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June 3, 2019 News News

Tooth Decay May Result From Immune Response, Not Just Bacterial Plaque

by Sherry Eskander, The Varsity

Cavities in teeth may result from an immune system response, not just bacteria, according to a recent U of T study. This counters decades of established thinking in dental research. In 1970, Dr. John Gabrovsek of the Cleveland Clinic published research in

May 18, 2019 News News

Fluoride Reduces Dental Risk From Minimal and Extended Breastfeeding

by University of Adelaide

Cavity-conscious mothers can rest assured their children will not be at increased risk of tooth decay if they can’t breastfeed or they want to breastfeed their children for longer—as long as they have access to fluoridated water, research from the

December 7, 2018 News News

Lymph Node Ratio May Predict Who Lives, Dies From Oral Cavity Cancer

by CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Five years after diagnosis, only 40 percent of patients with locally-advanced oral cavity cancer will still be alive. The question is who is likely to live and who is likely to die? The answer to this question could not only

August 9, 2016 News Dental HygieneDentistryNewsOral Health

Can Hygienists Diagnose A Cavity?

by Ross Perry, Partners In Prevention

No says the Ontario regulations, and those of many Canadian and US jurisdictions. Yes says a new study in Scotland which tested the ability of dental therapists to reliably diagnose dental decay, and then compared this ability to dentists. Indeed,

May 10, 2016 News Decay assessment and preventionDental HygieneMedical newsPreventive Dentistry

A Medical Approach to Preventing Cavities

by Kahaliah Richards

New studies are identifying the key microbes and their interactions which cause a cavity. Essentially, we now know that dental decay is a “poly-microbial disease”, meaning the destruction of the tooth is caused by many different microorganisms and their complex

December 2, 2011 News Decay assessment and prevention

Microcavities: Does Earliest Decay Need Filling?

by ken

Lotta chatter about dentistry on the news shows these days…this from ABC news By the time a dentist finds a cavity, that tooth has been through several stages of a chronic infectious disease called dental caries, where acids dissolve tooth enamel,

December 2, 2011 News Decay assessment and preventionDental equipmentDental ethicsEvidence based dentistryInnovations in dentistryMarketing strategiesMinimally invasive dentistry

A Closer Look at Teeth May Mean More Fillings

by ken

By Ritchie S. King – the New York Times – November 28, 2011 Until 2010, Amelia Nuwer, 22, visited the same dentist every year in Biloxi, Miss., her hometown. And every year she came back with a clean bill of

August 27, 2011 News Decay assessment and prevention

Drill, fill and bill…..not so fast! Hold the drill

by ken

From Dental Tribune – don’t mind the background colour – Word Press is coming…..soon, I hope…….really I do. LEEDS, UK: The thought of the dentist’s drill puts many people off visiting their dentist,even if they only need a check-up and

July 7, 2011 News Tooth decay

25 Things That Make You More Likely To Get Cavities

by ken

SP Image by dreamglowpumpkincat210 via Flickr ECTACULAR ARTICLE for your client base……… From Oral Answers – by Tom – and it’s printer friendly – ah CONNECTIVITY!!! Read me Seymour Related articles Innovative dental camera to launch in 2012 (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Oragenics

June 30, 2010 News General News

New technique made cavity disappear in about a month, mice study found

by ken

by Eric Bland Dentists could soon hang up their drills. A new peptide, embedded in a soft gel or a thin, flexible film and placed next to a cavity, encourages cells inside teeth to regenerate in about a month, according