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Protein plays key role in infection by oral pathogen

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Scientists at Forsyth, along with a colleague from Northwestern University, have discovered that the protein, Transgultaminase 2 (TG2), is a key component in the process of gum disease. TG2 is widely distributed inside and outside of human cells. The scientists found that blocking some associations of TG2 prevents the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis (PG) from adhering to cells. This insight may one day help lead to novel therapies to prevent gum disease ...

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Smokers’ taste buds ‘do not allow them to taste bitterness of coffee’

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Though conventional pairing has cigarettes and coffee going together, researchers have found that the toxic chemicals in tobacco may hamper taste bud regeneration, resulting in smokers not being able to adequately taste the bitterness of their regular cup of joe.

The researchers, led by Nelly Jacob of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital APHP in France, published results of their study in the journal Chemosensory Perception.

They note that tobacco’s chemicals are already known to cause a ...

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Genetic signature reveals new way to classify gum disease

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A new system for classifying periodontal disease has been devised based on the genetic signature of affected tissue, rather than on clinical signs and symptoms. The new classification system, the first of its kind, may allow for earlier detection and more individualized treatment of severe periodontitis, before loss of teeth and supportive bone occurs.

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a new system for classifying periodontal disease based on the ...

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Are Dental Implants For You?

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A dental implant is a type of “root” product, typically made from titanium, which is used in dentistry to aid in necessary dental corrections. Dental implants resemble a tooth, or group of teeth, and are intended to substitute missing teeth. The vast majority of dental implants are created out of commercially pure titanium, which exists in 4 grades based upon the total amount of carbon and iron the implant is comprised of.

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Antibacterial agent boosts toothpaste effectiveness

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Regular use of fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent, and a copolymer, which helps prevent the triclosan from being washed away by saliva, reduces plaque, gingivitis, and bleeding gums and slightly reduces tooth decay compared to fluoride toothpaste without those ingredients, finds a new review in The Cochrane Library.

“We are very confident that adding triclosan and copolymer to a fluoride toothpaste will lead to additional benefits, in terms of less plaque, ...

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The Truth About Dental Implants Lynchburg VA

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The Truth About Dental Implants

There are three key issues when you realize that you need a dental implant:

1. How much does a dental implant cost?
2. What are the key dental implant rates?
3. Can I get a free dental implant? Basically, a denture implant process is one of the most expensive things available from a dentist.

In the past, dentists would try to preserve or replace teeth with solutions such as root canals, bridges, and fixed or ...

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Cosmetic Dentistry Lynchburg VA

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Today,  there are many options available to people looking to change the appearance of their smile. Whether you want to brighten, tighten up, or reshape your teeth,  there are  cosmetic procedures that can address your particular needs.  From subtle changes to major oral surgery, there are many cosmetic dentistry techniques  available.  We  treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen, or missing. Our ultimate goal at ForestSmiles is to give you the ...

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Dr. Claiborne Dentist Forest VA – Forest Smiles

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Cosmetic Dentistry Forest VA

Cosmetic Dentistry Forest VA

Looking for a Dentist can be tedious and you want to know these services are the very best for you and your family. The experience here at Forest Smiles is unprecedented.

Dentist Office in Lynchburg VA

Dentist Office in Lynchburg VA

Dr. Claiborne has extensive  experience with dental implants Lynchburg ...

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Dental Implants And What To Expect

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Dental Implants And What To Expect

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Dr. Claiborne is one of the top dental implant specialist in Virginia . We are going to explain the procedure for you . A dental implant is a surgically placed titanium screw which can hold a tooth or several teeth in place.  . After the surgical placement of the dental implant, the process of ossentegration occurs and the surrounding bone and implant surface fuse together. The dental implant acts ...
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