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New test for dental implant suitability

Fri

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New test for dental implant suitability

           New test for dental implant suitability.

A new test for dental implant suitability is currently being trialled. Biomechanical testing of dental implants and tissue will be able to help analyse the potential implant site. This will, therefore, help to determine whether the implant could be successful or not, and why. This screening could massively increase the success of dental implant fixtures by assessing and analysing the connection between the body and biomaterials. What is more, the testing will help manufacturers develop more innovative and appropriate designs and products while keeping costs down.

A newly derived test will also mimic the environment that the implant would be fitted into. This includes changes in acidity levels, temperature, bacterial presence, and vibrations and movement that simulate chewing. This type of test will see how well the fixture responds to these added pressures and what the hot spot areas are.

Michael Gasik, one of the review authors and researchers at Aalto University Foundation in Finland also added. “This drastically reduces the time and effort required for clinical tests.” Watch this space!

 

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Dentists undertake pioneering research

Thu

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Dentists undertake pioneering researchA group of dentists undertake pioneering research that could expand the possibilities of modern medicine. The researchers from The UNLV are developing a method that allows them to extract tooth pulp in such a way that it garners four times the amount of stem cells than previous methods. These stem cells can then be replicated, and in turn, can be used to treat an array of medical issues.

Dr. James Mah, director of the university’s advanced orthodontics program spoke out about this potentially life-saving research. “Stem cells can be extracted from nearly any living tissue. In fact, stem cells can even be found in tissues of the deceased. The biggest challenges with stem cells are gathering enough of them to work with and keeping them viable until they are needed.”

This new research could help facilitate groundbreaking treatment by using stem cells to reproduce healthy cells in the body of the sufferer. Because of this, people with chronic or terminal illnesses could see their symptoms reduced, or vanish altogether. The research continues.

 

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Botox miracle for a Cerebral Palsy sufferer

Fri

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Botox miracle for a Cerebral Palsy suffererA potential Botox miracle for a Cerebral Palsy sufferer has been reported this week in the Hartlepool Mail. Archie Garthwaite and his twin brother Harley were born prematurely back in 2012 and weighed a mere one and half pounds each. The pair needed life-saving surgery. Due to this, Archie was left with Cerebral Palsy.

Most people would associate Botox with anti-ageing and also, more recently, with treatment for migraines and other medical ailments. However, it is now reported that Botox could potentially help Archie to walk again. Archie’s mum, Hayley Kennedy, spoke about this potential new treatment. “We hope to have the Botox done at the University Hospital of Hartlepool, and it will see Botox injected into the muscles in his legs that are overworking. Once he has had that we can see if the SDR operation is needed, but if the Botox works and he can walk aided with a frame, that would be amazing.” It is also hoped that the NHS will fund the potentially life changing treatment.

 

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New formulation of Botox could last longer

Fri

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New formulation of Botox could last longerA new formulation of Botox could last longer according to medicalnewsbulletin.com. Currently, Botox is seen as an effective treatment for wrinkles, however, it has long been known that it needs regular top ups for the effects to continue. Therefore, this new development could mean fewer trips to the clinic and less overall cost for the patient.

Botox works by temporarily paralysing the muscles by blocking the signals from the nerves. Due to this, the skin does not wrinkle and appears smooth and flat. Canadian scientists conducted a large-scale trial which studied the effects of the new formulation in comparison to the current one. The trial focused on the forehead lines between the eyes (glabellar lines). Over two hundred and fifty people took part. The results showed that while both formulations were effective at reducing wrinkles the new formulation lasted, on average, five weeks longer than the current option. This has prompted three more wide-scale trials. The aspirations are to get the new formula approved for use in the near future.

 

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Invisalign’s invasion of Twitter

Fri

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Invisalign's invasion of TwitterWednesday afternoon was like any other for the social media giants, that is until Invisalign’s invasion of Twitter took over. Invisalign featured in the top trending list on that day, and no one knows why.

Bizarrely, the word ‘Invisalign’ was being used in completely unrelated posts, even a Tweet relating to the US president which was hashtagged Invisalign. This gained a lot of attention and re-Tweets. There was also an abundance of Tweets that just simply read ‘Invisalign’. Other tags were Tweets talking about why Invisalign was trending in such a way for apparently no reason at all.

All this media attention also prompted an array of memories, memes, and funny anecdotes from the general public. “My #Invisalign memory: Friend took the trays out at a restaurant & put them in a napkin. All food & the napkin thrown away at end of meal.” One thing is for sure, the makers of Invisalign will have no complaints about all the extra free publicity it has received over the last few days.

