Category Archive for: ‘Dental Protection’

new dental biomedical technology

Promising Research Predicts Self-Healing Tooth Repair

Researchers at Harvard University are working on materials that could forever change tooth repair. They have developed new regenerative dental fillings that use the stem cells inside your teeth to repair tissue. These fillings, made of synthetic biomaterials, could be inserted after the pulp of the tooth and nerve are removed during a root canal procedure. The new materials stimulate …

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Time to Think About Mouth Guards

As the weather gets warmer in the Midwest, spring sports are in full swing with athletes on the fields playing ball. Now is the time to remember that mouth guards are an essential piece of athletic gear that can help prevent serious, painful facial injuries that affect the mouth and teeth. Are you up to date on the facts? See …

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Betsy Weber

Can Sports Drinks Damage Your Teeth?

It is common knowledge that sugary drinks and foods can lead to tooth decay. But what about sports drinks? A recent study by Australian researchers tested 23 different types of soft drinks and sports drinks, and the results were eye opening. Drinks that were sugar free, but contained acidic additives, and those with low pH levels caused measurable damage to …

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sports injury

What to do When a Tooth is Knocked Out

7 top tips for for avulsed (knocked out) teeth: 1. Avulsed primary teeth (baby teeth) do not need to be replaced back into the mouth. 2. Avulsed permanent teeth need to be replanted as soon as possible. 3. If the tooth is contaminated, rinse with water. Do not rub to remove debris. 4. Handle tooth only by the crown (top), …

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Managing Dental Injuries Onsite

When attending your child’s sporting event, or participating as an adult in a sport, how likely is it that a professional will be onsite if there is a dental injury?  Would you know what to do? Responding quickly with the correct procedures can make a difference in managing these emergencies, and is something that parents, athletes, coaches, and caregivers should …

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Protection is the Best Prevention: Wear Your Mouth Guard

According to the National Youth Sports Safety Foundation, each year there are 15 millions dental injuries, and 5 millions traumatically lost teeth. Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons are the specialists who are called in to treat broken jaws and loosened teeth, and to replace teeth that have been knocked out. Mouth protectors help prevent injury to the mouth, teeth, lips, cheek …

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