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Reduce the risk of COVID-19 with better oral hygiene

Victoria Sampson looks into how better oral hygiene could reduce the risk of COVID-19. She has published her new paper in the British Dental Journal. There is a direct connection between the mouth and the body. However, this is often forgotten. During the current pandemic, it is especially important to reduce the levels of ...

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Robot plaque cleaners

Latest News Microscopic robot plaque cleaners are the latest innovation in current dentistry developments. A group of scientists from Washington has been working on the invention which has seen the development of two different types of robot. The first works on the surface of the teeth to remove bacteria and plaque build up. While ...

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Taiwanese panda gets a brace

Latest News A Taiwanese panda gets a brace following an accident that left its canine tooth damaged. The panda, named Tuan Tuan, sustained the damage earlier on this month. Zookeepers at Taipei Zoo knew that it would need fixing before the damage became worse. Therefore, a team of medical and dental specialists at the ...

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The Singing Dentist strikes again

Latest News The Singing Dentist strikes again with his new take on Big Shaq's massive debut single, 'Man's Not Hot'. The humorous parody is entitled, Man's Got Floss - Big Plaq. In true singing dentist style, the lyrics have been changed to instructions on how to look after teeth. The new release includes lyrics ...

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Maintaining good oral hygiene could combat arthritis

It has long been predicted that poor dental hygiene could be a contributing factor in developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). New findings have now been published in the Science Translational Medicine Journal that have significant implications for the treatment and even prevention of the potentially debilitating autoimmune disease. The findings show that the same bacteria ...

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Study shows an increased risk of heart disease from untreated tooth infections

The Journal of Dental Research has published new findings that suggest a link between untreated tooth infections and increased risk of heart disease. The findings show that people leaving infections untreated are around 2.7 times likelier to have heart related illnesses, such as, coronary artery disease as opposed to patients that have their infections treated. ...

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Study suggests that chewing gum could clean teeth better than dental floss

A new study published in the PLOS ONE journal has found that chewing gum could trap and remove bacteria from around ten percent of the mouth, making it as effective as flossing – thought to trap up to 100 million bacteria. The study involved volunteers chewing gum for varying amounts of time, no more than then ...

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New figures show that over 25,000 British children visit hospital for dental treatment

A new report from the Health and Social Care Information Centre has revealed that more than 25,000 British children aged between five and nine have been admitted to hospital for tooth extractions as a result of tooth decay. This number is an increase of over 3,000 from 2010/2011. The British Dental Health Foundation has spoken about this ...

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Parents are failing to teach their children good oral hygiene

According to new research millions of parents in the UK are neglecting their children’s teeth by failing to teach them about brushing and visiting the dentist. The study, carried out by market analysts Mintel, found that only half of those with children under twelve said they took their kids to the dentist on ...

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Seven million Brits don’t clean their teeth regularly

According to a new survey, seven million British people do not clean their teeth regularly; one in seven even admitted leaving it two days before brushing and 21% of those asked said they forgot to floss. The research, carried out by the British Dental Health Foundation, found that the public’s attitude towards oral hygiene ...

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