FDA Warnings on Mercury Tooth Fillings Expected Today: New Regulation Result of Lawsuit Settled Last Year
WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue a new regulation today calling for special controls on the placement of mercury tooth
fillings. Until now, dentists who used amalgam have not had to disclose the type of materials us...
Salmonella's sweet tooth predicts its downfall
For the first time UK scientists have shown what the food poisoning bug Salmonella feeds on to survive as it causes infection: glucose.
Their discovery of Salmonella 's weakness for sugar could provide a new way to vaccinate against it. The discovery could also lead to vaccine strains to pr...
Be Smart About Tooth Whitening
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Everyone wants a whiter, brighter smile. These days, there are many ways people seek to achieve this goal, from a whitening procedure in the dental office to strips sold over-the-counter to whitening toothpaste. Recently, tooth
Acid Drinks Blamed for Increase in Tooth Erosion
The way people savor flavor compounds the problem, experts say
SATURDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- People's teeth are wearing away at a faster rate than ever, dissolving under a blistering acid attack that they've brought on themselves, dental experts say.
Dental erosion -- the los...
Shareholders Challenge Danaher/Kerr to Phase Out Mercury Tooth Fillings
Dominican Sisters of Hope, Others Question the Continuing Use of Mercury
WASHINGTON, May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dominican Sisters of Hope, supported by Consumers for Dental Choice and the Mercury Policy Project, will present a resolution calling on the Danaher (NYSE: DHR ) co...
A Child's Sweet Tooth May Be All in the Bones
Study suggests that fast-growing youth have greater fondness for treats,,
WEDNESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Ever wonder why your children will eat only a few bites of dinner but have no problem scarfing down a big bowl of ice cream?
Blame it on their growing bones.
Hard Economic Times Affect Patients, Dentists - and the Tooth Fairy
Topline Findings from a Survey of More Than 300 Dentists
30,000+ Dentists Converge in Chicago February 27-March 1
CHICAGO, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In preparation for the Chicago Dental Society's 144th annual Midwinter Meeting, which will draw more than 30,000 dental professio...
Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel
Discovery might someday lead to new dental techniques,,
TUESDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- A gene that plays a role in immune function and the development of skin and the nervous system also controls the production of tooth
enamel, Oregon State University researchers have found.
Women Only: Cramps, Bloating and Now, Tooth Erosion?
CHICAGO, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monthly menstrual cycles produce many uncomfortable, and sometimes painful, symptoms, which can include cramps, headaches and bloating. With more intense, painful menstruation, a condition otherwise known as dysmenorrhea, regular vomiting also is a sym...
Gaza strip families give first clue to condition causing blindness and tooth decay
Scientists studying an inherited condition resulting in blindness and crumbling teeth have found a single defective gene can affect both eye function and normal tooth
A previously undiscovered and unexpected link between the formation of teeth and eyes has been uncovered by resea...
'When the Tooth Fairy is Not Enough': A Collection of the Most Common Misconceptions in Oral Health Care Set in a Parent-Friendly Book
BAY HARBOR, Fla., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Xavier Azar is proud to present his new release, "When the Tooth
Fairy Is Not Enough" ( published by AuthorHouse ), a highly educational book for parents that teaches all the importance of daily dental care beginning after birth and continuing on throug...
'The Health Captains - The Tooth Galaxy Mission': A Story of Two Heroes' Journey to Fend Off Damaging Tooth Elements While Sharing Proper Oral Care
BAY HARBOR, Fla., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Xavier Azar is proud to present his new release, "The Health Captains - The Tooth
Galaxy Mission" ( published by AuthorHouse ). Venture into a universe rich with fluoride ions, galactic toothpaste, toothbrushes and floss as superheroes Sammy Smile and G...
Delta Dental of Minnesota's Tooth Fairy to Visit Iron Range Area Classrooms
Fairy will read oral health and tooth-related books to the children in attendance. Each classroom presentation includes a short segment from a dental professional on proper tooth
brushing techniques and the importance of dental health.
Eagan, Minn. (PRWEB) Jan...
