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Oct. 25, 2011
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Phosphor plates: Handling and processing tips
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Phosphor plate imaging is the fastest-growing segment of the dental imaging market. Phosphor plates, also known as PSPs, have several advantages and some disadvantages when compared to dental sensor imaging. On the plus side, the handling and positioning of PSP plates is virtually identical to film, and thus an easy transition for a practice switching from traditional X-ray film. Like film, PSPs are flexible and can be well-tolerated in the posterior regions of the mouth — unlike rigid and bulky sensors. More



Plaque, appendicitis bacterium linked to colon cancer
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A bacterium that causes appendicitis and gum disease has been detected in colon tumors, according to new research that suggests it may set the stage for colorectal cancer, the second-deadliest malignancy. Only lung cancer kills more people each year. If the finding can be validated by larger studies, fusobacterium might one day be used to prevent and screen for colorectal cancer, currently detectable through colonoscopy or tests for the presence of blood in the stool. More

Acidity and dental caries
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Xylitol, as well as many other sugar alcohols, has been termed as nonfermentable sugars. However, some of these nonfermentable sugar alcohols can be metabolized by S. mutans and other strains of oral microorganisms. Many studies have shown that some bacteria are capable of fermenting sugar alcohols to some degree, which will lead to acid production and ultimately tooth decay, but in a lesser degree than table sugar. More

John Lennon's tooth up for auction
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No one knows whether the tooth fairy will be in attendance, but a tooth belonging to former Beatle John Lennon will go on auction in England on Nov. 5. American comedians have long derided the English about their teeth, but is anyone going to spend thousands of dollars on what could be one of the more unusual pieces of Beatles memorabilia? 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. perioshield.gumbrand.com more


Trident, Smiles Across America team up to help children
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Smiles Across America, an Oral Health America program — in conjunction with Trident gum —has welcomed the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas to the SAA network. This is part of an ongoing commitment by Oral Health America and Trident to help fight tooth decay among nation's youth. More

Near-infrared imaging IDs early approximal caries
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Near-infrared (NIR) transillumination can aid in the early detection and diagnosis of approximal caries and improve routine monitoring of enamel lesions during preventive interventions, according to a new study in Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, More

Study: Sweet tooth linked to pleasant disposition
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Does having a sweet tooth make a person more agreeable and friendly? New research suggests there could be a link between taste preferences and disposition. Scientists in the United States found that a liking for sweeter foods is an indication that a person is more agreeable and helpful, but not extroverted or neurotic. More
 
 

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