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 […]