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Plasma brush could reinstate dental cavalcade for painless form fillings

Posted by Z Dental Group - December 25th, 2011

BY BOB HOLT NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM Are we fearful to go to a dentist? If a sound of that dentist’s cavalcade creates we nervous, things are looking reduction unpleasant for a future. Researchers during a University of Missouri are in a routine of building a apparatus that will take most of a pain out of removing a […]

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Proper maintenance, studious preparation can establish success or disaster of …

Posted by Z Dental Group - December 2nd, 2011

By Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS In sequence to know a purpose of a dental hygienist in a diagnosis of periodontal disease, we contingency initial know a epidemiology and prevalence, a pathology, and a etiology of a disease. Risk comment is vicious for accurate treatment, and operative collaboratively with dentists and periodontists means deliberating and […]

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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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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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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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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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Toothpaste tablets: The end of the tube?

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 20th, 2011

March 16, 2011 — The dentrifice delivery system has changed little since the first tube of toothpaste was filled more than 100 years ago. But that could change with the introduction of chewable toothpaste tablets, which are less messy and more environmentally friendly.The tablets offer a “laundry list” of advantages over a tube delivery system, according […]

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Postmenopausal women have higher risk of periodontitis

Posted by Z Dental Group - March 12th, 2011

Postmenopausal women need more than two dental checkups a year, according to a comparison study of women on and off bone-strengthening bisphosphonate therapies for osteoporosis conducted by researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic (Menopause, February 2011, Vol. 18:2, pp. 164-170). Leena Palomo, DDS, MSD, an assistant […]

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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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