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July 20, 2010
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Tea may contain more fluoride than once thought, research shows
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Black tea, a Southern staple and the world's most consumed beverage, may contain higher concentrations of fluoride than previously thought, which could pose problems for the heaviest tea drinkers, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. "The additional fluoride from drinking two to four cups of tea a day won't harm anyone; it's the very heavy tea drinkers who could get in trouble," said Dr. Gary Whitford, Regents Professor of oral biology in the School of Dentistry. He presented his findings at the 2010 International Association of Dental Research Conference in Barcelona, Spain. More

Man behind the masks
The Augusta Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
That bib the dental assistant puts around your neck likely was made in an off-the-beaten-path south Augusta plant. United Medical Enterprises also makes dental assistants' ear-loop masks and instrument sterilization packs — by the millions. "Nothing is made in our name," said company founder Herschel Pitts. "I wanted it to be a private label company because I didn't want anybody to look at us like competition. No one knows we exist way down here in the backwoods. We don't advertise." More

Those with stress are more likely to develop dental problems
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People who are live high-stress lifestyles can benefit from re-evaluating their situations in order to prevent many health complications, include dental care problems. One dental-related issue linked to too much stress is developing mouth sores. More

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Tooth whitening may improve oral health of elderly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A tooth-bleaching agent may improve the oral health of elderly and special needs patients. That's according to U.S. dentists who have discovered that applying the tooth whitener carbamide peroxide through a custom-fit mouth tray might combat problems associated with dexterity needed for flossing and brushing, as well as and dry mouth caused by certain medication. Dental experts at the Medical College of Georgia and Western University of Health Sciences suggest that standard oral hygiene can be difficult or impossible for patients with mental challenges or impaired manual dexterity. More

Racial, ethnic disparities in dental care for publicly insured children
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A study published in the July issue of Health Affairs reveals that nearly 25 percent of children in California never have been to the dentist and that disparities exist across race, ethnicity and type of insurance when it comes to the length of time between dental care visits. The study, "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Dental Care for Publicly Insured Children," supported by the California HealthCare Foundation, examined barriers to dental care in California children ages 11 years and younger using data from the 2005 California Health Interview Survey. More

NIH invests $1.86 million in 'meth mouth' research
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The UCLA School of Dentistry will use a $1.86 million award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to expand research reported in the Journal of the American Dental Association on the relationship between methamphetamine use and increased dental disease. "Given that dental disease is a prominent comorbidity of methamphetamine use, dental professionals are in a unique position to help in the early detection of undisclosed MA use and participate as integral members of a collaborative care team tending to those who use MA," the UCLA research team said in JADA. More



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