An innovative noise cancelling device which cancels out the noise of the dental drill could spell the end of people’s anxiety about trips to the dentist, according to experts at King’s College London, Brunel University and London South Bank University, who pioneered the invention.
A trip to the dentist could be a lot less painful in future thanks to a newly developed dental training robot. The humanoid practice robot, dubbed Simroid for “simulator humanoid”, alerts dental students if a given procedure is uncomfortable.Read More
Dentists could soon hang up their drills. A new peptide, embedded in a soft gel or a thin, flexible film and placed next to a cavity, encourages cells inside teeth to regenerate in about a month, according to a new study in the journal ACS Nano. This technology is the first of its kind.Read More
A new approach to anchor teeth back in the jaw using stem cells has been developed and successfully tested in the laboratory for the first time by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Read More
Glue-on teeth, fast-acting braces, anesthetic spray instead of needles, grow your own gums, keyhole dental implant surgery and more: These inventions and more are on the way to take the pain out of going to the dentist.
Its been a mystery how human teeth remain intact and functional even after years of biting and chewing. Now, a new study has shown that it is the highly sophisticated structure of tooth enamel that keeps it in one piece — and that structure holds promising clues for aerospace engineers as they build the aircraft and space vehicles of the future.Read More
Tooth enamel is hardest material in the human body because it’s made almost entirely of minerals. As tough as it may be, however, enamel can be broken down by bacteria, forming cavities and eventually destroying the tooth. That’s why dentists repair cavities by filling them with a material to replace the lost enamel. The most common such restorative is a material invented in the 19th-century known as amalgam — the classic silver-black fillings many people have.Read More
Plasma jets capable of obliterating tooth decay-causing bacteria could be an effective and less painful alternative to the dentist’s drill, according to a new study published in the February issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology.Read More
A tooth bleaching agent may improve the oral health of elderly and special needs patients, say dentists at the Medical College of Georgia and Western University of Health Sciences. Standard oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing, can be difficult or impossible for patients with mental challenges or impaired manual dexterity.Read More
Modern dentistry has eliminated much of the “ouch!” from getting a shot of dental local anesthetic. Now a new discovery may replace the dental needle used to give local anesthetic in the dentist’s chair for many procedures.Read More
Dentistry fulfills one of its most important social, moral, and professional obligations by applying its unique knowledge and expertise to the task of identifying countless persons who are tragic victims of fires, catastrophes, disasters, and homicides. Identification must proceed along the lines of gathering as much reliable evidence as possible and utilizing this evidence in an attempt to establish a positive identification.Read More
When you think about your teeth, you are probably associating them with anything from beauty to functioning as you chew food, speak and possibly plan your next dental visit. But your teeth have capabilities that might surprise you – they could be a future source of stem cells.Read More
People who have lost some or all of their adult teeth typically look to dentures, or more recently, dental implants have been used to bridge the gap between a toothless appearance. But this appearance can have a host of unsettling psycho-social ramifications and a tooth-filled grin that is not without pain and discomfort.Read More