Royal Couple tattooed on teeth
Barmy Baz Franks is sporting a brand new tattoo in honor of the occasion. According to reports, the 29-year-old British plumber reportedly asked his dentist to tattoo images of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on his two front teeth! Now that’s something to smile about! Franks said, “I love the royal family and this was my way of lending my support to their big day.” NEWSLINK
New Straumann Guarantee offers lifetime coverage for implants
Straumann implants are now covered for life under the Straumann Guarantee. Previously limited to 10 years, this new warranty demonstrates our confidence in the reliability of the Straumann Dental Implant System. With over 8 million implants sold worldwide, the long-term effectiveness of Straumann implants is well-documented and supported by a 98.8% success rate in clinical studies.
You can continue to choose Straumann with confidence, knowing that every Straumann implant you purchase is now covered for life. For implants placed as of April 1, 2011. LINK
And now a musical toothbrush
Designed to make brushing teeth fun, Brush Buddies exclusive Justin Bieber dentistry products encourage children and teens to brush properly while enjoying their favorite pop tunes.
On one, fans can listen to either Baby or U Smile, while the other features Somebody To Love and Love Me. Each track lasts two minutes to encourage youngsters to brush for the recommended length of time per scrubbing session. LINK
Hand instruments clean significantly better in apical thirdThis study once again confirms failure of tapered instruments in apical third. If you rely only on tapered file then in infected cases you are bound to fail or face other problems. See pic below, CLICK HERE
In the coronal one-third of the root canal, ProFiles performed better than K-files, but the difference in their cleaning efficiency was not found to be statistically significant (P = 0.56). In the middle one-third of the root canals, both the cleaning techniques performed equally good and no statistical significance could be found (P = 0.19). In the apical one-third areas, K-files cleaned better than the ProFiles and the difference found was highly significant (P<0.001). FULL PAPER
Video below shows how stiff the tapered instrument are
See how teeth normally are, is it hard to imagine what tapered instruments will do ?
A 3D Placement Guide For Orthodontic Mini-Implants Orthodontics 2011;12:28–37
A new three-dimensional mini-implant guide (Aleppo University Surgical Orthodontic Miniscrew Guide [AUSOM]) was developed for determination of ideal mini-implant placement and demonstrate AUSOM’s role in mini-implant success.
AUSOM was found to be a practical and accurate device. It works as a radiographic-locating device and a mini-implant surgical placement guide. The failure rate of mini-implants placed by AUSOM was lower than that of those placed by simple metallic guides. MORE HERE
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Removable thermoplastic (Essix) appliances as orthodontic retainers- which regimen is best ? EJO- Apr 2011
Study compared full-time wear for 3 months and thereafter at night (group A) compared to full-time wear for 1 week and thereafter at night only (group B).
Little’s irregularity index , overjet, and overbite were measured at debond and after 6 months.
No significant difference between the groups. It was therefore concluded that the Essix retainer is sufficient for maintaining the results after orthodontic treatment and that night-time wear is adequate.
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Baseline periodontal disease independently predicts incident diabetes over two decades of follow-up study-Diabetes Care July 2008 vol. 31 no. 7 1373-1379
Study found baseline periodontal disease to be a clinically relevant and novel predictor of incident type 2 diabetes in a large, population-based sample representative of U.S. adults. If confirmed, a contributory role of periodontal disease in the development of type 2 diabetes is potentially of public health importance because of the prevalence of treatable periodontal diseases in the population and the pervasiveness of diabetes-associated morbidity and mortality. FULL PAPER
The Mouth, Gateway To The Body
Through oral diseases, F. nucleatum can get into the bloodstream and cause pregnancy complications, including miscarriage, preterm birth, and stillbirth. The bacteria colonize in amniotic fluid, which stimulates an inflammatory response that harms the fetus.
This bacterium is also found in lung, liver, spleen, blood, abdominal, and obstetrical and gynecological abscesses and infections.
Fusobacterium nucleatum not only helps contagions attacking your teeth and gums but enables disease and infection to spread throughout the body. LINK
Gum Disease Linked To Anaemia
A new study suggests that severe gum disease (chronic periodontitis) may cause a reduction in red blood cells and haemoglobin leading to the blood disorder anaemia.
The research, published in the Journal of Periodontology (1),found that over a third of people suffering from severe gum disease had haemoglobin levels below normal concentrations. Following a six month course of treatment to improve their oral health, all patients had improved levels of red blood cells, haemoglobin and all other clinical measures used to assess the health of the blood. LINK
ACP nanocomposite may aid in caries inhibition
A novel nanocomposite being developed by researchers at the University of Maryland Dental School shows promise as a caries inhibitor, according to a new study in Dental Materials (April 21, 2011).
Increasing the nanoparticles of amorphous calcium phosphate (NACP) filler level increased the ion release, the researchers noted. In addition, the NACP nanocomposites demonstrated strengths that matched or exceeded a commercial composite with little ion release and were twofold those of previous calcium phosphate composites and the resin-modified glass ionomer control.
Children can be safely sedated by nonanesthesiologists
Many specialties perform pediatric procedural sedation with no differences in major complication rates, according to findings published online today in Pediatrics.
“The rapid growth in the use of sedation services by nonanesthesiologists has been the subject of some concern,” the researchers conclude. “Our data reveal that, within our consortium, there was no increased danger associated with pediatric procedural sedation provided by nonanesthesiologists.” LINK
Excessive Cellphone use can damage in unknown ways
Alamos researcher who says the microwaves emitted by cell phones can interact with human tissues in an entirely new way that has yet to be taken into account. LINK