dental implants

Blasting dental plaque with microbubbles

dental plaqueThe researchers used a certain type of nozzle to create the cavitation bubbles which removed the plaque when they collapsed. Credit: Hitoshi Soyama

A superior method for removing plaque from dental implants that involves blasting them with microbubbles has been developed by researchers in Japan—and is described in a recent issue of Implant Dentistry. Just like normal teeth, dental implants require proper care […]

Researchers develop chewing gum to detect oral inflammation

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A chewing gum-based diagnostic test developed by a pharmaceutical research team in Germany could lead to earlier detection of infected dental implants, preventing serious complications such as bone loss. In the years after receiving a dental implant, six to 15 […]