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10 ways we damage our teeth without realising

We are notoriously known for our ‘bad’ teeth, however I prefer to think that people have a more natural, quirky and individual smile. Thanks to wider …

Everything you ever wanted to know about teeth (but were afraid to ask the dentist)

The main reason we brush our teeth is to remove plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that grows on their surface. Some of these bacteria produce …

Why does going to the dentist feel like a trip back in time to the stone age?

In this era of hi-tech surgery and medical innovation, dentistry can feel a little left behind. But is this fair, or just an image problem?<p>Who among us hasn’t had this thought, as a dentist industriously and cheerfully chisels and scrapes and drills away at your teeth: surely there is a better …

Scientists discover evidence of rudimentary dentistry from 14,000 years ago

Palaeolithic people were able to carry out treatment of rotten teeth using delicate flint shards<p>Ancient humans were performing rudimentary dentistry on each other 14,000 years ago, Italian scientists have discovered – 5,000 years earlier than previously thought.<p>Researchers believe they have found …

Dentistry

The worst drinks for your teeth

BBC One - The Truth About..., Your Teeth - Part 1

In this two-part event, Britain's top dentists show how the latest science can change how we all look after our teeth.

Television (UK)

Open wide: dental myths debunked

There are lots of myths when it comes to your teeth. How much do you know? When it comes to teeth, there's the good, the bad and the ugly.<p>Larry …

British people have become "internationally renowned" for having "really lousy" teeth

Dr Chris van Tulleken said tooth decay "doesn't really bother us" in the UK, resulting in much worse oral hygiene than elsewhere in the world.<p>"In the …

Dental checkups: How often are they needed?

TORONTO – Checkups. Cleanings. X-rays. Just how often should Canadians be seen by a dentist to keep their teeth and gums in optimal health?<p>In part, …

Dentists warn of risks of not looking after implants

<b>When 34-year-old Kwok Law fell off his skateboard while hurtling down a hill, he could feel his front teeth breaking as his face hit the road.</b><p>He was patched up at A&E before being referred to a dentist at King's College Hospital, who recommended dental implants.<p>"I hadn't heard of them. I thought …

Dentistry

Durable biomaterial potentially reduces tooth sensitivity

Loss of the enamel layer that covers our teeth results in sensitive teeth and raised risk of cavities, pulp inflammation and other dental diseases. …

› Painfree dentistry given thumbs up by charity | Oral Health Foundation

Dentistry

Saliva protects teeth against cavities more than we thought

Mucus - part of the 0.5% of saliva that is not water - contains salivary mucins, compounds that actively protect teeth from damage by the …

Doctors remove 80 teeth from boy's jaw

When it comes to astonishing dental stories, India is miles ahead in 2014.<p>Back in July, doctors removed 232 teeth from a teenage boy’s mouth in a …

Schools should check kids brush teeth, says NICE

<b>Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, the advisory body NICE has said.</b><p>More than one in 10 three-year-olds in England have rotten teeth.<p>In some parts of the country, as many as half of five-year-olds have decayed, missing or filled …

Dentistry

Dozens receive free dental care

Area dentists Dr. Thomas Kellogg, Dr. Aaron Ruskin, Dr. Brian Bishop, Dr. Carolyn Kim and Dr. Kelly Quin, together with staff and friends, provided …

Dentistry

Bid to tackle lack of NHS dentist places in Cornwall

<b>A scheme aimed at improving dental health access in Cornwall is launched after a health watchdog survey found many people lacked regular NHS care.</b><p>Nearly half of those who responded to the Healthwatch Cornwall survey said they were not NHS-registered.<p>Many said a lack of places or long journeys put …

Physiology

Lead in teeth reveals a body's origin

Our teeth can reveal where we grew up, according to a new study that says as our tooth enamel develops, it locks in the isotope composition of the …

Peri-implantitis: The 'time bomb’ in dental implants

A little-known disease is emerging in which bacterial infection causes the loss of the bone supporting the implant<p>Cathy Gunnell was thrilled when she had dental implants fitted at the age of 52. Since childhood, she’d endured crooked teeth, gum disease and abscesses, one of which forced her to have …

First new dental school and hospital for 40 years opens

Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) new dental school, embedded within the new Barts Health NHS Trust dental hospital in Whitechapel, houses the …

Medical Technology

No more fillings as dentists reveal new tooth decay treatment

Scientists in London develop pain-free filling that allows teeth to repair themselves without drilling or injections<p>• A history of dentistry – in pictures<p>Scientists have developed a new pain-free filling that allows cavities to be repaired without drilling or injections.<p>The tooth-rebuilding …

Would you go through electrotherapy to fight your fear of dentists?

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Regenerate Teeth With Lasers

<i>This post originally appeared on</i> Business Insider.<p>Using lasers to regenerate and grow body parts sounds like science fiction, but researchers have …

NHS dentists: Nearly half of adults have not been seen

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1080000/1080918_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518138600_bb91bb8ccf4019699eb4cfd2340926e5<p><b>Almost half of adults in Wales have not seen a dentist in the past two years, according to the latest Welsh government statistics.</b><p>Opposition …

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