UK, December 5, 2013 - Our mouths are a delicate balance of good and bad bacteria. When we clean our teeth, the aim is to knock out cavity-causing bacteria, while allowing beneficial oral bacteria to thrive.
July 29, 2013 - Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, have conducted stress analyses on gorilla teeth of differing wear stages.
UK, July 2, 2013 - JENA, Germany: While a number of dental laboratories use CAD/CAM technology these days, the computer-assisted design and fabrication of inlays, crowns and smaller bridges is not widely taught at dental schools yet.
COLOGNE, Germany: At the company’s IDS press conference today, Sirona Dental Systems introduced 25 new hard and software products that were developed by 270 scientists and engineers. With its broadest product range ever, the manufacturer offers solutions to diverse target groups and aims to bring digital dentistry to every practice.
COLOGNE, Germany: Materialise Dental has extended its best-selling guided implant system and now provides new digital solutions for dental laboratories in particular. Using the new SimPlant software, laboratories can offer additional services to dental practices, as it features an optimised CAD/CAM interface.
LEIPZIG, Germany: Doctors and computer scientists from Leipzig have developed a system that makes it easier to plan treatment for head and neck cancer. The multimedia system collates patient data and processes it for use by the treating physicians.
In a recent study from Germany, Bisphenol A (BPA), a compound present in various dental fillings, has a reverse calcium channel blocking effect. The latter is similar to effects induced by medications such as some antihypertensive drugs and others treating cardiac arrhythmia.
A new disposable cardboard toothbrush has appeared for the first time in Germany. The designers of the new brush say that it can be used instead of the current disposable toothbrushes used in hotels. The new toothbrush is also bio-based, fully recyclable, and it can be renewed.
According to a new study, using slow-release local antibiotic while treating periodontitis improves the condition by reducing inflammation. The study was carried out by Heraeus Kulzer, who discussed its results at Europerio 7.
According to a new study, the majority of the population in Germany changes their toothbrushes once every 5 to 6 months, which is not enough to avoid gingival disease. The study suggests that using the same toothbrush for more than 6 months can result in conditions such as gingivitis.