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April 8, 2014 News Dental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall Health

Salt Study Sparks Media Frenzy and Misleads Millions Who Suffer from Hypertension

by Kahaliah Richards

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio –  Over the last week, well-meaning, educated people including physicians and nurses have approached heart surgeon Dr. Surender R. Neravetla by email, by phone and in person about a recent, well-publicized study published in the American Journal of

April 3, 2014 News BlogsDental CareGeneral DentistryMedical newsOverall Health

Can dental care save medical costs?

by Kahaliah Richards

From my ongoing meetings with Canadian employers and benefit consultants, there is one overriding theme: healthcare benefits (primarily the drug plan and the dental plan) need further containment, particularly as the workforce ages and new biological drugs become available. One

April 1, 2014 News Dental AssociationsDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsTooth decay

The role of oral health in cognitive decline (and vice versa)

by Kahaliah Richards

A recent study in the Journal of the American Dental Association linked a significant decline in word fluency and concentration to loss of teeth. This is not the first study to do so, but we aare not yet sure if

March 24, 2014 News CancerDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsHealth screeningsMedical newsPeriodontologyTooth decay

New device saves loose teeth, jaws damaged by cancer

by Kahaliah Richards

Periodontitis is a troublesome infection of the gums. When the infection causes the bone adjacent to teeth to break down, the teeth come loose. Mandibular bone can also be damaged by cancer, infections and accidents. With the aid of artificial,

March 19, 2014 News General NewsMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

New Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Unit to Open at Ontario Shores this Fall

by Kahaliah Richards

Children and adolescents will no longer need to travel out of country for treatment with the opening of a new 12-bed Eating Disorders Unit at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of

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

February 28, 2014 News BlogsGeneral DentistryKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall HealthPeriodontologyPreventive Dentistry

Explaining the importance of scaling to your patients

by Kahaliah Richards

The current issue of Odontology has a report on the role of non-surgical periodontal scaling in controlling inflammatory chemicals (anti-cardiolipin antibodies) in the blood. After 1 to 3 sessions of scaling (as adjusted to the patient’s needs), not only did

February 27, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryElearningFinancesGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsPatient education

Cat-a-Van Reading Tour Hits the Road to Get Kids Reading, Brushing

by Kahaliah Richards

NEA, Renaissance Dental celebrate Read Across America by asking students to grab their hats and read with the Cat WASHINGTON, Feb. 2014 – The Cat in the Hat is back, and he’s revving up his engines to get kids excited about

February 26, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOffice designOverall HealthPractice managementWellness

Kerr Asks “What Music Works Best in a Dentist’s Office?”

by Kahaliah Richards

Kerr Corporation, a leading manufacturer of innovative dental products, has posted a detailed investigative report about the music heard in dental offices.  The article explores recent trends in what music is played at dental practices and includes interviews with a

February 25, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical news

High risk of oral diseases and low access to care condemns developing countries to sub-standard oral health

by Kahaliah Richards

The average density of dentists to head of population in Africa is 1 to 150,000 Low expenditure on dental health in developing countries severely undermines oral care FDI World Dental Federation has identified the most serious challenges facing developing countries

February 18, 2014 News General DentistryKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall Health

Your diabetic patients and root decay

by Kahaliah Richards

For years, dental professionals have been on the alert for special high risk patients: Sjogren’s, perhaps Parkinson’s, and head and neck cancer patients. Frequently, when I discuss Prevora with a new dental team, that’s the immediate thinking in the meeting

February 12, 2014 News BlogsDental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOffice designPractice management

Brainsparks! Tips & Tricks for the Modern Dental Office. February 2014

by Kahaliah Richards

Jump off the treadmill and make real progress in your dental practice Do you ever feel like you’re on a treadmill?  You’re running hard but never seem to get anywhere.  Running a dental practice can be very stressful but there

February 11, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall HealthPractice management

Why Is Work So Stressful? Reduce Stress In Your Dental Practice.

by Kahaliah Richards

This is the age old question that’s been plaguing mankind since the first sheep herder clocked in at the farm. The reason work is so stressful is because of us. That’s right, we do it to ourselves. Sure, many jobs

February 10, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

3 Tips for a Fresher Kiss This Valentine’s Day

by Kahaliah Richards

Love is in the air—but for millions of Americans, so is embarrassing bad breath. Before smooching your valentine, follow the Academy of General Dentistry’s(AGD) tips for halting halitosis. “In many cases, patients aren’t aware that they have a bad breath

February 7, 2014 News Cosmetic DentistryMedical newsNew productsNew Technologies

Toronto’s The Art of Dentistry Launches New Dental Website

by Kahaliah Richards

Toronto-based dentist Sol Weiss has launched a brand new website for his practice, The Art of Dentistry. Sol Weiss and the entire team of The Art of Dentistry is pleased to announce the launch of a new website for the

January 23, 2014 News Chronic dental care for the elderlyDental CareGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

New Dental Project Fights Elder Abuse

by Kahaliah Richards

The primary portal to the body is the mouth.  Quite simply, you can’t have a healthy body without a healthy mouth.  For example, acquired pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death in the elderly and is often a

January 14, 2014 News General NewsMedical newsOrthodonticsPediatric dentistry

Buck Teeth: Correct Them Once in Early Adolescence

by Kahaliah Richards

Children with prominent front teeth, colloquially known as buck teeth, often require orthodontic work to straighten their teeth and improve both their bite and appearance. This can be done in one stage during early adolescence (age 10 to 16) or

January 14, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral NewsMedical newsOverall Health

Assure A Smile Publishes New Holistic Health Guides for 2014

by Kahaliah Richards

Assure A Smile publishes new holistic health guides for South Florida families looking to live richer, happier lives in 2014. Assure A Smile recommends a diet and nutrition plan not just to lose weight in 2014, but also to create

January 7, 2014 News Dental CareDental industryDental researchGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall Health

Chewing Gum Is Often Culprit for Migraine Headaches in Teens

by Kahaliah Richards

Teenagers are notorious for chewing a lot of gum. The lip smacking, bubble popping, discarded gum stuck to the sole give teachers and parents a headache. Now, Dr. Nathan Watemberg of Tel Aviv University-affiliated Meir Medical Center has found that

December 20, 2013 News General DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingMedical newsOverall HealthWellness

At family gatherings this Christmas get to the heart of your medical history

by Kahaliah Richards

Doctors are encouraging people to take advantage of Christmas gatherings with relatives to discuss family medical histories to help tackle ill-health. The call from clinical academics follows a study which shows that individuals with a family history of premature heart