tooth enamel

High acid levels in juices damaging kid’s teeth


May 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) Many parents are unwittingly egging on their kids to drink smoothies and juices, blissfully unaware that a combination of high acid levels and sugar can erode ... Read more...

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Energy drinks severely damage tooth enamel: Study


May 2nd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) An alarming spike in the consumption of sports and energy drinks, especially among teens, is irreversibly damaging the tooth enamel with their high acid content, says ... Read more...

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Dinosaur herd migrated over huge distances


October 27th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 27 (IANS) A herd of dinosaurs that lived 145 million years ago migrated huge distances to find food, a study says.Herds of Camarasaurus, a long-necked herbivore known as ... Read more...

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Sharks were once small, harmless fish


September 12th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) In popular imagination, sharks are fearsome predators looking for their next unfortunate victim. But researchers say many shark species were relatively small, harmless fishes living in ... Read more...

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Early men stayed at home while their females worked


June 2nd, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (IANS) Early species of cavemen who roamed the earth two million years ago did not go to work but stayed at home and looked after the kids, ... Read more...

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Does fluoride really fight cavities?


December 16th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that the protective shield fluoride forms on teeth is up to 100 times thinner than previously believed.It raises questions about how this renowned cavity-fighter ... Read more...

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Lungfish’s tooth enamel can help make lighter vehicles


November 30th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) The tooth enamel of lungfish and garfish could help create a new material to make lighter aircraft or vehicles.Professor John Barry, physicist from Queensland University of Technology, is ... Read more...

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How Thanksgiving is a battle for your pearly whites!


November 24th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): Thanksgiving is usually a time for cheer and good food and wine, but it could be a trying time for your teeth.Dental researchers at the University of Rochester ... Read more...

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Popular teeth-whitening methods can rob you of your smile


November 5th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 5 (IANS) Popular home treatments for teeth whitening, using baking soda, ash and hydrogen peroxide, can strip tooth enamel and cause lasting damage to the gums, dentists say. The ... Read more...

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Women putting their health at risk by using DIY teeth-whitening: Scientists


November 5th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): Dentists have warned that young women are jeopardising their health by using DIY teeth-whitening treatments involving baking soda, ash and hydrogen peroxide.A growing number of websites are promoting ... Read more...

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Substantial consumption of fluoride ups chance of mild fluorosis


October 26th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new research has found that young children who consume substantial amounts of fluoride through infant formula and other beverages mixed with fluoridated water or by swallowing fluoride ... Read more...

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Boy buried near Stonehenge 3,550 years ago ‘was from Mediterranean Sea’


September 29th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 29 (ANI): A chemical test of the teeth of a boy, who was buried with around 90 amber beads at Stonehenge 3,550 years ago, has revealed that he had grown ... Read more...

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Fluoride in water good for dental health


August 25th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): A new study has found that children drinking water with added fluoride helps dental health in adulthood decades later."Your fluoridation exposure at birth is affecting your tooth loss ... Read more...

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Human bite stronger than ape’s


June 23rd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) The human bite is more powerful than that of a typical ape, says an Australian study. Researchers found that humans can achieve relatively high bite forces using less-powerful jaw ... Read more...

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Even apes can’t ‘ape’ the human bite


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 22 (ANI): The human bite is stronger than that of a typical ape, proving that our skull is quite strong despite its wimpish appearance, according to a new Australian research.The ... Read more...

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New method ‘to determine if dinosaurs were warm or cold-blooded’


May 25th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Scientists have introduced the first method to directly measure body temperatures of extinct vertebrates and help reconstruct temperatures of ancient environments.The study, by researchers from five institutions including ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs were also marine creatures, not just land dwellers


February 20th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Researchers have found evidence of dinosaurs that spent much of their time in water, which shows that the prehistoric beasts were not in fact restricted to land as ... Read more...

