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Genetic Dentistry: Your Dentist may be able to grow you a new set of Teeth.

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at ..San Antonio have successfully regrown mouse teeth in a petri dish from single mouse cells - and they think humans are next. They ..hope to push the research in the direction where they could take ..initial tissue from a [human] patient, put it in a culture dish and grow a tooth for them.To accomplish this seemingly futuristic feat,...

Fossil teeth and human development

An analysis of the growth patterns in fossil teeth has thrown new light on the recent origin of the extended growth and development pattern that sets human beings apart from their primate ancestors, according to an article in the issue of Nature.// ....Based on the analysis of the fossil teeth, researchers from University College, London and Penn State University determined that the relatively lo...

Fewer teeth & Increased Ischemic Stroke risk

A study reveals that people who have periodontal disease and lose a lot of teeth are more likely to have a stroke, but researchers aren't sure about the relationship between fewer teeth and higher// risk of stroke. ..The study which used data on 41,376 men found that men with fewer teeth generally consumed large amounts of alcohol, were physically less active, were older and were more likely to...

Sensitive to bright light? You may have sensitive teeth also

A new study which appeared in the General Dentistry journal suggests that people who are sensitive to bright light, loud noise, itchy clothes and strong perfumes are also likely to have sensitive teeth. This means// that such a person is likely to avoid very hot or very cold foods. ..The study confirmed that sensitive teeth had a direct relationship to sensitivities to special senses like sight,...

Ways to whiter teeth!

People have been concerned, for many decades now, about having spotless white teeth and a gleaming white smile. But tooth discolouration is a persistent problem that is caused by aging and colored molecules in food and drink. Back in the Middle Ages, people used corrosive nitric acid, which bleached teeth white and kept it white for a while and then, destroyed them! However, dentists have now dis...

Less is more for preserving teeth and gums

Conscientious tooth-brushers learned the awful truth today: their tedious marathons at the basin may do more harm than good. ..Well meaning health propaganda could be leading people to brush too hard for too long, to the detriment of gums and even enamel, according to university researchers. Hours of tests on brushing and scrubbing volunteers have found that more than two minutes triggers a risk...

Should we avoid energy drinks to protect our teeth?

All the sportspersons and athletes who live their lives by their sports drinks and energy drinks may just be sacrificing their oral health for sake of athletic achievements. //According to a study published in the January issue of Journal General Dentistry, most harm caused to the dental enamel is caused by bottled lemonade, sports drinks and energy drinks. At times the damage caused to the denta...

Crooked teeth may be due to evolution and overcooked meals

According to Peter Lucas of George Washington University, while presenting a paper at the AAAS Meeting in Washington,// US, chopping of vegetables to bite size pieces and cooking them to into mashed textures may be one of the reasons that our teeth are growing crooked and badly formed. Thus congenital bad shaped teeth may be a direct result of evolution than anything else. ....Human teeth are in...

Quit smoking to save your teeth

Smokers with chronic gum disease may have improved oral health after quitting, said a study //done by researchers of University of Newcastle upon Tyne. ....Chronic gum disease often has the symptoms like gum inflammation and may lead to loss of teeth if not treated properly. The condition is initiated by the build up of bacteria in the plaque formed on the teeth. The bacteria cause the gums to be...

Scientists Develop New Technology To Find About Human Ancestors’ Teet

Researchers from Johns Hopkins, the University of Arkansas, Worcester Polytechnic Institute //and other institutes have come together to develop a new way to examine the fossils of our ancestors’ teeth to predict how our diets have evolved through the ages and why. ....By comparing teeth from two species of early humans, Australopithecus africanus and Paranthropus robustus, the researchers confir...

Lost Teeth Could Signal Heart Problems

Losing a tooth due to gum disease may be more serious than you think. New research shows tooth loss could be linked to cardiovascular disease. ..Researchers in Minnesota studied more than 700 patients to determine if losing a tooth is a risk factor for heart disease.// Participants had a dental, physical and neurological exam prior to taking part in the study. None of the patients had a history o...

Wisdom Teeth: To Be Or Not To Be?

One fine day you wake up and find that the area behind your last tooth is swollen and tender to touch and you are unable to swallow. Panic leads you nice and early to knock the doors of your dentist's office.// He/She tells you that it is your wisdom tooth that is trying to tear your gum and take its rightful place in your mouth, but it would be better to get it removed. Now here is a dilemma if...

