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Women who get dental care have
lower risk of heart disease

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A new study led by a University of California, Berkeley, researcher could give women a little extra motivation to visit their dentist more regularly. The study suggests that women who get dental care reduce their risk of heart attacks, stroke and other cardiovascular problems by at least one-third. More

FDA renews warnings of patient burns from hand pieces
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The FDA is again alerting dental professionals that serious patient burns can occur when electric dental hand pieces overheat during dental procedures. Burns may not be apparent to the operator or the patient until after the tissue damage has occurred, because the anesthetized patient cannot feel the tissue burning and the hand piece housing insulates the operator from the heated attachment. These burns range from first degree burns to third degree burns requiring reconstructive surgery. More

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A new approach to open bite treatment
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A malocclusion characterized by an open bite is one of the most difficult conditions to treat because it results from the interaction of multiple etiologic factors. Many case reports and techniques have been reported for the orthodontic treatment of anterior open bites. More

Doctors and hospitals quickly moving to electronic health records    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
During a walk through St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, Angelo Schittone pauses in an office where patient records are stored. The rows and rows of file cabinets chock full of confidential medical information, soon will be a thing of the past, he says. All the data will be digitized and easily accessible to physicians via computer. More

Dentists wary of new solar-powered toothbrush
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Leading dentists have advised people to keep brushing their teeth with toothpaste after the development of a solar-powered brush that has claimed to clean teeth without the need for toothpaste. The dental industry maintains using a fluoride toothpaste twice a day when brushing teeth is by far the best way to keep mouths healthy. British Dental Health Foundation chief executive Dr. Nigel Carter underlined the importance of toothpaste to oral health. "It is absolutely vital that we stick with fluoride toothpaste when brushing our teeth, in order to maintain the good modern-day levels of oral health," Carter said. More

Dental x-rays may increase risk of thyroid cancer
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Previous studies have shown an increased risk of thyroid cancer among dentists, dental assistants, and x-ray employees, and exposure to dental x-rays have also been associated with an increased risk of tumors of the salivary glands. Among the general population, since 1975 the incidence rates of thyroid cancer have doubled from 1.4 per 100,000 to 2.9 per 100,000 in 2006 in the United Kingdom. More

New approach for treating dry mouth presented in JADA study
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A newly published study in the October 2010 issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association, conducted at New York University's College of Dentistry, confirms the safety and efficacy of a new novel method for controlling xerostomia, or dry mouth. The double masked, randomized controlled crossover study concludes that use of a unique mucoadhesive patch, affixed to the hard palate inside the mouth, provides statistically significant and sustainable improvements in salivary flow rates and subjective moistness for dry mouth sufferers. An estimated 30 million Americans deal with this uncomfortable oral health condition. More

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