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Researchers Identify New Dental Cavity-Causing Species

Posted by Z Dental Group - June 18th, 2011

A team of scientists from Boston has confirmed that the bacterium Streptococcus mutans is a primary culprit in early childhood caries (EEC) cavities on the first set of teeth, and has identified a new species of bacterium, Scardovia wiggsiae, which they suspect is also a major contributor. They report their findings in the Journal of […]

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‘Can you give my dog braces?’ and other odd dental requests

Posted by Z Dental Group - February 22nd, 2011

Dentists are the experts when it comes to oral care, but sometimes patients have special requests for their smiles. Prosthetic fangs, gold ‘grills’, tooth tattoos – these might sound crazy to you, but wait until you hear some other requests. The Chicago Dental Society surveyed more than 300 members to find out the strangest dental […]

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