Today the FDA issued warning letters to Johnson & Johnson, CVS Corporation and Walgreen Company for marketing mouthwash with false claims about gum disease prevention.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation the Proctor & Gamble Company, today announced a voluntary recall of Scope Original Mint Mouthwash in the one liter size due to malfunctioning child-resistant caps.
Francisco Rendon, 49, of Chicago was arrested Thursday April 15th for operating a dental practice without a license.
The Academy of General Dentistry reminds us that drinking fluoridated tap water is an inexpensive and highly effective way to fight cavities in kids.
The British drug company GlaxoSmithKline announced Thursday the intention to transition from zinc in denture adhesives to zinc- free denture adhesives.
Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health.
One in three dentists say that aggressive toothbrushing is the most common cause of sensitive teeth, according to a nationwide member survey conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).
Dr. Margaret Mitchell, DDS, owner of Mitchell Dental Spa a dental spa facility in Chicago’s Water Tower Place, offers the following tips to for protecting your kids teeth at Halloween:
New dental sedation training for dentists and their staff will become mandatory if new rules, appearing in this week’s Illinois Register, are allowed by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
AGD encourages patients to talk and work with their dentist to find the best solution for their dental care and treatment.
If the American Dental Association gets its way, the new health insurance reform plan will include dental care.
The NHS Information Centre released details of the earnings and expenses of General Dental Services (GDS) dentists in Northern Ireland in 2007/08.
This is the first time that an overview of self-employed GDS dentists’ earnings and expenses has been produced for Northern Ireland.
Dentists’ pay varies widely depending on the type of dentist; Principals, the higher paid category of self-employed GDS dentists have an average taxable income of ?121,174, with Associate dentists, the lower paid category having an average taxable income of ?66,134.
Recently the FDA released information about mercury amalgams for tooth fillings. The FDA stated that mercury amalgams were safe for adults and children aged 6 and older. The FDA put the amalgams in a Class II, meaning that they have moderate risk. However, it is important to understand that even though this came up from a Class I, which is low risk, the new classification allows the FDA to have some special controls. Many dentists still use the mercury amalgams and insurance companies love them because they are cheap, especially compared to alternatives.
In response to a reported case of potassium bromide poisoning in an infant, associated with the use of a locally purchased teething product called Monell's Teething Cordial or "Cordial de Monell para la Denticion," the Health Department is urging all parents to beware of the product and other illegal health remedies. Immediate effects from potassium bromide ingestion may include sedation, trouble breathing, low blood pressure and coma.
Research finds new benefits of aloe vera on dental health. The benefits of aloe vera on health are known since antiquity. However, this plant, much used for the skin, would also be good for teeth, and help fight cavities, according to a study published in the May-June issue of General Dentistry.
This study compared the results of dental gels made from aloe vera, and two conventional toothpastes in the fight against the bacteria in the mouth that cause caries. The gels made aloe vera have proven as effective as the commercial toothpastes, if not better, shows the study.
The Broome County Health Department is offering a special summer program where children between the ages of 4 and 16 can have their teeth cleaned, dental sealants applied and a comprehensive dental exam to determine their dental needs. Upon completion of the examination, a dental health certificate will be issued for school purposes.
Ninety percent of dentists say that patients with dry mouth are taking multiple medications, linking the causes of dry mouth to medication.
There is some good news in the battle to prevent cavities in children. Peter Milgrom, DDS, and colleagues have published research in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine which shows the use of xylitol helps prevent tooth decay by acting as an antibacterial agent.