Video: Most Parents and Caregivers Unaware Their Best Intentions May Be Fostering Tooth Decay in Children
New Survey Shows Parents and Caregivers are Uninformed about Cavity-Causing Bacteria and Teeth-Friendly Snacks
CHICAGO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children's oral health, many parents and...
Drink Brewed Tea to Avoid Tooth Erosion
Low erosive effect on teeth and antioxidants provide health benefits
CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the average size soft drink is 20 ounces and contains 17 teaspoons of sugar. More startling is that some citric acids found in fruit drinks are more erosive than hydrochl...
Introducing The Hot Tooth Keyboard, the Cleanable, Hygienic, Wireless Keyboard for Dental Practitioners and Laboratories
Man & Machine adds to its line of cleanable, waterproof keyboards & mice a wireless keyboard for dental clinical environments that allows the user not to be tethered to the computer. The keyboard provides convenience and safety to the dental operatory.
Study Shows High Gum Disease Rates in Rural Appalachia, Sheds Light on Reasons for Tooth Loss
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research on 445
families centered in two Pennsylvania towns and two West Virginia counties
shows that 80 percent of adults suffer from more severe forms of
periodontal disease, according to Richard Crout, D.M.D., Ph.D., an expert
on gum di...
How Many Licks Does it Take to Reduce Tooth Decay?
Delta Dental funding pioneer studies to improve oral health for youngsters and seniors
OKEMOS, Mich., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The affiliated companies of
Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee and Indiana are funding
two clinical studies to determine if...
Psychological and Social Issues Associated With Tooth Loss
Expert Shares Ways to Cope With the Impact of Losing Teeth
ORLANDO, Fla., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are feelings of
depression overwhelming you? Is your self-esteem an issue? Having problems
advancing in life or your career? Maybe you feel nervous or self conscious
in social settings...
Psychological and social issues associated with tooth loss
ORLANDO (July 16, 2008)Are feelings of depression overwhelming you? Is your self-esteem an issue? Having problems advancing in life or your career? Maybe you feel nervous or self conscious in social settings? Do you avoid social settings all together? Check your smile; tooth
loss could be the culp...
Toothpick: New molecular tag IDs bone and tooth minerals
Enlisting an army of plant viruses to their cause, materials researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have identified a small biomolecule that binds specifically to one of the key crystal structures of the bodythe calcium compound that is the basic building block of...
Breakthrough Technology That Will Revolutionize the Treatment of Tooth Decay
Revolutionary early detection system finds cavities before X-rays allowing
dentists to remineralize affected teeth. No drilling or filling required
TORONTO, July 3 /PRNewswire/ - Quantum Dental Technologies, a Canadian
diagnostic device company, revealed its breakthrough technology which
Researcher Finds Link Between Pregnancy and Tooth Loss
Women with multiple children need to be especially vigilant about oral health, findings suggest
TUESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- There's some truth to the old wives' tale that "for every child, the mother loses a tooth," according to a New York University professor who found that wo...
Premature tooth loss can affect oral health for years to come
CHICAGO (May 22, 2008) - The prospect of exchanging a tooth
for that coveted reward from the tooth
fairy often has kids wiggling teeth with vigor, but what happens when a primary or permanent tooth
is lost prematurely due to trauma? According to a study published in the March/April 2008 issue of G...
Reconstructing mandibular defects with bioengineered tooth and bone
Current strategies for jaw reconstruction require multiple procedures, first to repair the bone defect to offer sufficient support, and then to place the tooth
implant. The entire procedure can be painful and time-consuming, and the desired esthetic and functional repair can be achieved only when ...
Tom's of Maine Tooth Floss Earns American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance
~~ Tom's of Maine now offers a complete, natural, effective, and
ADA-approved oral hygiene system: toothpaste, mouthwash and now floss ~~
KENNEBUNK, Maine, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom's of Maine, a leader in
natural personal care products and values-based business, reaffirms its
Milestone Scientific Commences Declaratory Judgment Action With Respect to Its Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA(TM)) System and Compudent(TM) System
Defendant Brings Infringement Action
LIVINGSTON, N.J., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Milestone
Scientific, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MLSS) today announced that on August
24, 2007 it commenced a Declaratory Judgment Action against Milton Hodosh,
DMD in the United States D...
