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Antibacterial Agent Boosts Toothpaste Effectiveness

Regular use of fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent, and a copolymer, which helps prevent the triclosan from being washed away by saliva, reduces plaque, gingivitis, and bleeding gums and slightly reduces tooth decay compared to fluoride toothpaste without those ingredients, finds a new review in The Cochrane Library. “We are very confident that […]

Cavities Are Contagious, Research Shows

ScienceDaily.com Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay, is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In fact, it is an infectious disease. Mothers with cavities can transmit caries-producing oral bacteria to their babies when they clean pacifiers by sticking them in their own mouths or by sharing spoons. According to Liliana Rozo, D.D.S., assistant […]

Oil Pulling for Oral Health

Oil Pulling for Oral Health KATIE – WELLNESS MAMA What is Oil Pulling? Oil pulling is an age-old remedy that uses natural substances to clean and detoxify teeth and gums. It has the added effect of whitening teeth naturally and evidence even shows that it is beneficial in improving gums and removing harmful bacteria! The […]

Exhaled Breath Carries a Molecular ‘Breathprint’ Unique to Each Individual

Stable, specific ‘breathprints’ unique to an individual exist and may have applications as diagnostic tools in personalized medicine. Bodily fluids contain lots of information about the health status of a person. Medical doctors routinely have blood and urine analysed in order to obtain hints for infectious and metabolic diseases, to diagnose cancer and organ failure, […]

Wi Fi Enabled Tooth Sensors May Track Your Bad Habits

by Vu Le It was bound to happen sooner or later. With the way the internet is affecting everything, it was only a matter of time before it started reminding you to take care of your teeth. Researchers at National Taiwan University have unveiled a new “App” that monitors the bad habits that can lead […]

New Teeth Grown From Urine

By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Could stem cells be a source of new teeth? Scientists have grown rudimentary teeth out of the most unlikely of sources, human urine. The results, published in Cell Regeneration Journal, showed that urine could be used as a source of stem cells that in turn could […]

Does Chewing Gum Make Migraine Headaches Worse For Teens?

Posted on www.HuffingtonPost.com Dec 17,2013 If your teen is an avid gum-chewer but also experiences migraine headaches, perhaps he or she should try quitting the habit, a small new study suggests. Tel Aviv University researchers conducted an experiment on 25 teen girls and five teen boys, with a median age of 16, who all got […]

New Study Questions Need to Replace Toothbrush After Illness

By DrBicuspid Staff www.DrBicuspid.com May 5, 2013 — Do toothbrushes need to be replaced after you suffer from a cold, the flu, or a bout of strep throat? Not always, according to a study presented May 4 at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Washington, DC. Some healthcare professionals advise parents to toss their […]

Study Ties Poor Oral Health to Cancer-Causing Virus

By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS People with swollen gums, missing teeth and other signs of poor dental health are more likely to be infected orally with the human papillomavirus, researchers reported on Wednesday. HPV, a sexually transmitted virus, causes cancers of the cervix, mouth and throat. The new study, published in Cancer Prevention Research, is the […]

Toothbrush With Camera

Tooth Guardian Lets You Monitor Your Molars Through a Mirror Display By: Amelia Roblin References: red-dot.org and yankodesign It’s hard enough to reach your back molars with a set of bristles, let alone catch a glimpse of what’s going on back there. The beauty of the Tooth Guardian concept is that it incorporates a CCD […]

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