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Changing the size and shape of your teeth can significantly improve your smile as well as rejuvenate your overall appearance.Cosmetic dentist Denise Fundora, DDS of Beverly Hills, CA states, "Changing the size and shape of your teeth can significantly improve your smile as well as rejuvenate your overall appearance. Some of my patients say that a smile make-over is better than botox in restoring a youthful appearance."
Antibodies present in people with good oral health could become the first tool for dental professionals to assess a patient's probable response to periodontal disease treatments.
Emisphere Technologies announced that additional preclinical in vivo studies using dogs further demonstrate that its proprietary eligen technology enhances the absorption of oral B12. These data confirm in a second species Emisphere's earlier-reported proof of concept studies conducted in rats.
Dentists have always been viewed as essential to maintaining patients' dental health, but today's dentists are playing the role of life-savers. That's a result of new findings concerning deadly oral cancer, and new tools being used by dentists to detect it.
Fluoride exposure is rising and causing children's tooth imperfections, ranging from white spots to brownish discolorations and pitting (fluorosis).
Many parents find that meal time can be a challenge when their children get braces. Now, thanks to some new recipes, both parents and kids will have something to smile about in regard to braces friendly food.
Labour's Health Secretary, has called for the NHS to consider fluoridating tap water in areas with poor dental health in order to improve public dental care.
More Americans are traveling south, across the border to do dental work in Mexico. Since dental care is less expensive in Mexico, number of Americans are using services such as Rio Dental for their dental health.
Dental amalgam tooth fillings do not adversely affect children's brain development and neurological statu.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, AAO sets the record straight on some of the biggest myths surrounding braces and orthodontic treatment. Currently more than four million children and one million adults in North America wear braces. Below are the answers to some of the most popular -- and strange -- questions AAO members have received from their patients during the past year:
If two people with braces kiss, can their braces become locked together?
With today's smaller sleeker braces it is extremely difficult - almost impossible -- to lock braces while kissing.
While dental care appears to be improving among Massachusetts children, many minority and low-income children are not experiencing improvements.
The cosmetic dental boom is showing no signs of slowing down. American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) member dentists queried about their practice activity in the 2007 AACD State of Cosmetic Dentistry survey revealed that cosmetic dentistry-related revenue climbed to an average of $495,000 per practice. This projects to $2.75 billion across all 5,500 practices represented by the survey sample, a 15 percent increase over 2005.
Who is the typical cosmetic dental patient?
There may not be a more feared dental procedure than a root canal, but the key to ensuring a positive experience is choosing the right professional to perform the procedure. Painful root canal treatment is a thing of the past thanks to advances pioneered by endodontists, the root canal specialists. In a just released L.C. Williams & Associates poll, 89 percent of individuals who previously underwent a root canal by an endodontist would return to the specialist for future procedures.
Nova Scotians can look forward to more choice and better access to preventative oral health care.
To meet the demands of patients seeking more natural-looking results, dental labs are increasingly adopting computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology.
Dentrix Dental Systems is increasing sales and gaining higher ROI with efficiency and repeatability in their data conversion processes with the implementation of Pervasive Data Integrator into DENTRIX and EasyDental software.
The new arrangements for commissioning primary dental care services in the NHS have now been in place for some 18 months. The new contract has helped to stabilise the provision of NHS dental services and improved access for patients. Local Health Boards have been able to bring in new services if a dentist leaves or reduces their NHS commitment and have found little shortage of takers for new or expanded contracts when offered.
Fewer than half of U.S. children under age 20 visit a dentist at least once annually.
Hispanic youth report better dental health habits than their non-Hispanic peers.
Weekend warriors and other fitness buffs take note: your need to pay as much attention to your oral health as your cardio and muscle-building regimens.
"People today are concerned about their total health, weight issues and being healthy, yet they forget to protect their teeth and the health of their mouth," said Jean Honny, president of the California Dental Hygienists' Association (CDHA). "Exercise and diet indeed affect total health."
According to CDHA, many health-conscious Californians are unaware of the oral health dangers from the sports drinks, gels and special diets they consume during races and various sporting activities.
In 2006, 7 million more Americans received dental benefits than the year before, marking a 4.4 percent increase in total dental benefits enrollment.
NADP urges prompt action to enact the dental provisions of the House and Senate passed CHIP reauthorization bill.