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Dental Health

Research Focuses on Growing New Teeth

Mon Jul 5, 2004

By Merritt McKinney

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers have moved a little bit closer to the day when new teeth can be grown to replace damaged or missing teeth.

One set of researchers has succeeded in growing teeth tissue on bio-degradable "scaffolding" in rats. Another group has been able to coax stem cells to form tooth structures in mice.

Both reports appear in the July issue of the Journal of Dental Research.

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Bad teeth not just from childhood

By BBC News

Jun 23, 2004, 20:24

People with bad teeth can no longer just blame it on too many sweets or too few visits to the dentist as children, researchers say.

A team from Newcastle University say it is an unhealthy adult lifestyle which causes poor oral health in later years.

The study, in the Journal of Dental Research, looked at data on over 300 people.

It found the link between family background and dental problems diminished with age.

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Menstrual cycle affects periodontal health

CHICAGO (MARCH 30, 2004) – Many women report an increase in gingival

inflammation and discomfort associated with their menstrual cycle, according to findings published in the March Journal of Periodontology. This is the first time this well-known phenomenon has ever been studied.

"What we found is that several women reported considerable oral symptoms prior to menses," said Eli E.

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Your Toothpaste and Brushing Up

October 23, 2003

Amanda Ross nah@subscribermails.com

When I get canker sores, I usually rely on the home remedy I learned years ago: rinsing my mouth with hot salt water. Most of the time, the sores do go away. But not too long ago, I was going through some old Nutrition & Healing files and came across another (even easier) possible solution: switching toothpastes! 

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Fluoride loss worries dentists

By Jamie Willey

Parsons Sun

The lack of fluoridation in the Parsons water supply over the past year has alarmed some local dentists enough to take action.

The city suspended its fluoridation program about one year ago because pumps at the new water treatment plant were not working properly and ventilation in the fluoridation area of the plant was bad. As a result, fumes from the fluoride was "eating metal," said Darrell Moyer, director of city engineering.

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Tooth pain: Clove Oil For Toothaches

Remedies For: Anodyne, antiemetic, antiseptic

Toothache, oral hygiene: Dentists use clove oil as an oral anesthetic. They also use it to disinfect root canals.

Antiseptic Uses: Clove oil is the active ingredient in several mouthwash and a number of over-the-counter toothache pain-relief preparations.

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