Dental Care

Breath Alert Detects Bad Breath

Jul 15 2008 - 10:21am
Breath Alert

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.

Vitamin D Shortage During Pregnancy Causes Dental Problems To Child

Jul 11 2008 - 10:41am
Pregnancy, Nutrition and Child Health

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.

iZap Case - A UV Toothbrush Sanitizer Against Germs

Jul 5 2008 - 10:18am
iZap Case - A UV Toothbrush Sanitizer

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.

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Breakthrough Revolutionizes Tooth Decay Treatment

Jul 4 2008 - 9:27am

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.

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Novalar Receives FDA Approval For OraVerse

May 12 2008 - 10:40am

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.

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Rounder Teeth Provide More Feminine, Youthful Appearance

Apr 25 2008 - 10:41am

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."

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Lock Lips, Not Braces This Valentine's Day

Jan 24 2008 - 11:32pm

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.

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Cosmetic Dentistry Continues To Surge

Dec 19 2007 - 11:54pm

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?

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