Dentistry study shows how ‘positive stress’ can boost tooth tissue regeneration

Stress is typically thought of as a negative phenomenon, but researchers at Hong Kong University (HKU) Dentistry found "positive stress" that can induce good changes in tooth stem cells to make them more resistant to injury and disease.

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Dental biorhythm is associated with adolescent weight gain, study finds

Research led by the University of Kent has discovered evidence of a biorhythm in human primary teeth that is associated with weight gain during adolescence.

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Water fluoridation: effective prevention for tooth decay and a win for the environment, research shows

Trinity College Dublin researchers, collaborating with University College London, have demonstrated for the first time the low environmental footprint of water fluoridation compared to other preventive measures for tooth decay.

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Study examines link between dry mouth and dry eyes

Though dry eye disease and xerostomia (dry mouth) have both been studied extensively independently of each other, their relationship remains relatively unexplored.

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Artificial intelligence may automate design of biomimetic single-tooth protheses

Even with the support of modern computer-aided design (CAD)/computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology, creating a dental prosthesis is still time-consuming.

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Microrobotics in endodontic treatment, diagnostics

Biofilm not fully cleared from the nooks and crannies of the root canal system remains a leading cause of treatment failure and persistent endodontic infections.

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Dental teams can be ‘vital link’ in caring for patients with eating disorders

Dental teams are in the ideal position to identify and act on early signs of eating disorders, says the Oral Health Foundation in the UK.

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Diabetes may weaken teeth and promote tooth decay

People with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are prone to tooth decay, and a new study from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in the United States may explain why.

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Shapeshifting microrobots can brush and floss teeth

A shapeshifting robotic microswarm may one day act as a toothbrush, rinse, and dental floss in one.

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Remote orthodontics: BOS releases new guidance on teledentistry

The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) has recently released guidance on teledentistry and remote interactions in orthodontic care.

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