No more painful fillings! This dental breakthrough fixes cavities “naturally” using peptides

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Scientists have developed a method for filling cavities by mimicking nature.

The sound of the dentist’s drill could be a thing of the past with news that scientists have created a way to fix tooth cavities without the need for painful fillings.

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Tooth decay in preschoolers on the rise

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Soaring rates of 2 to 5 year olds with tooth decay.

There has been “a huge increase” in little kids who need general anesthesia for dental procedures, including tooth extractions, crowns and even root canals as dentists are seeing so many preschoolers with cavities and severe tooth decay (6 to 10 cavities or more), according to a report from The New York Times.

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Study: Tooth Loss Linked to Cognitive Decline

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Lose your teeth, lose your mind

Ever have a senior moment? Then you might be missing some teeth, too.  

Researchers at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) link tooth loss and periodontal disease to cognitive decline in one of the largest and longest prospective studies on the topic to date, released in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

 

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