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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 whitening...

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. New rese...

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. T...

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 development. 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

The Tooth 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. Landover...

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 dete...

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 commitm...

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 enamel 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 teeth....

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 enamel. 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. The res...

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...
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