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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
Floss, interdental cleaners show benefit in new review
April 24, 2019 -- Dentists and hygienists tell their patients every day to use dental floss or an interdental cleaner to clean between their teeth. However, how much evidence is there that these devices, plus toothbrushing, do their jobs well? Researchers updated a comprehensive review of these devices' effectiveness to find out.  Discuss
Can a mouthwash relieve oral mucositis pain?
April 18, 2019 -- More than 80% of patients with head and neck cancer develop painful oral mucositis during radiation treatment. Researchers compared two frequently used mouthwashes with a placebo mouthwash to measure the pain relief they provided.  Discuss
Calif. girl dies after allergic reaction to toothpaste
April 18, 2019 -- An 11-year-old California girl had an anaphylactic reaction to milk protein from a prescription toothpaste. She died on April 4 after being transported to a hospital for treatment.
Benco to distribute StellaLife pain management products
April 3, 2019 -- Benco Dental has announced a partnership with biotechnology company StellaLife to distribute the company's alternative pain management products.
Does fluoride concentration matter for decay prevention?
March 27, 2019 -- Data support the use of fluoride in toothpaste to prevent decay, but there is no standardization of fluoride levels in toothpaste. Researchers performed an updated, comprehensive review to see if the level of fluoride in toothpaste affected its ability to fight tooth decay.  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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