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Fluoride in water prevents adult tooth loss
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Children drinking water with added fluoride helps dental health in adulthood decades later, a new study finds. In an article appearing in the October issue of the American Journal of Public Health, Matthew Neidell reports a strong relationship between fluoride levels in a resident's county at the time of their birth with tooth loss as an adult. More

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Marketing to existing patients and improving your worth as a dental assistant
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We've all heard that our best marketing tools are the patients already in our chair. We already have their trust. They believe in us, so they send us their family and friends. Marketing to these people is easy, right? It is if you've got what it takes! There are several things you must do to successfully market to existing patients. More

Safely and naturally prevent and eliminate dangerous gum disease
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Many people believe that the worst things about gum disease are bad breath and the possibility of losing their teeth. However, gum disease can result in far worse problems. For example, people with gum disease are three times more likely to have heart problems and twice as likely to have a stroke compared to people that have healthy gums. Gum disease may also worsen respiratory problems such as chronic bronchitis, and most recently has even been linked to a higher risk for cancer. More

Debunking the myths about special-needs patient care
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For Harvey Levy, working with difficult-to-manage patients is a rewarding and worthwhile challenge, which keeps him as enthusiastic about treating patients as he was 36 years ago when he started practicing dentistry. He has asked hundreds of dentists in different states and countries why they choose not to see more special needs or otherwise challenging patients in their practices. He has heard 27 distinct replies, all of which he considers to be myths. More

Who hasn't had dental cavities?
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A research study has for the first time revealed data about dental cavities, periodontal disease, oral treatment needs, the use of dental prostheses and dental hygiene habits among the adult population in the Valencia region. The results show that 90 percent of people have cavities and 20-35 percent need prostheses. More

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Dentist offices going green
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A dentist's office can generate a lot of waste. In one year a single office can generate 40,000 pieces of plastic. One Chicago office is trying to change that. The Ora Dental Studio is located in a Leed certified "green building" and workers use tools from Hu-Friedy. The company launched its Environ-Dent line 15 years ago. More

Hypnosis for dental work
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Many people dread dentist visits and feel a shiver go down their spine just thinking about the sound of the drill. They are afraid of pain and insist on anesthesia, which often has unpleasant side effects such as a swollen cheek and strong pain afterward. Some patients cannot tolerate the anesthetic. Dental treatment under hypnosis is a possible alternative in such cases. More

Nano coating raises hopes in fighting antibiotic resistance
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The emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria is becoming a major problem in the fight against hospital-related infections. Researchers from New York and Albany in the United States have now reported the successful testing of a new nanoscale coating that can be used for surgical equipment or hospital walls and kills even super-resistant bugs like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) within 20 minutes of contact. More

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