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Rebuilding Teeth with Laser Therapy

Rebuilding Teeth with Laser Therapy

File photo of a dentist looking in a patient’s mouth, November 28, 2006, John Giles/PA Wire. A laser may be the only instrument your dentist will need to repair your teeth in the future. Researchers at Harvard have discovered a way to use noninvasive laser therapy to prompt stem cells to regenerate dental tissue, according…

Oral Health and Cancer - Is There a Connection?

Oral Health and Cancer – Is There a Connection?

Poor oral health and failure to have regular dental checks could increase the risk of mouth and throat cancer, according to a pan-European study. Now, however, a new study carried out by researchers at the University of Glasgow Dental School – as part of a Europe-wide collaboration co-ordinated …

Little Science Behind the Oil Pulling Craze

Little Science Behind the Oil Pulling Craze

Oil pulling—the Ayurvedic practice of swishing oil in your mouth—may not be bad for you, but there’s little evidence that it cleans teeth and none that it can cure anything else. It’s also mentioned by kooky celebrity darling Shailene Woodley, star of the upcoming films Divergentand The Fault in …