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New device allows blind people to process visual signals via their tongues Jun 30, 2015 | News Americas

New device allows blind people to process visual signals via their tongues

SILVER SPRING, Md./MIDDLETON, Wis., USA: The Food and Drug Administration recently allowed marketing of a new device that enables blind persons to perceive visual signals. The BrainPort V100 is an oral electronic vision aid that provides electro-tactile stimulation to support profoundly blind patients in orientation, mobility and object recognition as an adjunctive device to other assistive methods, such as a white cane or a guide dog.

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Dental implants improve quality of life of osteoporotic women Jun 18, 2015 | News Americas

Dental implants improve quality of life of osteoporotic women

CLEVELAND, USA: With age, postmenopausal women with osteoporosis are at greater risk of losing their teeth. Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University ...

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Universities around the globe receive funding for clinical orthodontics research Jun 16, 2015 | News Americas

Universities around the globe receive funding for clinical orthodontics research

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA: Align Technology, a global manufacturer of clear aligners, has recently announced that it will be awarding four universities in ...

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Dental hygienist among best jobs for women Jun 9, 2015 | News Americas

Dental hygienist among best jobs for women

CARLSBAD, Calif., USA: A job search portal has recently rated the dental hygienist profession the fourth best job for women. Owing to an increasing demand ...

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Successful launch of Extraction Academy Jun 8, 2015 | News Americas

Successful launch of Extraction Academy

ANAHEIM, Calif., USA: Under the guidance and mentorship of Faculty of Extraction Academy and Dr. Gregory Greenwood and Dr. Kianor Shah, an engaged group of 30 dentists from across America, Canada and Australia gathered to participate in the first hands‐on extraction workshop on May 3.

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The rise and fall of mercury Jun 2, 2015 | News Americas

The rise and fall of mercury

When people hear the word "mercury" most think of the planet. There are many products that contain mercury, such as blood pressure cuffs, thermometers, batteries, and CFL light bulbs. There are processes that use mercury and produce mercury pollution, like coal fire plants, artisanal small-scale mining and chloralkali plants. However, the mercury that truly affects the global population, is the mercury that is implanted in billions of people’s teeth.

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Creating a miniature world, one toothpick at a time Jun 1, 2015 | News Americas

Creating a miniature world, one toothpick at a time

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: For decades Steven Backman has been using toothpicks for an average of ten hours daily. No, the San Francisco-based artist is not an oral hygiene fanatic as one might assume. The 49-year-old creates unique replicas of landmarks using these tiny wooden sticks. An exceptional passion which has even earned him a Guinness World Record title.

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Mouth and tongue exercises curb snoring May 26, 2015 | News Americas

Mouth and tongue exercises curb snoring

SÃO PAULO, Brazil: Although snoring is very common in the general population and is associated with obstructive sleep apnea, no standard treatment is available yet. Now, preliminary results from a new study conducted at the University of São Paulo have indicated that special mouth and tongue exercises can help reduce snoring significantly. This may thus offer a possible solution for the many people who snore, the researchers stated.

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Common natural amino acid could become new means to control dental biofilm May 14, 2015 | News Americas

Common natural amino acid could become new means to control dental biofilm

ANN ARBOR, Mich., USA/NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK: L-arginine, a naturally occurring amino acid found in red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products, could replace current plaque-controlling substances such as chlorhexidine and other antimicrobials in oral health care products in the future. According to a recently published study, L-arginine has potential biofilm-destabilizing effects and could stop dental plaque from forming.

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Higher caregiver education level linked to fewer cavities in children May 12, 2015 | News Americas

Higher caregiver education level linked to fewer cavities in children

CLEVELAND & SEATTLE, USA: A recently published study has found that the prevalence of caries is lower in children of caregivers with a higher level of education. Individuals with low literacy often have poorer health knowledge and status compared with those with higher levels. As children depend on their caregivers for access to and instruction on oral care, low adult literacy can negatively affect boys' and girls' dental health.

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Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is in constant motion. New brackets and bands, new techniques and treatments, new ways to treat and diagnose patients emerge constantly.

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Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry

Digital technology is one of the fastest-growing market segments in dentistry.

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Review: International Dental Show 2015

Review: International Dental Show 2015

This year, the International Dental Show (IDS) drew dental professionals and representatives of the dental industry for the 36th time to Cologne. Altogether, ...

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Prostate inflammation: Periodontal treatment could reduce symptoms May 11, 2015 | News Americas

Prostate inflammation: Periodontal treatment could reduce symptoms

CLEVELAND, USA: Periodontal disease not only affects the mouth, but can also cause inflammation in various parts of the body. The condition has recently ...

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US to lower fluoride in drinking water after 50 years Apr 29, 2015 | News Americas

US to lower fluoride in drinking water after 50 years

WASHINGTON, USA: U.S. health authorities have updated their guidelines for fluoride in drinking water and now recommend an optimal fluoride concentration ...

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