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Dental News: A Plaque-Identifying Toothpaste And A Safe Whitener

Dental News: A Plaque-Identifying Toothpaste And A Safe Whitener

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Plaque HD is the first toothpaste that identifies plaque so that it can be removed with directed brushing, and the product’s proprietary formulation contains unique combinations and concentrations of cleaning agents that weaken the core of the plaque structure to help the subject visualize and more effectively remove the plaque.

 

The Link Between Gum Disease And Obesity

The Link Between Gum Disease And Obesity

A study shows the effect of obesity on non-surgical periodontal care and evaluates potential pathways that may illustrate the connection between the two conditions.

Written By Kevin Kerfoot / Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Dentists See Increase In Dental Caries

Dentists See Increase In Dental Caries

Reviewed By Ray Spotts

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was so adamant about the effect of soda consumption on the health of New Yorkers that he tried tirelessly but unsuccessfully to impose a soda tax in New York much to the dismay of many New Yorkers. Now he seems adamant to spend more of his own money having just launched a $3 million television advertising blitz in the Chicago area using his own personal money in support of the "Cook County sweetened beverage tax."

Wisdom Teeth: Detecting Disease With Tooth Sensors

Wisdom Teeth: Detecting Disease With Tooth Sensors

That electronic tooth is actually a tiny sensor and an electronic chip, about a few millimeters-cube in volume. It is designed to be inserted inside the patients gum line or as part of a dental appliance, and contains bio-recognition elements that measure disease-specific peptides, which are natural or synthetic groups of amino acids. As a first attempt, the research team will work toward monitoring peptides related to bone breakdown during periodontitis, a dental disease that can lead to loosening and loss of teeth. A wireless ultrasound device would then be used to read the peptide levels and connect to the medical data-cloud.
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