New ‘smart’ material to help fight tooth decay

Posted on July 31st, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

Scientists have developed a filling material with tiny particles made by self-assembly of antimicrobial drugs which is designed to stop bacteria in its tracks. Toronto: Researchers have developed a ‘smart’ material to minimise new cavities caused by bacteria digging under the dental fillings. These recurrent caries affect 100 million patients every year and cost an […]

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India to have 2nd oral health survey

Posted on July 29th, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

After having a failed attempt at conducting a countrywide oral survey, the Dental Council of India (DCI) under the aegis of the Union Health Ministry is all set to process a fresh research on India’s dental policy. The survey, National Survey on Availability of Dental Health Manpower and Disease Prevalence in Urban and Rural India, […]

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What Is Periodontal disease?

Posted on July 22nd, 2020 by Seshu Narayana

If your hands bled when you washed them, you would be concerned. Yet, many people think it’s normal if their gums bleed when they brush or floss. In a 1999 study, researchers at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that half of Americans over 30 had bleeding gums. Swollen and bleeding gums are […]

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