The arsenal of modern dentistry has many methods that can effectively correct a dentition and allow anyone to be proud of a beautiful smile. However, if earlier it was possible only with the help of braces, today there is an Invisalign system, in which removable transparent mouth guards are used to align the dentition. We will talk about what Inviziline mouthguards are, as well as about the features of the Invisalign technique.
The very name of Invisalign, i.e. “invisible”, and defines the essence of technology. Perhaps this is one of the most modern developments of dentists and orthodontists, which hails from California. Continue reading
ADELAIDA, Australia / LIVERPOOL, UK: ancient DNA contained in the mineralized deposits on the teeth of Neanderthals – the extinct hominids closest to modern humans – provided new data on their behavior, nutrition and evolution. An international research team analyzed DNA samples obtained from tartar from 42,000 to 50,000 years old; the source of the material was the skulls of four Neanderthals, whose remains were discovered in caves in Belgium and Spain. The results show that Neanderthals had complex behaviors, were familiar with herbal medicines, and had different food preferences. Continue reading
HELSINKI, Finland: A new study by scientists from the University of Helsinki showed that, in the case of young women, the very common periodontal pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis can inhibit conception. According to the comprehensive international epidemiological study Global Burden of Disease Study, severe chronic periodontitis is the sixth most common disease in the world. Until now, however, doctors had no data on the effect of periodontal bacteria on pregnancy. Continue reading
HALL, Germany: According to a study by scientists from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) in collaboration with the German company Biotechnology Research and Information Network (BRAIN), people around the world abuse sugar. The study, which covered 168 countries, used data from 2010 on the prevalence of caries, periodontitis and tooth loss, the burden of these diseases and the corresponding costs of their treatment, as well as sugar consumption.
The researchers took into account in their calculations both free and hidden sugars contained in many finished products, for example, drinks, ketchup, ice cream and frozen convenience foods, as well as bread, cakes and pasta. Continue reading
What do you think, when a doctor tells a patient about pathogenic bacteria in the oral cavity, does this contribute to hygiene? Scientists believe that the results of a recent study on the content of specific strains of bacteria and fungi in the mouth will finally make patients think.
The study involved 25 adults with no signs of caries. They took samples of bacterial biofilms from the interdental space. According to the analysis results, Streptococcus and Lactobacillus bacteria were isolated in the microflora of all participants, while Streptococcus mutans bacteria were found in only 28% of the samples. The authors came to the conclusion that even people without signs of caries need to use dental floss or a special interdental brush to clean the cavity of traces of these bacteria. Continue reading