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Tray bleaching may improve oral health of elderly, special-needs patients
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A tooth-bleaching agent may improve the oral health of elderly and special-needs patients, say dentists at the Medical College of Georgia and Western University of Health Sciences. Standard oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing, can be difficult or impossible for patients with mental challenges or impaired manual dexterity. Additionally, when health problems or medications cause xerostomia, or dry mouth, the lack of saliva reduces the mouth's natural protective mechanisms. These problems lead to plaque accumulation, cavities and periodontal disease, and could further impact the patient's health. More

FDA tells mouthwash makers to spit out gum disease claims
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If you're in the habit of swirling some brightly colored rinse in your mouth to stave off gum disease, you might want to reconsider. The Food and Drug Administration warned three makers of popular mouthwashes to back off claims the products wash away plaque or promote healthy gums. More

Dentists help to detect children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
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Defects caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol have been identified in virtually every part of the body. These areas include the brain, kidney, heart, ears, bones—and face. Dentists are now learning how to spot orofacial characteristics that often affect children with FASD, according to an article published in the September 2010 issue of AGD Impact, the monthly newsmagazine of the Academy of General Dentistry. A thin upper lip, a smooth philtrum (the depression between the nose and upper lip), and a flat nasal bridge are all potential signs of FASD. More

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Top 5 issues facing dental practices today
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While the economy is up in the air, still, and the long-term effects of the Gulf region oil spill are still undetermined, there are things in this world that dental practice leaders most certainly have control over. One of them is the success of their dental practices. Below is a cheat sheet of issues we commonly see in dental practices, and how to ensure your practice won't fall victim to these issues. More

Green tea tames periodontal inflammation
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Scientists from the Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine have reported study results showing green tea catechins added to dentifrice can prevent periodontal inflammation by decreasing gingival oxidative stress and expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Their findings are published online ahead of print Sept. 23 in the Archives of Oral Biology journal. More

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Technique to reattach teeth using stem cells developed at UIC
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A new approach to anchor teeth back in the jaw using stem cells has been developed and successfully tested in the laboratory for the first time by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The new strategy represents a potential major advance in the battle against gum disease, a serious infection that eventually leads to tooth loss. About 80 percent of U.S. adults suffer from gum disease, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. More

Periodontists: Evolving but still saving teeth
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Recently, there has been speculation about a change in the mindset of periodontists — one that could have a major impact on patient care and treatment outcomes. Some have implied that today's periodontists are forgoing traditional periodontal therapy that aims to preserve natural dentition in favor of extracting diseased teeth and replacing them with dental implants. More

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