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July 13, 2010
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New device could put an end to dental phobia
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Scientists in America have developed a new device, which could put an end to dental phobia. The NuCalm device has been specially designed to benefit patients who suffer from dental anxiety and dental phobia. More

Sugar-free lollipops may fight cavity-causing bacteria, acidity
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In order to encourage children to take better care of their teeth and teach them about oral hygiene, CariFree has launched a line of lollipops for children that may help prevent cavities and tooth decay. More

Dangers of plaque and gingivitis to your health
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Sticky bacterial plaque that builds up on your teeth. Inflamed, bleeding gums. They don't just threaten your dental health. A growing body of research finds that bacteria and inflammation in your mouth are also associated with other problems, including heart attack and dementia, and may well jeopardize your overall health. More

Medical Dental Film Digitizer

Take your office completely digital!
Get high-speed digitizing of dental images without sacrificing quality. Designed for Panoramic, Cephalometric, and intraoral film, the VIDAR Dental Film Digitizer is specifically tailored for the dental office and is a regulated medical device for use in diagnostic applications. MORE

Dental advancement may improve root canal procedures
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A new study has found a process that could improve root canal procedures, according to findings published in the American Chemical Society's journal, Nano. More

How to rapidly assess children's tooth decay risk
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Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry have determined that ATP-driven (adenosine triphosphate-driven) bioluminescence — a way of measuring visible light generated from ATP contained in bacteria — is an innovative tool for rapidly assessing in children at the chair-side the number of oral bacteria and amount of plaque that can ultimately lead to tooth decay. More

What's happening to your hands?
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Has it ever occurred to you that your procedural gloves may be creating unnecessary hand fatigue? Many people don't give much thought to gloves and just wear whatever the office provides. Other clinicians keep ordering the same type over and over without considering there may be a brand, fabric, or style that provides more comfort or improved tactile sensitivity. More

Teeth-bleaching compound may improve dental health in special needs, elderly patients
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Carbamide peroxide, a tooth-whitening compound, may improve oral hygiene in elderly and special needs patients, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. While standard dental treatments, such as teeth brushing and flossing, may be easier for most patients to follow, these tasks may be challenging for individuals with mental disabilities or poor eyesight. If these minimal treatments go overlooked, patients will suffer from tooth and gum disease as well as other severe health complications. More



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