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Oral Midazolam Proves Most Effective in Pediatric Sedation

23 June 2017

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Possible Breakthrough in Tooth Decay Research

Information from a facility that works with electrons could lead to the eventual prevention of tooth decay.

At Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire England, a 3-D structure allowed the researchers to find an important enzyme involved with tooth decay. Diamond Light Source is a research center that accelerates electrons to close to the speed of light.

The enzyme discovered forms glucan, which is a substance that contains bacteria that forms on the surface of teeth. When the bacterium eventually forms, it secretes an acid that destroys the enamel of the teeth.

Since the researchers now have a 3-D model of the enzyme, it will enable them to gather more information in a much easier fashion.

Dentists in the United Kingdom worked with dentists from Japan to understand the enzyme as well as possible. The enzyme is known as GTF-SI.

With this information, the goal is to generate new products to prevent tooth decay, such as various toothpastes and mouthwashes. If the new products are created, they can be tailored to the ways they would be most effective based on the research related to this enzyme.

The Diamond Light Source was created for the purpose of enhancing academic and industry-related research.

The Wednesday Watch

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

Exclusive Interview: Patient Education and GentleWave

21 June 2017

Patients are becoming more educated, as a world of information is readily available at our...

Technique of the Week

e-Prescribing with XLDent

e-Prescribing with XLDent

29 March 2017

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Show Me the Way

Show Me the Way

02 May 2017

This year’s International Dental Show did not disappoint: 155,000 participants from 157 countries attended,...

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Narrow-Body Dental Implants

02 May 2017

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