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July 30, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Research Highlights Ability of Polyphenols to Improve Oral Health

by Hank Schultz, Nutri ingredients

New in vitro research supports the notion that polyphenol-rich beverages can be an important adjunct to oral health, according to officials at Ocean Spray, whose products were used in the study. The recently published research comes from a team at

July 30, 2021 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Do You Have Bad Breath? A New Sensor Will Check

by Allison Shelley, WebMD

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you have bad breath, and asking someone to check if it’s fresh can be embarrassing. But thanks to science, there may soon be an easier way to find out. Researchers are now working on

July 29, 2021 News NewsOral Health

VOCO Launches Two Adult-themed Profluorid Varnish Flavors to Elevate Oral Health for All High-Risk Age Groups

by VOCO

VOCO is committed to overall oral health in both children and adults. In an effort to encourage adult use, and ultimately elevate the level of oral health nationwide, VOCO has introduced two new flavors of its popular Fluoride varnish line,

July 29, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Statement of the American Dental Education Association on Faculty, Staff, Students and Residents of Oral Health Professions Schools Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine

by American Dental Education Association

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) urges its member institutions and programs to advise and strongly encourage their faculty, staff, students and residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. They exist as a patient care/education entity and must consider the health and safety

July 28, 2021 News NewsOral Health

ADASRI Project Leader Wins $50,000 Award for Research on Monitoring Biomarkers to Track Periodontitis

by ADA

With the support of a $50,000 award from the International Association for Dental Research, a project leader with the American Dental Association Science & Research Institute will examine the role biomarkers play in tracking the progression and treatment of periodontitis.

July 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Sask. Dental Public Health Expert Debunks Myths, Misinformation About Community Water Fluoridation

by Regina Leader-Post

Adding fluoride to water is once again fuelling debate locally, as Regina city council gets set in August to consider a community fluoridation program. Uswak, who is also the referral consultant dentist for the Saskatchewan Health Authority, says that for anti-fluoridationists,

July 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Child’s Toothbrushing Habits Linked to Mother’s Mental Health

by Tohoku University

A mother’s mental health may play a larger role in a child’s toothbrushing habits than previously thought. It is no secret that brushing your teeth twice a day is highly effective in promoting healthy teeth and gums. The International Association

July 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Studies Show Two Fifths of Athletes Feel Concerned About Their Oral Health

by Zenopa

Athletes are tested regularly on all other aspects of health; however, oral health is frequently pushed to the side-lines. Top athletes typically consume high quantities of sugar in their diets, consisting mainly of energy drinks and snacks; therefore, they are

July 22, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Improving the Oral Health of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

by American Academy of Pediatrics

Improving the oral health of children is a national priority for dentists and pediatricians. While we should be establishing a “dental home” for our patients by age one, this is challenging because of many factors, including limitations in dental resources. Children

July 21, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Predicting Tooth Loss

by Harvard Medical School

Tooth loss is often accepted as a natural part of aging, but what if there was a way to better identify those most susceptible without the need for a dental exam? New research led by investigators at Harvard School of

July 20, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Freeze Drying, Oral Health Experiments Make Speedy Return from Space Station Aboard SpaceX Dragon

by NASA

A suite of International Space Station scientific experiments soon journey back to Earth aboard the 22nd SpaceX commercial resupply services mission for NASA. Scientists on the ground look forward to having their experiments back within hours, an advantage that could

July 19, 2021 News NewsOral Health

A New Three-Year Study Demonstrated that MI Varnish from GC was Able to Reduce the Incidence of Tooth Decay in 6- and 12-Year-Old Children Over a Three Year Period

by Faculty of Dentistry, Riga Stradinš University

On Friday July 9th, at the 68th annual congress of European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA) in Zagreb, Croatia, Dr. Jekaterina Gudkina (Assistant Professor, Conservative Dentistry and Oral Health Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Riga Stradinš University) presented the result of

July 19, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Nitrous Oxide Found to Increase Dental Anaesthesia Success Rates

by Bite Magazine

Given that between 10 and 39 per cent of patients have reported ineffective pulpal anaesthesia, finding the correct local anaesthetic can increase confidence in dental visits and assist people in more regular oral healthcare, US researchers have found. In a

July 9, 2021 Feature EditorialOral HealthProduct Report

They Never Gave Us Hope…

by George Freedman, DDS, DiplABAD, FAACD, FASDA

In recent history, in situations when the world was facing global calamity, our leaders countered with great initiative and unflagging hope. The Lincolns, Churchills and Roosevelts rose to the challenges and overcame extreme odds. In the ongoing response to the

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportRestorative Dentistry

Esthetic Gingival Restoration

by George Freedman, BSc, DDS, DiplABAD, FIADFE, FAACD, FASDA; Paiman Lalla, DDS, FIOCI, FIADFE, FAAIP, FICD

Esthetic Dilemma of the Gingival Margin The data is unambiguous; both porcelain and composite resin are biocompatible with the gingiva and well tolerated.1-3 The caveat is that composite tends to cause tissue irritation if it comes into intimate contact with

Bioflavonoid Spray Efficacy Against Respiratory Viruses
July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Bioflavonoid Spray Efficacy Against Respiratory Viruses

by Zeeshan Sheikh, Dip.Dh, BDS, MSc, PhD; Henriette Lerner, DMD, DICOI

COVID-19 has raised new concerns about respiratory viral infections (RVI). This virus can reproduce within the cells that line the human respiratory tract and the resulting infections cause respiratory issues and may infect multiple other sites. At this time, there

Lips
July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Lips: The Forgotten Oral Tissue

by Myles Holt, BDS, LLM, FIADFE

Lips are defined as “either of two fleshy folds that surround the mouth in humans and many other vertebrates and are organs of human speech essential to certain articulations”1. Lips are unique oral structures, as individual as fingerprints, that play

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Minimally Invasive Robotic-Assisted Full Arch Surgery

by Joe F. Griffin II, DDS

Robotic guidance has enhanced and improved various surgical specialties and is now available to implant dentistry for both partially and fully edentulous patients through the Yomi platform developed by Neocis Inc. (Miami FL)1,2 Accuracy of implant placement has been shown

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct ReportTechnology

3D Printing: Changing the Game

by Florin Lazarescu, DDS, MSc, MSc

When I discovered CAD/CAM technology more than 10 years ago, I was amazed at the technological world that I was entering. It was novel and it was creative; but it was also rather daunting. My student years had provided some

July 9, 2021 Feature Oral HealthProduct Report

Digital Scans and Human Identification

by Botond Simon, DMD; Ajang Armin Farid, DMD, FO; George Freedman, BSc, DDS; Janos Vag, DMD, PhD

Background The exponential growth of digital technology in dentistry is inherently accompanied by a significant expansion of 2D and 3D dental image records. Traditional stone models are impractical to keep long-term due to storage volume and fragility. Comprehensive and accurate