Dentistry

Potential impact of bacteria on tooth decay

Dental decay is a significant public health concern for children and adults. In fact, it is the most common childhood disease. In a new study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, an interdisciplinary team ...

Dentistry

Blasting dental plaque with microbubbles

Tooth loss can cause many inconveniences. Dental implants such as crowns, however, have allowed people to overcome most of these and live a better quality of life. But just like normal teeth, dental implants require proper ...

Dentistry

How caries-causing bacteria can survive in dental plaque

Cariogenic bacteria live in biofilm and attack dental enamel by converting sugar and starch into acids that dissolve out calcium from the enamel. This process can cause caries. The dissolution of calcium increases the concentration ...

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