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Monitoring patient vitals
Inside Dental Assisting    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There are many reasons to keep up-to-date medical information at a dental practice, especially as the link between oral health and overall physical well-being becomes more apparent. Research reports that individuals who are lax with their oral hygiene not only compromise their oral health, but also increase their risk of developing an infection in the lining or valves of the heart. Other researchers have discovered that periodontal disease can be an early indicator of diabetes. More




Screening for alcohol abuse at the dentist's office
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In a report published in the April edition of the Royal College of Surgeon's Dental Journal, health experts warn that excessive alcohol consumption causes mouth cancer and dental disease. According to the experts, in order to tackle this as fast as possible, screening and treatment for alcohol abuse is critical. More

Unsafe injection practices result in transmission of hepatitis C virus
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A recent article posted online ahead of print in the journal Hepatology by the CDC’s Dr. Joseph Perz identifies medical injections as a potential risk factor for having hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection. In the Annals of Internal Medicine, an editorial highlights how unsafe injection practices and other infection control breaches result in transmission of hepatitis C virus. More

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Digital dentistry makes an impression
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As the cost of laboratory work is becoming a major factor in dental restoration planning and therapy, and in pricing, some forward-thinking dental labs are adopting digital dentistry processes to set themselves apart. In recent years, dental restorations based on software design have become common and most dental companies now have access to 3-D printing, whether in the dental practice, laboratory, or via production centers. More

Why teeth discolor
Dental Health Magazine via WorlDental.org    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There is a huge number of people struggling with yellowish and stained teeth, even though they perform a strict daily dental hygiene. They brush and floss the teeth twice a day, and they also visit the dentist regularly. So what is the reason for these teeth discolorations? More




Dentists play key role in detecting oral cancer
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Not only do regular dental exams help keep your teeth and gums healthy, they can help detect oral cancer, the Academy of General Dentistry says. As part of Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April, the group recommends that people get a dental exam from a general dentist every six months. Each year, more than 30,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed. More

Cosmetic dentistry feeling economic pinch
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Demand for cosmetic dentistry services has declined 13 percent since 2007, primarily due to the ongoing recession and its effects on the spending behaviors of patients, according to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. More

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Han-D-Floss unveiled
DentistryIQ    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Han-D-Floss is a specially designed toothbrush that incorporates built-in dental floss. The design intent is to provide consumers with an efficient means of obtaining and accessing dental floss. The Han-D-Floss mirrors the appearance of a standard toothbrush. The value of this device is that the opposite end contains the floss. More

Albany, NY, periodontist introduces revolutionary, state-of-the-art laser gum disease treatment
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Dr. Michael Williams recently introduced the LANAP Laser Treatment for gum disease, a laser surgery that does not involve the pain or fear of traditional gum surgery. Gum Disease, which occurs when plaque builds up around the gum line, can cause severe damage to the teeth and gums. More
 
 

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