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Fluoride Consumption Linked to Diabetes Using Mathematical Models

06-09-2016

Regression analyses suggest association between increases in consumption of fluoridated water and type 2 diabetes   Water fluoridation prevents dental cavities, which are a costly public health concern. But despite the benefits supplemental water fluoridation remains a controversial subject. Some indicate it may cause long-term health …

Rhinomed: Nasal Dilator Manufacturers Have a Nose for Complementary Therapy

06-09-2016

At recent sleep medicine trade shows, over-the-counter nasal stents, cones and strips have caught the attention of professionals ranging from sleep physicians to dentists. They are not approved to treat obstructive sleep apnoea, but the devices have benefits over nasal sprays in treating nasal congestion or allergies in sleep disorder …

Gum Disease Linked to Heart Disease

05-09-2016

A report from The Netherlands adds to the evidence tying chronic gum disease to heart disease and stroke. In a study of more than 60,000 dental patients, those with gum disease were twice as likely to have had a heart attack, stroke or severe chest pain. Previous studies have linked periodontitis and clogged arteries, but this is the first to …

Editor’s pickSIROWORLD Captured the Imagination of Over 4,000 Dentists and Opinion Leaders in Orlando

05-09-2016

Dental Asia witnessed this successfultop-class event as our Publications Director, Ms. Jamie Tan, participated, with over 4,000 delegates from the dental industry from August 11 to 13 in Orlando, Florida, USA.   The three days were packed with exciting educational sessions, clinical training and premium entertainment. Participants were …

Nasal Spray Safe, Effective Anaesthetic for Dental Work

05-09-2016

The drug is approved for restorative dental work and may help needle-phobic patients more likely to go to the dentist.   Philadelphia, USA – For people who are pain- or needle-phobic, dental work is often avoided because the primary method for numbing the mouth involves a shot, but a new inhalable anaesthetic may offer new hope to …

Forum Discusses Sugar-Free Gum and the Prevention of Oral Diseases

05-09-2016

Taipei, Taiwan - At an international forum on paediatric dentistry, experts elaborated on the importance of oral health maintenance while also suggesting that there is more that people can do in their daily lives to prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay is currently one of the most common chronic diseases worldwide. Organised by the International …