Research / Literature Report

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New optimized coatings for implants reduce risk of infection

New optimized coatings for implants reduce risk of infection

Source: Aalto University

Summary: Researchers have developed a method of selection of new surface treatment processes for orthopaedic and dental implants to reduce the risk of infection. Researchers at Aalto University have developed a method of selection of new surface treatment processes for orthopaedic and dental implants to reduce the risk of infection.

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Is there any limitation in Ionomer?

Is there any limitation in Ionomer?

Author: Dr Hicham Nuaimi & Dr Hakan Kamlak

Abstract:

Glass ionomer was used in dentistry before 1970, but it has so poor physical properties but it has high fluoride release, in addition to chemical bonding and derivation uses for this magic material in different protocols. Glass ionomer cement composed of a calcium – alumino – silicate glass powder and an aqueous solution of an acrylic acid copolymer.

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Gum disease bacteria may cause heart disease

Gum disease bacteria may cause heart disease

Issued by: University of Florida

The same bacteria that cause gum disease also promotes heart disease — a discovery that could change the way heart disease is diagnosed and treated. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the North America. Gum disease affects 46 percent of the U.S. population and is caused by bacteria that grow on the teeth under the gums. Although doctors know that patients with gum disease are at higher risk for heart disease, gum disease isn’t viewed as a traditional risk factor for heart disease.

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Cavities are contagious, research shows

Cavities are contagious, research shows

 

Source: University of Louisville

Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay, is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In fact, it is an infectious disease, new research demonstrates. Mothers with cavities can transmit caries-producing oral bacteria to their babies when they clean pacifiers by sticking them in their own mouths or by sharing spoons. Parents should make their own oral health care a priority in order to help their children stay healthy.

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Widely used depression drug associated with dental implant failure

Widely used depression drug associated with dental implant failure

Source: International & American Associations for Dental Research

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, the most widely used drugs for the treatment of depression, have been reported to reduce bone formation and increase the risk of bone fracture. Since osseointegration is influenced by bone metabolism, this study investigates the association between SSRIs and the risk of failures in osseointegrated implants.