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Jokes About Dentists

Posted by Z Dental Group - August 31st, 2011

*** A lady entered the dentist’s surgery in an obvious state of agitation. The dentist tried to calm her down, assuring her that he would no nothing to hurt her. She sat down in the chair and started fidgeting nervously as the dentist began sterilizing all the required equipment. When he asked her to open […]

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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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Researchers Identify New Dental Cavity-Causing Species

Posted by Z Dental Group - June 18th, 2011

A team of scientists from Boston has confirmed that the bacterium Streptococcus mutans is a primary culprit in early childhood caries (EEC) cavities on the first set of teeth, and has identified a new species of bacterium, Scardovia wiggsiae, which they suspect is also a major contributor. They report their findings in the Journal of […]

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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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Musical instruments strike toxic note for hygiene

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

A US study reveals that musical instruments are a breeding ground for disease. Researchers at the Oklahoma State University examined brass and woodwind instruments shared by school students and found they were germ-laden and acted as potential ‘reservoirs of disease’. Micro-organisms linked to asthma, skin infections and other illnesses and allergies were found on 13 […]

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Second-hand smoke may be a cavity risk

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

People who inhale second-hand smoke may be at a higher risk from cavities. That’s according to a study led by Dr Taru Kinnunen, director of the Tobacco Dependence Treatment and Research Programme at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr Kinnunen said that altought the study was still in its infancy, it found that second-hand […]

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Oral disease – rapid among HIV sufferers

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

US researchers investigating what affects oral disease among HIV sufferers have pinpointed changes in mouth bacteria. Although it is known that oral disease progresses rapidly among people who have HIV but the process is poorly understood. Through a one-year grant of almost $330,000 from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the University of Florida […]

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