Sensitive teeth could become bad memories

From children to adults everyone has had a sensitive tooth at some point of their life. A visit to the dentist will tell you that 'your tooth is worn out' or 'you brush in a hard way, so your teeth are damaged.' //.. ..Now scientists from the Leeds University have come out with a solution that could make sensitive teeth a bad memory. The researchers have developed a solution which they claim bloc...

Sunlight For Healthy Gums And Teeth

Much like plants, our teeth and gums are photosensitive says an article published in the latest issue of the Journal of Periodontology. The paper authored by a researcher at Washington University// School of Medicine in St. Louis says that sunlight is an important factor in the maintenance of oral health. ...."Calcium and vitamin D are important to oral health," observed study author Charles F....

And now candy that is good for your teeth!

Researchers at the Stony Brook University's School of Dental Medicine have developed a new technology that can be incorporated into candy and confections and will not promote cavity formation in teeth. //.. ..The researchers found that this new technology, which has been named CaviStat(R), is more effective than fluoride in preventing the formation of cavities and tooth decay. This conclusion was...

Missing teeth associated with blocked arteries

Researchers at Downstate Medical Center in New York have discovered a possible link between the number of missing teeth and the severity of atherosclerosis or blocked arteries.// ..The researchers checked up on the number of missing teeth in 115 patients referred for transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and measured the concurrent thickness of the aortic plaque using this method. They also loo...

Men More Likely To Lose Teeth To Periodontal Disease

'Periodontal disease is a major reason for losing teeth as is generally known, but there are some factors that appear to increase one's risk,' said study author Dr. Khalaf F. Al-Shammari, of Kuwait University in Jahra 'These findings // may help in educating the public about these factors that appear to increase their risk for losing their teeth and provide increased attention to avoiding such fa...

Fluoride Varnish prevents Tooth Decay In Milk Teeth

A new study by researchers at the UCSF School of Dentistry says that fluoride varnish plays a key role in preventing childhood tooth decay. // The use of varnish along with parental counseling will go a long way towards reducing the incidence of tooth decay in childhood, the study says. ..The researchers examined 376 children, primarily of Chinese and Hispanic backgrounds and divided them random...

Parents Warned About Contaminated Teething Rings By FDA

Following reports of bacterial contamination of fluid filled plastic teething ring, manufactured by The First Years, a unit of RC2 Corp., parents have been urged by the Food and Drug Administration to stop providing // their babies with the product. ....The contaminated liquid if swallowed or absorbed through a cut in the oral cavity, could lead to sickness. Malnourished infants, infants with co...

Braces Work Wonders In Setting Crooked Teeth Right

An article in the January 2006 issue of AGD Impact, the newsmagazine of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), says that braces are the best way to correct crooked teeth. Orthodontics, the branch of dentistry,// which deals with crooked teeth is a great help in improving the "stability, function, and health of an individual’s teeth." ..“Orthodontics can make people feel better about themselves,...

Teething Problems – Fight Sugar For Children’s Dental Healh

Timing and frequency has never been so important when it comes to dental care in children. It appears that these factors are extremely crucial in offsetting cavities and tooth decay, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). // .. ..In the words of Dr. Phil Hunke, representing AAPD "Most parents know that they need to watch what their kids eat and make them brush regularly...

Safe Cigarettes Developed That Don’t Stain Your Teet

Canadian researcher has developed cigarettes, which don’t stain the teeth, when injected with vitamin C.The new cigarettes, named VitaCig, have been developed// by non-smoker Roger Ouellette, reported the online edition of Daily Mail. Canadian company Vita-C Tobacco is distributing the cigarettes. ....The 'healthy' cigarettes will be available in about 2,000 outlets in Quebec and, if they prove...

Teething Problems of Sinuplasty

Sinusitis is a condition in which the sinuses become inflamed or infected affecting 37 million people. Previously the only hope was a conventional surgery//. But now Acclarent has come up with a new procedure called balloon sinuplasty which involves inflating a small balloon in the sinus cavity which clears the blocked sinus. It is considered as a major breakthrough that offers hope to many sinus...

Teeth Reformation could be Possible with Ultrasound Technology

Scientists at the University of Alberta have developed an ultrasound technology that helps in teeth reformation. It was the first of its kind in dealing with the regrowth of human dental tissue//. ..People who suffer from dental root resorption caused by mechanical, chemical or hormonal means could be treated successfully with the new low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) technology – say res...

The Latest Chatter behind Teeth that Stick Out Like a Sore Thumb!

New York: Researchers from the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas are putting teeth into the discovery that nasal allergies//, bottle-feeding, thumb-sucking and use of pacifiers by babies in their first year of birth, even if it is for 4 months, could throw teeth alignment in complete disarray. ....Researchers are armed to the teeth with evidence gained from their study of 1,200 children betwee...

