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Ancient Dental Plaque Reveals New Information About Nicotine Use

Washington State University researchers have found for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from the dental plaque of ancient tobacco consumers.

The research gives a new way for archaeologists to identify who was using tobacco in the ancient world and can help researchers figure out how long tobacco and other plants like it were used in history.

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Study: OSA Increases Cardiac Risks

Researchers at the University of Ottawa have made the claim that obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation is a form of cardiac arrhythmia in which the heart begins to beat irregularly and rapidly. It is extremely dangerous and can cause high blood pressure and heart attacks. It is also responsible for 15 to 20 percent of ischemic strokes, in which blood flow and oxygen to the brain are blocked.

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Stopping the Holiday Soda Truck to Save Teeth

A U.K. dentist has asked for a ban preventing the Coca-Cola Christmas truck from visiting municipalities in Wales and England.

Dentist Karl Bishop says the soft drink company’s annual Christmas soft drink truck tour encourages British children to consume sugary soft drinks that contribute to tooth decay. The Coca-Cola Christmas truck visits multiple cities in the U.K. each year and provides free cans of Coca-Cola to children and adults.

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Diving In: See the Dentist Before Scuba Diving

Before you head off on that winter vacation to warmer climates, take note: Researchers at the University of Buffalo warn recreational scuba divers to get a dental checkup before taking the plunge.

How Does Scuba Diving Cause Dental Problems and Pain?

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Improving Root Canal Outcomes With Nanodiamonds

A discovery by the UCLA School of Dentistry and the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science may improve outcomes and reduce the risk of infection for people who undergo root canals.

Researchers at the schools found in clinical trials that nanodiamonds provided protection against bacteria for disinfected root canals. This protection reduced the risk of root canal failure and increased the chance of the patient making a full recovery.

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Scientists Go Deep to Get Stem Cells From Teeth

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, have developed a new way to extract stem cells from wisdom teeth that not only takes out a higher number of stem cells, but also keeps them viable for future use.

A Source of Stem Cells

Once considered an alternative treatment, stem cell therapy is making its way into mainstream medicine to treat a wide range of health conditions.

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Brushing with Bioactive Toothpaste May Repair Teeth

A fast-acting bioactive glass product may soon become the newest standard ingredient in toothpaste, according to research published in the journal Physical Chemical B.

Bioactive Benefits

This particular glass product, developed by a group of scientists from the Queen Mary University of London, is unique because it possesses “bioactive” properties that can repair decayed teeth.

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The Dire Straits of Dental Care in the U.K.

Dentists in the United Kingdom claim the country’s dental care system is in dire straits and citizens are suffering as a result, according to the Daily Telegraph.

In a letter to the publication, British dentists say governmental red tape has hindered their ability to practice care at the level necessary to treat the country’s high number of individuals in need.

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Connecting the Dots: The Link Between Gum Disease and Stomach Cancer

A New York University College of Dentistry study has further cemented the link between bacteria in the mouth and the development of stomach cancer.

Stomach cancer is responsible for 1.8 percent of cancer deaths in the U.S. According to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program, 28,000 people were diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2017, and 10,960 individuals died as a result of their illness.

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Smart Braces May Soon Be A Reality

Smart phones.

Smart cars.

Smart braces?

A new project from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia has made smart braces a reality, and the developers of this new tooth-straightening technology hope their device will be available for widespread use very soon.

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