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Combine conventional and digital methods to maximize shade matching
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Shade determination requires dental professionals to understand the science of color, as well as the shade and surface characteristics of teeth. Additionally, dentists must be able to effectively communicate this information to the laboratory, where ceramists are then tasked to interpret the shade information and choose the correct ceramic materials and shades to create highly esthetic restorations that appear indistinguishable from the patient’s surrounding dentition. This article provides current perspectives and information about shade-taking technologies and the advancements and techniques facilitating this process. More

How women's hormones affect gum disease
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Changes in hormone levels during many phases of a woman's life — starting with puberty and menstruation right through to pregnancy and menopause — can affect how her gums react to plaque. More

Oral pretreatment of the cancer patient
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Many new cases of all types of cancer are diagnosed each year, and these patients have significant oral complications due to the treatment of their cancer. In an ideal world, these patients would enter their cancer treatments with perfect oral health and have no oral complications related to their cancer treatments. However, many oral problems can occur; chemotherapy treatment–related adverse effects include myelosuppression, nausea and vomiting, oral mucositis, and neurotoxicity. The oral healthcare team plays a valuable role in helping dental patients who have cancer. More

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Dairy products during pregnancy may prevent childhood caries
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Researchers have found that a high intake of dairy products during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of dental caries in children. For the first time, they examined the primary teeth of more than 300 children in relation to their mothers’ nutrition habits during pregnancy. More

Low-flying potato hazardous to oral health
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As part of National Smile Month, the general public was asked to identify ways in which they had lost teeth, and the results made interesting reading. From the peril of a flying potato to the terror of toffee, encounters with inanimate objects to school-ground accidents, the responses would certainly bring a smile to anyone's face. Sports-related injuries were the most common reason for accidental tooth loss, with horse-riding accidents, rugby, cricket and cycling being the chief culprits. More

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The electronic dental record a 20-year odyssey
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The most difficult step in the adoption of electronic dental record was the commitment to integrate all chart information into digital format, writes John B. Nase, DDS, FAGD, FICD, who has a private practice in Harleysville, Pa. Although this was a daunting transition, transferring our patients’ clinical data into an EDR was significant in terms of efficiency and accuracy of the workflow in the office. More

Patients receive cool coins for good behavior
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Patients of Phoenix area orthodontist Dr. Chris Murphy earn cool coins each time they do something good such as show up on time, brush properly or earn A's on their report cards. They even receive a piggy bank to save their "Murphy Money" in until they redeem it for valuable prizes. Murphy calls this his "Hygiene Incentive Program." It is easy to see why this HIP program is such a HIT with his young patients. More

Accommodating dental patients who live large
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It turns out that even the standard dental chair has its engineering limits. And as more Americans expand into the ranks of the obese, those limits are being put to the test. San Antonio's dental school responded by installing a special chair designed to tilt, raise or lower dental patients weighing up to 1,000 pounds. More

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Coping with pediatric dental anxiety Dental Health Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Several studies show that approximately 20 percent of children at school age are extremely afraid of the dentist. Most of the dental clinicians report that being able to treat properly a child struggling with dental phobia is a huge challenge for them as professionals. More

Should doctors stop patients from taking smartphone pictures?
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First physicians had to hang signs to remind patients not to talk or text on their cellphones so they would not disturb others. Now that cellphone capabilities have expanded, physicians have a choice: Do they extend that warning to taking pictures with a smartphone? More

How a smile makeover can change your life
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Several people with crooked, misaligned, chipped or missing teeth report a very low self esteem and self confidence. They are ashamed of smiling in public, and they are ashamed to talk out of fear their not so appealing teeth might get noticed. More

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