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Sept. 21, 2010
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Crest® abd Oral-B® partner with Tiffani Thiessen to declare September National Gingivitis Awareness Month

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On Sept. 15, Crest and Oral-B announced the kick off of National Gingivitis Awareness Month, with a press conference in Greeley Square Park, Manhattan, featuring "White Collar" star, Tiffani Thiessen. She is helping Crest and Oral-B to bring attention to the early gum disease, gingivitis, which affects more than fifty percent of American adults. Along with the declaration, Crest and Oral-B are helping consumers prevent and reverse gingivitis by introducing a new member to the Crest® Pro-Health® family, Crest® Pro-Health® Clinical Gum Protection. More

A smart use for wisdom teeth: Making stem cells
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For most people, wisdom teeth are not much more than an annoyance that eventually needs to be removed. However, a new study appearing in the Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that wisdom teeth contain a valuable reservoir of tissue for the creation of stem cells; thus, everyone might be carrying around his or her own personal stem-cell repository should he or she ever need some. More

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Vitamin D helps teeth and bone
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New research shows calcium and vitamin D supplementation may help improve periodontal health, including the bone that contains the tooth sockets and anchor teeth to the jaw. Published online ahead of print in the Journal of Periodontology, the study collected data from patients enrolled in maintenance programs from two dental clinics. Of the 51 patients, 23 were taking calcium (at least 1,000 mg/d) and vitamin D (at least 400 IU/d) supplements, while 28 were not; all patients had some form of tooth detachment. More

Gum bacteria can cause clots and heart attack
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Researchers in the U.K. have determined that there is another reason for people to continue flossing and brushing their teeth. It turns out that the same bacteria of the gums that causes dental plaque may get in the bloodstream and cause clots that will increase risk of heart disease and heart attack. 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.

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The connection between oral health and systemic diseases
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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. More

Dental sealants expose kids to small amounts of BPA, study says    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dental sealants expose tens of millions of American children to the controversial chemical BPA, according to a new paper in the journal Pediatrics. It says that sealants contain derivatives of BPA, which metabolize to actual BPA when exposed to saliva. The exposure lasts up to three hours after the sealant is applied. Sealants came into widespread use in the 1990s. The American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend them as an important way to prevent tooth and gum decay. A host of health problems are associated with decay. More

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