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Editor’s pickStratos Range Expanded

28-01-2016

New accessories now offer even more individualised setting options for Stratos articulators.   The name Stratos stands for precision articulators that offer convincing quality and ergonomic design. Ivoclar Vivadent supplies a range of equipment that is closely tailored to the needs of the customers. New accessories now provide additional …

The Right Kind of Chewing Gum Lowers the Risk of Tooth Decay

28-01-2016

Why do dentists recommend chewing gum? Doesn't gum cause cavities?   Dentists don't recommend just any chewing gum. They recommend sugar-free gum, specifically gum that contains xylitol, a sugar-free, no-calorie sweetener made from the bark of birch trees. It may actually lower your risk of tooth decay and cavities by interfering with the …

Strong and Steady: New AACD Survey Measures Pulse of Cosmetic Dentistry Industry

28-01-2016

Madison, Wis., USA – A recent survey of dental professionals conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) reveals that cosmetic procedures continue to bring life to dental practices. The AACD has conducted the biennial State of the Cosmetic Dentistry Industry Survey over the last 11 years, and the data collected is used to …

Soft Drinks Responsible for Dental Erosion

28-01-2016

A new study has revealed that sugary soft drinks and fruit juices are the biggest causes of dental erosion – a process that occurs when the hard, protective coating of the tooth is worn away by exposure to acid. When we eat or drink anything acidic, tooth enamel becomes softer and loses its mineral content. Typically, saliva cancels out the …

Editor’s pickStress During Pregnancy Linked to Child Tooth Decay

25-01-2016

It is known that women who are stressed during pregnancy could be raising the risk of poor health implications for their child, such as asthma and allergies. A new study, however, has found that chronic stress in pregnancy could increase the risk of dental caries in offspring. Dental caries, or tooth decay, is a breakdown of teeth caused by …