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Nov. 1, 2011
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Impression taking: Common pitfalls and solutions
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How many impressions are you retaking? As a dental assistant, I have found that corners are often cut when taking impressions, said Hollie Bryant, a graduate of Bowman Gray Dental Assisting Program and clinical instructor and treatment coordinator at the Nash Institute. Maybe over the course of time the "I've got it" attitude sets in. Maybe cutting corners is a way to save time, or maybe it's lack of training. Often a simple step such as trying in the tray, underfilling, overfilling, or even failing to allow the material to sit for the required time prevents someone from taking an accurate impression. More

Healthy mouth bacteria provide ideal conditions for gum disease
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Normal bacteria which live in our mouths provide the catalyst for the development of gum disease, a debilitating condition which leads to painful gums and the loosening of teeth, new research found. The unexpected finding could pave the way for the development of preventative measures in tackling gum, or periodontal disease, by manipulating the normal bacteria in the same way that probiotic yogurt works to protect the intestine. More

Education at all levels tops ADAA agenda at annual sessions
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Education took center stage recently at the American Dental Assistants Association's Annual Session in Las Vegas. The ADAA provided continuing education courses to more than 2,000 dental team members over the course of the meeting held in conjunction with the American Dental Association. Attention was also focused on ADAA student members and ways to better serve them. The result was adoption of a full program to more fully incorporate them into the organization. More

Study finds higher rate of oral HPV in minorities
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The low rate of high-risk oral human papillomavirus (HPV) found among adult patients in a pilot study conducted by researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is comparable to those of other studies of HPV prevalence. But the few who tested positive for HPV were Hispanic women, reflecting the growing rate of oropharyngeal cancer among U.S. minorities, despite overall declining rates, according to the study authors. 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

DNA vaccines show promise in preventing dental caries
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In a report on a preclinical investigation titled "Flagellin Enhances Saliva Ig A Response and Protection of Anti-caries DNA Vaccine," researchers demonstrate that anti-caries DNA vaccines, including pGJA-P/VAX, are promising for preventing dental caries. However, challenges remain because of the low immunogenicity of DNA vaccines. More

Premature children have smaller teeth
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The size of teeth in premature children is smaller. Knowledge about premature children, and their physical and mental development as they grow up, is constantly growing. More

Dental salon provides crooked-vampire teeth for the sake of fashion Dental Health Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Indeed, there is a dental salon located in Tokyo, which helps young girls get the "crooked teeth" look. Through a dental cosmetic procedure, the canines of young girls are being sharpened and elongated, in order to go with a trend called "Yaeba." All throughout the world, people pay hefty fees at the dentist to have their canines straightened, since crooked teeth are considered an imperfection. More

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