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August 7, 2014 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

The new “3Ds” of dental care

by Kahaliah Richards

This past week I met with several dental teams and asked them about the “3 Ds” which now characterize their patient caseloads: Do you have diabetic patients? Do you have patients on diuretics? Do you have patients with a dry

August 6, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

Loose Tooth Makes Philly Kids Smile Highlighting National Need For Dental Checks

by Kahaliah Richards

1 in 5 low-income kids go without needed dental care; Pennsylvania receives a “D” for how it’s addressing this need (worse than 41 other states) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMYXaTZOkTo&list=UUsyy8lzxdKTUwK_CMs3dN7g Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Gentle Dental offices and their tooth mascot, Sir Floss A Lot,

August 6, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

sleeping pills

by Kahaliah Richards

A recent article in the NY Times talked about weaning older patients off of nightly regimens of sleeping pills. Why “de-prescribe” these medications (benzodiazepines) such as Ativan, Ambien, Halcion, Lunesta and Valium? There are many good reasons but one which

August 5, 2014 News CharityGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

Heal the Effects of Domestic and Sexual Violence by Joining ‘Virtual Race For Smiles’

by Kahaliah Richards

MADISON, Wis. – Improve your own health while restoring the smile of someone in need: Join the Virtual Race for Smiles, which benefits the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation’s (AACDCF) Give Back a Smile (GBAS) program. GBAS restores

July 24, 2014 News CancerDental CareGeneral DentistryMedical newsOral cancerResearch

Researchers Identify Aggressive Genes in Oral Cancer

by Kahaliah Richards

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have recently discovered a way to predict the aggressiveness of oral cancer tumors in mice which is an important step towards doing the same with cancer tumors in humans

July 23, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall HealthResearchTooth decay

Ancient tooth plaque shows surprising use for common weed

by Kahaliah Richards

Scientists examining dental plaques from prehistoric Sudanese skeletons say that purple nutsedge, today considered one of world’s worst weed, was not always a pest. By:Kate AllenScience and Technology reporter, Published on Wed Jul 16 2014. Donatella Usai / Centro Studi

July 7, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthResearch

Tooth protein offers promise for bone regeneration

by Kahaliah Richards

Patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures might benefit from a new discovery of a protein that plays an important role in bone regeneration made by bioengineers at Queen Mary University of London. Normally found in the formation of enamel,

July 3, 2014 News Chronic DiseaseDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

Dental cleanings improve lung function in COPD patients

by Kahaliah Richards

The Canadian Lung Association reports that 10% of Canadians have lung disease or COPD.  Half of these 3 million Canadians have a formal diagnosis, the others simply struggle on with difficulty breathing. A growing number of studies have connected oral

June 24, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

high blood pressure, diuretics and root caries risks

by Kahaliah Richards

The most recent data on the prevalence of Americans for high blood pressure show that about 1 in 3 are hypertensive at mid-life, and over age 60, 2 out of 3 are. A preferred first-line method to manage blood pressure

June 20, 2014 News General DentistryMedical newsOverall Health

Having a smoke and a coke

by Kahaliah Richards

Two new studies show that a regular smoke and a coke put you at high risk of dental decay. The more you smoke the more caries over a 4 year period of observation of Finnish adults. The more you drink

June 17, 2014 News General DentistryMedical newsOverall Health

Chewing Gum Linked to Headaches

by Kahaliah Richards

An interesting study and findings regarding a link between headaches and gum chewing has come from Tel Aviv University. The article was published in Pediatric Neurology and looked at 30 patients between 6 and 19 with chronic headache and who

June 12, 2014 News General DentistryMedical newsWellness

Root Caries and Inflammation

by Kahaliah Richards

A 4-year study of older Japanese men and women living in their homes has connected the number of root caries to systemic inflammation. Refer to Figure 1. This study also found a significant association between root caries and irregular heartbeat,

May 14, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthPreventive Dentistry

Green tea and evidence-based care

by Kahaliah Richards

A few months ago, I spoke with an advisor to the Sjogren’s Society of Canada about Prevora and the remarkable results from our 2 randomized, double blinded, placebo controlled, multi-centred trials which were conducted with FDA protocols. This advisor said

May 6, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

Take some extra-strength Tylenol and go to bed …

by Kahaliah Richards

A common practice after dental surgery or to deal with dental pain, is to do just what the title of this blog says. Extra-strength Tylenol in my medicine cabinet contains 500 mg  of acetaminophen per caplet. 6 of these pills

May 2, 2014 News Cosmetic DentistryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsInvisalignMedical newsOverall HealthSocial mediaSocial networking

“Smartphone Brides” On The Rise: New Survey Finds That 40 Percent Of Brides Posted Or Will Post A “Selfie” As Their First Wedding Photo

by Kahaliah Richards

The Invisalign® Brand sponsored “Smile Ever After” Survey Also Reveals That 92 Percent Of Brides Rank Their Smile As Their Most Important Wedding-Day Accessor The word “selfie” is hugely popular among teenagers – and it’s now resonating with many new

April 24, 2014 News General NewsMedical newsOverall Health

The antidepressant generation

by Kahaliah Richards

A recent article in the New York Times titled “The antidepressant generation” talked about the growing use of medication amongst the 18 to 29 year old cohort, to control depression. In 1994, about 9% of American students visiting their college

April 21, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsNew productsOverall HealthPediatric dentistrySocial Networking


by Kahaliah Richards

We are students from Poland, we are 21, we came up with idea of creating world’s first interactive toothbrush for kids – the FunBrush. Check out our facebook/website for details! We know that children don’t like to brush their teeth.

April 17, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

A True Patient Experience – Part II

by Kahaliah Richards

Part II of III In my previous writings about the patient experience, I talked about how to “wow” a patient from their perspective, not just the dental offices. We all know that most people don’t want to be getting dental

April 15, 2014 News CancerDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

UNDIAGNOSED Oral cancer is KILLING one person every HOUR in this continent EVERYDAY

by Kahaliah Richards

ONLY Fourteen (14 %) of North American patients report knowledge or awareness of their dental office performing an Oral Cancer Screening. Oral cancer is considered one of the most preventable of all cancers and if detected early has an 80%

April 9, 2014 News ConnectivityDental CareDental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

Breakthrough Documentary Connects the Dots between Oral Health and Complete Wellness

by Kahaliah Richards

Partners in Complete Health today announced its film “Say Ahh,” the world’s first documentary on oral health, is now available to the public, including non-dental and non-medical communities. Featuring doctors, patients and a few minor miracles, “Say Ahh” takes an