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Popularity of dental implants grows

Popularity of dental implants grows

Dental implants are beginning to grow in popularity. The thing that people like most about them is that they give you back your own teeth. There has been great improvement in dental implant procedures and techniques over the past 20 years. The ADA reports that 5.5 million dental implants were performed during 2006. Dental implants […]


The BDTA is Going Green

The BDTA is Going Green

  The British Dental Trade Association (BDTA), encouraging the reduction of waste and recycling, is using 100% polypropylene recyclable material to cover the aisles of this year’s exhibit hall. Following the exhibit, it can be melted into recyclable pellets to be reused. Also, the showcase bags are made of recyclable material. Even the show guide […]


Do Commercially Available Appliances Work for Sleep Apnea?

Do Commercially Available Appliances Work for Sleep Apnea?

  Commercially marketed appliances cost approximately $60.00; but do they work for sleep apnea? Snoring is an indication of sleep apnea caused by an obstruction (usually from soft tissue), which is disorder that threatens human life, and has been shown to increase the risks of strokes and heart attacks by 600 percent. An eight year […]


Will Schools Ban Sweets?

Will Schools Ban Sweets?

  Vending machines containing sweets should be banned from schools. This is according to the Irish Dental Association. It has been advised that soda, crisps, and sweets that are purchased from such machines lead to both obesity and dental caries. This has been confirmed by both local and international research studies. Dr. McCafferty feels that […]


New Bacterial Species Found In Human Mouth

New Bacterial Species Found In Human Mouth

  A new species of oral bacteria has been identified in the oral cavity that can aid researchers in the understanding of tooth decay and gum disease. It may also lead to improved treatments.  A healthy human mouth is inhabited by a large amount of different organisms, which include bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, of […]


Dental Care Significantly Reduced the Risk Of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes.

Dental Care Significantly Reduced the Risk Of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes.

  Women receiving dental treatment prior to and during their pregnancies had a significantly lower occurrence of low birth weight infants and pre-term births those that did not have any dental treatment prior to or during their pregnancies. This record review research was performed by Aetna and the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, from […]


Dentist who doesn′t diagnose oral cancer can still practice

Dentist who doesn′t diagnose oral cancer can still practice

Dr. Nalin Dhamecha, a dentist who allegedly failed to recognize that a patient suffered from oral cancer, has been allowed to continue his practice of dentistry by the GDC. Early in September, 2008, Dr. Dhamecha, faced accusations that he failed to diagnose a tongue lesion in 2006, of a patient who died in July, 2007. Dr. […]


New Shocking Cigarette Packs in U.K.

New Shocking Cigarette Packs in U.K.

Horrid photographs are to be displayed, starting October 1, 2009, of the deadliness of habitual cigarette smoking, on every cigarette pack sold from today on in the U.K. The U.K. is the first country in the European Union to display such graphic pictures on cigarette packs. This move is welcomed by the British Dental Health […]


Overjet May Increase the Risk for Sleep Apnea

Overjet May Increase the Risk for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is commonly associated with obesity. However, there are numerous cases where individuals have sleep apnea and are not obese. In a study performed in Japan, researchers studied ninety-seven men with obstructive sleep apnea. Forty-two of these men displayed a big space between their upper and lower anterior (front) teeth. Due to this large […]


NHS Dentistry

NHS Dentistry

There has been great disparity in the past about the amount of time and quality of care that dental patients should receive when seeking dental care in the U.K. Patients should have the right to receive modern dentistry and to be involved in review processes in the future for dentistry by the NHS. This is […]