Benco dental helps prevent pain and suffering for pediatric dental patients with product donation to america ’s toothfairy
(Charlotte, NC – October 2, 2018) Children who live in poverty are twice as likely to suffer from untreated tooth decay than their more affluent peers. Thanks to a generous product contribution to America ’s ToothFairy from Benco Dental, thousands of children will receive pain-free treatment.Over $167,000 in Graham Chemical Articaine and Epinephrine anesthetic was donated by Benco Dental to America ’s ToothFairy. The product donation was distributed to ten nonprofit clinics to support treatment services for underserved youth, including Dr. Earl R. Crane Children’s Dental Health Center and the O...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Direct resin composite restoration of maxillary central incisors using a 3D-printed template: two clinical cases
ConclusionsThe direct resin composite restoration of maxillary central incisors using a 3D-printed template represents a rapid, convenient, aesthetic and functional option for treating maxillary central incisors. A 3D-printed template is therefore an acceptable and reliable alternative to traditional direct composite restoration of maxillary central incisors including fractured teeth and dental caries. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

$1.85 million grant supports scientist's study of tooth decay in young HIV patients
(Clemson University) Vincent Richards, an assistant professor of biological sciences at Clemson University, has received a $1.85 million R-01 grant from the National Institute of Health National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study the association between tooth decay and HIV infection in a population of children from Nigeria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Low-Income Children Have a Reason to Smile —America’s ToothFairy Receives Product Donation from Cosmedent
(Charlotte, NC – September 26, 2018) Low-income children in California suffering from tooth decay have a reason to smile thanks to a recent product donation from Cosmedent, Inc. made to America ’s ToothFairy.The donation, valued at $102,808, consisted of an assortment of restorative materials, including Insure, CosmeSeal and Renamel products. America ’s ToothFairy distributed the donation to AYUDA International, a member of its Dental Resource Program, which supports nonprofit clinics serving low-income and uninsured children.AYUDA treats patients in Southern California and around the world through a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

'Bridging the gap' - a survey of medical GPs' awareness of child dental neglect as a marker of potential systemic child neglect - Colgan SM, Randall PG, Porter JDH.
BACKGROUND: Higher levels of tooth decay are seen in abused and neglected children. The medical general practitioner (GP)/family doctor is often the first point of contact within the UK National Health Service (NHS). AimWe aimed to assess in the absenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Children's yoghurts contain 'shocking' amounts of sugar, study finds
While they are still a healthier choice than a chocolate bar or a biscuit, flavoured yoghurts are packed with sugarChildren ’s yoghurts are packed with sugar, experts have found, warning that manufacturers and retailers need to do more to tackle the problem.Although yoghurt has long been considered a healthy food, experts warn that many of the products sold in supermarkets could contribute to child obesity, tooth decay and other health problems due to their high sugar content.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Sugar Food Health & wellbeing Science Society Life and style Source Type: news

