3-Year-Old Dies After Routine Dental Procedure

By | Sun, 01/05/2014 - 17:02

Finley Boyle died three weeks after she suffered massive brain damage during a root canal procedure at a Hawaii dental practice.


Swedish Prisoner Escapes To Go To Dentist, Then Turns Himself Back In

By | Sat, 11/30/2013 - 18:46

A Swedish prisoner had a toothache so severe that he escaped incarceration to go to the dentist.

Customized 3D Printed Toothbrush Cleans In 6 Seconds

Custom 3-D Blizzident Toothbrush Promises Clean Teeth Within 6 Seconds

By | Sun, 09/29/2013 - 13:29

A new customized 3-dimensional toothbrush called the "Blizzident" offers clean teeth within six seconds, combining the two common brushing methods in one.

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'Smart Tooth' Tracks Smoking, Drinking

By | Sun, 09/08/2013 - 18:39

'Smart tooth' will benefit virtually all aspects of health care, developers claim.

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Dentist Very Serious About Cloning John Lennon From Tooth

By | Tue, 08/20/2013 - 19:21

After buying John Lennon's tooth for $30,000 at an auction in 2011, Dr. Michael Zuc says his next goal is to clone the Beatles-member and give him "another chance."

Little Evidence For Bi-Annual Dental Visits, Researchers Say

Twice-Yearly Dental Visits May Be Unecessary, A Personalized Approach Recommended Instead

By | Mon, 06/10/2013 - 18:50

Americans waste health care dollars on unnecessary medical services, such as twice annual dental checkups, while missing other opportunities to prevent chronic diseases, experts say.

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Dental Bib Clips Retain Oral Bacteria After Disinfection

By | Tue, 04/02/2013 - 01:05

Dental bib clips can retain oral bacteria from previous patients, even after standard disinfection procedures. What can you do to avoid cross-contamination?


Doctors Didn’t Notice Dementia Patient Had Swallowed Dentures… for Nine Weeks

By | Fri, 01/18/2013 - 14:33

When 75-year-old Nermin Keating’s top row of dentures disappeared, doctors failed to notice that she had swallowed them – not once, not twice, but four times.


Researchers May Have Developed a Way to Repair Sensitive Teeth

By | Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:30

If you wince after having a spoonful of ice cream or a sip of coffee, you may have sensitive teeth, a problem that is believed to plague an estimated 3 in 4 people.

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With One Dental Visit, Pregnant Women Could See Risk of Premature Birth Decrease by Third

By | Mon, 12/31/2012 - 17:37

A study found that pregnant women saw a 34 percent reduction in the risk of a preterm labor if they underwent a simple dental procedure.


New "No-Brush" Toothbrush Claims to Clean Teeth With Ultrasonic Waves Only

By | Mon, 12/10/2012 - 16:43

A new high-tech "no-brush" toothbrush uses 100 percent ultrasound to clean the teeth.


Blocking Key Receptors Can Prevent Tooth Decay

By | Sat, 12/08/2012 - 14:21

Researchers have found a possible mechanism than can prevent and even halt teeth decay due to periodontal diseases.

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Dental Floss Is Useless, Dentist Says

By | Fri, 11/23/2012 - 14:44

A book called Kiss Your Dentist Goodbye, argues that flossing may be a waste of time for dedicated adherents to the practice.

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Ancient Egyptian Mummy Reveals Man Who Died From Mouthful of Cavities

By | Wed, 10/10/2012 - 12:38

If you have a toothache and are dreading a visit to the dentist, perhaps looking at an Ancient Egyptian mummy will provoke a change of heart.