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Dental health for tweens

Dental health for tweens | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Healthy tips for teeth, beyond avoiding sugar. 

 

Some that may surprise:

Tomatoes can degrade tooth enamel.

Parsley can help prevent decay.

Apples neutralize acids.

Chewing ice can contribute to bacteria build-up

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Ashley Anne Abeling's curator insight, July 15, 2015 7:56 PM

Society is filled with trends for all ages and being aware of these trends and how they may impact ones mouth is important. I see a variety of patients of all ages so knowing what is in and what is popular is important to educate them on how it can affect the rest of their body especially their teeth.

 

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New At The Dentist: 3D Printing “Dental Crowns While You Wait”

New At The Dentist: 3D Printing “Dental Crowns While You Wait” | Longevity science | Scoop.it

If you have ever had a dental crow, you know that the whole ordeal takes time. You have impressions made, a temporary cap, and a wait while the lab produces your permanent crown. 

 

But wait- there is an solution to make the whole procedure more efficient.

 

A new system is being used by a handful of dentists to scan patients’ teeth and create crowns for them while they wait. A process that normally takes two weeks, now only takes an hour.

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Bioteeth generated from your own cells | KurzweilAI

Bioteeth generated from your own cells | KurzweilAI | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Researchers are developing a method to replace missing teeth with new bioengineered teeth generated from a person’s own gum cells.

Current implant-based methods of whole tooth replacement fail to reproduce a natural root structure and as a consequence of the friction from eating and other jaw movement, loss of jaw bone can occur around the implant.

Research towards producing bioengineered teeth (bioteeth) has largely focused on generating immature teeth (teeth primordia) that mimic those in the embryo that can be transplanted as small cell pellets into the adult jaw to develop into functional teeth, the researchers say.

 

 

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Dental health linked to dementia risk: study

People who keep their teeth and gums healthy with regular brushing may have a lower risk of developing dementia later in life, according to a U.S. study.

 

Researchers at the University of California who followed nearly 5,500 elderly people over an 18-year-period found that those who reported brushing their teeth less than once a day were up to 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed daily.

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