Latest Dentistry Stories

2014-07-08 23:15:27

Futuredontics®, the nation’s leading provider of dental marketing services, has released a new free report for dentists, “Website Reality Check: 2014 Dental Industry Survey.” The report is designed to help dental professionals see how their practice website compares to the best sites in the business. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Futuredontics®, the nation’s leading provider of dental marketing services and parent company of WebDirector®, has released a new...

2014-07-08 23:12:20

New Soft-Tissue Laser Therapy for Fever Blisters from Cashion Dental Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Within the past decade, Cashion Dental has risen to become one of the premier dental practices in the Bryan-College Park metro area, providing top-notch services to residents of the region. Recently, it announced an enhancement to its services by announcing the availability of soft-tissue laser therapy for fever blisters, which are better known as cold sores. Fever blisters usually...

2014-07-08 23:12:01

OrthnoSnap offers customers the opportunity to win 50% off of their next set of invisible braces with a social media contest. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Irina Feldbein, victims of crooked or uneven teeth in the Manhattan and Brooklyn area can now resolve their ailment with OrthoSnap transparent aligner. While the improved comfort and increased level of discretion may speak for themselves, the professionals at OrthoSnap are ready to provide an...

2014-07-08 23:09:24

Princeview Dental (http://www.PrinceviewDental.com), one of Etobicoke’s premier dental clinics, is commenting on a study that lists criteria associated with customer service as the main characteristics people look for from their dentist. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Princeview Dental (http://www.PrinceviewDental.com), one of Etobicoke’s premier dental clinics, is commenting on a study that lists criteria associated with customer service as the main characteristics people look...

2014-07-08 23:06:50

Dr. Afar, Los Angeles periodontist, announces his offering of consultations for periodontal disease treatment. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Los Angeles periodontist, Dr. Bijan Afar, today announces that he now offers consultations for periodontal disease treatment. Periodontal disease, a common cause of tooth loss that has been linked to heart disease risk, affects millions of Americans without their awareness. While early treatment can reverse the disease, professional screening...

2014-07-08 23:01:38

Invisalign is one of the most popular orthodontic systems in the world, and has already successfully straightened the teeth of millions of people. Now you can get this innovative treatment from Dr. Jonathan Penchas at Midtown Dentistry in Houston. (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Invisalign is one of the most modern and most advanced approaches to straightening teeth, and is extremely popular due to the virtual invisibility of the aligners worn to move teeth. Each set of aligners is made from...

2014-07-08 14:53:56

University of Colorado Denver Over 60 percent of children have untreated decay A new study from Colorado School of Public Health shows that despite some modest improvements, poor oral health remains a major problem in the Navajo Nation and among American Indians overall. "The oral health among Native Americans is abysmal with more than three times the disease of the rest of the country," said Terrence Batliner, DDS, MBA, associate director of the Center for Native Oral Health...

2014-07-08 12:28:07

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beverly Hills implants expert, Dr. Kevin Sands, today explains the advantages of implants for tooth replacement. As the leading option for replacing lost teeth, dental implants offer improved appearance, restoration of chewing ability and absolute stability. By choosing dental implants over other replacement options, such as bridge-supported crowns and removable dentures, users also enjoy long-term protection against complications of...

2014-07-07 23:04:14

Dr. Baradaran, Beverly Hills periodontist, now offers crown lengthening for qualifying patients. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Beverly Hills periodontist, Dr. Sharyar Baradaran, is now offering crown lengthening. Crown lengthening is a procedure with functional, restorative and cosmetic benefits. Patients who have gummy smiles, decay below the gum line or severely damaged teeth may benefit from crown lengthening procedures. The crown is the part of the tooth that extends above...

2014-07-07 12:28:49

LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Invisalign provider, Dr. Kevin Sands, today explains the differences between Invisalign and braces to area patients. As more people learn of the discretion possible with orthodontic correction through Invisalign, more are choosing this treatment when they have their teeth repositioned. Unlike metal braces, which require having shiny metal brackets bonded to the fronts of teeth and threaded with wires, Invisalign uses removable...

Latest Dentistry Reference Libraries

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,...

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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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
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