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Oragenics Receives New Patent for Improved Replacement Therapy for Dental Caries

23-02-2016

Florida-based biopharmaceutical company Oragenics, Inc. announced that it received US patent protection for the next generation of SMaRT Replacement Therapy (SMaRT) including patent protection for live biotherapeutic compositions and methods for reducing the incidence of dental caries. Specifically, the United States Patent and Trademark Office …

Pump Up the Volume on Your Dental Lab Business with 3Shape Special Offer

23-02-2016

3Shape creates a new special offer to help dental laboratories meet the growing demand for digital production and services. Dental laboratories already owning a 3Shape lab scanner can now purchase an additional 3Shape lab scanner and receive up to five years of expert training, unlimited software upgrades and global support with 3Shape …

Is it Wise to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed? Why Experts Disagree

23-02-2016

Having wisdom teeth pulled has long been a rite of passage for many teens and young adults. Michael Conroy / AP For decades, dentists routinely warned teens and their parents that pesky wisdom teeth below the surface of the gums could not only harm other teeth, but they could also lead to infections, cysts and tooth decay. Unsurprisingly, …

Good Oral Hygiene Begins in the Cradle

23-02-2016

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, a reminder that good oral health is crucial to good overall health. Tooth decay is largely preventable, yet it ranks as the most common chronic disease among children, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. A recent survey by The Pew Centre on the States gave …

Have We Been Brushing our Teeth the Wrong Way?

23-02-2016

Dentist and co-founder of WhiteWash Laboratories Matthew Lloyd explains why we have been brushing our teeth wrong this whole time   Recent research shows that only one in four adults brush their teeth twice a day and 31 per cent of adults use mouthwash and only 21 per cent use dental floss regularly. WhiteWash Laboratories, teeth-whitening …

Editor’s pickColgate-Palmolive Keeps the Philippines Smiling on its 90th Year

22-02-2016

Stephen Lau, Vice-President & General Manager for Colgate-Palmolive Philippines, announces the company’s theme “Keep Philippines Smiling” for its 90th year. 2016 marks the 90th year of Colgate-Palmolive in the Philippines and with that, the various global brands that have helped improve the lives of Filipinos. These brands …

Caring for Teeth can Prevent a Long List of Health Problems

22-02-2016

We may be about eight weeks into 2016, but here’s a resolution that can both improve your overall health and pad your wallets: Make oral health a priority. Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop once said, “You’re not healthy without good oral health.” Poor oral care may make you susceptible to heart disease, diabetes, …

Latest Technology Makes Dental Implants Easier for Patients – and Surgeons

22-02-2016

Dental implants have come a long way. New technology makes it possible to place these tooth root substitutes with no incisions, minimal discomfort, and little disruption to the patient’s life. The latest in dental implant coatings, nanostructured titanium, is even stronger and heals even faster than implants using conventional coatings. An …

From Cavities to Cancer Patients: Demand Grows for Special Needs Dentistry

22-02-2016

Australia – From treating the ravages of chemotherapy on the gums to handling phobic patients with a strong gag reflex, Dr. Helen Marchant has done it all. “It’s about having a flexibility of mind, because often, you have to cater the way you do things to the individual person,” she says. “If someone …