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Tooth sensitivity and bleaching effectiveness associated with use of a calcium-containing in-office bleaching gel

Kossatz S et al. – The authors conducted a study to evaluate tooth sensitivity (TS) and the bleaching effectiveness associated with use of a calcium–containing (CC) in–office bleaching gel. The CC 35 percent hydrogen peroxide gel reduced the TS during in–office dental bleaching without jeopardizing the bleaching effectiveness.   [button url="http://jada.ada.org/content/143/12/e81.abstract" size="normal ...

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Protective Mechanisms of Simvastatin in Experimental Periodontal Disease

Dalcico R et al. – The data suggest that simvastatin prevents inflammatory bone resorption in experimental periodontitis, which may be mediated by its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.   [button url="http://www.joponline.org/doi/abs/10.1902/jop.2012.120114" size="normal" color="crimson" custom_color="" icon="{{icon}}" target="_blank"] Read the full abstract at the publisher website [/button ...

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The Upregulation of Transglutaminase-2 by Cyclosporine A in Human Gingival Fibroblasts is Augmented by Oxidative Stress

Lee SS et al. – The results demonstrated that CsA significantly upregulated the intracellular ROS generation and elevated TGM–2 expression in HGFs. In addition, TGM–2 induced by CsA was downregulated by PD98059, LY294002, NAC, curcumin, EGCG, and SB203580. [button url="http://www.joponline.org/doi/abs/10.1902/jop.2012.120554" size="normal" color="crimson" custom_color="" icon="{{icon}}" target="_blank"] Rea ...

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Predicting compliance for mandible advancement splint therapy in 96 obstructive sleep apnea patients

Ingman T et al. – The treatment of choice in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). The compliance of the MAS therapy was best in patients with short maxilla and mandible, which should be taken into consideration when planning MAS therapy for OSA patients. Finally, a sleep study should be part of the follow–up in this patient population.   [button url="http://ejo.o ...

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