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Tooth Brushing Tips

Posted by Z Dental Group - July 25th, 2011

Although tooth brushing seems to be something that you shouldn’t even pay attention to when doing it, there are a few things to consider if you wish to maximize the efficiency of your brushing. Begin by selecting toothpaste that works well for your teeth. Combined with correct tooth brushing, you can eliminate negative factors such […]

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Which ‘ageing’ celebrity has these yellowing teeth?

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 13th, 2011

It was No Smoking Day this week – and for the third year running Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace was very much involved in the campaign. She bravely stripped to a bikini to how cigarettes give you knackered lungs, yellow teeth, wrinkly skin and a camel toe.     She says: ‘The photographs are a series of dramatic […]

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Heavy drinking and gullet cancer – no link

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 13th, 2011

Heavy drinking is not associated with one of the two most common types of gullet (oesophageal) cancer, suggests research published online in Gut. Gullet cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer death worldwide and occurs as one of two main types: squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma. But while rates of gullet adenocarcinoma have soared […]

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Biolux launches clinical trial of orthodontic phototherapy

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 8th, 2011

Biolux Research has initiated a clinical trial at Mahidol University in Thailand to evaluate the effects of phototherapy technology on orthodontic tooth movement and treatment timelines, the company announced. // The principal investigator for the study is Peerapong Santiwong, DDS, PhD, a researcher and lecturer in orthodontics. Also participating in the study is Amornpong Vachiramon, […]

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Failing Implant from Smoker: Any Advice?

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 6th, 2011

Dr. C asks: I have a healthy 39 year old male patient who was a smoked 1 pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years and agreed to smoking cessation prior to implant surgery. Unfortunately, the patient decided not to quit and has been smoking on and off since implant placement in the mandible in […]

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Bone protein can improve dental implant success

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 6th, 2011

March 4, 2011 — Using a bone-creating protein to augment the maxillary sinus could improve the success rate of dental implants, according to Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) researchers in a presentation Friday at the Academy of Osseointegration annual meeting in Washington, DC. // Dental implants won’t work if the bone in which they are […]

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Bone-Creating Protein Could Improve Dental Implant Success

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 5th, 2011

Using a bone-creating protein to augment the maxillary sinus could improve dental implant success, according to Georgia Health Sciences University researchers. Dental implants, screws that anchor permanent prosthetic teeth, won’t work if the bone in which they are anchored is too thin. Bone-thinning is a common cause and consequence following tooth loss. The current favored […]

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Did you know that 70% of Americans are afraid of root canals?

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 5th, 2011

Root canal treatment allows patients to save their natural teeth. The endodontists at Superstition Springs Endodontics are partners with general dentists in helping to save natural teeth. Modern, microscopic endodontic treatment can be a relaxing and pain-free experience. In a recent AAE survey, 76 percent of participants said they would prefer a root canal to […]

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Cavities in Childhood can be Prevented by Initiating Early Care

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 4th, 2011

Initiating preventive dental care right from childhood can go a long way in reducing the instances of early childhood cavities among children from low income groups, a new report published in the journal, Pediatrics reveals. // A group of American researchers analyzed the effect of North Carolina’s dental program, “Into the Mouths of Babes” which […]

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Preventive Dental Services By Physicians Reduce Tooth Decay Treatments In Preschoolers

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 2nd, 2011

A preventive dental program targeting preschoolers under age 4 administered by physicians instead of dentists effectively reduces the need for tooth decay-related treatment among young children, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. The North Carolina program, “Into the Mouths of Babes,” trains physicians and nurses to screen and assess risks for […]

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