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Remineralization of Dentin by Dr. Ellie Phillips Posted Wed 06 Oct 2010 8:14pm Hello! I have been so excited about your book and your tooth care system since my dad introduced it to me about 6 months ago. I am especially interested in this subject since I have just began a career as a dental assistant. I am already amazed by how much variation I have seen from dentist to dentist on just about every subject. Because of ... Read on »
Two Types of Dentin Sialophosphoprotein (DSPP) Knockout Mice by nih.gov Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: Two types of dentin sialophosphoprotein knockout mice are available for licensing. The technology relates to two separate knockout mouse models of the role of dentin sialophosphoprotein in dentin mineralization and development of teeth. The first knockout mouse is a knockout of the entire DSPP gene, ... Read on »
Transgenic Mouse Model for Tooth Disorders such as Dentin Dysplasia and Dentinogenesis Imperfecta by nih.gov Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: This technology describes transgenic mice that selectively overexpress transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-beta1) in odontoblast and ameloblast cells of teeth. Ameloblasts mainly make enamel, whereas odontoblasts make dentin. These transgenic mice mimic dental symptoms similar to those seen in comm ... Read on »
Cavity into Dentin by Dr. Ellie Phillips Posted Wed 28 Sep 2011 2:31pm Dear Dr. Ellie Thank you for responding [to a previous email] I know you are busy. There was just one thing missing that I wanted to know form you. If there is a cavity already in the dentin of the tooth. Would it require a filling, or could using your system "clean" the tooth like you said in your response below? Any cavity too ... Read on »
Reparative Dentin by Dr. Ellie Phillips Posted Tue 11 Jan 2011 9:26am Dear Dr. Ellie I just started the system, xylitol 5-7x/day and all the rinses and paste, and already notice more smoothness to my teeth. I will definitely give it the 2 years and probably the rest of my life since it is so easy. I would like however to address the root of the problem which is my acidic saliva. I have tried in vain to rais ... Read on »
Why Should I Get A Filling If My Tooth Doesn't Hurt? by Hisham A. Health Maven Posted Thu 20 Sep 2007 1:32pm Ask Dr.A dradental.com The answers given by Dr.A are intended as non-professional advice, for entertainment only if you will. Please do consult with your dentist of record or your physician before making any decision regarding your dental or medical health. Q. Why Should I Get A Filling If My Tooth Doesn't Hurt? A. I am assuming ... Read on »
Why Should I Get A Filling If My Tooth Doesn't Hurt? by Hisham A. Health Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 4:18am Ask Dr.A dradental.com The answers given by Dr.A are intended as non-professional advice, for entertainment only if you will. Please do consult with your dentist of record or your physician before making any decision regarding your dental or medical health. Q. Why Should I Get A Filling If My Tooth Doesn't Hurt? A. I am a ... Read on »
Finding a Calcified Canal by Dr. Jason Hales Doctor of Dentistry Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 1:07pm This patient came in for treatment of #11. Single root, single canal, no crown, you would think that this would be an easy root canal. However, notice the calcification of the canal. Sometimes when the crown is gone, it is difficult to determine the long axis of the tooth. You can see the the original access is getting slightly off cente ... Read on »
The Aesthetically Perfect Smile by Mike V. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 06 Nov 2008 11:40pm The “Hollywood Smile” is a media ideal dating back to the early 1900’s. Teeth were in such disrepair that people would not smile for photographs. The only smiles seen were created in published media as cartoons. Artists depicted teeth as solid white areas with the upper and lower teeth separated by a curved line following the lower lip. The curv ... Read on »
Illustrations: How a Tooth Decays by Dr. Syed L. Doctor of Dentistry Posted Sun 16 Nov 2008 1:14pm 1. Healthy Tooth 2. White Spots Enamel is the hard outer crystal-like layer. Dentin is the softer layer beneath the enamel. The pulp chamber contains nerves and blood vessels. It is considered the living part of the tooth. Bacteria that are exposed to sugars or carbohydrates can make acid. The acid attacks the crystal-like subs ... Read on »