Ancient Maya tooth sealant glued gemstones in place —and may have prevented tooth decay
Organic adhesives could have warded off infections (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - May 20, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Oral health: The signs in your mouth that could be signalling a heart attack
THE MOUTH can be home to tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems. It can also show signs of other conditions including heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VideaHealth Dental AI Solution Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance, Establishing Industry-wide Benchmark for Clinical Accuracy
 VideaHealth Dental AI Solution Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance, Establishing Industry-wide Benchmark for Clinical AccuracyCompany ushers in a new era of transparency and efficiency by bringing to market the most diverse AI dental imaging dataset in the industryBOSTON, May 2, 2022–VideaHealth, a dental AI pioneer, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510(k) clearance for Videa Caries Assist, an AI-powered dental caries (cavity) detection algorithm. VideaHealth surpassed the FDA ’s exacting efficacy requirements by significantly aiding the analysis of radiographs instantly from the d...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Oral health: How often do you floss? Plaque will gradually build up if you do not
IT IS important to floss as otherside plaque can build up. The NHS explains plaque is a film of bacteria that coats your teeth if you don't brush them properly. It contributes to gum disease and tooth decay. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From reducing tooth decay risk to preventing bad breath - ‘best’ Easter eggs for teeth
BETWEEN countless flavours and various sizes, health benefits might be the last thing that crosses your mind when choosing the perfect Easter egg. However, certain chocolates can offer more than a delicious taste. From reducing the risk of tooth decay to preventing bad breath, an orthodontist has revealed the "best" choices for your oral health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Equalizing Access to Dental Care
 Disparities were diminished, but not eliminated, after expansions in public dental coverageIn Brief:Expanding eligibility for public coverage of dental care was linked to reductions in racial and ethnic disparities in use of dental services, according to a recent analysis.Despite lessened disparities, overall use of dental care remained low across racial and ethnic groups, indicating that insurance coverage is one of multiple factors that could improve access to care.Racial and ethnic disparities in use of dental services were lessened after public dental insurance eligibility was expanded. | Adobe StockRegular visit...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 4, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fluoridation can reduce tooth decay among children
Adding fluoride to drinking water can significantly reduce tooth extractions and cavities among children and young people, according to the latest health monitoring report for England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 22, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dental health: The snacks which 'actually help to keep your teeth clean and healthy'
TAKING care of our teeth is very important. The best way to avoid tooth decay is to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible, and this can sometimes be achieved through dietary changes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Clears World ’s First AI Software to Read Dental X-Rays
Pearl ’s Second Opinion® is the first and only chairside FDA-cleared AI radiologic detection aid that can help dentists identify numerous common dental conditions, including tooth decay, calculus, and root abscesses.Pearl, the leader in dental AI solutions, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its AI-powered, real-time pathology detection solution Second Opinion ® to help dentists accurately identify a broad range of common dental conditions in patient x-rays. Because x-rays are a regular part of every dental patient ’s experience, the first place most p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 11, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Your Mouth on a Chip
 NIH ' s National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial ResearchCell-loaded microchips offer a new lens into human biologyMicrochips that mimic parts of the human body may sound futuristic, but these devices —called organs-on-chips—are already being used to study human biology. Made from plastic, with grooves that are lined with cells and channels that transport air and fluids, these chips can simulate aspects of organ structure and function. Chips have been designed to mimic many different parts of the body, including beating heart tissue, air-filtering lung cells, and electrically active brain cells. The technolo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 10, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Dental Risk With Transmucosal Buprenorphine
 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Drug Safety Communication about dental problems associated with the use of buprenorphine products that dissolve in the mouth (transmucosal) and is requiring that a new warning about the risk of dental problems be added to the prescribing information and patient medication guides for these products. The dental problems include tooth decay, cavities, dental abscesses/infection, tooth erosion, or tooth loss.The warnings come after an FDA review of cases reported to the agency or published in the medical literature revealed 305 cases of dental problems, 1...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 19, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Oral Buprenorphine Tied to Severe Tooth Decay, FDA Warns Oral Buprenorphine Tied to Severe Tooth Decay, FDA Warns
Orally dissolving medications containing buprenorphine are linked to severe dental problems, including total tooth loss, the FDA warns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

At-home oral health practices remain strong, according to survey
Delta Dental recognizes National Dental Hygiene Month by highlighting the importance of strong at-home oral health habitsOAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A key factor in achieving optimal oral health is ensuring that teeth and mouths are being cared for regularly. This National Dental Hygiene Month, Delta Dental highlights findings from a recent study showing that adults and children across the country continue to practice proper oral health habits at home. The study found that, on average, children and adults:Brushed their teeth twice per dayFlossed their teeth once per dayUsed mouthwash once per d...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 4, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

My Dental Key: Democratizing Dental Education And Promoting Oral Health For All
NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 3.5 billion people around the world suffer from oral health diseases, most of which can be prevented. According to data released by the World Health Organization, the combined global prevalence of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss has plateaued at 45%.[1] Increasingly, experts agree that moving the needle requires better training for oral health professionals and a more diverse workforce that can meet the needs of children and their families where they live, grow, work, play and learn.Enter My Dental Key (MDK), a women-owned start-up founded at Harvard University...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What Causes Facial Pain?
Discussion Dental caries are one of the most common infections. It is usually caused by Streptococcus viridans. Dental caries are also quite preventable with brushing the teeth at least twice a day with a fluoridated dentifrice, use of dental floss, and preventative dental appointments with application of fluoride varnish and sealants as appropriate. Fluoridated water supplies also help. A review can be found here. Facial pain is often acute, self-limited and etiologies that may be obvious such as trauma or infection. Facial pain can also overlap with cranial pain (mainly headache), neck pain (often lymphadenopathy or musc...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 4, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news