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Multilayer coating could fight bacterial growth on plastic dental devices
Hygiene

Multilayer coating could fight bacterial growth on plastic dental devices

A new coating could protect retainers, clear tooth aligners, and other plastic dental appliances from bacterial growth, which can cause bad odors and increase the chances of tooth decay and gum disease (ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2018, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b04433). Jinkee Hong of Yonsei University, Hyo-Wan Anh of Kyung Hee University, and colleagues wanted antibacterial films for…

Protect their innocent smiles
Hygiene

Protect their innocent smiles

Dental cavities spare no one whether elderly or children. Even toddlers and preschoolers are falling prey to these. According to some surveys, almost 20 per cent of the kids, even as young as five, are suffering from cavities, and the numbers are rising. In fact, cavities have become the most common chronic problem in kids…