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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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Characterization of Dental Nociceptive Neurons

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 2nd, 2011

Selective blockade of nociceptive neurons can be achieved by the delivery of permanently charged sodium channel blockers through the pores of nociceptive ion channels. To assess the feasibility of this application in the dental area, we investigated the electrophysiological and neurochemical characteristics of nociceptive dental primary afferent (DPA) neurons. DPA neurons were identified within trigeminal […]

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Sexy fun vampire film lures young to the dentist

Posted by Z Dental Group - February 22nd, 2011

A health authority has gone viral hoping that a humorous sexy vampire short film streamed on YouTube will get young patients through the doors of local NHS dentists. Using the video-sharing site, NHS Northamptonshire has posted an advert that features a raunchy scene which goes horribly wrong when a vampire’s female victim flags up his […]

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