Archive for March, 2015

Birth weight and pregnancy complications associated with enamel defects

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At the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Bertha A. Chavez Gonzalez, Universidade de Minas Gerias, Lima, San Borja, Peru, presented a study titled “Birth Weight and Pregnancy Complications Associated With the Enamel Defects.” The IADR General Session was held in conjunction with the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 39th Annual Meeting of the ...

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Natural Toothpaste Alternatives

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Many commercial toothpastes are full of chemicals and ingredients that can actually be harmful to our bodies particularly over the longer term. Yes, it is true that you can purchase ‘natural toothpaste’ but even with some of these it is worth checking out the ingredients just to make sure that the substitutes they have made are an improvement on what you are replacing.

 

In short, whilst it is true that there ...

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Distinct brain mechanisms related to dental pain relief

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At the 93rd General Session and Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research, researcher Michael L. Meier, Center for Dental Medicine, University of Zürich, Switzerland, presented a study titled “Distinct Brain Mechanisms Related to Dental Pain Relief.” The IADR General Session was held in conjunction with the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 39th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for ...

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Natural Toothache Cures

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It is the middle of the night or a national holiday and there are few chemists or dentists open and even those that are happen to be located miles away. And then it happens…dreaded toothache strikes and causing pain that you can only relate to if you have experienced it yourself.

 

If you are lucky enough to have some codeine or co-codamol (paracetamol and codeine) then these will be your best ...

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What To Do If You Have a Toothache

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This may sound familiar.  You order your favorite lunchtime meal, sit down at your desk and bite into it.  You use your incisors (four front teeth) to rip into it and push it to the side of your mouth to start chewing when BAM, the pain hits you like a ton of bricks!  You grab the side of your mouth in pain and wonder what to do and how could ...

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NYU study successfully screens for diabetes at dental visits using oral blood

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Researchers find a 99 percent correlation between tests for hemoglobin A1c at dental visits using finger stick and oral blood

It is estimated that 8.1 million of the 29.1 million Americans living with diabetes are undiagnosed and many who have diabetes have poor glycemic control. Given that each year many Americans visit a dental provider but not a primary care ...

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Protecting Your Protection: Ways to Care for Your Tooth Enamel

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Tooth enamel is your first and last line of defense against the outside world.  It is like a force field, shielding your teeth from external physical damage, protecting it from extreme changes in temperature, and combating some of the harmful effects of chemical reactions from the foods you eat.  It is considered the hardest substance in the human body.  However mighty, tooth enamel does have a major flaw; susceptibility to ...

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