• An army of micro robots can wipe out dental plaque

    A visit to the dentist typically involves a time consuming and sometimes unpleasant scraping with mechanical tools to remove plaque from teeth. What if instead a dentist could deploy an army of tiny robots to precisely and non-invasively remove that build up? A team of engineers, dentists, and biologists from the University of Pennsylvania, USA

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  • A link between oral care and substance abuse recovery

    For those who struggle with substance use disorder, oral health often suffers greatly and thereby seriously damages interpersonal skills, while causing poor nutrition, increased oral and general infections and debilitating oral pain. A team of researchers at the University of Utah School of Dentistry, USA explored the effect of comprehensive oral care for a more

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  • Simple exercise found to improve oral function in the elderly

    Older adults frequently experience increased dry mouth, which may lead to oral soft-tissue disease, dental caries and gum disease. Chemical agents used to treat dry mouth can cause side effects and often require a prescription. In a new study, researchers have improved oral function in the elderly by having participants perform a simple oral stretching

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