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.Massage Method’ Quadruples Protection Against Tooth Decay

(ScienceDaily) — Do you really want to avoid cavities in your teeth? Try massaging them with a high-fluoride toothpaste after lunch. “Rubbing toothpaste onto your teeth increases the fluoride protection by 400%,” says Anna Nordström, dentist, PhD and researcher at … Continue reading

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After-Whitening Diet

(HealthDay News)— Eating certain foods and avoiding others can help keep your teeth white after you’ve used an at-home whitening kit or had cosmetic bleaching, an expert says. “For many individuals who have had good results with either dentist-directed or … Continue reading

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Dental Cleanings Reduce Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke

ScienceDaily — Professional tooth scaling was associated with fewer heart attacks and strokes in a study from Taiwan presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2011. Among more than 100,000 people, those who had their teeth scraped and cleaned … Continue reading

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Acidic Foods Cause Destruction

ScienceDaily — Fruit, yogurt, citric and soft drinks, may seem like harmless snacks and beverages, but improper consumption and overuse may lead to devastating and permanent damage to teeth. It’s known as tooth erosion, the break down of tooth structure … Continue reading

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Root Beer, ‘Safest’ Soft Drink for Teeth?

ScienceDaily — Exposing teeth to soft drinks, even for a short period of time, causes dental erosion—and prolonged exposure can lead to significant enamel loss. Root beer products, however, are non-carbonated and do not contain the acids that harm teeth, … Continue reading

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Jaw Size Linked to Diet

Could Too Soft a Diet Cause Lower Jaw to Stay Too Short and Cause Orthodontic Problems? ScienceDaily — New research from the University of Kent suggests that many of the common orthodontic problems experienced by people in industrialised nations is … Continue reading

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What is Diastema?

Diastema is a term used to describe a gap between two teeth. Many celebrities have a diastema including Madonna, Eddie Murphy, Jack Black, Lauren Hutton, Amelia Earheart, and Willie Nelson. For some people, a diastema makes their smile unique, and … Continue reading

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Bone Fractures Can Be Predicted By Dental X-Rays

It is now possible to use dental X-rays to predict who is at risk of fractures, reveals a new study from researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy reported in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology. In a previous study, researchers from the University of … Continue reading

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New Fluorescent Imaging Sorts Microbiome In Human Mouth

New fluorescent labeling technology that distinguishes in a single image the population size and spatial distribution of 15 different taxa has uncovered new taxon pairings that indicate unsuspected cooperation — and standoffishness — between members of the microbe biofilm that … Continue reading

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