16Jun, 2016

Gum disease may be treatable with bioceramic material

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Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss and a challenge to treat. Now, new research suggests why silicon nitride – a ceramic material used in spinal implants – could lead to effective, new types of gum disease treatment. Periodontitis is a serious, chronic, non-communicable gum disease that damages the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. Estimates suggest it affects 15-20% of middle-aged (35-44 years) adults. The disease starts when the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis infects the tissue around the teeth, giving rise to gum inflammation. If this is not treated, the condition […]
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9Jun, 2016

Chemicals in food packaging, fungicides might damage children’s teeth

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Early exposure to two chemicals often found in food packaging and fungicides may cause damage to children’s teeth that can never be reversed, a new study finds. Lead study author Dr. Katia Jedeon, of the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), and colleagues found exposure to the chemicals bisphenol A (BPA) and vinclozolin may interfere with hormones responsible for the growth of dental enamel. The researchers recently presented their findings at the 2016 European Congress of Endocrinology in Munich, Germany. BPA and vinclozolin have been identified as endocrine disruptors […]
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1Jun, 2016

Are Cosmetic Veneers Right For You?

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Most would love to have the perfect smile. Few people actually get that sort of thing naturally, so a great deal of people look at cosmetic dentistry to improve their teeth. One wonderful way of doing this is to get cosmetic veneers. Porcelain veneers make for an incredible smile and most anyone would agree that they look totally natural. Whether you have cosmetic damage or problems with spacing, cosmetic veneers are a wonderful way to get the smile you have always wanted. Here are some common questions about cosmetic veneers: […]
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