT) have shown that aerosol from potentially reduced-risk products (PRRPs), such as vapour ...

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From opening bottles to tearing Sellotape—Study reveals hazardous uses of teeth

RUGBY, UK/AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: According to the findings of a new study, most people do not just use their teeth for eating. The research by the Oral ...

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Dental hygiene may be key for lupus

OKLAHOMA CITY, U.S.: Good oral hygiene can obviate many diseases, including gingivitis, diabetes and hypotension. Now, new research suggests it may also ...

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Nanodiamonds might aid recovery from root canal treatment

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: California-based researchers have recently been working on a tiny, but powerful ally that could help prevent infection after root canal ...

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Gel fillings may enhance root canal treatment, study shows

SEOUL, South Korea/BIRMINGHAM, Ala., U.S.: Root canal treatments currently rely on clotted blood to fill the empty tooth canal. In order to find a more ...

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Study analyses MB2 root canal prevalence among world population

LISBON, Portugal: Previous research has shown that endodontic treatment failure in maxillary molars can result from missed second mesiobuccal (MB2) canals. ...

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Research team receive multiple awards for micro-guided endodontics technique

BASEL, Switzerland: Pulp canal calcification (PCC) is a common consequence of dental injuries and may occur in patients after a luxation. Researchers at the...

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Towards a healthy mouth with [BE YOU.]

Most of us know that proper brushing with toothpaste containing fluoride is the first step in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Despite this, ...

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Study provides new guidelines for assessing severity of oral cavity cancers

LOS ANGELES, U.S.: Since current head and neck cancer staging systems include lymph node size and laterality, but focus less on the total number of positive...

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Study finds almost all Myanmar mouth cancer patients chew betel quid

TOUNGOO, Myanmar: A study has found that almost all of the mouth cancer patients investigated used smokeless tobacco in the form of betel quid, researchers ...

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Researchers examine teeth for better age identification in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa: For many populations in rural Africa, data on uncompromised development and growth variation is lacking, and researchers ...

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Study suggests school food environments strongly influence caries in kids

QUEBEC CITY, Canada: The occurrence of dental caries may depend in part on school-based environmental or policy-related factors, but few researchers have ...

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Study suggests link between verbal bullying and bruxism in adolescents

ITABIRA, Brazil: Verbal bullying at school can negatively impact an adolescent’s mental health, causing distress and anxiety. A Brazilian study has shown ...

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New study aims to understand genetic synergy in cleft palate

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA: As all phases of fetal development, palate growth is a marvel of nature. In one part of the process, ledges of tissue on the sides of...

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Primary dentition study links exposure to toxins in early life to autism

NEW YORK, USA: Evidence found in primary dentition has suggested that exposure to specific toxins and nutrients is associated with the risk of developing ...

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