Stem Cell Research Seeks Kids’ Teeth

Dental News Stem Cell Research Seeks Kids’ Teeth AFP April 22, 2003 — The Tooth Fairy could lose out on recovering the deciduous teeth children hide under their pillows to scientists wanting to use them for stem cells. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health used the pulp in incisors from seven and eight year […]

Dentists now aiming to pamper more than just your teeth

Dental News Dentists now aiming to pamper more than just your teeth Tuesday, October 22, 2002 During those dreaded moments when her dentist drills and scrapes, Nancy Rubenstein enjoys a back massage, a manicure, a cool mask for her eyes and slippers to warm her feet. If that isn’t enough, Rubenstein can slip on virtual […]

Protecting Teeth With Bacteria That Bite Back

Dental News Protecting Teeth With Bacteria That Bite Back Friday, August 02, 2002 Brush your teeth after every meal. Floss regularly. And be sure to keep your teeth nicely coated with a film of genetically engineered bacteria. That’s the advice dentists might offer if scientists achieve their goal of enlisting custom-designed bacteria in the war […]

Genetically engineered bacteria fight tooth decay

Dental News Genetically engineered bacteria fight tooth decay Saturday, July 27, 2002 Genetically engineered organisms that attack decay-causing bacteria could represent a significant component in the war against tooth decay, according to a report in the Washington Post. The report details several approaches to eliminating or rendering harmless the Streptococcus mutans bacteria that are responsible […]

Coming Soon: A “Telephone Tooth”

Dental News Coming Soon: A “Telephone Tooth” June 28, 2002 LONDON (AP) — Tired of losing your cell phone? Having other people listen in on your conversations? What about all the times you’ve had to turn it off at public events, or leave it behind while swimming? Two British inventors unveiled a prototype of a device […]

Scientists Discover First Gene Involved In Gum Overgrowth

Dental News Scientists Discover First Gene Involved In Gum Overgrowth April 2, 2002 BETHESDA, MD (NIH) — Dental researchers have known for decades that some people are born with gums that grow abnormally over their teeth. What they have never known is why? Now, in this month’s issue of the “American Journal of Human Genetics”, dental […]

Dentists brush up on spa therapy to relax patients

Dental News Dentists brush up on spa therapy to relax patients By Olivia BarkerUSA TODAYFeb 01, 2002 Open up and say ”Aaaahhh.” Dentists across the USA are turning their offices into veritable spas, complete with massages, personalized music and facials. Patients getting a root canal can watch DVDs while indulging in foot, leg, back and […]

Significant Progress Made in Gene Therapy Research for Oral Health Problems

Dental News Significant Progress Made in Gene Therapy Research for Oral Health Problems Jan 16, 2002  CHICAGO – Significant progress has occurred in gene therapy research, including treatment for head and neck cancers and repair of damaged salivary glands, according to a follow-up report by researchers in the January 2002 issue of the Journal of the […]

Gene Therapy To Grow New Teeth

Dental News Gene Therapy May Make It Possible For Adults To Grow New Teeth May 22, 2001 SAN ANTONIO (San Antonio Express-News) – Squirreled away down a labyrinth of hallways at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Mary MacDougall presides over a crowded and busy laboratory, making big plans for the Tooth Fairy. Twenty years […]

Space and dentistry will be there

Dental News Space: The final frontier…and dentistry will be there 10/23/2000  By Chris SmithManaging Editor, E-dental.com The year 2000 had several milestones for the U.S. space program, including the 100th launch of the space shuttle, with landing scheduled for today. But within the space industry’s triumphs were some for the dental profession as well. Earlier this […]

Regenerated teeth may eat up denture market

Dental News Regenerated teeth may eat up denture market July 16, 2000 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Good news, hockey players: In the near future, it will be possible to replace lost teeth using gene-based tooth regeneration techniques. It may sound like something out of “Star Trek,” but soon missing teeth will be regrown, either […]

Dental offices go virtual

Dental News Dental offices go virtual Friday October 8 ,1999 6:22 PM ET NEW YORK , Oct 08, 1999 (Reuters Health)– The Internet is opening wide dentists’ offices — much of the business of a dental office may soon be conducted via computer, according to a report presented Friday at an American Dental Association (ADA) meeting […]

Dentistry for a new millennium

Dental News Dentistry for a new millennium An intraoral camera, similar to endoscopes used in surgery, takes pictures inside the mouth that are magnified 400 times and projected on a video screen July 16, 1999 Time to visit the dentist? Not to worry. Just a few months ago, you had your teeth painted against decay […]

Disclosure Of Medication Can Save A Patient’s Life

Dental News Prior To Dental Procedures Disclosure Of Medication Can Save A Patient’s Life Article Date: 26 Nov 2008 – 1:00 PST Do you regularly take aspirin or antiplatelet medications? Do you know whether or not these drugs should be stopped before dental procedures or surgeries? According to a study published in the May/June issue […]

Stomach Ulcer Bug Causes Bad Breath

Dental News Stomach Ulcer Bug Causes Bad Breath Article Date: 25 Nov 2008 – 4:00 PST Bacteria that cause stomach ulcers and cancer could also be giving us bad breath, according to research published in the December issue of the Journal of Medical Microbiology. For the first time, scientists have found Helicobacter pylori living in the […]

The Tooth Whisperers

Dental News The Tooth Whisperers Source: Temple UniversityReleased: Tue 11-Nov-2008, 13:50 ET Newswise — The phrase, “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” is attributed to several authors and philosophers. But the phrase, “your teeth are the windows to your health,” can be attributed to Mohamed Bassiouny, DMD, MSc, PhD, who has been studying how […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Affect Your Pearly Whites

Dental News Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Affect Your Pearly Whites Source: American College of Rheumatology (ACR)Released: Wed 22-Oct-2008, 13:00 ET Newswise — People with rheumatoid arthritis may be at increased risk for periodontal disease, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, Calif. Rheumatoid arthritis is a […]

Dental Calamities That Can Truly Hurt

Dental News Dental Calamities That Can Truly Hurt By NICHOLAS BAKALARPublished: May 13, 2008 DENTAL cavities are not good news, but when it comes to preventive oral health, they may be among the smaller problems. The advice is familiar: brush and floss regularly, use fluoride mouthwash, limit snacks and sweet drinks, visit the dentist twice […]

Link between obesity and bad breath

Dental News Link between obesity and bad breath Published: Sunday, 16-Dec-2007 Now there’s another good reason to go on that diet after the holidays. Tel Aviv University researchers have published a study that finds a direct link between obesity and bad breath: the more overweight you are, the more likely your breath will smell unpleasant […]

Zinc May Help People With Taste Disorder

Dental News Zinc May Help People With Taste Disorder December 28, 2004 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service INTELIHEALTH – Zinc may be an effective treatment for people who have problems with their sense of taste. Researchers in Germany and the United States assigned either zinc gluconate or a sugar pill to 50 people with dysgeusia (dis-GOOZ-ee-a), […]

Aspirin must not be chewed for too long as it damages teeth

Dental News Aspirin must not be chewed for too long as it damages teeth Article Date: 10 Jul 2004 – 11:00am (UK) People who often chew aspirin over a prolonged period could severely damage their teeth, according to a case study in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). “Aspirin […]

Oral Hygiene May Help More Than Teeth and Gums

Dental News Oral Hygiene May Help More Than Teeth and Gums By SUSAN GILBERTAugust 05, 2003 Your dental health may be a sign not only of how diligently you brush and floss but also of your risk of stroke and heart disease. A number of studies have indicated a relationship between periodontal disease and a […]

Heart disease diagnosed by dentist?

