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OTTAWA, ONTARIO (Sept. 23, 2011) - Visiting the dentist's office has long been proven to improve a person's overall health and prevent future dental issues.  With the introduction of Under Armour Performance Mouthwear, visiting Dr. Joshi's practice can improve an athlete's strength, endurance, reaction time and reduce athletic stress.

As an authorized provider of Under Armour Performance Mouthwear, Dr. Joshi has begun fitting Ottawa-area athletes with Under Armour's innovative new line of custom mouthpieces and mouthguards designed to improve athletic performance.

Powered by ArmourBite, patented mouthwear technology developed by Bite Tech, Inc., Under Armour Performance Mouthwear introduces an entirely new category of sports equipment - ArmourBite®.  ArmourBite® Mouthpieces and ArmourBite® Mouthguards are safe and custom built.  Now, athletes in any sport - from football to golf to running - can capitalize on innovative technology that makes you stronger, faster, better.

As an authorized dental provider, Dr. Joshi is able to equip Ottawa atheletes with the same technology used by hundreds of professionals, Olympic and collegiate athletes.  The easy and completely painless custom-fitting process typically takes less than 20 minutes.

Dr. Joshi will offer both the UA Performance Mouthpiece for non-contact sports, such as baseball, golf, tennis, cycling and running and the UA Performance Mouthguard, which provides superior protection and comfort for contact sports, such as football, hockey, lacrosse, martial arts and wrestling.

Researchers at King's College London, Brunel University, and London South Bank University have pioneered an invention that could remove one of the main factors in many cases of dental phobia- the noise of the drill!

The inventors have developed an innovative device which cancels out the noise of the dental drill, a development that could end the anxiety associated with many patients' fears associated with a trip to the dentist.  Its widely accepted in dental research circles that the sound of the drill is one of the prime causes of anxiety linked to dental treatment.  The device was developed in the hopes of eliminating this source of anxiety, thereby encouraging people to seek out the dental treatment they may require for optimal oral health.

The prototype, which now requires funding to take the development to market, works similarly to noise-cancelling headphones, but is specifically designed to deal with the very high pitched noise of the dental drill.

 

The loss of a tooth is a minor deformity and a major pain. Although dental implants are available, the healing process can take months on end, and implants that fail to align with the ever-growing jawbone tend to fall out. If only adult teeth could be regenerated, right?

According to a study published in the latest Journal of Dental Research, a new tissue regeneration technique may allow people to simply regrow a new set of pearly whites.

Dr. Jeremy Mao, the Edward V. Zegarelli Professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, has unveiled a growth factor-infused, three-dimensional scaffold with the potential to regenerate an anatomically correct tooth in just nine weeks from implantation. By using a procedure developed in the university's Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, Dr. Mao can direct the body's own stem cells toward the scaffold, which is made of natural materials. Once the stem cells have colonized the scaffold, a tooth can grow in the socket and then merge with the surrounding tissue.

Dr. Mao's technique not only eliminates the need to grow teeth in a Petri dish, but it is the first to achieve regeneration of anatomically correct teeth by using the body's own resources. Factor in the faster recovery time and the comparatively natural process of regrowth (as opposed to implantation), and you have a massively appealing dental treatment.

Columbia University has already filed patent applications in regard to the technology and is seeking associates to aid in its commercialization. In the meantime, Dr. Mao is considering the best approach for applying his technique to cost-effective clinical therapies.

You can read the entire story at the Columbia University website...click here!

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