Beyond tooth decay: why good dental hygiene is important

Most of us are aware that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath – but not brushing your teeth could also have consequences for more serious illnesses. In this spotlight feature, to coincide with National Dental Hygiene Month, we peer beneath the plaque to investigate what other – perhaps […]

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Do Dental X-rays Pose a Health Risk?

The Dental X-ray is the most commonly used preventative and diagnostic test that dentists utilize to check for tooth issues in their patients. It is the standard when going in for your six month to 1 year checkup. Your dentist may perform Bite Wing X-rays amongst many other types of X-ray scans. Dental X-rays are […]

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Tooth decay: sugar industry ‘behaved like tobacco manufacturers

The authors say their findings are a “historical example” of the industry’s self-interest “that can inform policy makers today” over opposition to current sugar policy proposals. Having noted that, in the case of the tobacco industry, reviews of historical internal documents were “key to informing policy and litigation successes in tobacco control,” the authors set […]

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Reasons why you should visit a dentist

Having a fear or phobia of going to the dentist is one of many reasons why you may avoid going. For some people the cost may put you off going as dental treatments can become very expensive if a lot of work is required. Other people just do not see regular dental visits as high […]

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New research into materials for tooth fillings

Tooth decay is a serious health problem and it is often necessary to repair cavities. Today they often use a composite filling material made of acrylate compounds, as it resembles the colour of the teeth and is reasonably strong so it can handle the rigors of the powerful chewing movements. But composite filling materials have […]

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Stress free trips to the dentist with children

When taking children to the dentist it can be very stressful for both the children and the parents. From dealing with the fear of the dentist to challenging behavior there is lots to consider before you go and when you get there. Luckily, there are a number of things that you can do to make […]

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Birth weight and pregnancy complications associated with enamel defects

At the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Bertha A. Chavez Gonzalez, Universidade de Minas Gerias, Lima, San Borja, Peru, presented a study titled “Birth Weight and Pregnancy Complications Associated With the Enamel Defects.” The IADR General Session was held in conjunction with the 44th Annual Meeting of […]

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Natural Toothpaste Alternatives

Many commercial toothpastes are full of chemicals and ingredients that can actually be harmful to our bodies particularly over the longer term. Yes, it is true that you can purchase ‘natural toothpaste’ but even with some of these it is worth checking out the ingredients just to make sure that the substitutes they have made […]

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