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Decay assessment and prevention

May 10, 2016 News Decay assessment and preventionDental HygieneMedical newsPreventive Dentistry

A Medical Approach to Preventing Cavities

by Kahaliah Richards

New studies are identifying the key microbes and their interactions which cause a cavity. Essentially, we now know that dental decay is a “poly-microbial disease”, meaning the destruction of the tooth is caused by many different microorganisms and their complex

February 11, 2016 News Chronic DiseaseDecay assessment and preventionDental CarePeriodontology

An Upset Tummy, and Some Upset Teeth

by Kahaliah Richards

In his popular new book “Happy Gut,” Dr. Vincent Pedre argues that chronic health problems can often be traced to the digestive system and fixed by changing the microbes in our gut. An upset digestive system is, according to Dr.

January 26, 2016 News Chronic dental care for the elderlyChronic DiseaseDecay assessment and preventionDental HygieneDiseaseMedical news

What’s on your teeth, may be in your heart

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study in the journal Medicine reports that the bacteria initiating dental decay is also found on the heart valves of patients with heart disease. Nothing new here. Other studies have shown that Streptococcus mutans to be the dominant

December 14, 2015 News Decay assessment and preventionDental CareFinancesGeneral News

Identifying high risk adults for more preventive care

by Kahaliah Richards

A new review of dental studies found that traditional risk factors for caries in adults are wanting in terms of accuracy. The best conventional predictors are recent experience with this disease and salivary concentrations of Streptococcus mutans; but even these,

October 28, 2015 News Decay assessment and preventionDental CareFinancesGeneral NewsHygienistsPreventive DentistryTooth decay

The persistence of high dental spending

by Kahaliah Richards

More studies are showing that a small segment of the community needs medical care on an ongoing basis.  This pattern is called persistent care and it seems to be associated to those with more than one chronic condition. It may well

October 20, 2015 News Chronic DiseaseDecay assessment and preventionDental industryGeneral DentistryMedical newsPreventive DentistryTooth decay

Crohn’s, Colitis, Cavities and Crowns

by Kahaliah Richards

As the population ages and science marches on, we are seeing significant connections between chronic diseases. One big one is diabetes and dental decay — diabetes increases the risk of having oral health problems two-fold. And another is chronic inflammatory

May 13, 2015 News Decay assessment and preventionDental CareDental industryMedical newsPatient educationTooth decay

Blaming the victim versus looking in the mirror

by Kahaliah Richards

A new report on early childhood caries in the UK shows how serious this disease really is: •Tooth extraction, mainly under General Anaesthesia (GA), is the main reason for hospital admissions of 5–9 year old children in the UK •Repeat

April 23, 2015 News Chronic DiseaseDecay assessment and preventionDental CareGeneral DentistryMedical newsOverall Health

Looking for Parkinson’s and dental decay sooner

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study found that Parkinson’s patients have up to 10 times more untreated decay than a healthy peer. And they live in the community on average for 15 years before being institutionalized. So, most every dental team has a

April 10, 2015 News Decay assessment and preventionGeneral Dentistry

Can we predict dental decay? Yes!

by Kahaliah Richards

A new study of middle aged adults in America reports that over 18 months, low risk adults got very little to no decay and high risk adults got between 2 and 3 new cavities. How did the study separate these

November 11, 2014 News Chronic DiseaseDecay assessment and preventionDental CareGeneral Dentistry

“I am prepared to go elsewhere for more preventive care”

by Kahaliah Richards

This statement concluded an e-mail from a manager of  dental benefits at a Canadian company. It shows the commitment by patients to reach a state of better oral health. This same sentiment has been revealed in all our patient surveys

March 10, 2014 News Decay assessment and preventionDental CareGeneral NewsMedical newsPreventive DentistryTooth decay

Tooth decay may prohibit growth in children

by Kahaliah Richards

Tooth decay may be even worse than originally thought.Sadly, dental caries (cavities) in young children is commonly untreated. In addition to causing damage and loss of teeth, a new study has found that it can stunt a child’s growth. The

June 13, 2013 News Decay assessment and preventionDental CareGeneral NewsMedical newsResearch

Menopause and Dental Decay

by Kahaliah Richards

Surveys of adult patients in the waiting rooms of UK and Ontario dental practices show that almost half are age 50+.  That means that 1 in 4 patients are women entering or experiencing menopause. In the current issue of the

April 2, 2012 News CancerClinicalDecay assessment and preventionDental equipmentDental examinationDental researchEminence based dentistryEvidence based dentistryHealth screeningsInnovations in dentistryOral cancerPathology

What you talkin’ ’bout Willis?!

by ken

Fluorescence mainly an adjunct for occlusal caries detection By Kathy Kincade, Editor in Chief DrBicuspid – April 2, 2012 — While fluorescence-based caries detection devices have been shown to offer clinical decision-making support, visual inspection should continue to be the primary detection method for

February 21, 2012 News Decay assessment and preventionRestorative

Clog – Controlled dentin preparation with Smart Bur 2

by ken

by George Freedman DDS, FAACD, FADFE, FACD 1. The excavation of deep decay with a metal carbide bur carries the risk of not only removing infected dentin, but also unintentionally cutting away affected dentin.         2. This

January 24, 2012 News Decay assessment and prevention

Dried Licorice Root Fights Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

by ken

From WebDental – Dr. Carey Feuerman – January 14, 2012 Scientists are reporting identification of two substances in licorice — used extensively in Chinese traditional medicine — that kill the major bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease, the

January 1, 2012 News Decay assessment and preventionDental HygieneMinimally invasive dentistryNew productsNew TechnologiesPathologyPeriodontologyPreventive DentistryTooth decay

Formulated with Edible Clay, New Advanced Gum Healing Mineral Toothpaste Introduced

by ken

From Cosmetic Dentistry News It goes without saying that some enterprising marketer will put this material in Play-Doh and plastercine (do they still manufacture plactercine?)… Zion Health, a San Francisco-based company specializing in natural clay minerals cosmetic and hygienic products

December 23, 2011 News Decay assessment and preventionNew TechnologiesTechnology

Plasma Brush may Help Banish Fear of Pain During Dental Visits

by ken

by Kathy Jones on  December 22, 2011 at 7:28 PM Researchers from the University of Missouri have developed a new Plasma Brush that promises to help dentists clean and disinfect the cavities for fillings without any pain to the patients.

December 15, 2011 News Decay assessment and prevention

Implications of caries diagnostic strategies for clinical management decisions

by ken

Baelum, V., Hintze, H., Wenzel, A., Danielsen, B. and Nyvad, B. (2011), Implications of caries diagnostic strategies for clinical management decisions. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.2011.00655.x Abstract –  Objectives:  In clinical practice, a visual–tactile caries examination is frequently supplemented by bitewing radiography.

December 2, 2011 News Decay assessment and prevention

Microcavities: Does Earliest Decay Need Filling?

by ken

Lotta chatter about dentistry on the news shows these days…this from ABC news By the time a dentist finds a cavity, that tooth has been through several stages of a chronic infectious disease called dental caries, where acids dissolve tooth enamel,

December 2, 2011 News Decay assessment and preventionDental equipmentDental ethicsEvidence based dentistryInnovations in dentistryMarketing strategiesMinimally invasive dentistry

A Closer Look at Teeth May Mean More Fillings

by ken

By Ritchie S. King – the New York Times – November 28, 2011 Until 2010, Amelia Nuwer, 22, visited the same dentist every year in Biloxi, Miss., her hometown. And every year she came back with a clean bill of