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Oct. 11, 2011
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A simple tool to use for accurate dental impressions
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Every year dental products are produced and released that are engineered to make our job faster, easier and more productive. The 5th. hand lip and cheek retractor is a simple product designed by dentists for dentists. The 5th. hand is easily placed inside the upper or lower lip to allow easy placement of the impression tray or retraction for digital photographs. One of the most common flaws or problems with dental impressions is the patient's lip catching the inside of the tray and limiting the seating of the tray over the teeth. More

New Innovative Oral Health Rinse
Sunstar Americas introduces G•U•M PerioShield Oral Health Rinse – a new and innovative aid for the prevention and treatment of gingivitis. Clinically proven proprietary ingredient delmopinol 0.2% has a unique mechanism of action which disrupts current plaque and helps to prevent new build-up by forming a protective shield on the teeth and gums. more

Does sugar-free mean good for your teeth?
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Does sugar-free mean good for your teeth? Not necessarily. In a literature review out in the British Dental Journal, researchers say there is an "unrecognized risk of acidic flavoring in sugar-free candies and beverages." Those with acidic additives — usually fruit-flavored sugar-free products — still pose a high risk for dental erosion. More

National Museum of Dentistry launches oral health resource for parents of autistic children
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The National Museum of Dentistry has created a new resource to help parents of children with autism spectrum disorder succeed in teaching good oral healthcare. Healthy Smiles for Autism is a guide that helps parents teach children with autism spectrum disorder how to brush and floss with the help of step-by-step instruction, social stories and visual sequencing cards that can be used wherever brushing happens. More

Disinfection of clinical surfaces
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Dental operatory surfaces and equipment can become contaminated with patients' blood and other oral fluids through contact with dental healthcare personnel's gloved hands; spray and splash created by dental instruments such as handpieces, air/water syringes, and ultrasonic scalers; and through contact with contaminated instruments placed on various surfaces. Determining the management of environmental surfaces in the dental setting requires attention to the areas and objects that may become contaminated during patient treatment and classification of disinfectants and surfaces to guide DHCP in proper technique and materials for disinfection. More

Americans receptive to new options for affordable dental care
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More than 52 million people live in 4,675 federally qualified dental shortage areas where many face obstacles to receiving care because of the high cost of dental services, a shortage of dentists and a lack of dental insurance coverage. It would take 10,242 new practitioners to meet their dental needs, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration. The survey examines Americans' barriers to dental care and asks them whether they would support dental therapists and other mid-level dental providers, who generally receive 3,000 hours of training, to provide routine care like cleanings and fillings, to make care more accessible. More
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Oral health of diabetes patients closely linked to heart disease and cancer risk
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According to researchers in the report "Oral health awareness in adult patients with diabetes: a questionnaire study," published in the latest issue of the British Dental Journal, several individuals who suffer with diabetes are not aware that their oral health is closely connected to their risk of developing complications. The authors say that inflammation from gums that are swollen can increase the severity of diabetes, increase deaths from oral cancer as well as pre-malignancies, and make cardiovascular disease worse. More

Tooth movement an alternative to bone transplants
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Although replacing lost teeth often involves artificially building up the jaw, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, are now showcasing a new method whereby teeth are instead moved into the toothless area using a brace, giving patients the chance of having more teeth. More

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