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Why do astronauts get cavities?

December 16, 2019

Curiosity and a passion for research are taking four University of Toronto students to the final frontiers of…
Scientists Show How One Cause of Weak Enamel Unfolds on the Molecular Level

June 25, 2019

Too-tight proteins impede creation of crystalline enamel structure, which can lead to bad teeth. Scientists have shown how…
Cavity Prevention Approach Effectively Reduces Tooth Decay

January 25, 2018

A scientifically based approach that includes a tooth-decay risk assessment, aggressive preventive measures and conservative restorations can dramatically…
Children must take care of their primary teeth too – brushing does not fix the trouble of snacking

January 18, 2018

Teeth are extremely important to us as a tool. It is important to maintain healthy teeth as long…
New Dental Material Resists Plaque and Kills Microbes

December 7, 2017

Dentists rely on composite materials to perform restorative procedures, such as filling cavities. Yet these materials, like tooth…
Blocking Yeast-Bacteria Interaction May Prevent Severe Biofilms That Cause Childhood Tooth Decay

June 21, 2017

Though most tooth decay can be blamed on bacteria, such as Streptococcus mutans, the fungus Candida albicans may…
Sensor-loaded Toothbrush Maps Your Mouth

June 14, 2016

Philips introduced its Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected, a toothbrush with sensors that track brushing on a 3D mouth-map to…
Video-enabled Toothbrush

June 13, 2016

It’s not always possible to see just how well – you’ve cleaned your teeth, until ONVI’s Prophix introduced its…
Maternal chronic stress linked to more dental cavities in children

September 22, 2015

Chronic maternal stress, when measured by biological markers, has been found for the first time to be associated…
Naturally occurring amino acid could improve oral health

May 8, 2015

Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque, which could help millions of…
King’s spin-out will put tooth decay in a ‘time warp’

June 17, 2014

Dentists could soon be giving your teeth a mild ‘time warp’ to encourage them to self-repair, thanks to…
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