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Scientific Panel Issues Evidence-Based Clinical Recommendations

Posted by Z Dental Group - September 27th, 2011

A multi-disciplinary expert panel, convened by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs, issued a report this month containing clinical recommendations that sugar-free chewing gum, lozenges and hard candy including xylitol or polyol combination, and a prescription varnish with chlorhexidine and thymol could be beneficial in preventing cavities when used as adjuncts to […]

Dental Emergencies Los Angeles

Posted by Z Dental Group - August 6th, 2011

If you are not sure what constitutes a dental emergency remember this, if it hurts, it’s a dental emergency. Z Dental Group’s emergency dentists can provide you with the best quality family, restorative, as well as cosmetic dentistry. We continuously strive to find better technology and materials to improve our methods of dentistry. Our artistic […]

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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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Dental Care Linked to Heart Health in Older Women

Posted by Z Dental Group - July 11th, 2011

Older women who get regular dental care are about one-third less likely to suffer from heart disease than those who don’t, new findings suggest.   The study doesn’t prove that dental care directly improves the heart health of women by lowering the risk of conditions like heart attack and stroke, and dental care seemed to […]

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Cranberries Contain Possible Anti-Caries, Anti-Plaque Agents

Posted by Z Dental Group - June 18th, 2011

Scientists have discovered that the humble cranberry harbors several anti-oxidants (flavonoids) that show the ability to counteract the damaging effects of the bacterium Streptococcus mutans, which causes dental caries (tooth decay). Dental caries is the most common oral infectious disease that afflicts humans. More than 95% of all adults have experienced this disease. It is […]

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Protein may improve dental implant success

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

Using a bone-creating protein to augment the maxillary sinus could improve dental implant success. That’s according to experts at Georgia Health Sciences University. Dental implants won’t work if the bone in which they are anchored is too thin – and bone thinning is a common cause and consequence following tooth loss. The current favoured solution […]

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Caution Advised Over Use Of New ‘Dissolvable Tobacco’ Products

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

The first study to analyze the complex ingredients in the new genre of dissolvable tobacco products has concluded that these pop-into-the-mouth replacements for cigarettes in places where smoking is banned have the potential to cause mouth diseases and other problems. The report appears in ACS’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. John V. Goodpaster and […]

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Craniofacial And Tooth Development Requires Fuz

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

During the 89th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, lead researcher Z. Zhang held an oral presentation on a study titled “Fuz is […]

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Sealing occlusal caries can avert restorative treatment

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

SAN DIEGO – Sealing occlusal caries rather than performing a restorative treatment can arrest the caries lesions, according to a presentation on Thursday at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) general session and exhibition. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen wanted to investigate the possibility of nonoperative sealing of manifest occlusal caries lesions that […]

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Researchers eye link between oral bacteria, periodontitis, HIV

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

Researchers from the University of Florida (UF) are using a one-year, $330,000 grant to try and identify the role of various pathogens in the progression of oral disease among people infected with HIV. “The hypothesis is that suppression of the immune system by HIV contributes to changes in the oral biota, which then contributes to […]

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