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Coconut oil pulling reduces gingivitis Jul 15, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Coconut oil pulling reduces gingivitis

KANNUR, India: A recent study has shown that oil pulling using coconut oil could be an effective method to reduce plaque formation and plaque-induced gingivitis. Coconut oil is an easily usable and safe substance with minimal side-effects and could thus become an alternative to conventional oral antimicrobial agents such as chlorhexidine, the findings suggested.

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Breakfast people have better breath Jul 13, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Breakfast people have better breath

TOKYO, Japan: Tongue coating and insufficient oral hygiene, such as irregular tongue scraping, are among the primary reasons for oral malodour. Now, a ...

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Interview: “We need to congratulate Singapore for its initial fluoridation efforts” Jul 8, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “We need to congratulate Singapore for its initial fluoridation efforts”

Caries prevalence remains high in most parts of Asia despite international and national efforts to address the disease. At the recent Asia Pacific Dental ...

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A$139 million oral health centre opens in Brisbane Jul 3, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

A$139 million oral health centre opens in Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia: After five years of construction, one of Australia’s largest and most advanced oral health centres has opened this week at the ...

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New speakers announced for 2015 WCLI Asia Pacific Symposium Jun 18, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

New speakers announced for 2015 WCLI Asia Pacific Symposium

TAIPEI, Taiwan/IRVINE, Calif., USA: The World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI), the largest dental laser organisation in the world, will be hosting a symposium in Taipei on September 19 and 20. The event will feature educational content suited for every dental professional—with new presenters just announced in periodontology and paediatric dentistry.

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Study reveals unrealistic public expectations regarding dental implants Jun 15, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Study reveals unrealistic public expectations regarding dental implants

HONG KONG, China: Dental implants are gaining increasing popularity in the treatment of partially dentate or edentulous patients, and both the industry and dental professionals offer detailed information about implant materials, functions and procedures. Yet, many people are not well informed and tend to overestimate the functionality of implants, while underestimating the expertise needed for implant dentistry. These are the findings of a qualitative study conducted at the University of Hong Kong. ...

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IDA organises oral cancer awareness event on World No Tobacco Day Jun 3, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

IDA organises oral cancer awareness event on World No Tobacco Day

MUMBAI, India: In conjunction with World No Tobacco Day on 31 May, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) hosted a Free Oral Cancer and Tobacco De-Addiction Advice Camp at the Siddhivinayak Temple in Mumbai. The event, organised in collaboration with the Siddhivinayak Temple Trust, aimed to raise awareness of the dangerous health risks associated with tobacco use.

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Nearly one sixth of Shanghai children suffer from dental erosion May 15, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Nearly one sixth of Shanghai children suffer from dental erosion

SHANGHAI, China: Dental erosion is a relatively common problem among younger patients in many countries around the world and is thus receiving increasing attention in paediatric dentistry. A new study from China has demonstrated that a considerable number of children in Shanghai show signs of dental erosion. Overall, around 15 per cent of boys and girls between ages 3 and 6 suffer from the condition.

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Interview: “We are still pretty much in shock” May 7, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Interview: “We are still pretty much in shock”

In one of the worst earthquakes in over 80 years, more than 10,000 people are believed to have died last week in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. Living in and practising dentistry in the capital of Kathmandu, dentist Dr Sushil Koirala has been directly affected by the disaster. Dental Tribune Asia Pacific had the opportunity to talk to him briefly about the situation in the country and how the international community can help it to overcome the humanitarian crisis.

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Electric therapy may relieve dry mouth May 6, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Electric therapy may relieve dry mouth

UDAIPUR, India: A new study from India has demonstrated that transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), one of the most common therapies in clinical practice for the relief of chronic and acute pain, could also be used to increase salivary flow in xerostomia patients by stimulating the peripheral nerves. The condition can significantly increase the risk of caries and other oral infections.

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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 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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Number of teeth could predict life expectancy May 5, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Number of teeth could predict life expectancy

NIIGATA, Japan: A number of studies have shown a link between tooth loss and mortality. Now, an analysis of almost 600 elderly participants from Japan ...

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Vitamin D during pregnancy may lower infant caries risk May 1, 2015 | News Asia Pacific

Vitamin D during pregnancy may lower infant caries risk

EHIME, Japan: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with bone defects by a number of studies. New research from Japan has now provided additional evidence ...

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