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IU dental school disciplines 46 on cheating charges

Who would have ever thought, that by this day and age with all the high technology that's out there Dental students will try cheating?

But, I guess one password leak and that would do...

Don't you smart dental students think that repeated usage of the same password would turn on a red light?

Now, I see why some dentists mess up your teeth more when you go in for a treatment  and then just worry about charging you insurance.

Krazy glue, great for dentures...

By: DR. JERRY GORDON
Krazy glue, great for dentures, helps stop bleeding

After more than six decades, this super sticky substance has found a new role in the treatment of dental patients.

Krazy glue is a convenient product that can temporarily repair broken dentures, help stop bleeding after dental surgery, and I’ve heard it also has hundreds of other every day uses. The active ingredient in Krazy glue (also Super glue) is a chemical called cyanoacrylate. Cyanoacrylate was discovered by Dr. Harry Coover while working for Kodak Research Laboratories to develop an optically clear plastic for gunsights in 1942. After more than six decades, this super sticky substance has found a new role in the treatment of dental patients.

Tooth Whitening

The craze of tooth whitening, that's been going around and is getting more popular and more people gain interest in, as smokers and coffee drinkers don't want their habits to reflect their smiles.

So there are gels, the stripes, the gel with light, zoom, etc. etc.

An article on MSN Health & Fitness, breaks down the Tips & Tricks to whiter smiles.

 

the Article is below and here is the link to it: http://health.msn.com/centers/oralhealth/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100124848&GT1=8921

How Root Canals Work

By: DR. JERRY GORDON

Sometimes the pulp becomes infected. When this happens, it must be removed with root canal therapy. A root canal is the only way to save the tooth. A mature tooth can survive very well without the pulp.

Tooth Anatomy

To understand how a root canal works, we need to have a basic understanding of the anatomy of the tooth. A tooth is hollow, like our bones, and is composed of several layers. The outermost layer (above the gum-line) is called the enamel. Enamel is the hardest and most mineralized substance in the body. Beneath the gum-line, a substance called cementum covers the tooth roots. Under the enamel and cementum is the dentin. The dentin is about as hard as bone, and, unlike the enamel, dentin contains nerve endings. Beneath the dentin is the dental pulp. The pulp is a vascular tissue, composed of capillaries, larger blood vessels, connective tissue, nerve fibers, and cells including odontoblasts, fibroblasts, macrophages, and lymphocytes. The pulp is needed to nourish the tooth during its growth and development. After a tooth is fully mature, the only function of the pulp is to let us know if it is damaged or infected by transmitting pain.

Ordinary dental x-rays could detect osteoporosis automatically

Source: ZeeNews

Washington, Jan 05: Manchester University dentists have created a unique way of identifying osteoporosis sufferers from ordinary dental x-rays.

Working in collaboration with colleagues at the Universities of Athens, Leuven, Amsterdam, and Malmo, they developed a software-based approach to detecting osteoporosis during routine dental x-rays, by automatically measuring the thickness of part of the patient`s lower jaw.

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