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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 30, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsOverall HealthWellness

“It’s like driving through a stormy night!”

by Kahaliah Richards

Recently, National Public Radio featured a story on stress felt by American adults. It featured a survey by the Harvard School of Public Health which found that 1 in 4 had a great deal of stress in the previous month,

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 27, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall Health

Boost those cavities, Ensure more replacement crowns

by Kahaliah Richards

A recent article in the New York Times cautioned about the sugar content in those nutritional drinks taken by older Canadians. These drinks have the brands such as Boost and Ensure and are called by some geriatricians “liquid candy with

June 26, 2014 News Dental HygieneGeneral NewsOverall Health

Dental Hygiene Profession Sees ‘Moment of Opportunity’ to Improve Access to Oral Health Care

by Kahaliah Richards

As dental hygienists prepare to take increased responsibilities, Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice provides critical updates St. Louis, June – With opportunities to take increased responsibility for oral health care and to deliver care in a more comprehensive way, it’s

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 10, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral NewsOverall HealthWellness

Nutrition is key to oral, overall health

by Kahaliah Richards

Nutrition is vital to a person’s oral health — and therefore to their overall health. Collaboration between registered dietitian nutritionists, dietetic technicians, registered and oral health-care professionals is recommended for health promotion, disease prevention and intervention, according to a new

May 28, 2014 News Dental industryDental researchGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall Health

Prevora’s latest controlled study is published

by Kahaliah Richards

A new peer-reviewed article in Acta Scandinavia Odontologica reviews the most recent controlled study of Prevora. This study is so far the largest randomized, multi-centre, double-blinded, placebo-controlled investigation of any preventive intervention for adult caries. It enrolled 983 adults who

May 26, 2014 News ClinicalDental CareDental HygieneGeneral DentistryOverall Health

Top Reasons To Floss Daily

by Kahaliah Richards

Flossing is often overlooked by most people. However, it is an essential part of maintaining good dental hygiene and dental health. Below are the top reasons why you should floss your teeth every day… –Flossing Helps Avoid Periodontal Disease. Flossing

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 8, 2014 News General DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingOverall HealthWellness

Cultivation of the Value Mindset

by Kahaliah Richards

If you are like most dental office leaders, you have had times when you thought it would be impossible to get your team members on the same page with an idea, system, or process.  Why is it so difficult?  You

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 General DentistryGeneral NewsOverall Health

Why are you in Business?

by Kahaliah Richards

People are drawn into careers for a variety of reasons. Some pursue an altruistic bent while others are drawn by remuneration. Whatever the reasons, does it not make sense to provide the absolute best product/service while pursuing profitability? This mantra

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