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Amalgam management: Guidelines to minimize exposure to mercury and mercury vapor
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Dental amalgam has been used for over 150 years to fill the voids caused by tooth decay in millions of people. Amalgam restorations are strong, less likely to break than some other materials, and are the least expensive type of restorative material. However, dental amalgam contains mercury, and some concerns have been raised about its safety. Amalgam is approximately 50 percent elemental mercury by weight, and is mixed with a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, copper, and zinc. More



Oral bacteria linked with pneumonia risk
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Oral microbiota could play a role in identifying patients at risk for healthcare-associated pneumonia, according to a study presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting in Boston. "The bodies of healthy individuals are cohabited by an incredible number of bacteria, where bacterial cells outnumber human cells 10 to 1. More

Millions of Americans face life without dental care
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The lack of access to dental care is a problem that affects millions of Americans. PBS NewsHour health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports.
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Jaw size linked to diet: Could too soft a diet cause lower jaw to stay too short and cause orthodontic problems?
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New research from the University of Kent suggests that many of the common orthodontic problems experienced by people in industrialised nations is due to their soft modern diet causing the jaw to grow too short and small relative to the size of their 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. perioshield.gumbrand.com more


Dental anxiety: What is it and how to cope?
Dental Health Magazine via WorlDental.org    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We hear on a daily basis, "I hate going to the dentist." Many patients do not enjoy their visit to the dentist for various reasons. In order to overcome dental fear there are several steps you can take to ensure that your visit to the dentist is as comfortable as possible. More

Chew gum, lose weight
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Most people understand that serious weight loss requires changing attitudes toward what they eat and how often they exercise. But, what if the process could be aided by simply chewing a stick of gum after meals? That's the question a team of scientists, led by Syracuse University chemist Robert Doyle, is trying to answer. In a groundbreaking new study, Doyle's team demonstrated, for the first time, that a critical hormone that helps people feel "full" after eating can be delivered into the bloodstream orally. More

Things pregnant women should know about oral care
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Maintaining good oral care is important, especially for pregnant women. Recently, the La Jolla Light ran an article explaining that while many women understand that smoking and drinking alcohol can harm their unborn child, periodontal infection may lead to pregnancy complications as well. More

Dental Groupons, incentives
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Some dental offices have signed up with companies like Groupon, a multimillion dollar corporation headquartered in Chicago that offers deals in 45 countries, to offer discounted teeth whitening, X-rays or teeth cleaning. But depending on the state in which the dental service is offered, it might raise legal issues, according to the American Dental Association’s legal division. More
 
 

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