A new study from University of British Columbia (UBC) dental researchers suggests tooth gems can help people who are struggling with dental health.
The study involved more than 1,000 people who were diagnosed with tooth loss, gum disease, or tooth decay.
Researchers found that people who had the highest levels of tooth gems had lower rates of these symptoms and their dental health improved.
“People who have higher levels of dental gems in their teeth had higher tooth density, lower rates in tooth decay, and less tooth decay,” said Dr. Yvette Koehler, a researcher in UBC’s Department of Dental Medicine and Dentistry.
“The reason that gemstones help in those areas is because they are able to absorb water.”
In this study, the researchers looked at the amount of tooth stones in people who experienced dental problems.
They found that individuals who had more than 10,000 dental gems had a 50 per cent lower risk of developing dental problems, compared to those with fewer than 10.
The results also showed that dental gem owners who were younger, had higher incomes, and were living in rural areas had lower dental problems than those who were older, had lower incomes, or lived in urban areas.
In the study, researchers compared the rates of dental problems for people who bought their gems with those of people who didn’t.
People who had fewer dental gems were 50 per per cent less likely to have dental problems compared to people who owned more than one gem.
“It shows that dental gems have a very important role to play in preventing dental health problems,” said Koehl.
“They can help to improve the quality of teeth and the overall health of your teeth.”
The researchers say the findings will be useful to people and dentists who want to reduce their risk of dental health issues.
The findings are published in the Canadian Journal of Dentistry.