Finger Free Denture Removal

As anyone with dentures will know, removing them can be a gooey, drool-filled experience. Brian Williams felt there had to be a better way reports The 34-year-old Decatur man is the creator of the 3-in-1 Dental Tool, a blue plastic tool about the same length as a disposable razor, with a scooped end. It’s

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No More Fillings

Discovery News: Dentists could soon hang up their drills. A new peptide, embedded in a soft gel or a thin, flexible film and placed next to a cavity, encourages cells inside teeth to regenerate in about a month, according to a new study in the journal ACS Nano. This technology is the first of its

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Cool Invention: Icon

Readers Digest reports that blasting through a decaying tooth to reach a cavity can involve “drilling out healthy parts of a tooth to get to a small area of infection,” says Wayne Flavin, director of scientific affairs for DMG America, a dental-materials company. Enter Icon, the company’s new treatment for early cavities, which works by

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