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April 4, 2019 News News

Managing Stress May Improve Oral Health, Says Nova Scotia Dental Association

by Alexander Quon, Global News

A new report from the Nova Scotia Dental Association is connecting the dots between stress and oral health — laying out an argument that managing stress could improve an individual’s oral health. The information is part of the organization’s 2019 Nova

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February 5, 2019 Feature AnesthesiologyOral & Systemic HealthOral Health

Marijuana: What Dentists Need to Know

by Caroline DeVincenzi, DMD

The Cannabis plant, commonly known as marijuana, is the most commonly used illicit drug worldwide, with roughly 35 million people using marijuana each month in the United States. 1 Other than alcohol, cannabis is the most commonly used drug in

January 24, 2019 News News

Canadian Cities Rethink Removal of Fluoride from Tap Water

by CBC News

It shouldn’t be up to cities to decide to add fluoride to drinking water, but provincial officials, a Canadian mayor says. Windsor, Ont., is bucking a national trend and looking at lifting its ban on adding fluoride to drinking water

January 17, 2019 News News

Wisdom Teeth Removal Puts Some Young People at Risk of Opioid Addiction, Study Says

by Maria Clark, NOLA.com

Wisdom teeth removal surgery, a fairly common and painful procedure, is also one of the first points of access to prescription opioid medication among adolescents and young adults resulting in a higher risk of opioid addiction in this age group,

January 17, 2019 News News

Merix Pharmaceutical Corp. Announces Availability of RELEEV® in Convenience Stores

by Merix Pharmaceutical Corp.

Merix Pharmaceutical Corp., an industry leader in the treatment of cold sores and development of phyto-pharmaceutical technology, announces its RELEEV® 1 Day Cold Sore Symptom Treatment that is available in drugstores like Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid, is now available

January 16, 2019 News News

Henry Schein & International College of Dentists Partner with Fleur de Vie

by Henry Schein, Inc.

Henry Schein and the International College of Dentists’ (ICD) Global Visionary Fund (GVF) have once again joined together to support the oral health of children. This time, products were donated to the Fleur de Vie’s health awareness and education initiative

January 9, 2019 News Oral Health

Minnesota Dental Association Releases Opioid Support Materials for Dentists and Patients

by Manitoba Dental Association

The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) has published a new brochure on pain management and the dangers of opioid use. The patient brochure educates on the dangers of opioid use and offers information on opioid alternatives as well as storing and

December 4, 2018 News News

State Officials Ponder Proposals That Reduce Access To Dental Care, Increase Costs

by Patrick Gleason, Forbes

There are many challenges facing the governors and state lawmakers across the U.S. who will soon be gaveling in their 2019 legislative sessions. Among the most pressing are rising health care costs and the lack of access to care that

October 15, 2018 News News

Windsor-Essex Health Unit Survey Finds Adults’ Oral Health Worse Than Children

by Dave Waddall, Windsor Star

The declining oral health recently detected in local children is even worse among adults, said Nicole Dupuis, director of health promotion for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. Dupuis said that’s the conclusion from the analysis of data collected in a

September 17, 2018 News News

1 out of 5 Texans Has Not Seen a Dentist in 5 Years or More

by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Many Texans would agree that healthy teeth and gums are important, however a Guardian survey shows Texans aren’t backing it up with regular visits to the dentist. In fact, 1 out of 5 Texans admit they haven’t seen a dentist in 5

July 25, 2018 News News

Quebec Dentists Ready to Leave Public System as Contract Talks Drag On

by Kalina Laframboise, Global News

In a move that could leave thousands of Quebecers without access to dental care, dentists are threatening to pull out of the public health system amid tense and longstanding contract negotiations with the province. Serge Langlois, the president of Association des

July 24, 2018 News News

Essex Town Council Says ‘No’ to Fluoride in Drinking Water

by CBC News

“There wasn’t really much of a debate tonight,” said Sherry Bondy, moments after Essex town council voted against putting fluoride back in their drinking water. It was a unanimous vote which differs from the stance of the Ontario Ministry of Health

June 20, 2018 News News

Dental Patients Urged to Get Checked for Hepatitis C

by Mike Walker, CTV News Barrie

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is renewing its call for patients of an Orillia dental clinic to get tested for hepatitis C. The health unit says two people, including a child, have tested positive for hepatitis C. The patients

May 30, 2018 News News

Ontario Dental Clinic Patients Need Hepatitis, HIV Testing

by CTV Barrie

Patients of a Lindsay dental clinic are being told they need to be tested for hepatitis and HIV. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit says it launched an investigation into the infection and prevention practices of the Lakeland

March 19, 2018 News News

High Levels of Tooth Decay Across Australian Population Cause Concern

by Alison Branley, ABC News

Only half of all Australians brush their teeth twice a day and it’s contributing to high levels of decay across the country, a report card on the nation’s dental health has found. A leading think-tank has published the country’s first

March 1, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Red Wine Chemicals Help Fight Tooth Decay, Gum Disease

by Alex Therrien, BBC News

Red wine has previously been linked to a range of supposed health benefits, from helping the heart to lowering the risk of diabetes. Now a new study suggests it contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth decay

February 28, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Update Your Patients: Good Oral Hygiene Helps Prevent Influenza

by Kevin Kunzmann, MD Magazine

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported another peak of weekly visits for influenza-like illness last week, as provided by the US Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network. As this notably widespread flu season continues into February — and may

September 19, 2017 News FluorideNews

Prenatal Exposure to Fluoride Linked to Lower IQ Levels

by Angela Mulholland, CTV News

For years, many communities have added fluoride to drinking water to help reduce cavities. But a new study that has found a link between fluoride levels in pregnant women and lower intelligence in their children may provide further ammunition for

August 15, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPublic Health

Cases of Oral Cancers Caused by HPV Rapidly Increasing

by The Canadian Press

The proportion of oral cancers caused by the human papillomavirus has risen significantly in Canada, say researchers, who suggest the infection is now behind an estimated three-quarters of all such malignancies. In a cross-Canada study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical

July 26, 2017 News NewsOral HealthPublic Health

Good Oral Health Seen as Important Factor in Improving Seniors’ Lives

by The Gerontological Society of America, EurekAlert!

Recognizing oral health as an essential element of healthy aging, The Gerontological Society of America has released a new white paper — “Interprofessional Solutions for Improving Oral Health in Older Adults: Addressing Access Barriers, Creating Oral Health Champions” — that makes six specific recommendations