Dental decay scientists offer a 'toothy' smile
- Beyond drillings and fillings. Fields, Helen // U.S. News & World Report;8/11/2003, Vol. 135 Issue 4, p48
Offers a look at immunizations being developed to prevent cavities. Prevalence of dental caries in the United States; Statement that a vaccine would keep Streptococcus mutans from entering teeth and causing cavities; Research being conducted by Planet Biotechnology.
- Dental Health - fluoride Treatment. // Oklahoma Dental Association Journal;Mar2008, Vol. 99 Issue 6, p7
The article discusses the importance of Fluoride in maintaining healthy teeth. It is stated that Fluoride prevents tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks. Fluoride is a mineral that is found naturally in foods and water, but it can also be directly applied to the teeth...
- THE SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF CARIES PREVENTION. Feathestone, John D.B. // Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Jul2000, Vol. 131 Issue 7, p887
Reviews and summarizes the scientific basis for and practice of successful intervention in the caries process. Bacterial plaque and acid production; Ways in which fluoride combats the caries process; Pathological and protective factors in the caries balance.
- Formal Discussion. IRVING, JAMES T. // Journal of Dental Research;Nov1964, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p1117
The article discusses research that examined the impact that the calcium to phosphorus ratio in food had on incidence of dental caries. The author discusses previous studies that had examined the impact that phosphorus had on animal teeth. The author states that phosphorus should not be ruled...
- SUPER SOLUTIONS FOR TOOTH DECAY. Born, David O. // Saturday Evening Post;Jan/Feb87, Vol. 259 Issue 1, p16
Focuses on the process of remineralization to battle tooth decay. Traditional methods use to fight tooth decay; Ingredients of mouth rinses; Anatomical characteristics of teeth; Causes of teeth demineralization; Dental scientists who developed the process of remineralization.
- Fluoride Facts. // Access;Nov2001, Vol. 15 Issue 9, p28
Discusses the importance of fluoride in stopping or reversing the tooth decay process. Advantages of community water fluoridation; Fluoride requirements for children and adults who are at low or high risk of dental decay; Scientific evidence that supports the use of fluoride in preventing tooth...
- Xylitol: A Dental Phenomenon. Hansen, Ashlee // Access;Aug2006, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p24
The author reflects on the treatment of the infectious disease dental caries through the use of xylitol. She stresses that studies have found that using xylitol as either a sugar substitute or in small amounts as a dietary supplement have established a dramatic reduction in new tooth decay and a...
- Plaque control as a scientific basis for the prevention of dental caries. Addy, M. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (Supplement);Jul1986, Vol. 79 Issue 14, p6
The article considers whether mechanical or chemical methods of controlling plaque formation are sufficiently effected to prevent dental caries. There has been a link between dental caries and chronic gingivitis. For plaque control methods to be effective, they must remove all plaque and alter...
- Recommendations for the Use of Fluoride in Caries Prevention. Zimmer, Stefan; Jahn, Klaus-Roland; Barthel, Claudia Roxane // Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry;2003, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p45
From a theoretical point of view, caries can be prevented by perfect oral hygiene and sugar abstinence. However, practice has shown that this approach is successful in individual cases only. For the whole population, effective caries prevention is still not realistic without the use of fluoride...