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 […]

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, […]