Dental implants from nanodiamonds
UCLA researchers have discovered that diamonds on a much, much smaller scale than those used in jewelry could be used to promote bone growth and the durability of dental implants.Nanodiamonds, which are created as byproducts of conventional mining and refining operations, are approximately four to five nanometers in diameter and are shaped like tiny soccer balls.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PST
You can't hide your feelings! Women six times 'more disgusted by dental treatment' than men
After looking at pictures of dental treatment scenes, researchers discovered that female patients scared of the dentist were six times more likely to be disgusted with what they saw, compared with non-dental phobic women.In a battle of the sexes, dental phobic women struggled to hide their emotions.
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Sep 2013 02:00:00 PST
In heart disease patients, gum inflammation reduced by high-dose statins
Statins, commonly prescribed medications for lowering cholesterol, also reduced inflammation associated with gum disease in a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study suggests that steps taken to reduce gum disease may also reduce inflammation in the arteries and vice versa.
Publ.Date : Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PST
Dental cavities linked to lower risk of head and neck cancer
According to a surprising new study, people who have more dental cavities are at lower risk of being diagnosed with head and neck cancer, compared with patients who have few or no cavities.Dental cavities (or caries) are caused by tooth decay. This is when the bacteria present in the mouth make lactic acids that strip away minerals in the tooth by fermenting carbohydrates.
Publ.Date : Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:00:00 PST
Poor oral health affects Olympic athletes' performance
The training regimen for any Olympic athlete is intense, but getting oral health into shape is usually not part of the routine. However, new research examining the impact of 2012 Olympic athletes' oral health may now make the toothbrush as important as athletic shoes.
Publ.Date : Sat, 05 Oct 2013 00:00:00 PST