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Bob Alaburda
Memphis Among Top Flossers in National Survey
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 05/23/2013 03:03pm

What do barbeque and floss have in common? They are both designed for grills. In honor of National Barbecue month, Dentek passed out more than 20,000 free floss picks at the Memphis in May Festival to Memphis residents, who ranked among the most frequent flossers in the country.

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Jason Schwartz
DENTAL COOL: Study Finds New Iodine Mouthwash May Impact LDL Cholesterol
Date: 05/22/2013 09:52am

From the Twitter page of Levine Dental, how one day, cleaning your mouth and cleaning your arteries could be as simple as a once-a-day oral rinse if additional studies confirm preliminary findings about a new product.

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William  Balanoff
Rethinking Bruxism Treatment
Date: 05/21/2013 10:44am

Q&A with Dreamgard’s Chief Medical/Dental Officer, Dr. William Balanoff

Dental Product Shopper recently did a Q&A with Dr. William Balanoff, Chief Medical/Dental Officer for Dreamgard, a company that has introduced the first FDA cleared prescription custom dental nightguard for the treatment of bruxism. With more than 60 million Americans grinding their teeth at night and fewer than 20% finding treatment, Dreamgard has made a commitment to rethinking the treatment of bruxism to close this treatment gap and bring relief to bruxism sufferers.

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DPS App
DPS App is One of Medscape's Top 15 Mobile Apps for Dental and Oral Health
Author: DPS App
Date: 05/17/2013 12:26pm

Medscape's 'Top 15 Mobile Applications for Dental and Oral Health' provides a variety of mobile apps that may increase efficiency and productivity. Rather than a list of every available app, these are Medscape's personal choices for those apps they find the most useful for dentists and oral health professionals.

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Maryam Beyramian
Pregnancy and Dental Care: Providing Services for Women At All Times
Date: 05/16/2013 01:28pm

A recent article in the New York Times addressed the issue of dental care for pregnant women (to read the article click here).

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Bob Alaburda
ADA Statistics Reveal "Dental Divide" for Low-Income US Population
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 05/15/2013 09:17am

The ADA released a number of statistics today that show a close to 50% of lower-income Americans are not receiving any dental care at all in the past year, while many others remain underserved.

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American Dental Association
‘Action for Dental Health: Dentists Making a Difference’ Offers Real-World Solutions

The nation’s leading organization of dentists announced a nationwide campaign aimed at addressing the dental health crisis in the U.S. The American Dental Association (ADA) campaign— Action for Dental Health: Dentists Making a Difference—aims to reduce the numbers of adults and children with untreated dental disease, through oral health education, prevention and providing treatment now to people in need of care.

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Jason Schwartz
Dental Cool: A Mouthwash to End Tooth Decay?
Date: 05/14/2013 09:02am

From the Twitter page of Murray Dental Lab, comes a posting about a new mouthwash developed by a microbiologist at the UCLA School of Dentistry that is highly successful in targeting the harmful Streptococcus mutans bacteria that is the principal cause of tooth decay and cavities.

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Bob Alaburda
ADA Warns Parents About Pacifiers
Author: Bob Alaburda
Date: 05/07/2013 04:13pm

The ADA recently sent out a press release that reminded parents of the possibility of transmitting cavity-causing bacteria to babies via pacifiers. According to the ADA, it is not advisable for a parent to lick a pacifier and give it to their baby, which can transmit Streptococcus mutans and other pathogens that increase the risk of cavities.  

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