Breaking Discoveries in Dental Regeneration

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A stem cell research team from Harvard has successfully showed how low level light therapy can help repair, regrow and regenerate teeth. The researchers utilized low power laser to trigger dental stem cells to produce dentin, which is the hard tissue that found in the tooth. This latest development in stem cell research showed the versatility of laser therapy and could be the start of other developments. The...

Public’s Perception towards Dental Care to Be Improved

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The recent rollout of the Affordable Care Act or ACA has increased the affordability and availability of medical coverage but dental benefits are still seen as a luxury by most Americans. Dental professionals want to change the public’s perception towards dental care. According to the American Dental Association, the Affordable Care Act covers dental care of around 26 million Americans, most of them...

Adult Dental Health Program to Turn Dentures Affordable

Dentures Affordable
Minister of Health Paul Davis said that there are approvals each day under the adult dental health program but he admitted that there is a backlog. He didn’t give a specific on the average wait time but stated that patients had to wait several months. Some claimed that the waiting period would be around nine to 12 months. The new stricter processes of approving people who will get dentures have caused...

Free Dental Screenings for Kids in Hudson Valley

Dental Screenings
Dentists believe that children should be started young to make them more comfortable of going to the dental clinic. They believe that at the age of 2 is the right time for children to start going to the dentist regularly. They said it is vital to make children relaxed sitting in the dental chair. Dentists ensure that they have a happy experience. Dentists also talk to the parents about their children’s...

Every person Wants Dentures to Be More Stable

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Dentists don’t like making dentures. Dentists said that it is hard to satisfy patients who get dentures. Dentures provide a portion of the functionality of the teeth and make it difficult for patients to eat. Patients with dentures are also more self-conscious. Some haven’t eaten a meal in a restaurant for years after getting dentures because they are worried about their stability and the ability...

American Academy of Periodontology Concerned about Increased Risk of Gum Disease

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According to the American Academy of Periodontology, around 65 million people in the United States have gum disease. The number is almost half of all adults 30 years old and above in the US. People with the disease have placed their lives at risk. There are serious repercussions for individuals with periodontal disease when it comes to their oral and physical health. There are more Americans who suffer...

Improve Your Dental Health with Alcohol

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A new study gave more reason for people to enjoy a glass of red wine. Researchers found out that red wine could be good for dental health. The study was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. It suggested that the antimicrobial elements found in red wine were able to kill bacteria in simulated lab tests. The same effect was also seen with grape seed extract but taking a shot of...

Dental Care Is Not Taken into Account

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A group of healthcare professionals have a lot of questions with regards to the dental services’ funding in Australia. Politicians, economists and health policy experts have been picking over Prime Minister Rudd’s healthcare reform blueprint. Mark Schiffter, a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Dentistry, said that no one seems to have discussed the role of...

Pediatric Nutrition Starts with Dental Health

Pediatric Nutrition
The Centers for Disease Control reported that most children in the US have unhealthy diets. Most youth don’t consume the recommended daily amount of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. They also consume a lot more sodium than necessary. 40 percent of their calories come from fruit drinks, soda, grain desserts, dairy desserts, whole milk and pizza. Kids also drink more soda than milk. A diet composed...

Researchers Find New Target to Treat Gum Disease

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Almost 50 percent of all adults in the US got gum disease periodontitis. 8.5 percent have a severe form of the condition that can lead to diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania were looking for ways to prevent and reverse periodontitis. The study was published in the Journal of Immunology and described a new target, which is a component of the immune...