Dental News Heart disease diagnosed by dentist? Monday, June 23, 2003 Posted: 9:43 PM HKT CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) — A dentist may be the first one to suspect health problems, including heart disease. A sore or painful jaw is one indicator of heart disease, notes the Academy of General Dentistry. There’s also a connection between […]

Poor Teeth Damage Lungs

Dental News Poor teeth damage lungs Thursday, May 15, 2003 Bad teeth and gums may make existing lung problems worse, researchers have found. The scientists, from the University of Buffalo, say their findings show how important it is that people who suffer from chronic lung disease are fastidious about brushing and flossing their teeth. The […]

Watch Your Mouth

Dental News Watch Your Mouth Reported March 31, 2003 LOS ANGELES (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Though they may not see their doctor that often, more than 50 percent of people in the United States say they’ve been to their dentist within the last six months. Those visits to the dentist might be keeping more than just your […]

Count your teeth to know risk of stroke

Dental News Count your teeth to know risk of stroke Saturday, December 14, 2002 Tooth loss and periodontal disease may increase the risk of ischemic stroke, which is caused due to a blockage in an artery leading to the brain. This is a most common type of stroke, according to a new study. Men who […]

Dental X-Rays Can Highlight Risk Of Stroke

Dental News Dental X-Rays Can Highlight Risk Of Stroke Aug. 20, 2001 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Routine dental X-rays can help identify postmenopausal women who are at high risk for stroke, a recent study showed.   “This is a significant finding,” said Arthur H. Friedlander, D.D.S., lead author of the study, which was published […]

Be Aware of the Mouth/Body Connection

Dental News Be Aware of the Mouth/Body Connection and Help Keep Healthy in Every Way! 7/25/2001  COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jul 25, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — There’s a lot to smile about when maintaining good oral health — health professionals and research scientists are determining that you may be keeping the rest of your body healthier, too. […]

Multivitamin Formulated to Promote Oral Health

Dental News CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals Launches Multivitamin Formulated to Promote Oral Health Dentaplex(TM) Designed to Help Maintain Optimal Health of the Gums and Teeth NEWTOWN, Pa., June 19 ,2001/PRNewswire CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the availability of Dentaplex(TM), a professionally-recommended nutritional supplement specifically formulated to help maintain optimal oral health. The new supplement’s formulation is built on […]

Dry Mouth Syndrome Affects Dental Health

Dental News Dry Mouth Syndrome Affects Dental Health 6/11/2001  Is your mouth so dry you could drink gallons of water a day, and even that wouldn’t help? You may be one of the many who suffers from xerostomia, or dry mouth syndrome. Beyond discomfort, dry mouth is a serious condition that affects dental health and, […]

Dental specialists safeguard more than teeth

Dental News Dental specialists safeguard more than teeth 4/10/2001  April Is National Facial Protection Month Spring, sports, safety, teeth, face, and dentistry. This can only mean it is time again for “April Is National Facial Protection Month.” The month of April finds more and more people heading outside for exercise and sports. A potential side effect […]

Dental x-ray uncovers clogged artery

Dental News Dental x-ray uncovers clogged artery 12/19/2000  Findings on a wide-angle or panoramic dental radiograph (x-ray) uncovered a patient’s critically clogged neck arteries, prompting potentially life-saving treatment, according to a case study in the November 2000 issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). “The patient described in our case report had no signs […]

Calcium, vitamin D supplements linked to prevention of tooth loss

Dental News Calcium, vitamin D supplements linked to prevention of tooth loss in the Elderly 10/2/2000  TORONTO — Calcium and vitamin D supplements, often recommended to help prevent osteoporosis, are significantly related to a decrease in tooth loss risk in the elderly. Elizabeth Krall, PhD, of Boston University, reported these findings at last week’s annual meeting […]

Bad Gums, Bad Heart Link Questioned

Dental News Bad Gums, Bad Heart Link Questioned By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer CHICAGO (AP) – Floss-haters, take heart.A new study rebuts evidence suggesting that gum disease may lead to heart trouble. That doesn’t mean gums shouldn’t be attended to by floss and brush. But the results question theories stemming from a growing area […]

Diabetics urged to improve dental hygiene practices

Dental News Diabetics urged to improve dental hygiene practices September 13, 2000 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People with diabetes are more likely to develop tooth decay and gum disease, yet few patients are aware of the risks, results of a recent survey suggest. Many patients with type 1 diabetes do not take steps to […]

Dentistry and Eating Disorders

Dental News Dentistry and Eating Disorders July 05,2000 The race is on to conquer eating disorders By Chris Smith Bulimia may be easy to hide from parents, friends or even physicians. But it’s something that dentists can detect fairly easily just by giving patients a regular dental exam. Patients with bulimia, a serious eating disorder, have […]

Bad For The Mouth Is Bad For The Body

Dental News Bad For The Mouth Is Bad For The Body June 16, 2000 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Gum disease is caused by a chronic bacterial infection and can lead to bone loss, damaged gum tissue and even tooth loss. Now, new research suggests that gum disease may also increase the risk of preterm […]

Misuse, Overuse and Underuse Antibiotics

Dental News Misuse, Overuse and Underuse Antibiotics Essentially Useless Against Many Diseases W A S H I N G T O N, June 12, 2000 Misuse, overuse and underuse of certain antibiotics has rendered them almost useless against certain diseases, the World Health Organization said today. We are literally in a race against time to […]

Prescriptions: Are You Dotting Your Ps?

Dental News When Writing Prescriptions, Are You Dotting Your Ps and Crossing Your Eyes? 5/8/2000  Dentists and physicians are notorious for bad handwriting. Reading some doctors’ prescription orders has been likened to deciphering hieroglyphics or interpreting the Rosetta Stone. But though society once made light of their indiscernible scratches and scrawls, doctors’ bad handwriting is […]

Dental Patients Found To Have Undiagnosed Medical Conditions

Dental News Dental Patients Found To Have Undiagnosed Medical Conditions October 19, 1999The Medical Tribune During initial dental visits, patients routinely complete a medical history questionnaire. Yet a new study reveals that striking inconsistencies exist between patients’ self-reported medical history and their actual health status, as determined by laboratory testing. In the October issue of […]

FDA Approves Ethyol To Reduce Radiation-Induced Dry Mouth

Dental News FDA Approves Ethyol To Reduce Radiation-Induced Dry Mouth WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA. and PALO ALTO, CA. — June 25, 1999 — U.S. Bioscience and ALZA Corporation announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Ethyol® (amifostine) in an important radiation therapy setting. The approval expands the uses of the […]

