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Low-cost liquid tames tooth decay

An inexpensive, cavity-fighting liquid called silver diamine fluoride (SDF) works as well as dental sealants to keep tooth decay at bay in a school cavity prevention and treatment programme, according to a new study by researchers at New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry.

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New method to test for oral cancer

A team of researchers, led by a clinician scientist at the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Dental Medicine in Ohio in the United States, has discovered a non-invasive, low-cost test to detect oral cancer, monitor precancerous lesions and determine when a biopsy is warranted.

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Dublin scientists extract genetic secrets from 4,000-year-old teeth to illuminate the impact of changing human diets over the centuries

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have recovered remarkably preserved microbiomes from two teeth dating back 4,000 years.

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When it comes to bad breath, some bacterial interactions really stink

In a study published last month in mSystems, researchers from Osaka University revealed that the interaction between two common types of oral bacteria leads to the production of a chemical compound that is a major cause of bad breath.

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