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Sugar-free polyol gum, lozenges, hard candy help prevent cavities
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2011
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): A multi-disciplinary expert panel has recommended that sugar-free chewing gum, lozenges and hard candy including xylitol or polyol combinations, and a prescription varnish with chlorhexidine and thymol could be beneficial in preventing cavities. The panel, convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs, noted that these nonfluoride options could provide an extra benefit ...
Sugar-free polyol gum, lozenges, hard candy help prevent cavities
Painless fillings set to make dreaded dentist's drill history
Posted On: Aug. 24, 2011
London, August 23 (ANI): Trips to the dentist is about to get a lot less painful as the whine of the dentist's drill will soon be silenced for good, scientists say. Scientists believe they have found the secret of a "completely painless" filling by identifying a material which repairs decaying teeth - with no need for a drill. "The results ...
Painless fillings set to make dreaded dentist's drill history
Oral vaccines are 'alternative to jab'
Posted On: Feb. 14, 2011
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A new study has found that oral vaccines could be used to immunise individuals against a wide range of diseases. The research found that salivary glands are able to act as an alternative mucosal route on which vaccines can be administered. "Our work highlights the ability of the salivary glands to act as an alternative mucosal ...
Oral vaccines are 'alternative to jab'
Too much TV 'leads to speech problems in children'
Posted On: Feb. 9, 2011
London, Feb 01 (ANI): New research suggests that spending too much time in front of the TV or computer is hindering the development of children's speech. One in six parents believes too much time screen time is a major contributor to increasing communication problems that affect more than a million children in the UK. 51 per cent of those questioned ...
Too much TV 'leads to speech problems in children'
Prevent gum disease to keep lungs healthy
Posted On: Jan. 21, 2011
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): A new research suggests that maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system. The new study says that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. These infections, which are caused when bacteria from the upper throat are inhaled into the lower respiratory tract, ...
Prevent gum disease to keep lungs healthy
'Dental Facelift' promises to make you look up to 10 years younger!
Posted On: Dec. 13, 2010
London, Dec 13 (ANI): A pioneering new non-surgical technique, which promises to not only give you a perfect set of teeth, but also restructure the face to make it look up to ten years younger, has been dubbed as the 'Dental Facelift' in the U.S. This four-step procedure involves manipulating of veneers, which are widely used by cosmetic dentists to ...
'Dental Facelift' promises to make you look up to 10 years younger!
New study could personalize oral health care
Posted On: Dec. 13, 2010
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the defenses of the oral microbiome are unique and tracing them could pave way for personalized oral health care. A strategy for monitoring the interaction between bacterial communities and viruses is to sequence specific bacterial DNA elements that confer acquired immunity against viral attack, called clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic ...
New study could personalize oral health care
Second-hand smoke ups invasive meningococcal disease risk in kids
Posted On: Dec. 9, 2010
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study has pointed out that children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to get invasive meningococcal disease than children who are not exposed. Researcher Chien-Chang Lee and his colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health also found a possible association of second-hand smoke exposure with invasive pneumococcal disease and Haemophilus influenzae type ...
Second-hand smoke ups invasive meningococcal disease risk in kids
Why men are at greater risk than women for gum disease
Posted On: Oct. 27, 2010
London, Oct 27 (ANI): University of Maryland Dental School researchers have indicated that sex hormones may be the biological reason why men are at greater risk than women for destructive periodontitis, an infection of the gums. To establish better management and risk assessment models for periodontal disease, Harlan Shiau, assistant professor, and Mark Reynolds, professor at the Dental School, have ...
Why men are at greater risk than women for gum disease
Fish oil may also lower incidence of gum disease
Posted On: Oct. 26, 2010
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study has found that dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) like fish oil, known to have anti-inflammatory properties, shows promise for the effective treatment and prevention of periodontitis, a common inflammatory disease in which gum tissue separates from teeth. Although traditional treatments concentrate on the bacterial infection, more recent strategies target the inflammatory ...