Income and wealth as correlates of socioeconomic disparity in dentist visits among adults aged 20 years and over in the United States, 2011 –2014
BMC Oral Health201818:147https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-018-0613-4© The Author(s). 2018AbstractBackgroundMost studies in the United States (US) have used income and education as socioeconomic indicators but there is limited information on other indicators, such as wealth. We aimed to assess how two socioeconomic status measures, income and wealth, compare as correlates of socioeconomic disparity in dentist visits among adults in the US.MethodsData from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011 –2014 were used to calculate self-reported dental visit prevalence for adults aged 20...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of the effect of two types of laser on the growth of streptococcus mutans.
This study was done to compare the antibacterial effect of Photodynamic therapy (PDT) onstreptococcus mutans (S. mutans) using two different light sources and photosensitizers (PS).Materials and methods:Five groups were studied in this research:no light and no toluidine blue ortho (TBO) as PS for control group, irradiation only (CO2 laser or Nd:YAG laser), and irradiation with PS (CO2 laser and TBO or Nd:YAG laser and TBO). Standard suspensions ofS. mutans, based on the type of group, were used in different PDTs. Bacterial suspension from each treatment was subcultured onto the surface of Mueller-Hinton agar plates, and ba...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the effects of bulimia on the body?
Bulimia is an eating disorder that involves bingeing and purging. It can affect a person ’s physical, mental, and emotional health. The side effects, which include tooth decay, digestive issues, and arrhythmia, may become severe without treatment. Here, learn about the signs of bulimia and its effects on the body. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Low reproducibility between oral radiologists and general dentists with regards to radiographic diagnosis of caries.
Acta Odontol Scand. 2018 Jul;76(5):346-350. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2018.1460490. Epub 2018 Apr 12.AbstractAIM:Early clinical and radiological diagnosis of dental caries is one of the fundamental objectives of clinical dentistry because of the high frequency of the disease and severe complications if caries remains untreated, especially among the elderly and patients with immunodeficiency. Dental panoramic tomography (DPT) is a common radiographic method for evaluating dentition when indicated, especially in an adult population. The aim of this study was to assess the reproducibility of diagnosis between specialists in oral ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 23, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The effect of bitewing radiography on estimates of dental caries experience among children differs according to their disease experience
ConclusionsTaking bitewing radiographs in young children is not without challenges or risks, and it must be undertaken with these in mind. Diagnostic yields from bitewing radiographs are greater for children with greater caries experience. The findings of this study further support the need to consider using bitewing radiographs in young children to enhance the management of lesions not detected by a simple visual examination alone. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Novel nanoparticle-based approach detects and treats oral plaque without drugs
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) When the good and bad bacteria in our mouth become imbalanced, the bad bacteria form a biofilm (aka plaque), which can cause cavities, and if left untreated over time, can lead to cardiovascular and other inflammatory diseases like diabetes and bacterial pneumonia. A team of researchers from the University of Illinois has recently devised a practical nanotechnology-based method for detecting and treating the harmful bacteria that cause plaque and lead to tooth decay and other detrimental conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can you really have your cake and eat it?
ON AVERAGE, Britons are eating about twice the recommended amount of sugar, putting us at increased risk of tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and many cancers. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spike in Americans using toothpaste WITHOUT fluoride: Dentists urge people to stop 'ridiculous'
Fluoride has long been used in toothpaste (and even in our drinking water) to fighting tooth decay. Dentists disagree, but University of Washington research suggests that he chemical really is key. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dental caries are more likely to impact on children's quality of life than malocclusion or traumatic dental injuries - Martins MT, Sardenberg F, Bendo CB, Vale MP, Paiva SM, Pordeus IA.
AIM: To measure the impact of dental caries, malocclusion, and traumatic dental injuries (TDI) on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of Brazilian children. STUDY DESIGN: population-based cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS A ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Catalytic nanoparticles may help reduce dental plaque, study says
Researchers have found nanoparticles disrupt plaque and prevent tooth decay in a study of tooth enamel-like material and rodents. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers are first to sequence rare bacteria that causes rampant tooth decay
(University of Illinois College of Engineering) Little is know about the bacteria Streptococcus sobrinus, which accelerates tooth decay in some people. This will soon change because a team of Illinois Bioengineering researchers led by Assistant Professor Paul Jensen has successfully sequenced the complete genomes of three strains of S. sobrinus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevent tooth decay with this native plant from Papua, known as sarang semut
(Natural News) Dental caries, more commonly known as tooth decay, is a greater problem than it seems, largely because of its impact on your general health and your quality of life. Most of it is blamed on the effects of bacterial biofilms on the teeth, such as those produced by Streptococcus mutans. A study published... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Differences in the mouths of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of dental decay
(Forsyth Institute) A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), has published the results of a new study indicating that differences in the mouth bacteria of youth born with HIV may increase their risk of cavities. The researchers found that HIV-infected youth, compared with uninfected youth, had lower numbers of Corynebacterium, a microbe that is abundant in dental plaque of healthy individuals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIDCR Science News - June 2018
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Stadtman Program Brings New Talent to NIDCR's Labs Intramural scientist explores molecular pathways underlying craniofacial disorders. NIDCR • June 28, 2018   Joint Venture: UCI, Others Create Breakthrough Treatment for Crippling Jaw DiseaseUniversity of California Irvine • June 20, 2018 Dental Researchers Identify Protein Key to Wound HealingUniversity of Pennsylvania • June 18, 2018 Slade and Sanders’ Research Affir...
Source: NIDCR Science News - June 29, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Top GB Athletes Plagued by Tooth Decay, Oral Disease - Study Top GB Athletes Plagued by Tooth Decay, Oral Disease - Study
Winning athletes love to bite their medals and smile for the cameras as they hold their trophies aloft, but their teeth may actually be holding them back.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Tee for the toothfairy takes a swing at tooth decay
(Charlotte, NC – June 13, 2018) On May 11th, IQ Dental Supply hosted the 2nd Annual Tee for the ToothFairy Charity Golf Tournament in Kenilworth, NJ. Sixty golfers enjoyed beautiful weather, great raffle prizes, lunch and dinner at the event. Close to $18,000 was raised to help support the mission of America ’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF).“This was the second year we were able to host this event and we are thrilled with its growth,” said IQ Dental Supply President, Sergey Kunin. “The turnout was fantastic, the golfers had a great time and...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Warning Labels Can Scare Folks Away From Sugary Drinks
TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- People are less likely to buy sugary drinks if they see warning labels that include graphic pictures of health consequences such as obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, researchers report. They conducted a study in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Better fluoridated water access leads to less tooth decay
U.S. children and adolescents with greater access to fluoridated drinking water are less likely to experience dental decay, according to a new analysis of data. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Fluoridated water prevents dental decay for kids, adults in U.S
U.S. children and adolescents with greater access to fluoridated drinking water are less likely to experience dental decay, according to a new analysis of data. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Water fluoridation confirmed to prevent dental decay in US children and adolescents
(International& American Associations for Dental Research) The fluoridation of America's drinking water was a great public health achievement in the twentieth century but there are few studies from the last three decades investigating the impact of water fluoridation on US dental health. A recent study " Water fluoridation and dental caries in US children and adolescents, " published in the Journal of Dental Research, evaluated associations between the availability of community water fluoridation and dental decay experience in US child and adolescent populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Long-term follow-up of inactive occlusal caries lesions: 4-5-year results
ConclusionThe vast majority of lesions (85 –90%) identified as inactive enamel caries at baseline did not progress over 4–5 years. Despite this fact, it was possible to detect an increased risk for caries progression in caries-inactive occlusal sites compared with the sound ones.Clinical relevanceConsidering the low progression rates, inactive caries lesions do not need a specific caries-controlling treatment and should be monitored longitudinally in the same manner as sound surfaces. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Septodont helps prevent tooth decay with sealant donation to america ’s toothfairy
A young patient is prepped to receive an application of Septodont ’s Toothfairy Pit& Fissure Sealant at one of America ’s ToothFairy’s Dental Resource Partner clinics(Charlotte, NC – May 23, 2018) Tooth decay is the most common chronic untreated disease among children in the U.S., but thanks to a generous product contribution from Septodont, thousands of children will receive preventive sealants to protect their smiles from the devastating consequences of tooth decay. Over $75,000 in Toothfairy ™ Pit& Fissure Sealants were donated by Septodont to America ’s ToothFairy: National C...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Rotten teeth health warning on sugary drinks could deter buyers
Researchers find inclination to buy sugary drinks reduces with graphic tooth decay warningGraphic health warnings like those on cigarette packets, showing rows of rotten teeth on cans of cola and other sugary drinks, could deter some young adults from buying them, a study has shown.Sugary drinks are blamed for fuelling the obesity epidemic, but in spite of the large quantities of sugar they contain – nine teaspoons in a can of Coca Cola – they do not carry a red traffic-light warning, which is voluntary in the UK. Sugar taxes, like thatrecently introduced in the UK, may reduce sales, but obesity experts believe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Sugar Obesity Food & drink industry Health Business Society UK news Diabetes Source Type: news