Dental problems can accentuate heart ailments

Dental News Dentists May Play Important Role in Recognizing Facial Skin Cancer Interview with DR STUART MORGANSTEIN – By Hubert Vaz The Afternoon Despatch & Courier – Monday, February 16, 1998 World renowned professor of dentistry, Dr Stuart I Morganstein has disclosed that those suffering from heart problems can worsen their condition in case they […]

Take your breath away

Dental News Take your breath away By Mitali ParekhPosted On Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 02:23:52 AM Bad breath is less embarrassingly known as the medical condition halitosis. Besides being a result of obvious habits such smoking and a fondness for garlic, it could also be indicative of diseases. Dr Shantanu Jaradi of Dentzz Dental […]

“Toothbrush Tree” Bears Bacteria-Killing Branches

Dental News “Toothbrush Tree” Bears Bacteria-Killing Branches September 16, 2008 by Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service INTELIHEALTH – A toothbrush made from a twig can kill some bacteria without even touching them, a study suggests. Swedish researchers did a study with the miswak, also called the siwak and chewing stick. It is used for oral hygiene […]

Help stave off heart attacks… keep your teeth clean

Dental News Help stave off heart attacks… keep your teeth clean Jenny HopeLast updated at 2:39 AM on 11th September 2008 Keeping your teeth clean could save you from a heart attack, scientists say. Researchers have found that poor dental hygiene and bleeding gums could allow up to 700 different types of bacteria to enter […]

Choosing a Toothbrush: The Pros and Cons of Electric and Disposable

Dental News Choosing a Toothbrush: The Pros and Cons of Electric and Disposable Reviewed by Matthew Hoffman, MD on July 10, 2008 You can’t overestimate the importance of good oral hygiene — not only for dental health, but for your overall wellbeing. In fact, gum disease is a major risk factor for the development of […]

Taking care of dental problems early can save money in long run

Dental News Taking care of dental problems early can save money in long run Periodic exams can stop problem before it gets worseMarcine HaysMarch 19, 2008 Many people think that their dental health is just fine — until they feel pain. About half of the population doesn’t see the dentist until there’s a problem. It […]

Tooth or consequences: The costs of poor dental fitness

Dental News Tooth or consequences: The costs of poor dental fitness The traditional divide between dentistry and medicine is shrinking as data accumulate linking oral health with overall health. By Victoria Stagg Elliott, AMNews staff.March 3, 2008. A few years ago, an extremely sick, 2½-year-old boy came to the Houston office of pediatrician Ray Wagner, […]

Miswak beneficial for dental health

Dental News Miswak beneficial for dental health Posted in: Sports, Health & LifestyleWritten By: Thuria Ghaleb & Eman al-JaradyArticle Date: Oct 2, 2007 – 3:38:15 AM The research identified a total of 19 natural substances found within the miswak that benefit dental health. It contains a number of natural antiseptics that kill harmful microorganisms in the mouth; […]

Scientists bringing bad breath out of the closet

Dental News Scientists bringing bad breath out of the closet By Julie SteenhuysenMonday, Aug. 27, 2007; 1:26 PM CHICAGO (Reuters) – On the list of social offenses, bad breath ranks right up there with flatulence and body odor. And while store shelves are well stocked with remedies ranging from chewing gum and mouthwash to breath strips […]

Cell Damage Caused By Brushing May Help Keep Gums Healthy

Dental News Cell Damage Caused By Brushing May Help Keep Gums Healthy Microscopic images of wounded epithelial cells in the gum and resulting expression of the c-fos gene (in red). (Credit: Image courtesy of Medical College of Georgia) ScienceDaily (Aug. 6, 2007) — One way regular brushing may help  keep gums firm and pink is, paradoxically, […]

African twig brushes offer all-day dental care

Dental News African twig brushes offer all-day dental care Mon Jun 18, 2007 5:06pm EDT By Pascal Fletcher DAKAR (Reuters) – Brush your teeth every day, dentists say. In Africa, that can mean keeping your toothbrush in your mouth all day long. Across the continent south of the Sahara, many people go about their daily business […]

Despite Dentists’ Urging, Many Don’t Take Proper Care of Teeth

Dental News Despite Dentists’ Urging, Many Don’t Take Proper Care of Teeth Saturday, April 28, 2007; 12:00 AM HealthDay News — There’s limited evidence that so-called behavior management techniques help dentists convince patients to brush and floss their teeth properly. That’s the conclusion of British researchers who reviewed four previous studies that included a total of […]

Electric Toothbrushes Provide Many Options for Consumers

Dental News Electric Toothbrushes Provide Many Options for Consumers SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2006: “Both manual and powered brushes are capable of doing a good job,” said Dr. Bill Weaver, a PDA member dentist from Brookville. “It is the manipulation of the brush and the important soft bristles that determine the quality of the cleaning. Individual […]

SquirtBrush – An Unique Interdental Brush

Dental News SquirtBrush – An Unique Interdental Brush 10/29/2005 The newly patented design of the SquirtBrush allows liquid oral rinse to flow from a squeezable bottle in the handle to the interdental brush tip. This brush is designed by a dentist to assist dental patients in the maintenance of difficult areas, such as, around dental […]

Forget the Breath Mints, Eat Yogurt Instead

Dental News Forget the Breath Mints, Eat Yogurt Instead Tue Mar 15, 2005 – 2:15 PM ETBy Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New study findings suggest that yogurt may be another weapon in the battle against bad breath. “Yogurt intake may improve oral hygiene, namely tongue-coating bacteria and halitosis,” study author Dr. […]

Additive May End Up in Toothpaste, Gum

Dental News Additive May End Up in Toothpaste, Gum Thu Mar 10,2005 8:52 PM ETBy ALEX DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press Writer BALTIMORE – An additive that provides the minerals used by teeth to rebuild themselves could find its way into products ranging from toothpaste to chewing gum, University of Maryland researchers say.   Calcium and phosphorous ions […]

Judge: Listerine No Replacement For Floss

Dental News Judge: Listerine No Replacement For Floss January 10, 2005 NEW YORK (AP) — Mouthwash is no substitute for dental floss, a federal judge ruled, calling a Listerine ad campaign false and misleading and a public health risk. Judge Denny Chin said in a written ruling made public Friday that he expected to order Pfizer […]

Innovative Illuminated Toothbrush To Aid Children In Learning Proper Brushing Techniques

Dental News Innovative Illuminated Toothbrush To Aid Children In Learning Proper Brushing Techniques 12/14/2004  Company’s New Fire Fly Toothbrush Flashes for 60 Seconds Teaching Kids Compliance with Oral Health Care Buena Park, CA — Dr. Fresh, one of the fastest growing toothbrush manufacturers in the world, has introduced a highly innovative means for parents to educate […]

Dentists Reveal Medicinal Properties of Miswak

Dental News Dentists Reveal Medicinal Properties of Miswak M. Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Arab News Staff RIYADH, 4 November 2003 — A panel of dentists at the King Saud University has revealed the medicinal properties of miswak or teeth cleaning sticks, suggesting that its beneficial effects for oral hygiene and dental health are equal to those of […]

