Leeds Dental Institute, ranked the top school in the UK for dentistry is currently looking at new and better ways to improve dental treatment and take the fear factor out of the patient experience for good.
Every time you use your hand to check if your breath is good or if your mouth has a bad breath you wonder is there a better way to check for bad breath rather than hand?
Looks like there is such a thing called Breath Alert and it does it in a very scientific way.
Breath Alert doesn't only check for bad breath, but does it in a very informative way.
It checks the levels of volatile sulfide compounds and hydrocarbon gas that cause bad breath in your mouth and will rate your breath on four levels.
Lack of vitamin D during pregnancy leads to child's dental health problems in early childhood.
A team of researchers from University of Manitoba in Winnipeg and Victoria, Canada, examined 206 pregnant women. Only 21 (10.5%) women were found to have necessary levels of vitamin D. The rest of women had different levels of vitamin shortage.
Later, when researchers examined children at their average age of 16 months, they found that children of mothers who were found to have lack of vitamin D during pregnancy had serious problems with dental health.
Frequent travelers will need to take extra care of the hygiene of their toothbrush. As toothbrushes are the common bleeding ground of germs and bacteria, but there a special toothbrush sanitizers such as this iZap Case - A UV Toothbrush Sanitizer. Some hotel bathrooms are not clean at all, where there are lots of germs flying around, that could easily stick on your toothbrush, if you simply leave it on the basin after use.
Quantum Dental Technologies, a Canadian diagnostic device company, revealed its breakthrough technology which detects and monitors the early onset of tooth decay without the need for dental x-rays. It reduces the number of invasive and painful procedures, and encourages better oral health. Quantum introduced its Dental Caries Detection System prototype, known as The Canary System, at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Conference in Toronto, Canada.
A patient's experience with their dentist is both personal and necessary, and should be equally as user friendly.
A shortage of NHS dentists means that general practitioners (GPs) have been left to do dentists' work without adequate remuneration, argues a doctor in a letter in this week's BMJ.
Currently, only about half of Pennsylvania's population is served by water systems with the optimal level of fluoride to prevent tooth decay.
FDA has granted marketing approval for Novalar Pharmaceuticals' OraVerse (phentolamine mesylate). OraVerse is the first pharmaceutical agent indicated for the reversal of soft-tissue anesthesia and the associated functional deficits resulting from a local dental anesthetic. Novalar is establishing a specialty direct sales force to launch OraVerse in late 2008.
A voluntary recall has been issued for an alcohol-free mouthwash manufactured by Hydrox and labeled with the Cardinal Health brand name. Hydrox and Cardinal Health have initiated the voluntary recall of individual mouthwash bottles and those contained within Cardinal Health Presource kits.
Changing the size and shape of your teeth can significantly improve your smile as well as rejuvenate your overall appearance.Cosmetic dentist Denise Fundora, DDS of Beverly Hills, CA states, "Changing the size and shape of your teeth can significantly improve your smile as well as rejuvenate your overall appearance. Some of my patients say that a smile make-over is better than botox in restoring a youthful appearance."
Antibodies present in people with good oral health could become the first tool for dental professionals to assess a patient's probable response to periodontal disease treatments.
Emisphere Technologies announced that additional preclinical in vivo studies using dogs further demonstrate that its proprietary eligen technology enhances the absorption of oral B12. These data confirm in a second species Emisphere's earlier-reported proof of concept studies conducted in rats.
Dentists have always been viewed as essential to maintaining patients' dental health, but today's dentists are playing the role of life-savers. That's a result of new findings concerning deadly oral cancer, and new tools being used by dentists to detect it.
Fluoride exposure is rising and causing children's tooth imperfections, ranging from white spots to brownish discolorations and pitting (fluorosis).
Many parents find that meal time can be a challenge when their children get braces. Now, thanks to some new recipes, both parents and kids will have something to smile about in regard to braces friendly food.
Labour's Health Secretary, has called for the NHS to consider fluoridating tap water in areas with poor dental health in order to improve public dental care.
More Americans are traveling south, across the border to do dental work in Mexico. Since dental care is less expensive in Mexico, number of Americans are using services such as Rio Dental for their dental health.
Dental amalgam tooth fillings do not adversely affect children's brain development and neurological statu.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, AAO sets the record straight on some of the biggest myths surrounding braces and orthodontic treatment. Currently more than four million children and one million adults in North America wear braces. Below are the answers to some of the most popular -- and strange -- questions AAO members have received from their patients during the past year:
If two people with braces kiss, can their braces become locked together?
With today's smaller sleeker braces it is extremely difficult - almost impossible -- to lock braces while kissing.
While dental care appears to be improving among Massachusetts children, many minority and low-income children are not experiencing improvements.
The cosmetic dental boom is showing no signs of slowing down. American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) member dentists queried about their practice activity in the 2007 AACD State of Cosmetic Dentistry survey revealed that cosmetic dentistry-related revenue climbed to an average of $495,000 per practice. This projects to $2.75 billion across all 5,500 practices represented by the survey sample, a 15 percent increase over 2005.
Who is the typical cosmetic dental patient?