Tuesday March 19, 2019

Eat Grapes to protect your Teeth from Decay: Study

The results of the study suggests that the natural compound, found in grapes, has been found to tighten Dentin- the tissue which forms the bulk of one’s tooth, lying beneath the tough external enamel

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Consumption of grapes can lead to having healthier teeth. Pixabay

Washington D.C. (USA), June 13, 2017: A recent study has suggested that consumption of grapes can lead to having healthier teeth. A natural compound that is found in grapes, can strengthen the one’s teeth by boosting the strength of fillings and the gums, resulting in protecting the teeth from decaying early, reported ANI.

The discovery can stop people from losing their teeth early- the scientists of the Illinois University at Chicago college of Dentistry, have said. The extract from the grape seed, which is a byproduct of the wine industry is sold at health food stores, has long been considered beneficial in improving cardiac health and better circulation.

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According to ANI’s reports, the substance is being considered to reduce tooth extractions as it can increase the longevity of the tooth colored fillings or the composite resin fillings that are known to last no more than five to seven years.

The results of the study suggests that the extract has been found to tighten Dentin- the tissue which forms the bulk of one’s tooth, lying beneath the tough external enamel. Hence, when the teeth get damaged, the remaining part can be strengthened to bond with the materials utilized in fillings.

According to the reports of ANI, this discovery appears as a good news for patients opting for resin-fillings due to the fact that those are more aesthetically pleasing; even though those are not as strong as the amalgam-fillings, lasting for 10 to 15 years or even more than that.

Dr. Ana Bedran Russo, a researcher, stated that decay forms around the failed filling and then the seal gets damaged then. The team is working on reinforcing the interface so that the resin bonds better to the Dentin; ANI reported.

Tooth decay is caused due to acid production from plaque that forms in one’s teeth.

The acid begins to damage the surface of the teeth forming holes referred as cavities, when plaque is allowed to form in the teeth. The cavity then starts eating away the second surface of tooth material, lying beneath the enamel- the Dentin.

According to ANI reports, researchers stated that better adhesion is provided by interlocking the collagen rich Dentin and the resin, without having to rely on moisture.

The study appeared on the Dental Research journal.

– prepared by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC 

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Are you addicted to Drugs? Well, it may cause Tooth Decay and periodontal Disease

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Sydney, March 17, 2017: If you are addicted to drugs, you may be at greater risk of developing tooth decay and periodontal disease than people with no substance use disorders, a study has showed.

The findings, led by Hooman Baghaie from the University of Queensland in Australia, showed that drug use affects oral health through direct physiological routes such as dry mouth, an increased urge for snacking, clenching and grinding of teeth and chemical erosion from applying cocaine to teeth and gums.

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The lifestyle that often accompanies problematic drug use also affects oral health through high sugar diets, malnutrition, poor oral hygiene, and lack of regular professional dental care.

Patients with substance use disorders also exhibited greater tooth loss, non-carious tooth loss and destructive periodontal disease.

In addition, tolerance to pain killers and anaesthetics also contributes to poor dental care, the researchers said, in the paper published in the journal Addiction.

Oral health has significant consequences on quality of life and general health. In addition to functional and self-esteem issues that accompany bad teeth, the chronic inflammation and bacteraemia (bacteria in the blood) characteristic of poor oral health increases the incidence of coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and respiratory disease.

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Researchers suggested that doctors and clinicians should screen people with substance use disorders for oral diseases and arrange for dental care as needed.

“They should consider using sugar-free preparations when prescribing methadone as well as warn patients of the oral health risks associated with dry mouth and cravings for sweet foods,” Baghaie suggested.

For the study, the team combined the results of 28 studies from around the world, which collectively provided data on 4,086 dental patients with substance use disorder and 28,031 controls. (IANS)