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Time for a dental spring clean

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

It’s time to get clean. If you’ve been hunkered down for the winter, get ready to start your Spring cleaning. Now is the time to get your house in order and spruced up for the new season. Sweep out the cobwebs and dirt from Old Man Winter’s vacation at your home. Now that all that […]

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Dentist says ‘fluoridation’ will help deprived kids

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

New research released this week indicates children’s dental health in Wales suffers as a result of their deprived background. The study revealed only half of the Welsh population has access to an NHS dentist. It also showed more than three quarters of children under the age of 15 in the least deprived areas of Wales […]

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Does Treating Periodontitis Improve Diabetes Control?

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

The Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine is leading a multicenter national clinical trial to evaluate whether treatment of chronic periodontitis will help improve diabetes control. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Diabetes and Periodontal Therapy Trial (DPTT) monitors blood sugar levels of those with Type 2 diabetes after periodontal therapy. […]

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UF Researchers Suspect Bacterial Changes In Mouth Promote Oral Disease In People With HIV

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

Oral disease occurs commonly and progresses rapidly among people who have HIV, but the process is poorly understood. Researchers suspect that the culprit is a change in the makeup of bacterial communities that live in the mouth. Through a one-year grant of almost $330,000 from the National Institutes of Health, researchers at the University of […]

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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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Research Study Results: Sealing Manifest Occlusal Caries In Permanent Teeth – 2.5-year Results

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 V. Qvist held an oral presentation on a research study titled “Sealing […]

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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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Does tray design affect teeth whitening?

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

SAN DIEGO – A study presented today at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) annual meeting that looked at the whitening efficacy of four different bleaching tray designs found all of them to be significantly effective. Teeth whitening is a common and effective dental procedure, but it can cause significant pulpal and gingival irritation, […]

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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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