 

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Possible breakthrough for toothache sufferers

Wed

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Possible breakthrough for toothache sufferersThe Irish News online has reported of a possible breakthrough for toothache sufferers. This innovative new technique could change the way that dentists perform root canal procedures on patient’s teeth. The new research, carried out by the OHSU in Oregon, USA, has developed the manufacture of new, fully functioning, blood vessels.

The issue with standard root canal practice is that the tooth is effectively dead due to the removal of the blood supply. This new technique could eliminate this problem, and therefore, keep the tooth alive. The new technique consists of using a process inspired by 3D printing. In effect, the technology can create functioning blood vessels that can then be implanted into the tooth.

One of the lead researchers on the trial, Bertassoni, explained. “This result proves that fabrication of artificial blood vessels can be a highly effective strategy for fully regenerating the function of teeth.”

Due to the new technique patients could see better long-term outcomes, whilst keeping a functional tooth. This could spell a major breakthrough for the dentistry world.

 

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NHS pledge a £6.3 million annual investment

Mon

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NHS pledge a £6.3 million annual investmentCentral Midland’s NHS pledge a £6.3 million annual investment to improve dental services and access to dental care. The region of Leicestershire and Rutland are set to receive the sum of money in the hope that dental care can be improved. The plans for the money will allow for five new dental practices across the region and will facilitate existing practices to offer later opening hours. There are also plans to provide more specialist care for patients with special needs. The Head of Primary Care for the region, Di Pegg welcomes the proposed changes. “That’s great news for people right across the area, who from December will find it much easier to benefit from routine, urgent and out-of-hours NHS dental care closer to where they live.”

Over the course of ten years, this amounts to a staggering £63 million. It is unsure, at this point, whether the funding will continue after the ten-year contract expires. The planned investment is set to take effect from 1st December 2017. Potentially this could help thousands of people receive better access to the dental care they need.

 

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Chin fillers on the rise

Thu

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Chin fillers on the riseA new trend has seen chin fillers on the rise. Dr. Esho, a well known cosmetic surgeon, explains that Dermal Fillers for the chin are growing in popularity. He believes, due to the boom in lip fillers, people are also undergoing chin fillers to help balance the proportions of the face. Dr. Esho spoke to Harpers Bazaar. “Precise injections of filler are injected into the chin to realign the shape in position with the lips and the rest of the face.”

However, Dr. Ourian of the Beverly Hills Clinic, Epione, has a different explanation. He believes that the massive growth is due to another reason. He attributes it to the fact that dermal fillers are not a permanent solution so are, therefore, customisable in the short term. This gives people the versatility to change their look from time to time without requiring permanent implant surgery. Dr. Ourian has an array of celebrity clients, including, Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner.

Whatever the reason for this sudden increase, people are seeing the benefits of dermal fillers as an alternative to more invasive cosmetic surgeries.

 

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Dermal fillers are seen as an effective treatment for acne scars

Thu

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Dermal fillers are seen as an effective treatment for acne scarsA clinical trial, shared by Medical News Bulletin, has revealed more evidence that dermal fillers are seen as an effective treatment for acne scars. Acne (also known as acne vulgatis) affects around eighty percent of adolescents. Subsequently, this often means prominent scarring and loss of confidence and self-esteem. During the study, a range of dermal fillers were reviewed. One of which was the temporary filler, hyaluronic acid. This type of filler is commonly used by celebrities and the general public to add volume to the face and lips. However, the review suggests that hyaluronic acid can also be very effective at smoothing and softening acne scars, and is in fact underutilised.

Current developments are aiming towards dermatologists being able to prescribe dermal fillers as part of their treatment plans. This is an exciting and innovative step towards minimising the effects of acne. A welcome development for many that suffer from it. Dermal fillers may also be available for topical administering in the future. Although, this treatment may need to be coupled with a laser procedure.

 

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Rise in Invisalign Teen orthodontics

Sun

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A recent rise in Invisalign Teen orthodontics is sweeping the nation. Historically, teenagers have undergone traditional teeth straightening methods to achieve a beautiful smile. However, now more and more teens are turning to Invisalign Teen for a more discreet service.

Invisalign is able to tackle an abundance of orthodontic problems such as overcrowding, problems with under or over bite, gaps and much more. Also, a great bonus with Invisalign is there is no need for emergency appointments to fix broken wires or fittings.

Another great aspect of the treatment is the specially designed Invisalign app which can be downloaded to a smartphone. This app allows teens to take selfie photos of their teeth between appointments to track their progress. The app uses intricate algorithms to monitor the teeth and will also send out alerts to say when it is time to move on to the next aligner. Invisalign is a great way of straightening teeth without drawing attention to the process. Many teens are over the moon that this treatment is now available.

 

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