Technical review of IDS 2023
 The wind of innovation is blowing - and still gives tailwind for new developements The 40th International Dental Show (IDS) from 14 to 18 March 2023 was characterised by an incredible variety of innovations.The filling therapy plays a major role in the everyday professional life of many dental practices. That ' s why developments in this field are attracting particularly great interest at IDS.Flowables without bubblesIn summary, it is safe to say that modern-day technologies include glass ionomer cements, compomers, composites, special bulk filling and hybrid composites. Some of the current developments are rema...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Menopausal at work? The government doesn ’t want you – or anyone else – to get the proper support | Zoe Williams
A parliamentary committee made some pretty benign recommendations, only for ministers to nope the most important bits. Their approach is like a devilish trolling operationI feel it ’s quite unusual for a parliamentary committee to get the door slammed in its face by the government, but maybe I’m doing my sums in old money. Last summer, the women and equalities committee made a number of recommendations around menopause support. None of it sounded that major: no mandatory h igh-voltage air-conditioning units in public venues, no blanket rules on when to, and when not to, bother a menopausal woman with your nonsense, not...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Zoe Williams Tags: Menopause Society Women Ageing Science Source Type: news

Google searches for bruxism, teeth grinding, and teeth clenching during the COVID-19 pandemic
Conclusion The study showed that the relative search volume for br uxism, teeth grinding, and teeth clenching, as an indication of public interest and demand, was increased both worldwide and in the United States during the May–October 2020 period compared to similar periods of the previous 4 years. Dentists should address this increased public interest and deman d for information seeking for bruxism. Follow-up studies monitoring long-term interest as a real-time surveillance and evaluating whether increased internet searches are linked to an actual increase or worsening of bruxism and its symptoms in the clinic are requ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 3, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

'Cold-sensitive teeth' are a sign of five oral health problems including 'bruxism'
Teeth grinding, known as bruxism, may cause the outer layer of your teeth to wear away, which leaves their nerves exposed to the cold. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When is Bruxism Bad?
Discussion Bruxism “is a masticatory muscle activity that may occur during sleep ([sleep bruxism, SB] characterized as rhythmic or non-rhythmic) and/or wakefulness ([awake bruxism, AB] characterized as repetitive or sustained tooth contact and/or by bracing or thrusting the mandible.)” Bruxism was first described in 1907. Bruxism studies are quite variable in their results given the lack of standardized diagnostic methods. Patients or family members will often report tooth grinding noises, and on physical examination there will be abnormal tooth wear, tooth mobility, hypertrophy of the masseter muscles and othe...
Source: - September 19, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Why You ’ re Grinding Your Teeth —And How to Stop
One morning around week six of the COVID-19 lockdown, I woke up to discover I’d gnashed a molar-sized crack down the back of my night guard, the device I wear to protect my teeth from the grinding I do in my sleep. I’d worn the acrylic barrier every night for years with minimal erosion, but suddenly I’d gnawed right through it. Like many Americans who have spent the last few years wondering where the stress and fear building up in their bodies could possibly go, the answer turned out to be my mouth. Since 2020, dentists and other oral health professionals around the world have recorded a sharp uptick in t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Weiss Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 freelance healthscienceclimate Mental Health Sleep Source Type: news

6 Signs You’re Grinding Your Teeth At Night (And What To Do About It)
Beyond toothaches, there are other common red flags that you're dealing with nighttime teeth grinding. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between probable awake bruxism and school bullying in children and adolescents: a case-control study - Martins IM, Vale MP, Alonso LS, Abreu LG, Tourino LFPG, Serra-Negra JMC.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between probable awake bruxism (PAB) and school bullying in children and adolescents. METHODS: A total of 380 children and adolescents enrolled in public and private schools in the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

SomnoMed posts record Q4 and delivers on FY22 revenue guidance
PLANO, Texas, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- SomnoMed Limited (ASX " SOM " , or the Company), a leading company in the provision of oral appliance treatment solutions for sleep-related breathing disorders and obstructive sleep apnea ( ' OSA ' ), is pleased to provide its quarterly activities report for the period ended 30 June 2022 (Q4 FY22).SomnoMed posts record Q4 and delivers on FY22 revenue guidance.HighlightsRecord quarterly revenue of $21.3 million for Q4 FY22, +32% (+32% in constant currency) versus the previous corresponding period (pcp). On an underlying basis, when excluding the Q4 FY21 COVID-1...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 29, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Have trouble grinding your teeth? Here’s how to control it.
The condition is called bruxism. It can lead to jaw pain, headaches and other discomfort. It also can cause significant damage to your smile. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - June 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral appliances reduce masticatory muscle activity-sleep bruxism metrics independently of changes in heart rate variability
ConclusionsThe usage of OAs for SB participants reduced RMMA, but most likely independently of changes in HRV linked to the mechanism associated with SB genesis.Clinical relevanceWearing OA seems to reduce grinding noise and protect from dental injuries but does not seem to influence SB genesis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 20, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Prevalence of Bruxism and Associated Occupational Stress in Saudi Arabian Fighter Pilots
Conclusions: The pilots demonstrated significantly higher occupational stress and bruxism than the non-pilots. The pilots were 3.9 times more likely to have a combination of stress and bruxism than non-pilots. Further investigations are necessary to determine whether any causal relationship exists between occupational stress and bruxism.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 15, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Implant survival rate and marginal bone loss with the all-on-4 immediate-loading strategy: A clinical retrospective study with 1 to 4 years of follow-up
ConclusionsThe high implant and prosthesis survival rates and low MBL confirmed the predictability of the all-on-4 (5 or 6) concept. Smoking, mandible implant site, systemic disease, bruxism, female sex, immediate implant, tilted implant, and CL were identified as potential risk factors for MBL. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 18, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

SprintRay Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for NightGuard Flex
510(k) clearance expands patient access to 3D printed occlusal guards as demand increases during pandemicNightGuard Flex is a dental 3D printing resin clinically formulated for comfort, durability and speed of patient deliveryKey milestone in SprintRay ' s Protect A Smile campaign to combat rising global bruxism ratesLOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SprintRay Inc., an industry leader in digital dentistry and 3D printing solutions, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the Company clearance to market its NightGuard Flex 3D printing resin as a Class II ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

December 2021
Do You Need Dietary Supplements? : Vitamins, Minerals, and More Taking Dietary Supplements Safely Taking on Teeth Grinding and Clenching : Halt Dental Damage and Jaw Pain A Better Test for Kidney Disease Do Detox Diets and Cleanses Work? (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - November 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news