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USPSTF advises applying fluoride dental varnish for young children

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care physicians apply fluoride varnish for children younger than 5 years and prescribe fluoride supplementation when indicated, but the evidence is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ventilation assessment by carbon dioxide levels in dental treatment rooms

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a byproduct of human metabolism and exists in high levels in exhaled air, and is therefore often used as a proxy for indoor air quality. The study "Ventilation Assessment by Carbon Dioxide Levels in ...

Medical research

The first comprehensive single-cell atlas of human teeth

Researchers at the University Zurich have mapped the first complete atlas of single cells that make up the human teeth. Their research shows that the composition of human dental pulp and periodontium vary greatly. Their findings ...

Medications

New drug to regenerate lost teeth

The tooth fairy is a welcome guest for any child who has lost a tooth. Not only will the fairy leave a small gift under the pillow, but the child can be assured of a new tooth in a few months. The same cannot be said of adults ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 positivity in asymptomatic-screened dental patients

Asymptomatic carriage of SARS-CoV-2 is a potentially significant source of transmission, yet remains relatively poorly understood. The study "SARS-CoV-2 Positivity in Asymptomatic-screened Dental Patients" published in the ...

Neuroscience

How teeth sense the cold

For people with tooth decay, drinking a cold beverage can be agony.

Surgery

What is gum recession and how do gum grafts work to remedy it?

Gum recession can be a result of genetic factors, orthodontics, age, tobacco use, or vigorous tooth brushing. It may even happen to people who take good care of their teeth. Periodontal disease, which is increasing in adults, ...

Dentistry

Medicaid expansion made mouths healthier, study finds

As the pandemic's economic effects drive more people to enroll in Medicaid as safety-net health insurance, a new study suggests that the program's dental coverage can improve their oral health in ways that help them seek ...