Dentistry

Using an electronic device to detect cavities early

 Imagine if dentists could find clear signs of tooth decay long before dental lesions turn into cavities and without using X-rays. A new device cleared for commercialization this month by the Food and Drug Administration ...

Nov 02, 2017
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Antimicrobial gel could improve root canal results

More than 15 million root canals are done each year, according to the American Association of Endodontists. During the procedure, the tooth's pulp and nerve are removed before the tooth is cleaned and sealed. If bacteria, ...

Oct 23, 2017
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Better food choices near schools for healthier teeth

There's something endearing about the crooked, gapped-tooth smiles of children whose permanent teeth are coming in. While it's normal for adult teeth to show up at very different times, should we expect the same good oral ...

Oct 23, 2017
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