Kiss Bad Breath Good-Bye

Dental News Kiss Bad Breath Good-Bye Is chronic bad breath turning you into a hermit? It’s all in your mouth — and proper hygiene can keep bad breath at bay. By  Leanna SkarnulisReviewed By Brunilda  Nazario, MDon Monday, July 21, 2003WebMD Feature Dentists can tell you horror stories about the terrible social and professional consequences of […]

To Keep Your Teeth, Brush And See The Dentist

Dental News To Keep Your Teeth, Brush And See The Dentist March 4, 2003 By Lisa EllisInteliHealth News Service INTELIHEALTH — Patient to dentist: Do I really have to floss all my teeth?Dentist: No, only the ones you want to keep. It’s an old joke, but now researchers say they have demonstrated it’s also true: People who […]

Brushing teeth helps heart health

Dental News Brushing teeth helps heart health 9/30/2002 SAN DIEGO, Sep 28, 2002 (United Press International via COMTEX) — Brushing and flossing may do more than give you a bright smile, it may also help prevent heart disease, microbiology experts said Saturday. Caroline Genco of Boston University’s medical school said infecting mice with the microbe that […]

Cleaning Teeth Prevents Pneumonia in Nursing Homes

Dental News Cleaning Teeth Prevents Pneumonia in Nursing Homes Fri Apr 12,2002 5:26 PM ET By Alison McCook NEW YORK (Reuter Health) – Regular cleanings of teeth and gums may help prevent pneumonia in nursing home residents, new research suggests. The results are based on comparing pneumonia rates between residents of 11 nursing homes in […]

Brushing, Flossing Stave Off Diabetes

Dental News Brushing, Flossing Stave Off Diabetes March 8, 2002 — By Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Whiter teeth and fresher breath are not the only benefits of good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing may also help stave off diabetes, according to studies released on Friday. Gum disease may even be more important than obesity […]

Old Toothbrushes Not Up To Job

Dental News Old Toothbrushes Not Up To Job February 12, 2002 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Dentists say you should replace your toothbrush every three months. But they didn’t have statistics to back them up. Now, research supports the idea that older toothbrushes don’t work as well as new ones. The research compared new toothbrushes […]

Bristlemania It’s here!

Dental News Bristlemania It’s here! Linda MatchanBoston Globe Jan. 10, 2002 19:01:03 Pity the poor toothbrush. Caked in plaque, soaked with spit: Could there possibly be a less sexy, more prosaic article in the home, except for maybe the toilet plunger? Who would have predicted that the toothbrush, used in one of life’s most annoying […]

Some Toothpastes Work Better Than Others

Dental News Some Toothpastes Work Better Than Others January 3, 2002 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Do some toothpastes work better than others? Apparently, according to four new studies. The studies all involved Colgate Total Plus Whitening toothpaste, which contains a special type of silica, as well as triclosan. Silica is an abrasive particle that […]

Video toothbrush hunts ‘debris’

Dental News Video toothbrush hunts ‘debris’ Thursday, 26 July, 2001, 00:15 GMT 01:15 UK Toothbrush promises the latest in oral hygiene A Japanese company is developing a video toothbrush to help people ensure they clean their teeth thoroughly. When food gets trapped in the teeth and gums it rots and causes bad breath and decay. […]

Adults should monitor kids’ tooth-brushing

Dental News Adults should monitor kids’ tooth-brushing June 08, 2001 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Many young children who consider brushing their teeth a chore may try to avoid it at all costs. But few succeed, according to the results of a recent survey. More than half of 1,000 adults surveyed said they monitor the […]

Electric Vs. Manual: Toothbrushes

Dental News Electric Vs. Manual: Toothbrushes, Not Typewriters June 20, 2000 Original broadcast date: February 15, 2000 A lot of you probably use or have tried electric toothbrushes or even the new ultrasound gadgets, but have you ever wondered just how good they are compared to a regular toothbrush? I used an electric toothbrush for […]

New toothpaste cures gum disease

Dental News New toothpaste cures gum disease May 23, 2000 LOS ANGELES (Reuters Health) – A chemical used to clear odors from municipal water supplies is the active ingredient in a new toothpaste that cures the bleeding gums of people with gum disease. “It kills all bacteria within a minute, and all odors within a […]

Recyclable toothbrush launched

Dental News Recyclable toothbrush launched in US Wednesday, September 8,1999 6:53 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters Health)- Most American homes and offices now have bins for recycling cans, bottles, and paper. A Massachusetts company wants to add one more item to the recycling list: its brand of toothbrushes. Toothbrushes account for over 50 million pounds […]

Gummy vitamins, rotten teeth?

Dental News Gummy vitamins, rotten teeth? Updated Sep 24, 2007 By Mary Brophy Marcus, Special for USA TODAY By Leslie Smith, USA TODAY Gummy-style vitamins can stick to teeth. Gummy-style vitamins are helping kids munch down their daily supplements without a grimace, but some pediatric dentists worry that the candy look-alikes and taste-alikes could be harmful […]

Boys Have More Dental Injuries

Dental News Boys Have More Dental Injuries August 15, 2007 by Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service INTELIHEALTH – They say boys will be boys. And one study after another has found that boys are more likely than girls to have teeth broken or knocked out. Two recent studies confirm this. Scottish researchers collected information from all children […]

Pacifiers have a positive side too

Dental News Pacifiers have a positive side too Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:03pm EST By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Though pacifiers have gotten a bad rap for their potential to damage baby teeth, they can have some benefits as well, according to experts. Past the age of 2, pacifiers can begin to disrupt […]

Kids With Cavities Overweight, Not Underweight

Dental News Kids With Cavities Overweight, Not Underweight Article Date: 23 Mar 2006 – 7:00am (UK) New evidence from pediatric dentists at the University at Buffalo has shown that, contrary to previous findings, most young children with decayed “baby” teeth are not underweight, and actually may be overweight or at risk of being overweight. A […]

Bottled Water Can Be Bad News For Kids’ Teeth

Dental News Bottled Water Can Be Bad News For Kids’ Teeth July 21, 2004 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service The popularity of bottled water may be bad news for kids’ teeth. Australian researchers found that children who drank bottled water and other unfluoridated water had an increased risk of decay in their baby (primary) teeth, […]

Children Need Dentists – NOT Fluoridation

Dental News Children Need Dentists – NOT Fluoridation, Study Shows From New York State Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation Sunday, July 13, 2003 Despite living without fluoridated water, rural children’s cavity rates equal those of urban children, who are more likely to drink fluoridated water, according to a large national government study of over 24,000 U.S. […]

Parasites May Be Cause of Child’s Bad Breath

Dental News Parasites May Be Cause of Child’s Bad Breath Thu Oct 24,2002 5:31 PM ET NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Scientists in Turkey say that parasites should be considered as a possible cause of bad breath in children. According to the report, the researchers decided to investigate the relationship between parasites and bad breath when […]