California children are drinking less soda but are getting more calories from sugary sports and energy products
Children and teenagers in California are filling up on sports and energy drinks that contain similar amounts of sweeteners and pose the same health risks as soda, according to a new  study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.“There should be a warning label on flavored water, sports and energy drinks that says, ‘We may seem like a healthy choice, but we’re loaded with sugar, too,’” said Joelle Wolstein, research scientist at the center and lead author of the study. “People seem unaware that these drinks have the same or even higher amounts of added sweetener...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

One in five children has rotten teeth
MORE than 160,000 children of primary school age have rotten teeth, according to a new report. Figures from Public Health England show that 23.3 per cent of five-year-olds in England have dental decay. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tooth decay in five-year-olds continues to decline
Levels of tooth decay in five year old children are continuing to decline, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 16, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nearly a quarter of children  starting primary school have tooth decay
Some 23.3 per cent have dental decay, according Public Health England data. British Dental Association chairman Mick Armstrong said: 'It's a tragedy that a oral health is determined by postcodes'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

His Tooth is Funny Looking. What is It?
Discussion Teeth are specialized anatomic parts of the human body that are developed between the ectoderm and ecomesenchyme in a complex process called odontogenesis. More than 300 genes have been identified that influence odontogenesis. Dental abnormalities can have significance for cosmesis, malocclusion, dental caries and periodontal diseases. It is not uncommon for more than 1 area to be affected. For example, Hutchinson teeth which are caused by congenital syphilis are smaller with wider spacing between the teeth within the arch, and also have a characteristic notching. Learning Point Some common dental problems that...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 14, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

