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White wine caught red-handed

White wine caught red-handed

White wine has always been seen as the more teeth-friendly of wines, but new research by New York University (NYU) suggests that it too contributes to teeth staining.    Using cow teeth, which have similar surfaces to human teeth, the researchers examined colour intensities to evaluate staining levels. One set of teeth was soaked in […]


Poor oral hygiene linked to pregnancy problems

Poor oral hygiene linked to pregnancy problems

A mother’s poor oral hygiene could heighten the risks of premature delivery and infection of the newborn child, among other complications, a new study has found.    The Queen Mary University of London study, spearheaded by Cecilia Gonzales-Marin, found that oral bacteria can be spread to an unborn child through blood and amniotic fluid. Birth […]


Dental nurses step into higher education

Dental nurses step into higher education

A new training scheme for registered dental nurses that allows them to study part-time, with the support of their employer, towards a “Certificate in Oral Health and Application of Fluoride Varnish” has been launched by North Western Deanery, The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Colgate.   Registered dental nurses will, upon completion of the […]


US dental implant market will beat the recession, says research group

US dental implant market will beat the recession, says research group

The US dental implant market will exceed $1bn by 2013 according to the Millennium Research Group (MRG). The US Markets for Dental Implants 2009 report suggested that despite the recession, the dental market will recover after 2010.   Dental implants are currently being eschewed in favour of crowns and bridges, and dentists are consequently buying […]


BDA-NHS dentistry compromised by pay award

BDA-NHS dentistry compromised by pay award

The British Dental Association (BDA) has slammed the 0.21% gross pay uplift for NHS dentists announced today as failing dentists and patients.   Chair of the BDA’s General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) John Milne said: “We appreciate that a measure of financial restraint is necessary in the current economic climate. Clearly, economic prudence is essential […]


Ceragenin the new answer to curing tooth decay

Ceragenin the new answer to curing tooth decay

A Japanese research firm have created a compound that could give tooth decay the brush-off. CSA-13, a new form of Ceragenin, actively destroys bacteria in the mouth that lead to dental decay and degradation. Researchers from Ceragenix Pharmaceuticals think that Ceragenin could be integrated into everyday dental care as soon as this year, helping with […]


Harley Medical Group sees rise in “Boytox” – Botox for men

Harley Medical Group sees rise in “Boytox” – Botox for men

  If men are from Mars and women are from Venus, then there’s Botox on both planets. The Harley Medical Group has today revealed that one-fifth of its Botox patients are now men. Young professional men aged 25 to 30 choose Botox – or “Boytox” as it’s been dubbed – to keep looking their best […]


Liverpool University′s dentistry department will “remain open”

Liverpool University′s dentistry department will “remain open”

Professor Callum Youngson of the Liverpool University has denied media reports that the University’s dentistry department is under threat of closure. Earlier this month, the Liverpool Echo reported that it had seen leaked documents suggesting that eight departments – including dentistry – needed urgent review and could possibly be axed. The Echo reported that improving […]


Tooth Decay: Modern Lifestyle, A Food For Thought?

Tooth Decay: Modern Lifestyle, A Food For Thought?

Modern lifestyle habits may have a greater influence on avoiding tooth decay than diet alone, claims new research from scientists at the Leeds Dental Institute. Experts have long since contended that sugar consumption is the root cause of tooth decay, but the review, published in the journal Obesity Reviews, found no association between sugar intake […]


Think tank recommends limiting dentists′ private work

Think tank recommends limiting dentists′ private work

Imposing a quota on the amount of private work a dentist can do, will improve NHS dentistry access, says the think tank New Local Government Network.  Dentists should be made to spend half their time on NHS patients, it said. It claimed that the restriction would be justified by the high cost – up to […]