Teething Mistakenly Blamed for Other Ills

Dental News Teething Mistakenly Blamed for Other Ills Fri Oct 11,2002 10:45 AM ET NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Despite research showing the contrary, many healthcare providers still attribute many baby ills to teething, Australian researchers report. Dr. Melissa Wake and Kylie Hesketh of Royal Children’s Hospital in Australia write that recent reports have demonstrated teething […]

Child Health Professionals Still Believe In “Teething”

Dental News Child Health Professionals Still Believe In “Teething” October 11, 2002 (British Medical Journal) – Health professionals still attribute many major ills to infant teething, despite good evidence that teething is associated with, at most, minor and relatively infrequent symptoms, finds a study in this week’s BMJ. These beliefs may even lead to late diagnosis […]

Turning kids into their own personal dentists

Dental News Turning kids into their own personal dentists Monday, June 03, 2002 “Rosy lips, teeth within” will not just remain a nursery rhyme for school students anymore. Thanks to a full-fledged clinic at J. D. Tytler School here — probably the first in the entire country as part of a school-based preventive dental health […]

Tooth Decay In Baby Teeth Affects Permanent Teeth, Too

Dental News Tooth Decay In Baby Teeth Affects Permanent Teeth, Too March 25, 2002 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service A study in China has found that decay in a baby tooth (or primary tooth) is a risk factor for defects in the enamel of the permanent tooth that replaces it. The study took place in […]

Thumbsucking After Age 2 Can Harm Teeth

Dental News Thumbsucking After Age 2 Can Harm Teeth December 18, 2001 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Many children suck their thumbs. Some even start in the womb. Now a recent study suggests that children who suck their thumbs or a pacifier after age 2 may be affecting their teeth and jaws. Researchers at the […]

Dental Sealants Reduce Tooth Decay In Children

Dental News Dental Sealants Reduce Tooth Decay In Children November 20, 2001 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Dental sealants reduced the number of fillings and extractions by about 67 percent in a group of low-income children from North Carolina, according to the results of an eight-year study. Sealants are a thin coat of plastic applied […]

Children miss almost three weeks of school annually from dental problems

Dental News Children miss almost three weeks of school annually from dental problems 2/8/2001  Children’s oral health campaign links oral health to overall health and school performance PRNewswire — Seattle’s Whittier Elementary School is the site for the first major push from a coalition of child health advocates who hope to make in-school dental screenings the rule, […]

Premature babies get teeth later, but catch up

Dental News Premature babies get teeth later, but catch up 10/4/2000  NEW YORK — Babies born prematurely get their first tooth later than do children born full term, according to research published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, Fetal Neonatal Edition. Babies born prematurely get their first tooth at about nine months compared to six months […]

Cranky baby? Teething not always to blame

Dental News Cranky baby? Teething not always to blame April 07, 2000 NEW YORK (Reuters Health) — When a baby is biting, drooling, irritable or has a slight increase in fever, a parent may be correct if they think their infant is teething. However, many other symptoms commonly associated with teething — such as high […]

Baby bottle tooth decay

Dental News BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY Dr.’s Q&A Feb 1999 Ivanhoe Broadcast News Interview Transcript with Robert Musselman, D.D.S., Pediatric Dentist, Louisiana State University School of Dentistry, New Orleans How common is baby bottle tooth decay? Dr. Mussleman: We don’t have an exact figure on that. Estimates are as high as 40 percent in some concentrated […]

India’s potential in healthcare tourism high: Study

Dental News India’s potential in healthcare tourism high: Study 23 February 2008 New Delhi (PTI): India has the potential of becoming an ideal healthcare destination, a study conducted by Exim Bank on healthcare tourism said. India has generated an estimated revenue of around US$ 600 million from over five lakh international healthcare travellers including non-resident […]

Medical Tourism in Developing Countries

Dental News Medical Tourism in Developing Countries Article Date: 14 Jul 2007 – 0:00 PST The exploding cost of healthcare in the United States has many Americans traveling overseas for treatment. With the aid of the Internet, patients can find international providers who will administer the healthcare they need at a fraction of the cost. […]

India leaves foreign tourists all smiles

Dental News India leaves foreign tourists all smiles 21 Jun, 2007, 0332 hrs IST,Vishakha Talreja & Khomba Singh, TNN NEW DELHI: American tourist Christina Douglas enjoyed her recent 12-day visit to India. Besides the Taj Mahal what she remembers most is that the country returned her smile. That too for just $3,333 she spent on cosmetic […]

Medical Vacations” – A Good Idea?

Dental News Cancer Surgery, Dental Work in India “Medical Vacations” – A Good Idea? By Fred YagerConsumerAffairs.Com January 29, 2007 Do you need a break from skyrocketing health care costs? Maybe you should take something called a “medical vacation.” More and more people faced with expensive medical procedures are doing just that. An estimated half […]

The ‘T’ Factor In Indian Dentistry

Dental News Issue dtd. August 2006 The ‘T’ Factor In Indian Dentistry Foreigners are eyeing India as a new destination for dentistry, but dental tourism still has to pick up pace, says Jayata Sharma.   Tourism and medicine have become synonymous in India. And the latest one to join the bandwagon is our line of talented […]

Surgery with a view

Dental News Surgery with a view Wendy ChampagneJune 1, 2006 Medical tourism is booming as governments battle to provide services. A vision of moonlight on the Taj Mahal is probably the last thing on the mind of anyone considering dental work, yet it is an association Jeff Hankins can make. For a little more than […]

Cosmetic Dentistry Costs – The Best Treatment at the Lowest Cost

Dental News Cosmetic Dentistry Costs – The Best Treatment at the Lowest Cost Submitted Saturday, May 13, 2006Submitted by: Sacha Tarkovsky Cosmetic dentistry costs tend to be quite high in the US and UK but the smile of your dreams could be more affordable than you think. How about getting your dentistry costs down by […]

Dentist’s dedication takes bite out of poverty

Dental News Dentist’s dedication takes bite out of poverty Kate Benson Medical ReporterNovember 12, 2007 Tooth Aid … Paul Kotala, who has won a humanitarian of the year award, works on a patient in Laos. Photo: Ruth Hartmann LOOKING for the dentist? He’s just down past the fried cockroaches and before the pickled fish roe […]

Dental Patients Pull Out Own Teeth

Dental News Dental Patients Pull Out Own Teeth Updated:15:04, Monday October 15, 2007 Falling numbers of NHS dentists are forcing many patients to go without treatment or even try pulling out their own teeth, a study has revealed. Almost a fifth (19%) of those questioned said they had missed out on dental work because of […]

Boy’s death fuels drive for dental aid to poor

Dental News Boy’s death fuels drive for dental aid to poor Updated: 6:54 a.m. ET March 3, 2007Md. 12-year-old died from infection that began with an abscessed tooth By Mary Otto It sounds preposterous,but as NBC’s John Yang reports,a 12-year-old Maryland boy is dead after a severe dental infection spread to his brain. WASHINGTON – The […]

Dentist strengthens cat’s teeth with gold crowns

Dental News Dentist strengthens cat’s teeth with gold crowns Published August 15, 2006 11:12 pm By LYNELLE A. MILLER This cool cat has traded in his catnip for some bling. Sebastian, a one-year-old Persian with long black hair, sports gold crowns on his two bottom canines, which grew sticking out from his lips in an […]

National Root Canal Appreciation Day Is Coming!