Researchers Use Stem Cells to Regenerate Parts of Teeth

A multi-national research team headed by USC School of Dentistry researcher Songtao Shi, DDS, PhD, has successfully regenerated tooth root and supporting// periodontal ligaments to restore tooth function in an animal model. The breakthrough holds significant promise for clinical application in human patients. ....The study appears December 20 in the inaugural issue of PLoS ONE. ....Utilizing st...

Baby Teether Beads Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday that about 375,000 Bright Starts Star Teether Beads and Bright Starts Teether Beads are being recalled// because they pose a choking hazard. The flexible plastic ring that holds the teether beads in place can crack or break, causing the beads to detach. ....The distributor, Kids II Inc. of Alpharetta, Ga., had received around 24 repor...

Straightening the Teeth Won't Guarantee Happiness

Straighter teeth in children may improve their smile but there is no guarantee of happiness and improved self-esteem – says a new study//. The study results were published in the British Journal of Health Psychology. ....Scientists in Britain in their 20-year long study looked at the impact of braces on more than 300 children in Wales showed that straightening their teeth had little positive im...

Consult Doctors Before Whitening Teeth

If you are planning to whiten your teeth by bleaching them, consult the right technicians because getting it done by unqualified people could cause considerable harm, warn// British doctors. .."Some beauty salons are offering teeth whitening by unqualified technicians, some of whom even use industrial bleach," said Christopher Orr, president of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. .."Not...

Artificial Teeth Developed to Replace Missing Teeth

Tokyo: Japanese researchers have successfully developed artificial teeth that they say could replace the natural teeth// in mice and eventually help with similar procedures in humans. ....In the technique, researchers developed the artificial teeth from a single cell implanted into the mouths of adult mice and said this could help replace missing teeth in humans, reported the online edition of A...

Filipino Children Brush Teeth in Bid to Break World Record

Manila: More than 41,000 Filipino schoolchildren on Wednesday brushed their teeth simultaneously in three cities in the Philippines// in a bid to break a world record, organisers said. ....A total of 41,038 children gathered in open parks in Manila, the central city of Cebu and the southern city of Davao to make the bid successful. ....Organisers said the bid broke Britain's current record of 3...

Simple Act of Brushing Your Teeth can Trigger an Epileptic Fit, Say Experts

Brushing your teeth can set off an epileptic fit, say researchers. Take heart, not many, at least in Australia, have a reason to risk brushing// their teeth. Here only 2 percent of the population has a lesion on their brain near the hand and mouth motor region, which causes such fits . Out of these very few will actually trigger off fits while brushing their teeth. .. The researchers, Wendy...

Key Signaling Molecules in New Teeth Formation Identified

Xiu-Ping Wang and colleagues identify the key signaling molecules that regulate epithelial stem cell proliferation in the stem cell niche, using a combination of mouse mutant analyses , organ culture experiments, and gene expression studies, although mammals have a limited capacity to regenerate teeth, mouse incisors contain stem cells and grow continuously throughout life. ......The researchers...

Sugary Foods Turn Kids Teeth Rotten in US

Tooth decay is on the rise among kids in the US, according to the largest government study of the nation's dental health in more than 25 years.// ..Sugary foods and drinks and nonfluoridated bottled water may be contributing to the tooth decay of young children, it suggests. ..An estimated 28 percent of U.S. children ages 2 to 5 had a cavity in at least one baby tooth between 1999 and 2004. Th...

Experts Call for Warning Lables on Fruit Juice to Save Kids' Teeth

The medical community has repeatedly warned against plying young children with bottles of fruit juice and sugary drinks, but not many parents seem to care . Certainly not in Australia. ...Many children turn up requiring as many as 20 fillings and extractions, dentists in that country say. ...In the most severe cases, pediatric dentists are being left with no option but to remove all 20 baby t...

Moderate Drinkers Outlive Their Teetotaler and Heavy Drinking Counterparts

Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol may be good for your health, a new study has found. ......A new study from the University of Miami has shown that people who drink moderately are more likely to report above-average health than light drinkers, heavy drinkers and those who have never drank. ......However, it is not clear whether moderate drinking leads to better health or whether moderate...

Too Much of Acidic Foods can Cause Permanent Damage to Teeth

Researchers have revealed that fruit, yoghurt, 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. ......Its known as tooth erosion, the break down of tooth structure caused by the effect of acid on the teeth that leads to decay. ......Early diagnosis and prevention of the effects of to...
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