Fish oil may also lower incidence of gum disease
Women can escape heart disease, if they are regular to dentist
Posted On: Oct. 4, 2010
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Women, who pay regular visits to dentist, can curb their visits to cardiac surgeon, as a new study states that if a woman takes proper dental care, she's at reduced risk of heart attack and other cardiovascular problem by at least one-third. The analysis compared people who went to the dentist during the previous two years ...
Women can escape heart disease, if they are regular to dentist
New treatment to banish gum disease in 5 hours
Posted On: Sept. 28, 2010
London, Sep 26 (ANI): A remarkable treatment for gum disease that lasts four to five hours has offered new hope to those with dental woes. Gum disease, the primary cause of tooth loss, affects up to 50 per cent of the population with often irreversible consequences. Early signs of infection are swollen or bleeding gums, bad breath and sensitivity. Known ...
New treatment to banish gum disease in 5 hours
Taste genes predict dental caries
Posted On: Sept. 23, 2010
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): A new study has hypothesized that genetic variation in taste pathway genes (TAS2R38, TAS1R2, GNAT3) may be associated with dental caries risk and/or protection. According to researchers from University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University, dental caries occurrence and progression is known to be influenced by a complex interplay of both environmental and genetic factors, with ...
Taste genes predict dental caries
Gum-disease linked to preterm births
Posted On: Sept. 16, 2010
Washington, Sep 16 (ANI): A new study has found a possible link between the success of gum-disease treatment and the likelihood of giving birth prematurely. A collaboration led by a periodontal researcher from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine found the link. While a number of factors are associated with an increased rate of preterm birth, such as ...
Gum-disease linked to preterm births
Wisdom teeth could be stem cell source
Posted On: Sept. 14, 2010
Washington, Sep 11 (ANI): Is wisdom teeth just an annoyance for you? Well, its time to change your opinion, for according to researchers, wisdom teeth contain a valuable reservoir of tissue for the creation of stem cells. This means that everyone might be carrying around his or her own personal stem-cell repository in case of need. A team of scientists ...
Wisdom teeth could be stem cell source
Six dental myths demystified
Posted On: Aug. 11, 2010
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): Irrespective of brushing, flossing, and twice-yearly dental check-ups if you still face dental problems, then there are things you need to know. Scientists have demystified the common dental myths and outline how diet and nutrition affects oral health in children, teenagers, expectant mothers, adults and elders. Following are the myths generally associated with dental care, which ...
Six dental myths demystified
Pilot safety protocol could help reduce dental surgery errors
Posted On: Aug. 3, 2010
Washington, August 3 (ANI): Dentists and pilots - both are professions that have no room for the smallest error, so a new research questioned: Why can't the same safety standards that apply to pilots be used for dentists too? Russell Taichman, U-M dentistry professor Michigan and two pilot-dentists believe that implementing this theory would drastically reduce human errors. Crew Resource ...
Pilot safety protocol could help reduce dental surgery errors
Herpes virus can treat head and neck cancer
Posted On: Aug. 2, 2010
London, Aug 2 (ANI): Doctors have revealed that with the help of genetically engineered herpes virus they were able to successfully cure patients with head and neck cancer. A London hospital trial of 17 patients has shown that use of the virus along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy helped kill the tumours in most patients. Study leader Dr Kevin Harrington, of ...
Herpes virus can treat head and neck cancer
New gel that can help decayed teeth grow
Posted On: July 28, 2010
London, July 27 (ANI): French scientists have developed a gel that can help decayed teeth re-grow in just weeks, which could in turn mean an end to fillings. The gel works by prompting cells in teeth to start multiplying. They then form healthy new tooth tissue that gradually replaces what has been lost to decay. Researchers said in lab studies ...
New gel that can help decayed teeth grow
Map of herpes virus protein suggests new target for antiviral drugs
Posted On: July 7, 2010
London, July 7 (ANI): Researchers have uncovered the unusual structure of the protein complex that allows a herpes virus to invade cells. This detailed map of a key piece of the herpes virus "cell-entry machinery" gives scientists a new target for antiviral drugs. The study appears online in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. Senior author Ekaterina Heldwein, assistant professor in ...
Map of herpes virus protein suggests new target for antiviral drugs
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