Questions tagged [dentistry]

The study or practice of medicine as it relates to the oral cavity and related structures.

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Replace toothbrush every 3 to 4 months

I read from this link (http://www.ada.org/1887.aspx) It says to: Replace toothbrushes at least every 3–4 months. The bristles become frayed and worn with use and cleaning effectiveness will ...
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Healing Tooth Decay via Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralisation?

According to The Guardian scientists from the UK have developed a tool to repair cavities without filling or injections. The new treatment, called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced ...
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Do ultrasonic scalers produce shockwaves that damage bacterial cells in the mouth?

I came across an interesting claim that ultrasonic power scalers, besides for removing and crushing existing hard plaque on the teeth, create shockwaves that disrupt harmful bacterial cells that cause ...
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75% of headaches due to poor bite?

I read the following claim on a commercial dentistry website: Some estimates suggest that 75% of all headaches are muscle-contraction headaches that could be tied to a poor bite. Wow! What ...
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Is the “Light Walker” dentist's tool effective at many issues?

In my local newspaper a little while ago, there was a full-page article (can't find an online copy) on a local dentist who uses a device called "The Light Walker", supposedly made by a group in ...
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Is cleaning of teeth necessary for healthier gums?

I found the following passage in Man's Search for Meaning by Dr Viktor Frankl I would like to mention a few similar surprises on how much we could endure: we were unable to clean our teeth, and ...