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A Little Plastic In Your Toothpaste?

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you were to search for the definition of polyethylene in the Oxford Dictionary, this is what would come up: “A tough, light, flexible synthetic resin made by polymerizing ethylene,...

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2014-09-19 12:25:55

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beverly Hills dental implants expert, Dr. Kevin Sands, now offers a natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants offer the most accurate replacement of missing teeth in terms of appearance as well as function and, with proper care, can last for life. A variety of benefits related to oral health and protection from cosmetic facial issues are also included when patients receive dental implants. Total absence of hardware above...

2014-09-19 12:25:42

What can men and women can do to postpone aging with dentistry LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Time is one thing that will never slow down nor speed up. It is a constant that you can count on. We battle it every day - we continue to look for that miracle solution that will slow down the process of aging. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140918/147140 At the Center for Reconstructive Dentistry in Newport Beach, Ca, Dr. Sherri Worth and her partner...

2014-09-18 23:14:52

Midtown Dentistry in Houston, Texas, recently welcomed Dr. Ori Shalev onto their team. As Dr. Shalev has a perfectionist’s eye, she is sure to be a great addition to Midtown, a clinic highly renowned for its excellence in advanced dentistry techniques. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Dr. Shalev is a Texas native, and grew up in Dallas. She originally came to Houston to study at the University of Texas, and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance. While studying she...

2014-09-18 23:12:48

Louisville cosmetic family dentist Dr. Ronald Receveur is in the “smile-making business,” so he knows the important statistics: nearly 9 in 10 people consider teeth to be the most important part of an attractive face, almost a third notice someone’s teeth before other parts of their face, and a fourth say they remember someone’s teeth most after meeting them. That is why Dr. Receveur wants to offer five tips to the public to have a healthy smile New Albany, IN (PRWEB) September 18,...

2014-09-18 23:12:03

Patrick Broome, DMD, cosmetic dentist in Charlotte, NC, comments on the recent story revealing the prevalence of plastic in popular Crest toothpaste that may be detrimental to patients’ oral health. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 In a recent news story published by ABC on September 15th, Trish Walraven, a dental hygienist, describes her discovery of small, blue plastic beads in the gum line of some of her patients’ teeth. After asking other dental hygienists to confirm that...

2014-09-18 23:08:55

Dentists from throughout Canada tomorrow will benefit from the expertise of highly acclaimed Oxnard All-on-4™ dental implants expert and world-renowned speaker Dr. Mamaly Reshad, a prosthodontist from the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Ventura County, Calif., who is speaking at the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics (CARDP) annual Scientific Meeting in Montreal. Dr. Reshad’s presentation, “Resection Versus Augmentation: Esthetic Implant Supported Maxillary...

2014-09-18 20:22:53

Support will create a new clinic and professorship with focus on patients with special needs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan School of Dentistry recently received two generous gifts to help create a new clinic and professorship aimed at improving access to health and dental care for patients with special needs. As part of their clinical training, students in the school work with a broad range of patients, including those with...

2014-09-18 12:29:59

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Dental Association recently held its annual House of Delegates meeting at the Hilton Airport Hotel in Bloomington where new officers were elected. The newly-elected 2014-2015 officers include: Dr. Dan Rose, as president; Dr. Peter Cannon as president-elect; Dr. Kevin Dens as first vice-president; Dr. R. David Resch as second vice-president; and Dr. Howard Taylor as speaker of the house. Dr. Travis Schmitt currently...

2014-09-17 23:15:18

Futuredontics® has released a new short video by company founder Fred Joyal entitled “5 Website Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making.” Dentists and dental practice management professionals can view it for free at http://www.futuredontics.com/websitemistakes Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Futuredontics®, the nation’s leading provider of dental marketing services, has released a new short video by company founder Fred Joyal entitled “5 Website Mistakes You...

2014-09-17 23:15:16

When people engage in self-destructive behavior, generally they are not concerned about the effects on their teeth – but they should be, according to New Albany cosmetic dental treatment authority Dr. Ronald Receveur. Dr. Receveur wants to alert the public to the ways four different self-destructive behaviors can affect their teeth. NEW ALBANY, IN (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 When people engage in self-destructive behavior, generally they are not concerned about the effects on their teeth...


Latest Dentistry Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 23:21:38

Streptococcus mutans is a Gram-positive cocci, Facultative anaerobic bacterium commonly found in the human oral cavity and is a significant contributor to tooth decay. J Kilian Clarke first described the microbe in 1924. The first colonizers of the tooth surface are mainly Neisseria spp. and streptococci, including S. mutans. The pioneer species changes the local environmental conditions through growth and metabolism thus allowing more fastidious organisms to further colonize after them,...

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2010-09-16 16:15:29

The toothbrush, consisting of a head of tightly clustered bristles mounted on a handle, is a tool used to clean the teeth and gums. The long handle allows for cleaning of hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. Usually toothpaste is used with the toothbrush to increase the effectiveness of the toothbrush. Toothbrushes are made of various sizes, bristle textures, etc. Most dentists suggest using soft bristled toothbrushes due to harder ones damaging enamel. Pre-dating toothbrushes people used a...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'