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Odontology

A fifth of adults in Sweden report dental anxiety

22 February, 2021 - Göteborgs universitet

In Sweden, approximately one in five adults suffers from dental anxiety or phobia. The number has decreased over time, but still an important part of the population have major problems, according to a recent doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg. The thesis includes a nationwide interview study involving 3,500 adult individuals, randomly selected from […]

Poor root fillings can be the result of stress and the economy

22 March, 2016 - Göteborgs universitet

Only half of all root fillings that are done in the Swedish public dental service are of good quality. The reason that dentists accept technically poor root fillings can be that they feel root fillings are difficult, associate them with stress and frustration as well as that a good quality root treatment often takes longer […]

Extracting a Deciduous Canine Tooth Beneficial to the Permanent Tooth

27 November, 2014 - Göteborgs universitet

In some children, the permanent canine tooth fails to grow properly. If the dentist extracts the deciduous tooth at the right time, however, the probability that the permanent tooth will grow properly is doubled, and a long treatment can be avoided. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

Most people brushes their teeth in the wrong way

15 May, 2012 - Göteborgs universitet

Almost all Swedes brush their teeth, yet only one in ten does it in a way that effectively prevents tooth decay. Now researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, are eager to teach Swedes how to brush their teeth more effectively.

New “massage” method quadruples protection against tooth decay

19 March, 2012 - Göteborgs universitet

Do you want to avoid cavities in your teeth? Try massaging them with a high-fluoride toothpaste after lunch. “Rubbing toothpaste onto your teeth increases the fluoride protection by 400%,” says Anna Nordström, dentist, PhD and researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

New honorary doctors at Karolinska Institutet

29 February, 2012 - Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet’s board of research has appointed three new honorary doctors, who will have their doctorates formally conferred at a ceremony in the Stockholm City Hall on 25 May 2012, when they will receive their hat, diploma and ring from the Dean of Research as testimony to their status. Every year, Karolinska Institutet awards honorary doctorates to people who have made vital contributions to the university.

Premature children have smaller teeth

27 October, 2011 - Malmö universitet

The size of teeth in premature children is smaller. This has been established in a study from the Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University in Sweden.

Saliva can explain children’s weak immune defense

25 October, 2011 - K2 – Nationellt kunskapscentrum för kollektivtrafik

Children have fewer components that strengthen their immune defense than adults do. This is shown in a mapping of children’s saliva that was carried out at Malmö University in Sweden. The study may have found an explanation for children’s inability to fend off infections.

Tooth movement an alternative to bone transplants

21 September, 2011 - Göteborgs universitet

Although replacing lost teeth often involves artificially building up the jaw, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy are now showcasing a new method whereby teeth are instead moved into the toothless area using a brace, giving patients the chance of having more teeth.