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Is mouthwash really beneficial to oral health?
The Inquisitr
Many people use mouthwash as an integral part of their oral hygiene regime — sold on the marketed concept that the minty concoction can effectively kill germs and slake halitosis, perhaps even more so than brushing the way some ads read. Mouthwash is marketed as a highly effective product for warding off harmful bacteria responsible for gum disease and decay. But does the use of mouthwash benefit overall oral hygiene the way it's advertised to?
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How and why to treat periodontal disease
The Berkshire Eagle
As he scrubbed his teeth, Joe Furgal would notice blood on his toothbrush. His gums were bleeding. What Furgal, a Lee, Mass., resident and active community member, did not know back in the late 1990s was that his bleeding gums was a symptom of periodontal disease, or gum disease.
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Oral disease can affect overall health
The DeSoto Times-Tribune
Dr. Eleanor Gill has been practicing dentistry in Olive Branch, Miss., for the past 25 years. Time after time, and in patient after patient, she has discovered that poor dental hygiene on behalf of the patient can lead to potentially serious health consequences. "Many people do not realize the connection between the mouth and their overall health," Gill said. "Because the circulatory system is one long connection of blood vessels throughout the entire body, bleeding gums are extremely dangerous to your heart arteries."
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Heart disease and stroke update: June 2013
DentistryIQ
The American Heart Association has issued a new update on heart disease and stroke. Some of the highlights include the following.
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DENTAL INDUSTRY NEWS
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ADA issues statement on regular dental visits
Dental Tribune
To maintain optimal oral health, the American Dental Association recommends regular dental visits, at intervals determined by a dentist. In light of a new study published in the Journal of Dental Research, titled "Patient Stratification for Preventive Care in Dentistry," the ADA wants to remind consumers that the frequency of their regular dental visits should be tailored by their dentists to accommodate for their current oral health status and health history.
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Study eyes global burden of oral conditions
American Dental Association
A new study published in the Journal of Dental Research shows that oral conditions affect 3.9 billion people, and untreated caries in permanent teeth was the most prevalent of the 291 conditions evaluated.
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RESEARCH AND SCIENCE
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Study: Bacteria contaminate dental unit reservoir water
DrBicuspid.com
A study to determine the qualitative and quantitative contamination of dental unit reservoir water found widespread contamination of potentially pathogenic bacteria in the water. (May require free registration to view article.)
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Fluoride treatment of synthetic biomaterial assists bone regeneration
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Guided bone regeneration is a common treatment before a dental implant procedure, and biomaterials treated with fluoride are displaying cell proliferation that can improve this process. The Journal of Oral Implantology has reported on a study of bioresorbable synthetic hydroxyapatite granules used as a bone supplement material. When these granules were exposed to a 4 percent sodium fluoride solution, cell proliferation was increased.
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Sugar-free gum dental health benefits in doubt
ConfectioneryNews.com
Colombian researchers have questioned the clinical benefits of sugar-free chewing gum to prevent dental caries and gingivitis after a double-blind, randomized controlled trial. A scientist from Mondelez has doubted the findings.
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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
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Virtually limitless dental assistant
DentistryIQ
Paperwork, phone calls, and production numbers. Were the charts filled out correctly yesterday? How many new patient phone calls were recorded in the past two days? Why are the production numbers low compared to last year? Sadly, these are common themes in the morning huddle. There are days when patients are not even discussed. Why is this?
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How to manage your online reputation
DrBicuspid.com
What is your dental practice's most important asset? These days, it's your online reputation. As a dentist, you are most likely the owner of your practice, and it is imperative that you implement a reputation management strategy to represent your practice in a positive light online. Did you know that people are online right now searching for your dental services? And that more and more users are turning to reviews to help them decide which dentist office to choose? (May require free registration to view article.)
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Is your blogging actually helping your website?
DentistryIQ
The word is out that blogging is a great way to boost your Google rankings. If you are blogging for your website, congratulations. You're obviously one of the few dentists "in the know." However, if you use an outside service to manage your blogging, you need to read this!
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Video tool helps reduce patients' fear of dental injections
DrBicuspid.com
A computerized video tool designed to reduce fear of dental injections has the potential to help patients stop avoiding dental care due to fear, according to a new study in a supplement of the Journal of Dental Research (May require free registration to view article.)

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Dick Van Dyke solves cause of his mystery illness
People
Dick Van Dyke's mystery illness has been solved, hopefully. "It seems that my titanium dental implants are the cause of my head pounding," the 87-year-old favorite of stage, screen and television tweeted. "Has anyone else experienced this? Thanks for all your replies."

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Is probing without CAL meaningful?
RDH
Lynne Slim writes, "While driving, I was trying to peel a hard-boiled egg and a navel orange with one hand. Isn't that similar to what many of us have to endure in the hygiene operatory when we have no assistance with a periodontal exam?"

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GOVERNMENT AND REGULATORY
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Maine Senate defeats dental hygiene therapist bill
Bangor Daily News
The Maine Senate killed a bill that would allow a new type of dental provider, a dental hygiene therapist, to open up shop in the state and address a shortage of access to dental care in Maine. The Senate first opposed the bill in a 14-21 vote before killing it. The Maine House had given initial approval to the measure just a day earlier in a 95-45 vote.
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Feds change how providers apply identification number on insurance claims
American Dental Association
The federal government has made some changes in how dentists and other health care providers must apply an identification number they typically use on claim submissions. The National Provider Identifier is a unique, government-issued, standard identification number for individual healthcare providers and provider organizations such as clinics, hospitals, schools and group practices.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Is probing without CAL meaningful? (RDH)
AAP urges at least 1 annual dentist visit (DrBicuspid.com)
Cheesy grins may protect teeth from cavities (CBS News)
What your smile says about your health (Refinery29)
Doc Holliday: History's most notorious dentist (DrBicuspid.com)

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PROBE TIP FROM THE AAP

    NEW! Each month the AAP will offer a tip to help you improve the one-on-one relationship with your referring colleagues.

This month's Probe Tip from the AAP: Your business relies heavily on referrals to thrive, and building a new professional relationship can be difficult. To help you reach out to new referrers, the AAP offers a customizable template "Introduction Letter” to start the conversation.

 

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NOTE: The articles that appear in This Week in Perio are chosen from a variety of sources to reflect media coverage of the periodontal and oral health industries. An article's inclusion in This Week in Perio does not imply that the American Academy of Periodontology endorses, supports, or verifies its contents or expressed opinions. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication. In addition, inclusion of advertising in this publication does not constitute or imply endorsement, agreement, recommendation, or favoring by AAP of such information or the entities mentioned or promoted herein.

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