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Cutting Sugar for Your Teeth and Overall Health

Cutting Sugar for Your Teeth and Overall Health

We've all been told that excess sugar is bad for our teeth and dental health, but did you also know that too much sugar can be harmful to your overall...


Study Uses Urine Stem Cells to Grow ‘Teeth’

Study Uses Urine Stem Cells to Grow ‘Teeth’

Dental implants look, feel and perform like healthy natural teeth, and they are currently the longest-lasting and most aesthetically pleasing solution for missing teeth. But research into stem cells derived...


The Controversial Antibacterial Agent in Some Toothpastes and Other Products

The Controversial Antibacterial Agent in Some Toothpastes and Other Products

Brushing your teeth with a fluoride toothpaste approved by the American Dental Association (ADA) is a critical component of your oral health, and recent research indicates that regular brushing with...


Scientists Use Ancient Dental Calculus to Learn about the Past

Scientists Use Ancient Dental Calculus to Learn about the Past

Plaque may be bad for your teeth, but it also makes an excellent time capsule, as scientists recently learned while studying the dental calculus (fossilized plaque) of skeletons thought to...


Scientists Sequence Mouth Bacteria Genome

Scientists Sequence Mouth Bacteria Genome

Scientists have pieced together sections of DNA from 12 individual cells to sequence the genome of a bacterium known to live in healthy human mouths; the achievement reinforces a theory...


Hops May Benefit Your Teeth as well as Your Beer

Hops May Benefit Your Teeth as well as Your Beer

Beer is big business in Colorado, and as many beer enthusiasts know, hops are the key flavouring agents that lend beer distinctive aroma and bitterness; they also act as natural...


Growing Brain Cells From Teeth

Growing Brain Cells From Teeth

Since 2005, with the discovery of stem cells in teeth, researchers have been actively exploring the possibilities of this groundbreaking field. Now, scientists from the University of Adelaide have discovered...


Scientists Make Advances in the Study of Periodontitis Bacteria

Scientists Make Advances in the Study of Periodontitis Bacteria

In the field of medical research the human mouth is often referred to as “biological dark matter,” due to the stubbornness of the bacterium found in this part of the...


Are Cavities Contagious?

Are Cavities Contagious?

New research reveals that dental caries, also known as cavities or tooth decay, is actually an infectious disease. Dental caries cause the demineralization and break down of the enamel, dentin...


The Connection between Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

The Connection between Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

Yet another study points to dental health, or the lack thereof, as an indicator for other more serious health conditions, according to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The links...


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