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Dental Care During Pregnancy

Posted by Z Dental Group - January 31st, 2011

It’s important for you to take a good care of your teeth and gums while you are pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase your risk of developing gum disease, which in turn, can affect the health of your developing baby. Before You Get Pregnant Try to make a dental appointment before getting pregnant. That […]

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Healthy Gums May Keep Respiratory Infections Away

Posted by Z Dental Group - January 29th, 2011

Taking care of your gums may also help to keep your lungs healthy, a research suggests. The new study says that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. These infections, which are caused when bacteria from the upper throat are inhaled into the lower […]

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Dental Implants Made from New Super Strong Metallic Glass

Posted by Z Dental Group - January 29th, 2011

A glass that has the strength and toughness of steel has been developed by Caltech and Lawrence Berkeley National Labs. The new glass is made up of palladium and silver with small fractions of metalloids. Marios Demetriou, a senior research fellow at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) lead a team of researchers that included […]

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U.S. dental schools facing faculty crisis?

Posted by Z Dental Group - January 29th, 2011

A team of researchers from seven U.S. dental schools is calling for quick and creative solutions to address the growing scarcity of full-time faculty members within the nation’s dental school programs (Journal of Dental Education, January 2011, Vol. 75:1, pp. 82-89). Their report cites widening pay gaps between private practice dentists and clinical professors at […]

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Delta Dental donates $1.5 million

Posted by Z Dental Group - January 29th, 2011

Memphis, Tenn.—Delta Dental of Tennessee has donated $1.5 million to the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry for upgrades to the school’s simulation laboratory, including new Image Guided Implantology units used to plan placement of implants. Since 1998, Delta Dental has contributed nearly $5 million to the school. In 2004, the lab was dedicated as […]

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34th International Dental Show planned for March 22-26

Posted by Z Dental Group - January 29th, 2011

Cologne, Germany—The 34th International Dental Show March 22-26 will offer a look at the latest new dental products and innovations from more than 1,900 exhibitors from 57 countries. The IDS is held every two years in Cologne and is organized by the GFDI (Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Dental-Industrie mbH), the commercial enterprise of the Association […]

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Early Oral Health Care Is Important To A Child’s Development

Posted by Z Dental Group - January 29th, 2011

Good oral health is a key component of good overall health in children, which is why an early visit to the dentist is very important, says Temple University pediatric dentist Mark Helpin. “A child should be first seen by a dentist by 12 months of age or within six months of the time that the […]

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Do You Know What To Do In A Dental Emergency?

Posted by Z Dental Group - January 29th, 2011

Having to deal with a dental emergency is not something people think about. However, being prepared can make the difference between saving or losing a tooth. And in the case of a toothache, if it involves a bacterial infection, it can be a life-threatening situation. Here are a couple of common dental emergencies and what […]

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Young People With Asthma Run A Greater Risk Of Developing Caries

Posted by Z Dental Group - January 29th, 2011

Children and adolescents with asthma have somewhat more caries and suffer more often from gingivitis (gingival inflammation) than people of similar age without asthma. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy. The work presented in the thesis has examined children, adolescents and young adults in the age groups 3, 6, […]

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Risk For Pneumonia, Chronic Obstructive Pumonary Disease May Be Reduced By Maintaining Healthy Teeth And Gums

Posted by Z Dental Group - January 29th, 2011

Maintaining periodontal health may contribute to a healthy respiratory system, according to research published in the Journal of Periodontology. A new study suggests that periodontal disease may increase the risk for respiratory infections, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia. These infections, which are caused when bacteria from the upper throat are inhaled […]

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