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Pocket-sized breath test on its way

Pocket-sized breath test on its way

You’re about to head into a meeting and become paranoid that last night’s garlic is still on your breath. Although the cupped-hand check has been around for ages now, it’s not very accurate. So what do you do? Good news: researchers at Tel Aviv University have come up with a new pocket-sized breath test to […]


Mother arrested for neglecting to take her child to the dentist

Mother arrested for neglecting to take her child to the dentist

A young mother from South Carolina has been charged with child neglect after failing to take her child, who had advanced tooth decay, to a specialist.  The 19-year-old mother was advised by a dentist to seek treatment from a specialist in child tooth decay. However, as the specialist did not accept Medicaid, she did not […]


Botox competitor approved by the FDA

Botox competitor approved by the FDA

A new alternative to Botox has been approved by the FDA. Dysport, which has long been used in Europe and Brazil, is now the second cosmetic botulinum toxin available on the US market.  Brazilian doctors have reported that Dysport outlasts Botox, which usually keeps you wrinkle-free for four months. In some cases, Dysport has lasted […]


Potential mouth cancer breakthrough

Potential mouth cancer breakthrough

Campaigners against mouth cancer have welcomed a potential breakthrough in the treatment of the cancer, made by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University.  Every five hours, one person dies from mouth cancer in the UK. The researchers found an “anti-cancer compound” that killed off mouth cancer cells. The compound – hisdone deacetylase […]


Bone damage from cancer and osteoporosis drug can be predicted by X-rays, study finds

Bone damage from cancer and osteoporosis drug can be predicted by X-rays, study finds

Not many of us will have heard of bisphosphonates, drugs that have been found to cause a rotting of the jawbones.  Bisphosphonates are fortunately not in very many drugs – rather, they tend to be in drugs for the treatment of breast cancer and bone cancer and in drugs given to individuals at risk for […]


Scientists closer to finding out why there′s no smoke without a fire

Scientists closer to finding out why there′s no smoke without a fire

We all know that smoking is bad for your general health, and in recent years, we’ve learnt that it’s especially bad for your oral health. Dentists and scientists have long observed that chronic gum disease (periodontitis) is more common in smokers, but now they’re one step closer to understanding why. A recent study published in […]


Negligible bone loss from dental implant placement, study finds

Negligible bone loss from dental implant placement, study finds

In the five years after the placement of a dental implant – a popular replacement for missing teeth – a patient’s bone tissue changes only minimally, a University of Texas Health Science Center study has found.  The study, which was recently published in the Journal of Periodontology, followed 192 patients with dental implants over a […]


Don′t let the credit crunch crunch your teeth

Don′t let the credit crunch crunch your teeth

With everyone having to tighten their belts during the recession, dentists are warning patients not to neglect regular check-ups in an attempt to save money. Some families are forgoing dental treatment because of its cost or because they lack insurance. However, neglecting problems in your mouth could lead to infection, which may lead to life-threatening […]


Teeth-grinding largely ignored by dentists, survey finds

Teeth-grinding largely ignored by dentists, survey finds

Around 80% of dentists fail to question their patients about teeth-grinding, also known as bruxism, a survey has found.  Bruxism can lead to headaches, jaw pain and worn-down teeth.  The survey was conducted by NoBrux, a UK provider of dental guards, which cites a dentist in a Mail on Sunday article as saying that bruxism […]


Credit crunch Botox can be bad for your health

Credit crunch Botox can be bad for your health

The credit crunch hasn’t affected Botox sales adversely. In fact, Botox use has shot up. But the dangers of so-called bargain Botox are something to be aware of.  Botox isn’t something you should try to save money on, experts have warned, as complications can impair your speech, make you drool or cause a drop in […]