Friday Five Roundup: From Benefits of Green Tea and Saliva on Health, to Social Media Trends

Medical News Today

Could A Green Tea Extract Help To Treat Tooth Sensitivity?

Good news for those who suffer from tooth sensitivity! A team of researchers from the Wuhan University in China have developed a new material to better protect sensitive teeth using the most active polyphenol in green tea: epigallocatechin-3-gallate (ECGC).

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Marketing Land

Facebook Debuts Watch, Its Home for Original Shows

In an attempt to take on YouTube, Google-owned video-streaming platform, Facebook announced on Wednesday that it will begin rolling out a revamped version of its existing 'home for videos' that caters to the original, episodic shows Facebook has been licensing. Called Watch, Facebook's new video hub will be available on its mobile apps, on its desktop site and through its connected-TV apps, but for now only to a limited group of people in the U.S.

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Dentistry IQ

Survey says dental patients are dissatisfied: Solving the patient experience problem

It's no secret that many patients perceive trips to the dentist as a chore, as evidenced again by a recent study. Finding ways to counter patient dissatisfaction can go a long way towards benefiting your practice.

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Marketing Profs.

Trends in Social Media Marketing: B2B vs. B2C [Infographic]

It’s always worth refreshing yourself on the difference between the business-to-business world and the business-to-customer world, and this handy article and infographic by Laura Forer of Marketing Profs will do just that.

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Science Daily

Molecule in Human Saliva Has Potential for Wound Healing

A new study delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere. It was common knowledge that saliva played a key role, but the extent of that role was unclear. Until now. Histatin-1, a molecule found in saliva, was found to promote angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), as well as cell adhesion and migration.

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