Academy of General Dentistry Launches Campaign to Focus on Tooth Erosion
Repeated exposure to acidic drinks and foods permanently destroys
CHICAGO, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fruit, yogurt, citric and
soft drinks, may seem like harmless snacks and beverages, but improper
consumption and overuse may lead to devastating and permanent damage to
A Glass of Wine can Keep Tooth Decay and a Sore Throat at Bay
A new study has revealed that a regular glass of wine, both red and white can help put off tooth
decay, gum disease and heal sore throats .
According to Italian scientists, who used bottles of supermarket Valpolicella and Pinot Nero wine, the drink has ingredients that can kill bacteria. ...
Scientists Develop Toothpaste That Rebuilds Tooth Enamel
British scientists have developed a toothpaste that they claim contains a liquid form of calcium and can help in treating sensitive teeth by rebuilding the tooth
People with sensitive teeth experience pain and discomfort after consuming hot or cold food, liquid or breathing cold ai...
Study Links Tooth Decay and Gum Infections to Ethnicity and Country of Origin
A New York University College of Dentistry research team has found that immigrants’ ethnicity and country of origin predispose them to caries (tooth decay) and periodontal (gum) disease.//
The team leader, Dr. Gustavo D. Cruz, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Health Promotion and Dir...
Forsyth Scientists Wiping Out Tooth Decay Through School-based Cavities Prevention Program
Today, during the 85th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research, Forsyth Institute scientists are reporting that they have developed an effective program for eliminating cavities. //This program, called ForsythKids, is an innovative school-based cavity prevention program...
Oral Hygiene Can Prevent Tooth Decay for Patients With Cleft Conditions
A child with cleft lip/palate faces predisposing factors to acquiring dental tooth
decay.// A new study reviews the literature and provides strategies for early prevention. The study is published in the latest Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal.
Cleft lip/palate is the most common congenital cr...
Sweetened Drinks in Sipper Cups Hasten Tooth Decay in Toddlers
Dentists frown down upon the habit of offering fruit juices and sugar added beverages to toddlers in sipper cups.//Apart from mealtimes, its ideally better to avoid sugary drinks in cups with sippers that allow a child to suck up drinks’ aided by the sipper attached. The American Academy of Pedi...
Striving to Make India Free from Tooth Decay
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, the market leader in oral care, in association with the Indian Dental Association (IDA) today announced that September’06 will be// observed as Oral Health Month. Now in its third year, Oral Health Month (OHM) is an intensive month-long oral health awareness campa...
A Chewing Gum That Helps in Fighting Tooth Decay
A new chewing gum that helps in fighting tooth
decay has been developed by BASF, a German company, and could be in the shops as early as next year. The company claims its// product can reduce the amount of harmful bacteria in the mouth by 50 times. The product was developed in collaboration with ...
How Did Early Man Treat Tooth Decay?
London – While Electric Drills and Anesthesia are the instruments dentists’ swear by, what options do you think early man had when he had to drill// a tooth
to treat decay? While you can indulge in some creative thinking on the endless possibilities that early man could have tapped, researchers hav...
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay Affects Kids Physically and Emotionally
February is being marked as the National Children's Dental Health Month and the focus is on preventing tooth
decay. Despite the widespread use of fluorides and school water // fluoridation projects, preschoolers are developing cavities at an alarming rate. However, it must be pointed out that the p...
Fluoride Varnish prevents Tooth Decay In Milk Teeth
A new study by researchers at the UCSF School of Dentistry says that fluoride varnish plays a key role in preventing childhood tooth
decay. // The use of varnish along with parental counseling will go a long way towards reducing the incidence of tooth
decay in childhood, the study says.
Compounds in Licorice Can Fight Tooth Decay
Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles say that certain compounds found in licorice have the ability to prevent cavity formation in teeth.// The scientists found that two compounds found in plant roots that are potent inhibitors of Streptococcus mutans, the bacteria that is respon...