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Stressful events in early development can lead to shorter life spans in humans


February 5th, 2010 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A new research has suggested that some stressful events that occurred early in development are linked to shorter life spans in human beings."Prehistoric remains are providing strong, physical ... Read more...

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Early tooth enamel defects may lead to premature death


February 5th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) Those who acquired tooth enamel defects while in the womb or early childhood are at a risk of early death, research shows. Emory University (EU) anthropologist George Armelagos says: ... Read more...

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Painless plasma jets could replace dentist’s dreaded drill


January 20th, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 20 (IANS) Plasma jets capable of destroying tooth decay-causing bacteria could be an effective and less painful alternative to the dentist's drill, says a new study. Firing low temperature plasma beams ... Read more...

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Painless “hi-tech jet” could soon replace dentist’s drill


January 20th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): The much hated dentist's drill could soon be history, all thanks to a futuristic "plasma jet" that eradicates tooth decay without fillings.In the study, published in the February ... Read more...

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Good dental hygiene may not stop tooth enamel from decaying


January 17th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 17 (ANI): Good dental hygiene does not necessarily stop tooth enamel from decaying.Experts have pointed the two factors - too little saliva and inadequate fluoride - that can contribute to ... Read more...

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New discovery may help repair damaged tooth enamel


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): Scientists from University of Illinois at Chicago have made a novel discovery that may help in repairing damaged tooth enamel.They have found that a simple amino acid that ... Read more...

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Amino acid helps protein grow tooth enamel


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Proline, a simple amino acid that recurs at the centre of proteins found in tooth enamel, makes teeth stronger and more resilient, according to a new research. University of ... Read more...

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Teeth of some apes are formed primarily to survive toughest times


December 18th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 18 (ANI): A new research has determined that the teeth of some apes are formed primarily to handle the most stressful times when food is scarce.The research, performed by scientists ... Read more...

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Red wine ‘prevents tooth decay’


November 28th, 2009 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 28 (ANI): Drinking red wine in moderate amount helps to rinse teeth clean of bacteria during and after meals, says a new study.Earlier studies have linked moderate red wine intake ... Read more...

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Alkaline substances can damage teeth


October 28th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): While acids are known to erode tooth enamel, researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg have shown that alkalis too can have a damaging effect on ... Read more...

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Exposure to alkaline substances can damage teeth


October 28th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Acids are known to erode tooth enamel but a new study shows that strong alkaline substances too can damage teeth, say researchers. The study was carried out by researchers ... Read more...

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White wine can rot your teeth


October 21st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 21 (ANI): Too much white wine can rot your teeth, dental experts have warned.The experts claimed that wines like Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling are more likely to wear away ... Read more...

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Tooth enamel can inspire lighter airplanes, space vehicles


August 20th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Its been a mystery how human teeth remain intact and functional even after years of biting and chewing. Now, a new study has shown that it is the ... Read more...

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Tooth enamel can inspire lighter, stronger aircraft


August 20th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) A study has revealed that the structure of tooth enamel holds promising clues for aerospace engineers as they build planes and space vehicles of the future. Herzl Chai of ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil new way to clinically assess condition of tooth enamel using lasers


August 19th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 19 (ANI): A collaborative study conducted by Australian and Taiwani researchers has led to a novel way to analyse the health of human teeth using lasers.Described in the open-access journal ... Read more...

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Laser ultrasound helps determine dental health


August 19th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 19 (IANS) Dentists can now size up the mineral content of tooth enamel non-invasively with the help of laser-generated ultrasound, says a new study. This is the first time anyone has ... Read more...

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Orange Juice more harmful for teeth than whitening


July 1st, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Orange juice and other acidic fruit juices are more harmful for teeth than using whitening products, according to researchers at Eastman Institute for Oral Health.Dr. YanFang Ren has ... Read more...

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Ancient mammals shifted diets as climate changed


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that mammals change their dietary niches based on climate-driven environmental changes, contradicting a common assumption that species maintain their niches despite global warming. ... Read more...

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