Porphyromonas gingivalis, the main agent of the chronic inflammatory disease gingivitis, also manipulates the human immune system. The pathogen in gingivitis inhibits the body’s defense processes that would normally destroy such a bacteria.
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The California Dental Association recommends a New Year’s resolution that commits to a healthy oral hygiene routine. Key steps are brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing, avoiding sugary drinks like soda and scheduling regular dental checkups
Materialise Dental’s 3D Digital Dentistry is allowing dentists to remove teeth, place a dental implant and fit bridges during same-day surgeries
Dental radiography helps evaluate and diagnose oral diseases, but the ADA recommends to weigh the benefits of dental radiography vs the risk of X-rays
Red, swollen, and bleeding gums point to health problems like heart disease and diabetes. Healthy gums are a barrier that stops bacteria entering the body.
Dentists and the dental industry await IRS regulations implementing a 2.3 percent medical device excise tax that takes effect Jan. 1, 2013. The Internal Revenue Service, among other regulatory agencies, is expected to issue post-election rules implementing Affordable Care Act provisions, the excise tax among them.
Studies have shown that mothers with better maternal instincts are more attentive to the oral hygiene and dental needs of their children, leading to a reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Braces. Nanoparticles have been used in a newly developed material, which increases mechanical as well as friction resistance. This can also maintaining the braces’ transparency.
An estimated 3 million children will gain dental benefits by 2018 through health insurance exchanges, are some of the potential effects of the Affordable Care Act on dentistry. Better integration and coordination of health care delivery and financing through Accountable Care Organizations is a major goal of the Affordable Care Act. Expert analysis recently completed indicates that there are very few ACO type models of care than include dental services
Poor oral health for children is connected to lower grades, and also cause more absences from school for kids and missed work for parents.