Tag: dental

perfluorodecanoic acid may disrupt the healthy development of enamel

Drinking Water Chemical Linked to Pediatric Tooth Decay

WVU researchers investigate causes and alternatives According to a new study by West Virginia University School of Dentistry researchers, children with higher concentrations of a certain chemical in their blood are more likely to get cavities. Manufactured chemical groups called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances…

Conventional treatment for dental cavities

New Bioactive Peptide the Latest in Cavity Treatment

Chinese researchers develop two-pronged approach Cavities are the most widespread non-communicable disease globally, according to the World Health Organization. Having a cavity drilled and filled at the dentist’s office can be painful, but untreated caries could lead to worse pain, tooth loss, infection, and…

nursing career burnout

A Journey of Healing

How one nurse turned burnout into a new life and direction Jennifer Marcenelle likes to joke that she ‘came out of the womb working.’ And Marcenelle, MBA, BSN, RN, HBC-HN, Certified Reiki, NLP, Gemstone and Diamond Therapy Practitioner, hasn’t slowed down much since. Marcenelle…

brushing teeth lowers risk of heart failure

Want to Stay Heart Healthy? Brush Your Teeth!

Frequent brushing linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure Frequent brushing of teeth is linked with lower risks of atrial fibrillation and heart failure, according to a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the…

mercury in dental fillings

New Partnership Paving Way for New Approach to Dental Fillings

Recent ban of silver amalgam necessitated alternatives In the United Kingdom, the phasing out of mercury in dental fillings to reduce mercury exposure and pollution began in 2018, with the ban of silver coloured amalgam in children under 15.  The current filling alternative exists…

2021 Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature

Members Asked for Suggestions Towards CDT Code Changes 

Feedback due by mid-February The 2021 Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature  — better known as the CDT Code — could include changes or additions to codes regarding oral/oropharyngeal cancer, caries management by risk assessment, laboratory surface scanning for diagnostic purposes and counseling for…

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Keep Your Guard Up – Mouthguard Use Needs to Increase in Youth Athletes

Oral injuries, concussion frequency could decrease with compliance Their use is plenty apparent in professional sports. You can see Stephen Curry fiddling with his in between free throws, or observe the numerous designs NFL players use on theirs. And it’s an automatic penalty to…

Conventional treatment for dental cavities

ADHA Supports Community Water Fluoridation 

Reliable means of reducing number of dental incidents over a lifetime The American Dental Hygienists’ Association has announced their support for community water fluoridation, claiming it offers a strong chance of reduction of the number of dental issues over the average lifespan. Research conducted…

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Sensory Cells in Gums Aid in the Treatment of Periodontitis

Research finds such cells present in the gums of mice Newly discovered chemical-sensing cells in the gums protect the mouth by standing guard against infections that damage soft tissue and destroy the bone that supports the teeth, report researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses…

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