tooth decay

Thumbs up for school-based dental sealant programs

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New research findings demonstrate that school-based dental sealant programs, in which students receive preventative oral care while at school, are cost-effective in protecting at-risk children’s permanent teeth from decay. As described in a paper to be published early next year […]

‘Selfies’ can help people brush up on our tooth-brushing ability

A small pilot study published in the Indian Journal of Dental Research has found that recording smart phone video ‘selfies’ of tooth-brushing can help people improve their tooth-brushing skills. Tooth-brushing helps avert preventable oral diseases, such as tooth decay and […]

Nanoparticles break up plaque and prevent cavities

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The bacteria that live in dental plaque and contribute to tooth decay often resist traditional antimicrobial treatment, as they can ‘hide’ within a sticky biofilm matrix, a glue-like polymer scaffold. A new strategy conceived by University of Pennsylvania researchers took […]

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