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How teeth sense the cold

An ion channel called TRPC5 acts as a molecular cold sensor in teeth and could serve as a new drug target for treating toothaches.
Sunday, March 28, 2021/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Scientists find evidence that novel coronavirus infects the mouth's cells

Scientists has found evidence that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, infects cells in the mouth. The findings point to the possibility that the mouth plays a role in transmitting SARS-CoV-2 to the lungs or digestive system via saliva laden with virus from infected oral cells. A better understanding of the mouth's involvement could inform strategies to reduce viral transmission within and outside the body.
Friday, March 26, 2021/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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April JADA finds curing lights inhibit gingival epithelial cell growth

Prolonged exposure to blue curing light slows the growth of gingival epithelial cells and may damage oral soft tissues, according to a study published in the April issue of JADA.
Thursday, March 25, 2021/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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SBA increases lending limit for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced March 24 that it is increasing the maximum small businesses and nonprofit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
Thursday, March 25, 2021/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Study shows how SARS-CoV-2 infects cells in mouth, possibly leading to oral symptoms

A study examining the role of the oral cavity in SARS-CoV-2 infection has found evidence the virus infects cells in the mouth, which could explain why some patients with COVID-19 experience taste loss, dry mouth and blistering. The research also found that saliva is infectious, indicating the mouth may play a part in transmitting the virus deeper into the body or to others.
Thursday, March 25, 2021/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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