Dental News National Root Canal Appreciation Day is coming! By Michael J. McCurdy – Editor Mar 28, 2005, 11:48 (HealthNewsDigest.com) Madison, WI – March 16, 2005   Dentists nationwide are preparing to take a stand for the much-maligned root canal. “After years as the butt of the joke, it’s time to take the root canal […]

Toothache man finds nail in skull

Dental News Toothache man finds nail in skull Last Updated: Monday, 17 January, 2005, 02:29 GMT A Colorado man who went to the dentist complaining of toothache found he had a 4-inch (10cm) nail in his skull. Patrick Lawler had been suffering pain and blurry vision since a nailgun backfired on him at work, AP […]

Teen Years Tough On Teeth Hormones, Other Factors To Blame

Dental News Teen Years Tough On Teeth 1/13/2005  Parsippany, NJ – Preteen and teen years may prove some of the toughest for teeth. While every stage of life brings a new set of oral health issues, the mouth is often beset by unique combinations of internal and external factors such as hormones, social pressures and lifestyle […]

New Dental Care Book for Reading Challenged Populations

Dental News New Dental Care Book for Reading Challenged Provides Help With #1 Childhood Disease 03/15/2004  La Habra, Calif. – March 15, 2004 – A new dental care book, written at the 3rd to 5th grade reading level, was released today to help reading-challenged parents ward off the most common childhood disease – tooth decay. Tooth […]

Britons Wait in Line for New Dentists

Dental News Britons Wait in Line for New Dentists Thu Feb 26,10:45 AM ET By BETH GARDINER, Associated Press Writer LONDON – Dentists are departing Britain’s publicly funded National Health Service in large numbers, leaving a growing number of Britons without access to affordable care. The consequences for the nation’s teeth cannot be good, the experts […]

Dentistry, Far Beyond Drilling and Filling’

Dental News Dentistry, Far Beyond Drilling and Filling’ By NATALIE ANGIERAugust 05, 2003 Dentistry may not be the oldest profession, but for reasons of sheer, tearful necessity it is surely right up there among the Top 10 of humanity’s primal callings. Paleontologists have found Cro-Magnon skulls dating back 25,000 years that show evidence of tooth […]

Dentist brings his work on overseas ‘vacation’

Dental News Dentist brings his work on overseas ‘vacation’ July 29, 2003 Spearfish’s Dr. Randy Sachau is volunteering his skills in Romania.By Tim Velder, Northern Hills Bureau SPEARFISH — Dr. Randy Sachau will celebrate 25 years in dentistry by working 14-hour days in an underdeveloped nation in eastern Europe. Sachau and his wife/dental hygienist Donna will […]

Save a Knocked-Out Tooth

Dental News Save a Knocked-Out Tooth Reported July 14, 2003 NEW ORLEANS (Ivanhoe Newswire) — We all lose our baby teeth at one point or another. That’s natural. It’s a whole other matter when a permanent tooth is knocked out. Would you know what to do in that case? Courtland Rhodes is back in business after […]

Tooth prints: a unique ID tool

Dental News Tooth prints: a unique ID tool Saturday, June 14, 2003″After his son Adam was abducted and murdered, John Walsh said he wanted to thank the dental profession for giving some closure to his ordeal, since Adam was identified through dental forensics,” says Dr. Tesini. Mr. Walsh’s speech got Dr. Tesini wondering how children’s […]

Wear Sunglasses? You May Have Sensitive Teeth

Dental News Wear Sunglasses? You May Have Sensitive Teeth December 18, 2002 Academy of General Dentistry) — If you avoid bright light, loud noises, heavy perfumes and itchy clothing, you may find that you avoid hot and cold foods because you have sensitive teeth. A new study, that appears in the November/December 2002 issue of General […]

Early A.M. Dental Appointments May Reduce Stress

Dental News Early A.M. Dental Appointments May Reduce Stress, Risk of Heart Attack April 16, 2002  CHICAGO-To reduce stress and possibly the risk of a heart attack, people with a history of heart disease should schedule short, early in the day dental appointments, according to a new study in the April Journal of the American […]

Domestic Violence Leads To Facial Injuries

Dental News Domestic Violence Leads To Facial Injuries November 20, 2001 By Nancy VolkersInteliHealth News Service Most victims of domestic violence who visit the emergency room have injuries to the face, and more than half have been abused previously. The information comes from the first research to document patterns of facial injuries resulting from domestic […]

Pets’ Teeth Suffer From Neglect

Dental News No Smiling Matter: Pets’ Teeth Suffer From Neglect Nov 15, 2001 DAYTON, Ohio, Nov 15, 2001 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Does your pet smile? Are you doing what you should to protect that smile? A new Gallup survey shows that, while most pet owners believe their pets smile (65 percent), they aren’t doing their part to […]

Holistic dentistry draws controversy

Dental News Holistic dentistry draws controversy Phoenix woman finds relief for hip pain Maureen WestThe Arizona RepublicMarch 05, 2001 12:00:00 Ruth Van Sandt’s left hip, hurting since 1997, was so painful last year that she couldn’t climb stairs. The 81-year-old Phoenix woman turned herself over to a dentist who claimed the pain originated in her […]

Dentists can be the first to spot domestic abuse

Dental News Saturday, March 3, 2001 Dentists have a unique opportunity to detect domestic violence reported by Lucky Seversonstory by Linn Starck Those planning a trip to the dentist’s office might be up for more than just a tooth exam. In a survey, dentists indicated they would like to play a larger role in detecting […]

Teeth Do Tell Tales

Dental News Teeth Do Tell Tales By Serena GordonHealthScout Reporter (HealthScout) — Teeth are sometimes better than fingerprints. After plane crashes, explosions and accidents, dental forensics are often the only way to identify the dead. Also known as forensic odontology, the practice is an art as much as a science, says Dr. John Kenney, a dentist […]

Holistic Dentistry

Dental News Holistic Dentistry Television News Service/Medical BreakthroughsIvanhoe Broadcast News, Inc. July 2000 (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Do you dread going to the dentist? We’ll tell you about a natural approach to dentistry that’s making patients smile. Brenda Nasralla had a root canal, then was shocked to learn her dentist would not prescribe drugs for her […]

Surgeon general cites oral disease ‘epidemic’

Dental News Surgeon general cites oral disease ‘epidemic’ 05/25/00- Updated 01:31 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) – From cavities to mouth cancer, a ”silent epidemic” of oral diseases afflicts minorities and low-income Americans even as most of the nation benefits from healthier teeth and gums, the U.S. surgeon general said Thursday. Thanks to fluoridated drinking water […]

It’s a Fact! Dentists Get Drilled in the Movies

Dental News It’s a Fact! Dentists Get Drilled in the Movies 3/20/2000 By Chris Smith Since the birth of motion pictures, the dental profession consistently has been portrayed as the object of derision, contempt, revulsion and fear, according to a recent article in Movieline magazine. In a story titled “The Drilling Fields, An Oral History of Hollywood’s […]

