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Healthy Mouth Bacteria Provide Ideal Conditions for Gum Disease

Healthy Mouth Bacteria Provide Ideal Conditions for Gum Disease Normal bacteria which live in our mouths provide the catalyst for the development of gum disease, a debilitating condition which leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth, new research from Queen Mary, University of London has found. The unexpected finding could pave the way […]

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Teeth Crowded in Seniors, as Jaws Shrink

Teeth Crowded in Seniors, as Jaws Shrink The size of our jaws decreases with age. This is shown in a unique study from the Faculty of Dentistry at Malmö University that followed a cohort of dentists throughout their adult lives. The unique study started in 1949. Plaster molds were made of the jaws of dental […]

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Tooth movement an alternative to bone transplants

Tooth movement an alternative to bone transplants Although replacing lost teeth often involves artificially building up the jaw, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are now showcasing a new method whereby teeth are instead moved into the toothless area using a brace, giving patients the chance of having more teeth. […]

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DNA Vaccines Show Promise in Preventing Dental Caries

DNA Vaccines Show Promise in Preventing Dental Caries In a report on a preclinical investigation titled “Flagellin Enhances Saliva Ig A Response and Protection of Anti-caries DNA Vaccine,” lead author Wei Shi, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his team of researchers demonstrate that anti-caries DNA vaccines, including pGJA-P/VAX, are promising for […]

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Scientists Accurately Predict Age With Saliva Sample

Scientists Accurately Predict Age With Saliva Sample New research in Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE reveals that geneticists can use saliva to determine a person’s age. Researchers looked at a process called methylation, a chemical modification of 1 of the 4 building blocks that make up our DNA. “While genes partly shape how our […]

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Dentist Students Learn With Virtual Drill

Dentist Students Learn With Virtual Drill Dental students at King’s College London are using technology work stations to learn how much pressure they should use when drilling. The device, known as HapTEL, is based on tactile feedback technology through which the user can sense touch and force in a virtual-reality environment. The work station lets […]

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