• Dental lasers could render teeth cavity resistant

    Dental lasers could render teeth cavity resistant

    The prospect of painless cavity repair and prevention could hold wide appeal for many people. Lasers may be the answer to this according to Peter Rechmann, Prof. of Preventive and Restorative Dental Science at the University of California, San Francisco. Rechmann has spent several decades exploring the latest frontier in laser dentistry – preventing cavities

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  • Mouthwash use may increase risk of diabetes

    Mouthwash use may increase risk of diabetes

    According to new research, mouthwash use may increase the risk of diabetes. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, suggest that using mouthwash at least twice a day destroys friendly oral bacteria, which can alter blood sugar metabolism and promote diabetes, particularly for people who are already high risk for the condition.

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  • Asthma found to increase the likelihood of gum disease by a fifth

    Asthma found to increase the likelihood of gum disease by a fifth

    Asthma sufferers are at a much higher risk of developing gum disease, according to new research.

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  • Dentists get cracking on the stem cell front

    Dentists get cracking on the stem cell front

    Stem cells are able to re-create or morph into a variety of cell types found within the organisms they originate from. Dr James Mah, dental researcher at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) said that in spite of all their potential one of the biggest challenges with stem cells is gathering enough of them to work with.

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