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Tooth enamel News (6 articles)

Proline Repeats in Protein Help Grow Tooth Enamel

A simple amino acid that is repeated in the center of proteins found in tooth enamel makes teeth stronger and more resilient, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Researchers compared proline repeats in amphibian and animal models and discovered that when the...

Published on 21 December 2009, 16:53

Exposure to alkaline substances can result in damaged teeth

It has long been known that acids can erode tooth enamel but a new Swedish study from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg shows that strong alkaline substances can damage teeth too - substances with high pH values can destroy parts of the organic content of the tooth, leaving...

Published on 26 October 2009, 13:22

Open Wide and Say ‘Zap’

Optics Express Paper Describes New Way to Clinically Assess Condition of Tooth Enamel Using Lasers.WASHINGTON – A group of researchers in Australia and Taiwan has developed a new way to analyze the health of human teeth using lasers. As described in the latest issue of Optics Express, the...

Published on 19 August 2009, 16:29

New Treatment Re Grows Decayed Tooth Enamel

Third generation dentist Nathan Cochrane has made a breakthrough that would have amazed his great grandfather—a way to make decayed tooth enamel re-grow, reversing tooth decay and avoiding the need for fillings.The treatment works while you sleep by delivering to the affected tooth a...

Published on 20 May 2009, 09:18

GW Researchers Crack the Mystery of Resilient Teeth

WASHINGTON--After years of biting and chewing, how are human teeth able to remain intact and functional? A team of researchers from The George Washington University and other international scholars have discovered several features in enamel--the outermost tooth tissue--that contribute to the...

Published on 20 April 2009, 13:35

Something To Smile About - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers elucidate first steps in tooth formation

Results:  Thousands of people who suffer from inherited tooth defects are one step closer to showing off their smiles, thanks to a research team from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Southern California's Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology.  The...

Published on 1 April 2009, 08:57