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New toothpaste claims to rebuild lost tooth enamel

Thu

A new product has been developed to rebuild tooth enamel; its creators claim that the toothpaste can regenerate up to 82% of lost enamel after just three days of use. The company Unilever presents the toothpaste as a beauty product and explains that it contains calcium silicate and sodium phosphate, which should rebuild a new layer of enamel on the teeth by forming a fresh supply of minerals. This could also help to restore teeth to their original whiteness and make them stronger.

The product costs ten pounds and is also available with a ‘Boosting Serum’, which is another £30 to be used once a month with custom-fit mouth trays. The paste was launched yesterday at Selfridges and will subsequently be on sale at Boots from June 11th.

Research expert at Unilever, Fred Schafer, explained that ‘It is not generally understood that 80% of common teeth problems, such as cavities and yellowing, can be caused by acid attacks and enamel erosion. The problem is that when enamel…is lost, our body cannot regenerate it.’ Referring to the product, he said it ‘is the world’s first system able to reverse the early, invisible stages of this erosion and regenerate enamel with exactly the same mineral tooth enamel is made of.’

Tips offered on how to maximise the chances of emergency dentistry working

Tue

Would you know what to do to help with emergency dentistry if someone knocked their tooth out? Anyone who has had their tooth knocked out or chipped may be interested in some tips on how to maximise the chances of emergency dentistry working.

WSOC TV cited advice from the American Dental Association, which states that teeth or fragments may be reattached if certain measures are followed and the help of a professional is sought in time.

Firstly, with chipped teeth, it is important to find the fragment if possible and put it in a plastic bag with a few drops of water to stop it drying out.

Then, put an ice pack on the affected gum and go for emergency dentistry.

Meanwhile, for knocked out teeth, pick them up by the crown and try not to touch the roots.

"Gently rinse the tooth in water and place it back in the socket to keep the base moist," WSOC TV states.

A glass of milk or water will do if this is not possible, which should then be taken to a dentist.

"The sooner a lost tooth is treated, the greater the likelihood of a successful reattachment," the website commented.

Dentist Dr Philip Friel recently told the Scottish Daily Record that people who chip their teeth need not worry, because simple cosmetic dentistry could correct the problem easily.

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Tips offered on how to handle emergency dentistry situations

Tue

How to deal with a tooth-related accident while an emergency dentist is located.A healthcare expert has offered some tips on how to deal with situations that will require treatment from an emergency dentist.

Shawn Watson, writing for About.com’s Dentistry Blog, said he recently saw a situation in which a young girl had a front tooth knocked out while playing sport.

“I felt really embarrassed watching how this situation was handled. It was very clear that not one person knew what to do,” he commented.

Mr Watson said anyone who witnesses this kind of accident should wash the affected area with water and see if the tooth can be held into its original position until an emergency dentist is found.

If not – perhaps if the gum is cut – the tooth should be placed into a cup of water or milk while the victim is taken to a dentist as soon as possible.

“There is a small chance that a lost tooth can be saved if the proper measures are taken in a timely manner,” the expert pointed out.

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Inter Milan defender Maicon loses tooth

Sat

Inter defender loses tooth in Champions League semi-final.

Inter Milan defender Maicon lost a tooth in a challenge from Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi when the two sides met on April 20th. 

Maicon was attempting to clear the ball from the penalty area but Messi jumped and did not see the Brazilian, catching him squarely on the jaw with his shoulder.

The resulting impact led to Maicon’s tooth being visibly ejected from his mouth.

Fortunately for the defender, his team won 3 – 1 on the night. However, it remains to be seen whether he will be fit for the second of leg of the Champions League semi-final at Camp Nou next week.

Elsewhere, Michael Thomas, from the Wessex Dental Specialist Centre, recently claimed that busy people should take the time to look after their teeth properly.

He argued that having the forethought to stay on top of dental health issues will help people avoid costly and painful emergency dentistry treatments.

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