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Why Dental Cleanings Are Essential for Optimal Oral Health

Optimal oral health and dental cleanings.

The significance of regular dental cleanings for optimal oral health can’t be overstated. These sessions aid in averting dental complications such as tooth decay and gum diseases, and they also enable early detection of possible issues. Dental cleanings, besides their aesthetic benefits in stain and plaque removal, have been made efficient and comfortable due to […]

Dental field has seen many changes in past few decades

The dental field has seen many changes in the past few decades. These changes are most obvious in the equipment that is used, infection control, how pain is managed and material that are used when restoring teeth. Today’s high speed equipment helps to make sure that the precision is nearly perfect. Older drills rotated at […]

Study says not enough kids wear mouthguards in sports

A study recently conducted on behalf of Delta Dental Plans Association says that 68 percent of children do not wear mouthguards in sports games and practices where they are not required.  The majority of dental professionals recommend that young children wear mouthguards in sports to protect them from dental emergencies and concussions. Furthermore, the study […]

American woman speaks with British accent after receiving dentures

A 56-year-old woman from Oregon recently caused quite a buzz in the dentistry world when she woke up from a dental procedure with a new accent. The woman, after receiving dentures, suddenly spoke with an Irish Cockney-sounding accent. The woman underwent a simple tooth extraction at her local dentist in Oregon in November 2009 due […]

Link between poverty and dental health discussed in forum

Public forum in Grand Forks, North Dakota discussed the connection between poverty and dental health in order to discuss how things can be worked on at the state level. Participants in the forum discussed how financial setbacks can prevent people from being able to afford dental care. Poverty has a huge impact on whether a […]

Army’s improved dental health means combat readiness for soldiers

Soldiers’ combat readiness can be improved by providing them with dental treatment in the field, according to experts. During a Warrior Exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, California that took place on March 18, U.S. Army Col. Enrique Garcia said soldiers are more “deployable” if dental treatment is provided in the field. More than 3,500 soldiers […]

X-Rays may be linked to brain tumor development

A new study published this week shows evidence that there is a connection between dental X-rays and the development of certain brain tumors, meningioma. This study does not prove that the X-rays cause tumors to develop, but it does show that their may be connection between the X-rays and thyroid cancer. Dental professionals have stated […]

Brazilian researchers learn of new ways to disinfect dentures

Just like real teeth, dentures need to be brushed and flossed regularly to keep them clean and safe for use. Additionally, they need to be disinfected in order to remove the film of bacteria that develops on them over time. If dentures are not disinfected, the bacteria that multiply on them can eventually lead to […]

Dentist charged with unnecessarily giving veneers to children

A family dentist in his fifties was recently brought to trial for giving children veneers. The parents of the children who were given veneers filed a lawsuit against the man, saying that he cared more about profits than the well-being of his patients. The man was found to have been giving children under the age […]

Spending for Valentine’s day reaches all-time high

This year, Valentine’s spending is at an all-time high reaching over $17 billion in candy, jewelry, cards and other private items. According to the National Retail Federation, the average person will spend roughly $120 on their loved one this Valentine’s Day. This total is the highest that it has been in over 10 years. The […]