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December 10, 2019 Feature Oral HealthPreventive DentistryTooth decay

Neutrophils: Potential Culprits in Tooth Decay

by Russel Gitalis, BSc, MSc Candidate; Yoav Finer, DMD, PhD, FRCD(C); Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly all adults have dental caries at some point in time.1 Resin composite is the most used restorative material in dentistry;2 most resin composite restorations are placed due to secondary caries or recurrent caries

June 5, 2017 Feature Dental CareOral SurgeryTooth decay

Teeth Displaced: Teeth at the Time of Surgery

by Lachlan McLean BSc, DMD; Jeffery Soparlo BSc, DDS; and Jerrold Armstrong, BSc, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Abstract Inadvertent displacement of teeth or fragments of teeth beyond the tooth socket during extraction is an uncommon occurrence. In this paper, we present two cases of displacement of impacted third molars, one maxillary and one mandibular. We outline our

October 30, 2015 News Chronic DiseaseDental industryMedical newsTooth decay

Rheumatoid diseases and filling up the waiting room

by Kahaliah Richards

Rheumatoid diseases, a subset of arthritis, are associated with poor oral health. Studies show that if you have rheumatoid disease you likely have other chronic diseases, are older, and have dry mouth and far more dental decay. It’s a package.

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

August 13, 2015 News Community Dental CareDental CareDental industryGeneral NewsTooth decayWellness

Floss or Brush First?

by Kahaliah Richards

Essentially, we don’t know which hygiene procedure should be done first, nor for that matter, whether flossing has any preventive effect on dental decay. Read this quick review by the New York Times about the limited evidence to support flossing.

May 29, 2015 News Dental CareDental HygieneDental industryGeneral DentistryTooth decay

1 in 4 American adults have untreated cavities

by Kahaliah Richards

This (shocking) statistic was recently released by the US CDC. How does this level of under-treatment compare to untreated diabetes or hypertension, 2 other prevalent chronic conditions in America? A study published in 2011 found that 2.4% of American diabetics

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

September 25, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryTooth decay

Sugar, sweeteners and dental decay

by Kahaliah Richards

Sugar = dental decay. Or so, that is a common public and professional perception. But sugar is now being replaced by all sorts of sweeteners, both natural and artificial. So what effect do these sweeteners have on promoting cavities? Two

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

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 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

November 19, 2013 News Dental CareDental HygieneGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingTooth decayTooth whitening

12 Genius Uses for Toothpaste

by Kahaliah Richards

 Here’s a cheap product everybody owns (or should own!) that has a bunch of clever uses around the house: toothpaste. It contains mild abrasives and detergents suspended in a creamy gel that keep your teeth clean and bright. Those same

November 18, 2013 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsOverall HealthResearchTooth decay

Receding Gums: A Major Issue Affecting Oral Health

by Kahaliah Richards

MISSION, KS – (Family Features) Affecting nearly half of the U.S. population, gum recession is an oral health issue in which the gums have worn away, exposing teeth to damaging, disease-causing bacteria. While traditional treatments exist, they come with a

March 14, 2013 News Dental AssociationsGeneral DentistryGeneral NewsKeeping you guessingPediatric dentistryTooth decay

Responding To A Silent Epidemic

by Kahaliah Richards

The #1 Chronic Childhood Disease Pediatric dental disease, more commonly known as severe tooth decay, can lead to malnourishment, anemia, required emergency surgery and life-threatening secondary infections. Severe childhood tooth decay is a multi-faceted epidemic that stems from access-to-care issues,

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 FluorideResearchTooth decay

Cochrane Issues Study on Fluoride Supplements

by ken

From Dental IQ December 22, 2011 According to the Cochrane Oral Health Group, fluoride supplements failed to reduce tooth decay in primary teeth, permanent teeth cavity-reduction is dubious and health risks are little studied. “When fluoride supplements were compared with

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There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

by ken

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect

July 8, 2011 News RestorativeTooth decay

Mama, look at boo-boo dey – Shut your mout’

by ken

Despite improvements in resin-based composite technology, US dentists are placing more amalgam restorations than composites, and amalgam is still emphasized by US dental schools, according to the results of 2 studies published in the June issue of the Journal of the