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Smokers' taste buds 'do not allow them to taste bitterness of coffee'

from MNTdentistry - 29 Mar 14

Though conventional pairing has cigarettes and coffee going together, researchers have found that the toxic chemicals in tobacco may hamper taste bud regeneration, resulting in smokers not being able to adequately taste the bitterness of their regular cup of joe.



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The safety, efficacy and value of water fluoridation in oral health care

from MNTdentistry - 25 Mar 14

During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, a symposium titled "Water Fluoridation: Safety Efficacy and Value in Oral Health Care" took place. This symposium was chaired by Stephen H. Abrams, Cliffcrest Dental Office, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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Potential for earlier diagnosis and personalized treatment of severe periodontitis with the help of gene expression signatures

from MNTdentistry - 25 Mar 14

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a new system for classifying periodontal disease based on the genetic signature of affected tissue, rather than on clinical signs and symptoms.



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Novel antibacterial orthodontic bracket cement developed

from MNTdentistry - 25 Mar 14

At the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Mary Anne Sampaio de Melo, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, presented a research study titled "Antibacterial Orthodontic Cement Containing a Quaternary Ammonium Monomer Dimethylaminododecyl...



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Two-year results of resin infiltration effects in a caries-active environment

from MNTdentistry - 25 Mar 14

During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Mathilde C. Peters, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, presented research titled "Resin Infiltration Effects in a Caries-Active Environment - 2 Year Results.



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Natural-products derivatives to inhibit oral biofilm and cell-cell communication

from MNTdentistry - 25 Mar 14

During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Steve Kasper, SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Albany, presented research titled "Inhibition of Oral Biofilm and Cell-cell Communication Using Natural-products Derivatives.



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Novel pro-resolving-medicines in periodontal regeneration

from MNTdentistry - 25 Mar 14

During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Daniel Huy Nguyen, The Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, Mass., presented research titled "Novel Pro-Resolving-Medicines in Periodontal Regeneration.



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Gingivitis: salivary biomarkers supply information important for personalized decision-making

from MNTdentistry - 25 Mar 14

During the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Craig Miller, University of Kentucky, Lexington, will present research titled "Salivary Biomarkers of Gingivitis: Information Important for Personalized Decision-Making.



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Classifying gum disease genetically could help earlier diagnosis and treatment

from MNTdentistry - 24 Mar 14

A study published in the Journal of Dental Research suggests a new system for classifying periodontal disease that may allow for earlier detection and personalized treatment before the disease becomes severe.



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Cognitive function and oral perception in independently-living octogenarians

from MNTdentistry - 24 Mar 14

At the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Kazunori Ikebe, from Osaka University, Japan, presented a research study titled "Cognitive Function and Oral Perception in Independently-living Octogenarians.



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Microorganism shows promise in inhibiting thrush, and other dangerous systemic fungal infections

from MNTdentistry - 17 Mar 14

Scientists at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center have discovered how the beneficial fungal yeast, Pichia, holds at bay a harmful fungal yeast, Candida. The hope for this finding is that components in Pichia could one day become therapeutic agents to stave off not only thrush, but also other life-threatening systemic fungal infections.



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Virulent tooth decay in toddlers can be caused by combination of bacterium and fungus

from MNTdentistry - 15 Mar 14

Early childhood caries, a highly aggressive and painful form of tooth decay that frequently occurs in preschool children, especially from backgrounds of poverty, may result from a nefarious partnership between a bacterium and a fungus, according to a paper published ahead of print in the journal Infection and Immunity.



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In healthy mouths good fungi keep bad ones in check

from MNTdentistry - 15 Mar 14

Human mouths contain a balanced mix of microbes which, when disrupted, can lead to oral diseases. A study published on March 13th in PLOS Pathogens compares the bacteria and fungi present in the mouths of healthy individuals with those from patients infected with HIV, and illustrates why oral candidiasis (aka "thrush") is a common complication of HIV infection.



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Oral thrush a common complication of HIV 'because of fungi'

from MNTdentistry - 14 Mar 14

A new study investigates the role of bacteria and fungi in the human mouth. Researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, published their findings in the journal PLOS Pathogens.Experts know that organisms that live in our mouths are capable of contributing to both health and disease.



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Epigenetics and oral health

from MNTdentistry - 10 Mar 14

A visit to the dentist could one day require a detailed look at how genes in a patient's body are being switched on or off, as well as examining their pearly whites, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide.



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New shrinking gel steers tooth tissue formation

from MNTdentistry - 07 Mar 14

A bit of pressure from a new shrinking, sponge-like gel is all it takes to turn transplanted unspecialized cells into cells that lay down minerals and begin to form teeth.



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WHO proposes to halve advised daily sugar intake

from MNTdentistry - 06 Mar 14

The World Health Organization has issued draft guidelines calling for a reduction of daily sugar intake to 5% of total daily calories in order to tackle public health problems, such as obesity and tooth decay.In recent years, there has been increasing concern regarding the consumption of "free" sugars.



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Patients who have dental extractions before cardiac surgery are still at risk for poor outcomes

from MNTdentistry - 02 Mar 14

To pull or not to pull? That is a common question when patients have the potentially dangerous combination of abscessed or infected teeth and the need for heart surgery. In such cases, problem teeth often are removed before surgery, to reduce the risk of infections including endocarditis, an infection of the inner lining of the heart that can prove deadly.



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Study questions wisdom of extracting infected teeth before heart surgery

from MNTdentistry - 28 Feb 14

A new study, published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, warns that removing an infected tooth before heart surgery could increase the risk of major complications, including the risk of death prior to surgery.



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Byproducts from bacteria-causing gum disease incite deadly oral cancer growth

from MNTdentistry - 27 Feb 14

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University have discovered how byproducts in the form of small fatty acids from two bacteria prevalent in gum disease incite the growth of deadly Kaposi's sarcoma-related (KS) lesions and tumors in the mouth.



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Dental calculus offers a window into the past, may unlock a 'microbial Pompeii'

from MNTdentistry - 25 Feb 14

An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old. The key to the discovery is the dental calculus (plaque) which preserves bacteria and microscopic particles of food on the surfaces of teeth, effectively creating a mineral tomb for microbiomes.



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Researchers look for culprit behind oral health problems in HIV-positive patients

from MNTdentistry - 24 Feb 14

Researchers want to help HIV-positive patients live better by understanding why their essentially dormant infection is still wreaking havoc in their mouth. Even with meticulous dental hygiene, tooth decay and gum disease, as well as infections by yeast, bacteria, and viruses such as human papillomavirus, continue to plague many patients, said Dr. Jos? A.



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Social inequalities broken down by by dental care in school

from MNTdentistry - 12 Feb 14

A new survey conducted by the University of Copenhagen and the World Health Organization (WHO) is highlighting the role of schools in work to promote health and prevent disease.



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Motivational health coaching empowers diabetic patients, improves dental health

from MNTdentistry - 28 Jan 14

By means of so-called health coaching, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have helped a large group of diabetics to markedly improve their oral health. The patients assume responsibility for their own bodies and boost their self-efficacy through motivational health coaching, taking a different approach to conventional health campaigns and one-way communication.



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Charity welcomes Action on Sugar group

from MNTdentistry - 14 Jan 14

A new group formed to tackle and reverse the growing obesity epidemic has been welcomed by the British Dental Health Foundation.Action on Sugar, formed of a number of leading worldwide experts, hopes to educate the public on the dangers of hidden sugars and raise awareness of the 'un-necessary' amounts of sugar added to our foods and drinks, a large reason behind the growing obesity crisis.


 

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