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Sept. 14, 2010
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Study identifies promising new approach for treating tooth hypersensitivity
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NYU College of Dentistry researchers have identified a promising new approach for treating tooth hypersensitivity, while simultaneously preventing bacteria from causing further harm. Most toothpastes, protective strips and other treatments for tooth hypersensitivity utilize potassium oxalate to close the tubules. However, potassium oxalate cannot prevent a recurrence of tooth hypersensitivity because it is highly susceptible to the effects of acids in tartar, plaque, citrus drinks and other liquids. More

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2010 ADA Annual Session in Orlando, Fla.
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The American Dental Association's (ADA) 151st Annual Session and World Marketplace Exhibition, will be held in Orlando's Orange County Convention Center in Florida from Oct. 9-12. The ADA Annual Session brings together leaders in dental practice, research, academics and industry to present hundreds of continuing education courses over four days. It features hundreds of exhibitors, its "2010 Distinguished Speaker," and excellent recreational opportunities over this Columbus Day weekend. Visit for more information.

A new level of customer service
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In the last 20 years, dental research has led to a proliferation of new materials, equipment, technologies, and services. This has allowed dentists to provide broader and better care than ever before, with an array of options at their fingertips to offer patients. No longer restricted to a limited set of services, dental practices today can offer highly customized care for each patient as a result of continuing breakthroughs in the areas of diagnosis, treatment, efficiency, and pain control. More

Cavity-fighting treats are no trick
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CariFree, a leader in caries prevention, is combating cavities this Halloween, with candy. The company's cavity-fighting lollipops, Xyli-Tots Lollies, are specially formulated to keep mouths healthy without sacrificing taste. Practically indistinguishable from candy store lollipops, CariFree's Xyli-Tots Lollies are sugar-free. The magic ingredient is a naturally occurring sugar substitute known as xylitol, which targets cavity-causing bacteria and decreases acidity within the mouth. More



The ADAA Foundation is selling raffle tickets for the 2010 Foundation Fund Raiser. Tickets are $20 or 6 for $100. The Raffle drawing will be held at the ADAA President's Gala in Orlando, Florida., on Oct. 9.

You do not need to be present to win! Find the Raffle entry form on our website at

Dental school tests treatment to prevent white spots around braces
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Braces increase the number of hard-to-reach places for tooth brushing in the mouth. Young people and adults alike have difficulty brushing around their orthodontic appliances, often resulting in white spots. This problem can affect up to 50 percent of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. In addition to being unsightly, these white spots are the early stage of cavity formation, said Bennett Amaechi, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate professor in the Dental School at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. "While we treat one problem (tooth alignment) with braces, another one crops up," he said. More

Managing BPA exposure in dental sealants
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Dental sealants containing a variety of bisphenol A (BPA) derivatives are effective in preventing the most common dental cavities in children and adolescents. The special article, "Bisphenol A and Related Compounds in Dental Materials: A Critical Review," in the Oct. 2010 print issue of Pediatrics, evaluates the BPA content of dental materials and suggests ways to manage BPA exposures. More

Oral health impacts systemic diseases: Report
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It's not news that there is a significant link between one's oral health and overall health. Though studies are ongoing, researchers have known for quite some time that the mouth is connected to the rest of the body. "Your mouth is the entry point of many bacteria," said Dr. Steven Grater, Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) member and general dentist from Harrisburg, Pa. "To keep this bacteria from going into your body, cleaning your mouth (brushing, flossing and rinsing) is necessary." More

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