That Noisy Handpiece Gets the Blame

Dental News That Noisy Handpiece Gets the Blame 2/21/2000 Everyone knows that rock musicians and construction workers are susceptible to hearing loss, but dentists also can experience the same work-related problems. Hearing loss occurs when the hair cells in the inner ear are damaged from loud and continuous sound – more than 90 decibels, according […]

Dentistry & The Media

Dental News DENTISTRY AND THE MEDIA: Are Journalists Out to Get the Profession? By Chris Smith Jan 07,2000   – It seems to be a cycle now. The American Dental Association gets a call from a producer at one of the network newsmagazines who is looking for the association’s stance on a particular issue. The issue in […]

Dental Panel Urges Warnings on Mercury

Dental News Dental Panel Urges Warnings on Mercury By AMY PYLE, Times Staff Writer SACRAMENTO ( Saturday, December 4, 1999 )—The California Board of Dental Examiners advised dentists Friday to warn patients about exposure to mercury from metal fillings. The unanimous vote followed a full-court lobbying effort by foes of mercury fillings and by consumer […]

Roadside Dentistry

Dental News Roadside Dentistry by Joyce Slaton 3:00 a.m.  31.Jul.99.PDT Going to the dentist is just a little less painful now that one practice has taken its office on the road. When the founder of On-Site Dental Care noticed his techie clients skipping appointments because of their hectic schedules, he decided to make his practice mobile. Now, […]

Mumbai Darshan

Mumbai Darshan Mumbai By Night Gateway Of India Elephanta Caves Welcome to the city of merry making – Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay. The capital of Maharashtra lies on the wonderful west coast of India. Bombay has a beautiful range of attractions for its visitors. From nature lovers to science freaks to the common tourists, […]

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Music

Indian Music The music of India includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, and classical music. India’s classical music tradition, including Carnatic and Hindustani music, has a history spanning millennia and developed over several eras, remains fundamental to the lives of Indians today as sources of religious inspiration, cultural expression and pure entertainment. India is […]

Movies

Movies HISTORY OF INDIAN CINEMA Legacy of a 100 yearsSoon after the Lumiere Brothers Cinematographer unveiled six soundless short films at Bombay’s Watson’s Hotel, in 1886, Hiralal Sen and H.S. Bhatavdekar started making films in Calcutta and Bombay, respectively. Bhatavdekar made India’s first actuality films in 1899. Tough there were efforts at filming stage plays […]

Languages

Languages Many widely divergent languages with varied dialects in a multi-hued cultural set-up is part of the kaleidoscope of India. In a country with so much regional variation, where in several cases state boundaries have been drawn on linguistic lines, it is but inevitable that 22 national languages are recognized by the Indian constitution. These […]

Food

India – Food & Cuisine Indian food has evolved over centuries and has flourished under the many rulers that India had. Chefs vied with one another to create exotic delicacies for their rajah’s. The result is centuries of patronage to the art of cooking and a large repertoire of delicious recipes. The different aspects of […]

Airlines

Airlines DOMESTIC (INTERNAL) AIRLINES  AIR-INDIA and the erstwhile INDIAN have been amalgamated into The National Aviation Company of India Ltd. (NACIL). Air India has been India’s national flag carrier. Although air transport was born in India on February 18, 1911 when Henri Piquet, flying a Humber bi-plane, carried mail from Allahabad to Naini Junction, some six […]

Television

Indian Television TELEVISION IN INDIA HISTORY OF TELEVISION IN INDIA Post-independence televisionTelevision first came to India (named as Doordarshan or DD) as the National Television Network of India. The first telecast started on September 15, 1959 in New Delhi. After a gap of about 13 years, second television station was established in Mumbai (Maharashtra) in […]

Travel

India Travel INDIA – TRAVEL INFORMATION India will amaze you with its size, clamour and diversity – but if you enjoy delving into convoluted cosmologies and thrive on sensual overload, then it is one of the most intricate and rewarding dramas unfolding on earth, and you’ll quickly develop an abiding passion for it. Nothing in […]

Weather

India Weather India has hot tropical weather with variations occurring region to region. While the coolest months are from November to mid-March, hottest are from April to June. From mid-June to September one can experience Monsoon rains. Winters in India are pleasant with plenty of sunny days. Most of the North India remains dry, dusty, […]

Dental Jokes-II

Dental Jokes -II A woman and her husband interrupted their vacation to go to the dentist. “I want a tooth pulled, and I don’t want Novacaine because I’m in a big hurry,” the woman said. “Just extract the tooth as quickly as possible, and we’ll be on our way.” The dentist was quite impressed. “You’re […]

Dental Jokes – I

Dental Jokes – I Patient: Doctor, I am extremely nervous. You know, this is my first extraction.Young dentist: Do not worry, it is my first extraction too. —————————————————————————————————————————————- Dentist: There goes the only woman I ever loved.Assistant: Why don’t you marry her?Dentist: I cannot afford to. She is my best patient. —————————————————————————————————————————————-Dentist: Just let me […]

Endodontics

Endodontics THE TOOTH & IT’S SURROUNDING TISSUES CROWN- this is the part of the tooth you can see above the gumline. ROOT – this part of the tooth sits in the bone below the gum. The root of your tooth is usually twice as long as the crown, the part you see above the gumline. […]

Dental Implants

Dental Implants What are dental implants? Dental implants are fixtures of titanium which are surgically screwed into your jawbone. The implant is an anchor for a naturally appearing false tooth or a set of false teeth. The success rate of dental implants depends on where the implants are placed and their purpose. They are typically […]

Migraine & Tension Headaches

Migraine & Tension Headaches SYMPTOMS Most obviously, headaches begin as a dull ache of the head and/or neck, and build to extreme, throbbing pain. Pain is usually, but not always, confined to one side of the head and persists for at least several hours (or longer). After the pain subsides, the migraine sufferer is commonly […]

NTI

The NTI-TSS System The N.T.I. Tension Suppression System is a prefabricated poly carbonate matrix that a dentist fit to you. It is completely different from any other type of mouthpiece. The NTI is a small, nearly invisible plastic device that you wear over your front teeth while you sleep. In one short visit we can […]

Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer Cancer is an abnormal disorganized growth of cells in the tissues of a person. Cancer cells keep on multiplying without paying heed to the body’s command to stop. This abnormal  growth of cells destroys the normal structure and the function of the affected tissue and the body in general. Any cancerous growth occurring […]

Bruxism

Bruxism Statistics show that about one out of four dental patients have one of the oldest maladies known to man – bruxism or clenching.Bruxism is the technical term for grinding of the teeth that soon removes critical portions of healthy enamel from the chewing surfaces of the teeth and may cause facial pain.Clenching is a […]

Orthodontia

Orthodontia Orthodontia is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. Braces are appliances or devices used to make these corrections. Braces are a common method of changing your appearance. Today, even adults are requesting braces. Braces are usually placed by an orthodontist. Dr.Prashant Dhole, M.D.S. […]

