Convergent Dental announces commercial availability of Solea ® Protect™ to strengthen dental enamel using the Solea® All-Tissue Dental Laser
Studies have shown that using Solea Protect in conjunction with fluoride is up to six times more effective at reducing mineral loss in tooth enamel than fluoride alone. WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Tooth decay, also known as dental caries, can affect patients of all... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 28, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PDT Source Type: news

The Far Right and Far Left Meet Over Wellness Conspiracy Theories
Conspiracy theories, especially about vaccines, spread like wildfire during the COVID-19 pandemic, but such anti-science thinking is extending far beyond COVID-19.  There are now conspiracies about sunscreen, the causes of cancer, and wifi—among other alleged ills—and they are going global.  [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Anti-vaccine conspiracies have even begun to influence dog owners. A recent study published in the medical journal Vaccine found that around 4 in 10 dog owners in the U.S. thought vaccinating their dogs against diseases like rabies could cause the dogs to get autism...
Source: TIME: Health - November 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Williams, Gavin Yamey, Peter Van Heusden and Sarah Downs Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Can acid produced from probiotic bacteria alter the surface roughness, microhardness, and elemental composition of enamel? An in vitro study
OdontologyPublished:30 March 2023volume 111, pages929 –941 (2023)  Can acid produced from probiotic bacteria alter the surface roughness, microhardness, and elemental composition of enamel? An in vitro studyAbstractProbiotics are live microorganisms that upon administration in adequate amounts provide various health benefits to the host. Probiotics are “lactic acid-producing bacteria” as they release large amounts of organic acids, particularly lactic acids, in their surrounding environment. Although the acids produced by probiotics are beneficial for gastrointestinal and vagi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 25, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fluoride Toothpaste, Make Room for a New Competitor
TUESDAY, July 18, 2023 -- Fluoride may have found its match in preventing cavities. New research shows that toothpaste containing hydroxyapatite, one of the main mineral components in teeth, can prevent cavities as effectively as fluoride, which... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - July 18, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Measurement of electron ’s ‘shape’ dims hopes for discovery of new particles
A measurement of the humble electron has dimmed particle physicists’ long-held hopes of discovering exotic new particles. The finding, reported today in Science , confirms to greater precision than ever before that the distribution of electric charge in the electron is essentially round. The result implies that any new fundamental particles lurking undiscovered in the vacuum might be too massive for even the world’s biggest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), to produce. “It’s a fantastic result,” says John Doyle, a physicist at Harvard University and co-leader of a competing ...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 6, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Quest for Safe Water in One of India ’s Most Isolated Villages
Simita Devi, whose daughter spent days in hospital recently suffering from typhoid caused by contaminated water, collects clean water brought to the surface by a solar pump. Credit: Umar Manzoor Shah/IPSBy Umar Manzoor ShahChampad, India, Jul 4 2023 (IPS) Simita Devi spent over ten days in a government-run hospital a year ago anxiously watching her critically ill nine-year-old daughter, Gudiya, who was diagnosed with typhoid. Gudiya was so sick she even went into a coma for a day. Medical staff attending to the child said she contracted the disease from drinking contaminated water. After being discharged, Devi’s main wo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 4, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Umar Manzoor Shah Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations India IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Govt Efforts to Reduce Fluoride Content In Water Unsuccessful
[Reporter] The Ethiopian government's efforts to reduce the amount of fluoride in water consumed by millions of Ethiopians have proven unsuccessful, according to a report by the Federal Auditor General. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 1, 2023 Category: African Health Tags: East Africa Environment Ethiopia Health and Medicine Water and Sanitation Source Type: news

Comparison of therapies of white spot lesions: a systematic review and network meta-analysis
ConclusionsThe available evidence suggests that resin infiltration and P11-4 in combination with fluoride varnish had advantages over gold standard (FV). The effect of tricalcium phosphate-based drugs and fluoride is not very noticeable. Overall, drugs based on P11-4 and resin infiltration will be better therapies. Using more than two drugs in combination also would increase efficacy.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 14, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The effectiveness of topical fluoride agents on preventing development of approximal caries in primary teeth: a randomized clinical trial Parach Sirivichayakul,
ConclusionAt 18-month follow-up, after adjusting for confounding factors and clustering effect, there were no statistically significant differences in preventing of approximal caries development between the semiannual application of 5%NaF, 38%SDF, or placebo.Trial registrationThe study was registered in the Thai Clinical Trials Registry under the number TCTR20190315003 on 15/03/2019.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 13, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fluoride Levels in Water Usually Reach Target Level
MONDAY, June 5, 2023 -- Fluoride levels in water usually reach the target of 0.7 mg/L and rarely exceed the safety standard of 2.0 mg/L, according to research published in the June 2 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - June 5, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EVAR vs Aneurysm Activity; Carotid Stenosis Inaccuracy; More PAP in Heart Failure?
(MedPage Today) -- In patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms, endovascular aneurysm repair was shown to reduce aortic microcalcification and disease activity according to fluoride-18 uptake. (Heart) There was a shrinking of small abdominal aortic... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 16, 2023 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Dentist reveals four common practices ruining your teeth
Dr Gerry Curatola is a renowned dentist in New York City who does not recommend many popular practices for his patients, including root canals, fluoride, and mouth wash. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The efficacy of mouthwashes on oral microorganisms and gingivitis in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsThe short-term application of fluoride mouthwashes may reduce the colony counts of cariogenic bacteria, but the long-term effect is not evident. Chlorhexidine may reduce the colony counts of multiple microorganisms in the short-term. Short-term application Chlorhexidine and herbal mouthwashes may effectively reduce plaque- and gingival inflammation-related indexes. However, the risk of bias, inconsistency, and imprecision in the included studies may reduce the certainty of the evidence.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 17, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Uganda: Dental Experts Warn of Counterfeit Toothpaste
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -- Dental experts warned the public against counterfeit kinds of toothpaste that don't have required levels of fluoride. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2023 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Online Charity Auction Supports Dental Care for Kids in Need
 (Charlotte, NC, March 20, 2023)  — Millions of kids across the United States lack access to a dental care provider, resulting in higher rates of untreated tooth decay and risk of dangerous infections. When kids have healthy smiles, they have a better chance of reaching their potential. America ’s ToothFairy improves the lives of children by increasing access to care with essential resources that help nonprofit organizations provide dental services to more children and communities in need.Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, America ’s ToothFairy has provided more than $23.6 million in donated dental pr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 20, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news