GPs urged to look out for dental neglect in children
GPs need better training in dental care so they recognise dental neglect which is a marker for child neglect Related items fromOnMedica Public health experts warn of child tooth decay epidemic Rising numbers of child hospital dental operations Preschool tooth extractions rise by a quarter GPs need to improve services for children at risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 11, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bacteria boost antifungal drug resistance in severe childhood tooth decay
(University of Pennsylvania) Some young children experience severe tooth decay that resist normal therapies. New research led by Dongyeop Kim and Hyun (Michel) Koo of Penn's School of Dental Medicine shows how plaque's protective matrix can shield fungal cells from the drugs intended to kill them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA study reports nearly 1 in 3 California kids have a sugary drink daily
This study shows that children are still drinking too much sugar. In order to keep our kids healthy and our chronic disease rates and costs from skyrocketing, we need to reverse this trend,” said Flojaune Cofer, state policy director atPublic Health Advocates,  a California-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing policy solutions to emerging health issues. “The problem is especially severe among low-income communities, heightening the need for local and state policymakers to redouble efforts to protect these communities.”According toprevious research by Babey, one in three young adults in California ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NYU Dentistry study identifies effective school-based cavity prevention program
(New York University) School-based prevention programs can substantially reduce children's cavities -- but what type of treatment should be delivered in schools to best prevent tooth decay? A new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, published in the journal BMC Oral Health, suggests that cavity prevention programs with a combination of prevention strategies may be more effective than one alone for reducing tooth decay. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevalence of Total and Untreated Dental Caries Among Youth: United States, 2015-2016
This report presents the prevalence of total and untreated caries in primary or permanent teeth among youth aged 2-19 years for 2015-2016, and trends from 2011-2012 through 2015-2016. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - April 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inequalities in dental health are most evident in young children
(University of Gothenburg) Inequalities in dental health are most evident in 3 to 6-year-old children, according to a thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy. Preschoolers in socioeconomically disadvantaged families had a more than four times higher risk of tooth decay compared to age cohorts with better living conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hospitals remove a rotten tooth from a child every 10 minutes
A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay, according to data published by Public Health England. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dental Caries Prevention Strategies Among Immigrant Children Dental Caries Prevention Strategies Among Immigrant Children
Which preventive strategies for caries reduction among children and adolescents with immigrant or low socioeconomic backgrounds are most effective?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

A Community Health Worker's Dispatch from Arizona
April 05, 2018She was starving. She couldn ’t help but eat the tomato.This week, we ’re featuring personal stories from frontline health workers all over the world. It’s just one of the ways we’re celebratingWorld Health Worker Week 2018.Here they tell us about the clients who ’ve moved them, the moments that keep them coming to work each day, and what it’sreally like to provide health services on the front lines.Today ’s post featuresMaria Valenzuela, a community health worker who serves some of the most vulnerable communities in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States through...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Study of Oral Moisturizers Concludes that OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Contain One of the Safest pH Levels of any US OTC Dry Mouth Product
The objective of the study was to measure pH levels, titratable acidity, and erosive effect of commercially distributed dry mouth lozenges and adhering discs on teeth, mainly the dentin which is exposed at the gumline. Each product was crushed into five grams of powder and dissolved in 10 mL of water. Acidity was measured with a calibrated pH meter. Titratable acidity was measured by adding sodium hydroxide until the solution reached neutrality. Erosion of tooth structure was measured by placing human teeth in the solution and measuring loss of mass.In order of danger, the most dangerously acidic dry mouth lozenges and adh...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What Problems are Caused by Non-Nutritive Sucking Habits?
Discussion Facial growth is affected by the normal activities of breathing, sucking, chewing and swallowing. Sucking habits effects on facial structures “…depend[s] on the frequency, intensity and duration of the habits, the osteogenic development and the genetic endowment of the child.” Breastfeeding assists normal development of the facial structures (mainly maxilla, mandible and dental arches) by proper muscle activity and tongue positions. With bottle, finger, or pacifier sucking, there is overuse of the chin and cheek muscles, underuse of the orbicular oris and masseter muscles, and malpositioning ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

All clear for fluoridation from PHE
A report from Public Health England shows water fluoridation helps reduce tooth decay and that there is no convincing evidence of adverse health effects. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 26, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Straws provide more risks than benefits for your mouth and skin
Many people drink through straws to protect their teeth, but experts say these products may cause more harm than good. These risks include accelerated aging, tooth decay and gas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gum disease having devastating impact on general health and well-being warn dentists
A new report has revealed that the number of people affected by tooth decay and gum disease is having a widespread and devastating impact not only on patients mouths but also on their general health and wellbeing, particularly in the older population. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School; Press Release Source Type: news

'Unacceptable' figures reveal a divide in dental health
Government data reveals in Rotherham there are 1,143 hospital admissions because of tooth decay for every 100,000 children under the age of four. In contrast, just nine occur in Leicester. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Combat Tooth Erosion by Reducing Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
A Recent Study Shows that Nightly Use of Oral Adhering Discs Significantly Improves Symptoms Associated with GERDSeattle, WA (February 21, 2018) –An article about a recent clinical study, “Dental Erosion, GERD, and Salivary Stimulation,” published in theJournal of Oral& Dental Health, February2018, reports that OraCoat® XyliMelts® oral adhering discs used while sleeping reduce reflux of stomach acids, in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which causes tooth erosion. In patients with GERD, the esophagus is exposed to stomach acid long enough to cause symptoms.GERD is estimated to occur in ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news