Veneers

Dental Veneers (Laminates) Ceramic laminate veneers are all white, thin ceramic shells, which fit precisely onto the faces of prepared anterior teeth. Like bonding, veneers are used to cover up discoloration, cracks and chipping, and to change the shape or size of your teeth. Veneers outperform bonding with greater resilience and a greater resistance to […]

Bleaching

Bleaching It is said that the face is the mirror of the human mind. A beautiful face achieves results or good first impressions easily while the opposite provides an uphill struggle. Not surprisingly, our teeth draw in a great deal of attention and are a significant factor in judging attractiveness, so a clean, white smile […]

Bonding

Bonding Bonding is a restorative procedure performed to repair a damaged tooth that is either worn, chipped, decayed or discolored. After removing the damaged area, we “bond” or attach a tooth-colored material called composite resin onto the tooth. Bonding is also an effective way to close a small space or gap between two teeth. The […]

Aesthetic Dentistry

Aesthetic Dentistry Everyone would like to have a perfect smile, but nature is rarely so accommodating. Even if you are one of the lucky ones who never needed braces, the rough-and-tumble of life, along with habits such as smoking or drinking coffee, invariably result in chips, stains, or an overall dingy appearance. Until recently, there […]

Extraction

Extraction One of the main goals of modern dentistry is the prevention of tooth loss. All possible measures should be taken to preserve and maintain your teeth because the loss of a single tooth can have a major impact upon your dental health and appearance. However, it is still sometimes necessary to remove a tooth. […]

Gum Disease

Gum Disease Did you know that more than 75% of all adults in India have gum disease? -Many people have gum disease and are not even aware they have this problem. Did you know that gum disease is the #1 reason adults lose their teeth. -Gum disease is a “silent” disease-until your teeth become loose […]

Preventive

Preventive Proper diet and plaque control will help preserve your teeth for your life. Not only is your diet important to your general health, it is also important to your dental health. If you do not eat a balanced diet, you are more likely to get tooth decay and gum disease. How does the food […]

Sealants

Sealants The first step in maintaining a healthy mouth is preventing tooth decay, and sealants can offer major protection against cavities. Your teeth are covered with a sticky film of bacteria, called plaque. When you do not clean your teeth after eating, plaque bacteria use sugar and starch in food as a source of energy. […]

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop and appear in the mouth. They are called “wisdom teeth” because they usually appear during a person’s late teens or early twenties, which has been called the “age of wisdom” The normal position of wisdom teeth is behind the upper and lower […]

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns & Bridges A crown is a restoration that covers, or “caps,” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. Prosthetic crowns are made of metal, porcelain fused to metal substrates, or new all-white restorative materials. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is generally […]

Dentures

Dentures When a person has had all of their teeth removed we must make complete dentures for the person to wear. Dentures are an acceptable solution, but no match for our real teeth! Hence we always try to save natural teeth. When the teeth are removed we are left with a ridge of bone on […]

Emergencies

Emergencies We offer emergency services to our patients.  If you have a dental emergency, you may call our office or the residence or on the cellphone 9819363215. Dr.Khosla will try his best to contact you as soon as possible. Learn what to do in the event of injury to your mouth. It could save you a […]

Flossing

Flossing Periodontal disease is one of the most prevalent degenerative conditions in India, afflicting adults beginning in their late 20’s. It is the disease that causes people to lose their teeth by slowly dissolving the supporting bone structure surrounding teeth. The most common symptoms of the disease are BAD BREATH and BLEEDING GUMS. Flossing is […]

Pregnancy

Pregnancy Pregnancy is a time of anticipation and change.  There are many obvious changes throughout a woman’s body and some not so obvious, that occur within the mouth, or oral cavity.  While temporary, pregnancy does affect how and when dental care is provided,  so one needs to consult a dentist during this physical change in […]

Use of Tobacco & Dentistry

Use of Tobacco & Dentistry Chewing tobacco affects your dental health as well as the rest of your body. If you use smokeless tobacco and have thought about quitting, your dentist can help. In the meantime, here are a few facts that may help you decide to join the many who are tobacco-free. Chewing tobacco […]

Toothpastes

Toothpastes First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes caries, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss if not controlled. Second, the toothpaste contains fluoride, which makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes […]

Dental X-Rays

Dental X-Rays Term X-ray is actually referring to the radiation that is used to make the image on the film. The radiograph or picture on the film is the resultant picture that we see. A radiograph is an extremely important diagnostic tool. These pictures show the dental professional many things that are not visible by […]

Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth Usually the first baby teeth to come into the mouth are the two bottom front teeth. They begin to appear when your child is about 6 to 8 months old. They are followed by the 4 upper front teeth.The remainder of your baby’s teeth will appearperiodically, usually in pairs on each side of […]

Bad Breath (Halitosis)

Bad Breath (Halitosis) More than 90 million people suffer from chronic halitosis or bad breath. In most cases it originates from the gums and tongue. The odor is caused by bacteria from the decay of food particles, other debris in your mouth, and poor oral hygiene. The decay and debris produce a sulfur compound that […]

Brushing

Brushing BRUSHING TECHNIQUE – MANUAL TOOTHBRUSHES   The following BRUSHING TECHNIQUE is commonly recommended by dentists. You should see your dentist to ensure that you are using a technique that meets your needs.Use a soft bristled brush (synthetic bristles preferably because natural bristles tend to harbour the oral bacteria as the bristles are more porous). […]

Caries (Decay)

Caries (Decay) Tooth decay is the disease known as caries or cavities. Unlike other diseases, however, caries is not life threatening and is highly preventable, though it affects most people to some degree during their lifetime. Tooth decay occurs when your teeth are frequently exposed to foods containing carbohydrates (starches and sugars) like chocolates, sticky […]

Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) Dry mouth is the condition of not having enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. It is known as xerostomia Saliva is necessary to help protect the teeth in these important ways: Saliva constantly flushes the mouth to clear food debris that may act as a food supply for the bacteria in […]

Antibiotics

Antibiotics & Dentistry   Many of you take an antibiotic prior to dental treatment. The purpose is to use an antibiotic prior to an infection to prevent an infection. It may be because of a mitral valve prolapse, certain types of implants, a joint replacement, or a heart murmur cause by a roughened heart valve. […]

Bizzare – B

Bizzare – B In our Dental Jokes Sections : (SECTION IA and SECTION IB),you can see the fictional lighter side of Dentistry. In this section, comprising this page and (SECTION IIA) we expose you to the bizzare factual side of dentistry – what some folks have actually got done to their teeth & surrounding structures. […]

Bizzare – A

Bizzare – A In our Dental Jokes Sections : ( SECTION IA and SECTION IB ),you can see the fictional lighter side of Dentistry. In this section, comprising this page and (SECTION IIB) we expose you to the bizzare factual side of dentistry – what some folks have actually got done to their teeth & […]

Dental Tourism

Dental Tourism Dental Tourism Globalization has come to mean much more than just nations and people coming together to exchange views and ideas, technologies and expertise. The latest concept that has started taking shape in Medical / Dental Tourism. Medical / Dental Tourism can be broadly defined as provision of ‘cost effective’ private medical care […]