Understanding genetic synergy in cleft palate
Jul 19, 2017
Like all of the individual elements of fetal development, palate growth is a marvel of nature. In part of this process, ledges of tissue on the sides of the face grow downwards on each side of the tongue, then upward, fusing ...
Effects of composites containing bioactive glasses on demineralized dentin
Jul 04, 2017
Bacterial plaque causes tooth decay due to acids produced by different bacteria species; this has trigged an intense research activity for the development of novel restorative biomaterials with protective and self-healing ...
Biting and chewing gets you teeth
Jun 29, 2017
Biting and chewing force our buried teeth to emerge, not an innate 'eruptive' force from within the bone of the jaw as previously thought, according to biomechanical modelling done by Babak Sarrafpour and an interdisciplinary ...
Need braces? Say goodbye to 'metal-mouth' taunts
Jun 23, 2017
(HealthDay)—Braces have long been a kind of geeky right-of-passage—something that must be endured for a few years to ensure a lifelong smile with straight teeth.
Orofacial pain fact and fiction
Jun 22, 2017
Patients looking for relief from the radiating pain of temporal mandibular disorders (TMDs) in the face, jaw or neck will find an avalanche of misinformation online—and surprisingly, a lot of it comes from dentists ...
Do wisdom teeth have to be removed?
Jun 20, 2017
Should you have a wisdom tooth removed if it is not causing you any pain? Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Hossein Ghaeminia of Radboud university medical center researched the risk of complications when removing these teeth. ...
Visiting virtual beach improves patient experiences during dental procedures
Jun 14, 2017
Imagine walking along a South Devon beach on a lovely day. The waves are lapping on the shore, rabbits are scurrying in the undergrowth, and the bells of the local church are mingling with the calls of the seagulls. Then, ...
Common periodontal pathogen may interfere with conception in women
Jun 12, 2017
According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, Finland, a common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in young women. This finding is novel: previous studies have shown that periodontal diseases may ...
Chemical composition and microhardness of human enamel treated with fluoridated whintening agents
Jun 12, 2017
Aesthetic treatments are always widely sought by dental patients, especially dental whitening, in order to get whiter smiles. The big demand for this type of procedure raises the concern in the dental research community that ...
Use of prefabricated blood vessels may revolutionize root canals
Jun 12, 2017
While root canals are effective in saving a tooth that has become infected or decayed, this age-old procedure may cause teeth to become brittle and susceptible to fracture over time. Now researchers at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, ...