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Dentists are turning to virtual reality to help patients

Portsmouth - Dentists have been exploring the effectiveness of virtual reality for helping distract patients and to ease the feelings of pain when procedures are undertaken. Significant benefits have been reported.

Teething trouble: the worse U.S. dental records revealed

Although it is the richest country in the world, the U.S. has variable rates for dental hygiene. A new report profiles the disparity across the nation.

Dental drills and fillings may become things of the past

London - Researchers in the U.K. have discovered a drug that can help decayed teeth heal themselves without the necessity of drilling in order to fill cavities. If testing proves successful millions of people will be able to avoid the dreaded dentist’s drill.

Dentists offer top hygiene tips for 2017

As 2017 moves ever closer many news sites are providing weight-loss tips and healthy diets. One neglected area is good oral hygiene, and Digital Journal provides hot tips from The Canadian Dental Hygiene Association.

Humans ate raw food but cleaned their teeth 1.2 million years ago

Examination of a 1.2 million-year-old molar found in Spain led scientists to conclude people at that time were aware of the importance of dental hygiene. The tooth also yielded clues about diet during that time period.

Has fluoride in water helped our health overall?

Some fifty years ago, in the U.S., consideration was given to adding fluoride to water and toothpaste. This was on the basis of medical advice. Was this advice correct and has fluoridation produced health benefits?

Is the use of dental floss a waste of time?

This week a major health news story from the U.S. was released, suggesting that flossing teeth each day was of no benefit. The news has sparked disagreement in the dental world.

U.S. scientists hope prehistoric fish can solve modern problem

Chicago - A giant prehistoric fish once thought to be extinct could be the solution to the worsening invasion of non-native Asian carp that is choking U.S. rivers and crowding out local species.

Dealing with cavities by taking a pill

A new study suggests that a newly found bacterium could help address cavity formation, by keeping harmful bacteria at bay. The bacterium could be processed and be made available in pill form, as a type of oral probiotic.

Hygienists call for improved dental health

Toronto - A consortium of Canadian dental hygienists is seeking to make 2016 the year of good dental hygiene and improved oral health. Plaque coats the teeth if they are not brushed properly. This contributes to gum disease and tooth decay.

Researchers find way to multiply teeth

Tokyo - Teeth can be multiplied, according to a new study. Scientists were able to use germ-cells and develop these into fully functional teeth, in a proof-of-concept study.

Children with rotten teeth worryingly high

London - Brushing teeth and looking after your gums should be common practice and parents should pass this on to children. However, the rates of tooth decay are rising in many parts of the world, triggering concern.

Teeth extracted from the fallen at Waterloo used for dentures

Waterloo - There's lots around at the moment about the Battle of Waterloo, to mark the 200th anniversary. While armies fought tooth and nail, it seems that there was a secondary use for the teeth of dead soldiers: dentures for the rich.

Teen dies after having wisdom teeth pulled

Eden Prairie - Sydney Galleger, a student at Eden Prairie High School, went into cardiac arrest after going in for a routine wisdom teeth procedure.

10 surprising cavity causing culprits Special

The holiday season is a great time to indulge and push the diet back. This especially includes sweet treats. However, there are other hidden risks that can cause tooth decay. Digital Journal spoke with a leading dentist to find out more.

Fish with human teeth caught in Russia

A fish with a full mouth of human teeth was caught in a river in Russia. The photo of the fish made its rounds on the internet earlier this week.

Confusion over best way to brush your teeth

London - According to a study from University College London, advice on the best way to brush teeth for adults and children is confusing and inconsistent.

Pain-free dental treatment developed by British researchers

London - Researchers at King's College in London claim to have found a new way to help teeth repair themselves. The process is allegedly very healthy for the patient and also painless.

Black coffee helps to clean your teeth

Rio De Janeiro - A cup of strong coffee helps to kick start many people's days. Scientists have found that it may have the added benefit - cleaning your teeth.

Lasers used to rebuild teeth

Scientists have carried out a study using lasers to rebuild the teeth of rodents. It is hoped that the technology could be used on people in the near future.

10 surprising causes of dental cavities Special

Dr. Steinberg, a leading U.S. dentist has contacted Digital Journal with 10 interesting and surprising, facts about dental cavities.

Are diamond dental implants the future?

Scientists have discovered that diamonds on a much, much smaller scale than those used in jewellery could be used to promote bone growth and the durability of dental implants.

Examining embryonic teeth prevents problems in later life

A new 3D imaging technique shows how to prevent teeth and jaw problems through early intervention. This is by identifying incoming wisdom teeth, crowded teeth, and malocclusion in the embryo.

A Web-enabled toothbrush helps keep teeth white

Paris - We are certainly living in a high tech world. As computer chips get smaller, their capabilities are expanding. Healthcare is a promising field for the design of new applications and utilization of new and existing wireless data transmission.

Thousand-year-old dental plaque unearthed

Plaque on the teeth of a 1,000-year-old skeleton has been found and it contains biological material. Containing a high concentration of genetic material and numerous pathogens, this is the oldest biological material yet recovered.

Can your dentist tell your ethnic origin?

Perhaps. Purnima Kumar, associate professor of periodontology at Ohio State University has uncovered a new uniqueness, a kind of “fingerprint,” in humans.

Toothbrush can clean your teeth in six seconds

Using applications and a 3D printer the Blizzident toothbrush was created. The Blizzident is said to be able to brush your teeth in six seconds.

Dentists chomping at bit to attract patients with social media pizazz Commissioned

The recession has been tough on many industries, including dentistry. Dentists are losing revenue as cash-strapped patients forego routine cleanings and fillings. What's a struggling dental surgeon to do? For some, a fresh look at marketing is the answer.

Alligators offer clues for tooth regeneration

New research suggests that studying alligators could help scientists learn how to stimulate tooth regeneration in people.

Op-Ed: The dentist who came from hell

For most people, a visit to the dentist is a feared and traumatic experience, and most of the time some form of anesthesia is welcome. It can, however, be the wrong decision to make.
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