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Regenerative Dentistry Research Reveals a New Way to Fix Dental Decay

A study published in Scientific Reports revealed an important advancement in the emerging field of regenerative dentistry. The researchers discovered certain drugs could help teeth regenerate and repair themselves. Dentists currently remove decay from a patient's tooth before restoring the tooth. However, dentists may be able to use this regenerative method to help patients’ teeth heal naturally instead of using synthetic materials to fill...

A New Possibility for Preventing Bacterial Overgrowth in Plastic Dental Appliances

Dental technology has advanced tremendously in the past few decades, and it continues to move forward at a rapid pace as new materials and techniques are constantly being introduced. A wide variety of appliances are now being used in the treatment of countless conditions, and many of these innovative devices are manufactured from plastics. While plastics offer numerous advantages to...

Test Your Fluoride Knowledge!

Disclosure: We value transparency at Today’s RDH. This quiz is sponsored content from Dentsply Sirona Preventive as part of our sponsored partner program.Take this quiz on fluoride and then enter to win four 50 count boxes of NUPRO White Varnish! Choose from five patient-friendly flavors: bubblegum, caramel, raspberry, grape, or mint!NUPRO White Varnish is white, so it's easy to see during...

New Research Shows Tooth Loss May Lead to Cardiovascular Disease

New research reveals there may be a potential link between tooth loss and cardiovascular disease. Researchers presented data from a recent study at the Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions during the 2018 American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention conference. According to the results of the preliminary study, middle-aged patients who lost two or more of their natural teeth had a higher chance...

Study Reveals Toothpaste Can’t Prevent Dental Erosion or Improve Dentin Hypersensitivity

The toothpaste aisle is stocked with multiple brands that claim to prevent enamel erosion and improve dentin hypersensitivity. However, a study published in the Scientific Reports reveals that toothpaste cannot protect dental enamel from erosion or abrasion alone. The full study, titled "Chemical and physical factors of desensitizing and/or anti-erosive toothpastes associated with lower erosive tooth wear," was conducted by researchers at the...

Acupuncture Shows Promise in Reducing Dental Anxiety According to Study

Dental anxiety may be dismissed by some individuals as inconsequential, but the reality is that dental anxiety can be crippling for those affected. Because of dental anxiety, individuals don't always receive the level of care needed to prevent and/or treat dental problems. As a result, minor concerns can become worse due to neglect, and major problems can linger and...

The Use of Amelogenin in Dental Caries Prevention and Treatment

Dental caries - tooth decay - is hardly a glamorous condition and may seem insignificant in light of other more complex, dental conditions and diseases. However, its impact on humanity is practically immeasurable, as dental caries is a persistent problem that continues to affect billions of people globally. Treatment options continue to be fairly straightforward, but somewhat limited, and...

Test Your Ultrasonic Scaling Knowledge!

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Povidone Iodine and Fluconazole in Treating Early Childhood Dental Caries

Early childhood dental caries is a particularly harsh form of tooth decay, as it can cause severe damage to teeth. Treatment is often challenging, and more-invasive modalities such as surgery are sometimes necessary to achieve a resolution; in fact, surgery for caries is one of the most common day surgery procedures performed in children under five years of age for any...