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Gum Disease Linked to Increased Risk of Asthma

05-01-2016

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that causes the airways to constrict and produce excess mucus, making breathing difficult. It is characterised by the obstruction of airflow, which is variable over a short period of time. This condition is reversible – either spontaneously or can be controlled with the help of drugs. A new study …

Children’s Dental Health at ‘Tragic Levels’, Haworth Dentist Warns

05-01-2016

A Haworth dentist is leading a national lobby to improve children’s dental health as he described the situation as reaching ‘tragic levels’. A letter from Dr. Tony Kilcoyne published in a daily newspaper and branding NHS dentistry in England as “unfit for purpose” was signed by more than 400 other dentists UK …

Never Too Old for Braces

05-01-2016

Chapel Hill, NC, USA – When you think of the typical patient in an orthodontist’s office, an awkward middle-schooler comes to mind. But the typical face of braces is changing and getting older. Adults are seeking dental perfection in record numbers. And it brings new challenges to both patient and orthodontist. Eighty-one-year-old …

Surgeon General Endorses Community Water Fluoridation

05-01-2016

2015 marks 70 years of community water fluoridation in the US   WASHINGTON, D.C.,USA – The American Dental Association (ADA) applauds US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, and his endorsement today of community water fluoridation. “Fluoride’s effectiveness in preventing tooth decay extends throughout one’s …

Exactech Deals Dental Assets to Salvin Dental Specialties

05-01-2016

Exactech has sold the entirety of its dental biologics business to Salvin Dental Specialties through its Salvin Regenerative subsidiary. Financial terms and other details of the deal were not disclosed. Salvin Dental develops, manufactures and markets implant dentistry regenerative biomaterials and surgical instrumentation, Exactech …

How to Keep Jaw Pain at Bay

04-01-2016

Do you suffer from severe pain in your jaw, undiagnosed headache when you wake up in the morning or ear pain? It could be due to a condition called jaw pain or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disease.   The causes There are a plethora of reasons that cause jaw pain. Aesthetic dentist Dr. Karishma Jaradi says, “Damage to the TMJ can …

Renfert’s New Brand Positioning

04-01-2016

“Making Work Easy”: A new way of showing what has proved successful.  “What feeling moves my hand?”; “Why do I particularly love some operations?”; “Where does my passion for dental technology actually come from?” – These are the everyday questions that result in true self-awareness. And …