Depression Drug Could Lead to Implant Failure

People with dental implants who suffer from depression may need to be careful about the medication they take. The International and American Associations for Dental Research put together a study that shows drugs used for treating depression could raise the risk of bone fracture. This stems from the fact that Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors reduce bone formation. The goal of the study was to

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Bacteria Collects in Hollow-Head Toothbrushes

Solid-head power toothbrushes may be the best choice, according to a recent study. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry determined that hollow-head toothbrushes retained significantly more bacteria when compared to solid-head power toothbrushes. Nine out of the 10 comparisons showed that the microbial counts were lower in the solid-head group when compared to t

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Coffee May Fight Gum Disease

Coffee may have an unintended benefit. Researchers recently determined that drinking coffee could lower the risk of gum disease. A research team at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine conducted the study. Their research indicated that coffee did not have a negative impact on periodontal health. The study appeared in the August issue of the Journal of Periodontology.

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Red Wine may not be so Good for Oral Health

Red wine may be good for your overall health but not so much for you oral health. The acidity of red wine leaves a mark on your teeth and over time that takes its toll. A survey released recently showed that only 16 percent of people are concerned with oral health implications when drinking alcohol. This is a problem based on the fact that many alcoholic drinks are filled with sugar and possess high

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Genetic Mutations Associated with Salivary Gland Tumors

A recent discovery could pave the way for better treatment of oral cancer. The Scripps Research Institute found links involving a set of genes that promotes tumor growth and mucoepidermoid carcinoma, which is an oral cancer that impacts the salivary glands. This finding may lead to new treatment that could pinpoint the genetic causes of this type of cancer. The information appears in Proceedings

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In this video, leading endodontist and re­nowned lecturer, Allan Deutsch, DMD, de­scribes the benefits of using Piezo Ultra­sonic Tips in endodontic therapy. Sit down with Dr. Deutsch in his office as he re­views benefits and clinical cases involving various endodontic ultrasonic techniques. He reviews all tools to be used for the procedure, highlighting the advantages of each.

As a partner in the largest endodontic practice in Manhattan, Dr. Deutsch’s 35-plus years of practice experience have crafted him into one of the top authorities in endodontics. Dr. Deutsch is the executive vice president, codirector of Dental Research, and cofounder of Essential Dental Systems, a dental product manufacturing company located in South Hackensack, NJ. After much research and development, some of his patents include Flexi-Post, Ti-Core EZ-Fill bi-directional spiral. He attended Tufts University Dental School, receiving his DMD in 1973. An internship at the French and Polyclinic Hospital (1973-1974) and Endodontic specialty program (1974-1976) at Columbia University Dental School completed his postgraduate studies. He a member of the ADA, American Association of Endodontists, AGD, The Dental Society of NY, First District Dental Society, Sigma Xi Research Society, Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, and the American Society of Lasers and Advanced Technologies in Dentistry. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry. His lecture schedule has taken him to more than 200 international locations. He has coauthored more than 250 articles in dentistry in various international dental journals, including Dentistry Today.



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