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New product: Crest adds new toothpaste line for sensitive gums
August 6, 2019 -- Procter & Gamble brand Crest has launched its new line of Crest Gum and Sensitivity toothpastes designed to help relieve gum sensitivity.
P&G reports higher healthcare sales, overall loss in Q4
July 30, 2019 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported increased healthcare division net sales for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. However, the company reported an overall $5.237 billion loss for the quarter, centered around its Gillette shaving brand.
FDA warns about danger of xylitol -- for dogs
July 10, 2019 -- Xylitol may help prevent dental decay in humans, but the sugar substitute can be fatal for dogs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned about xylitol's potential toxicity for canines in a consumer update on July 9.  Discuss
High triclosan levels linked to osteoporosis
June 28, 2019 -- Women exposed to triclosan may be more likely to develop osteoporosis, according to new research published on June 25. The antibacterial chemical found in toothpastes and other oral care products has been previously linked to hormone disruption, colon cancer, and antimicrobial resistance.  Discuss
Oil pulling rivals chlorhexidine in IADR research
June 20, 2019 -- Oil pulling has been praised as a natural way to boost oral health, but does the science support the hype? The technique may rival modern medicine in at least some cases, according to research presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting.  Discuss
Does bristle configuration affect dentin abrasion?
June 13, 2019 -- Researchers simulated 10 years of brushing with manual toothbrushes to find out if the bristle configuration put users at increased risk of dentin abrasion and developing noncarious cervical lesions. What they found out might change what you recommend to your patients.  Discuss
Study compares manual, power toothbrushes for oral cleanliness
June 4, 2019 -- Numerous studies have been conducted on plaque reduction after toothbrush use, but what about on oral cleanliness? Researchers studied the oral cleanliness results with participants who used either a manual or a power toothbrush and concluded that maybe it's not the toothbrush that is responsible for the outcome.  Discuss
Video: 4 trends from 2019 CDA Presents
May 28, 2019 -- The California Dental Association's 2019 CDA Presents meeting recently took place from May 16-18 at the convention center in Anaheim, CA. Hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of dental professionals attended this year's show.  Discuss
New products, services highlighted at 2019 CDA Presents
May 21, 2019 -- California Dental Association's recently concluded 2019 CDA Presents meeting featured more than 550 exhibiting companies and thousands of attendees. As part of our continuing coverage, DrBicuspid.com offers a look at new products and services from Henry Schein, Benco Dental, Crest, and more.  Discuss
Smartphone app helps patients brush better in new study
April 25, 2019 -- A smartphone application could be the perfect tool to help your patients brush better. A new study found that patients who used an application with brushing feedback experienced a 70% reduction in plaque within just four weeks.  Discuss
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Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

In the first study to look at the long-term outcomes of communities served by dental therapists, researchers from the University of Washington have found that children in Alaska Native communities had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care than those in communities not receiving services from these practitioners. Read more.

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