ADA on nanodiamonds in dentistry
The ADA recently reported on a study that shows that nanodiamonds can help treat oral-related diseases and bone loss. From the article:
Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles discovered that diamonds at a much smaller scale than those found in jewelry could be used to stimulate bone growth, treat oral-related diseases and improve dental implants.
Nanodiamonds, which are about four to five nanometers in diameter and invisible to the human eye, have certain surface properties that deliver bone growth-promoting proteins more effectively than conventional approaches, the researchers found.
The study’s findings could be used to improve treatment of osteonecrosis, and combat bone loss that can occur next to dental implants.
To read more, see the full article, “Study: Nanodiamonds can help treat oral-related disease, bone loss.”