5 reasons to use digital impressions
May 18TH, 2018

5 reasons to use digital impressions

Members of the dental team tell us why dentists ought to consider going digital. The patients love them. Many labs prefer them. They are easier for clinicians and staff to take. Digital impressions have multiple benefits for a practice. Here are five reasons clinicians should give them a look

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Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healing
May 09TH, 2018

Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healing

A study published online in The FASEB Journal delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere. Until now, it was understood that saliva played a part in the wound healing process, though the extent of its role was unknown. The study examined the effects of salivary peptide histatin-1 on angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), which is critical to the efficiency of wound healing. Researchers found that histatin-1 promotes...

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Vitamin D and its impact on oral health
Apr 27TH, 2018

Vitamin D and its impact on oral health

Vitamin D has been shown to regulate musculoskeletal health by mediating calcium absorption and mineral homeostasis. Evidence has demonstrated that vitamin D deficiency may place subjects at risk for not only low mineral bone density/osteoporosis and osteopenia

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What foods can I eat after wisdom tooth extraction?
Apr 23TH, 2018

What foods can I eat after wisdom tooth extraction?

After wisdom tooth removal, the best diet will include liquids and soft foods because they require no chewing. Avoid firm foods. Wisdom teeth are the last molars to emerge. They typically appear in people between the ages of 15 and 25 years old

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Four causes of an orange tongue
Apr 19TH, 2018

Four causes of an orange tongue

Looking in a mirror and seeing that the tongue has changed from pink or reddish to orange may be alarming. Fortunately, an orange tongue is usually caused by something a person has eaten, such as an orange popsicle, gelatin, hard candy, or another type of food containing artificial coloring.

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How long will pain last after root canal?
Apr 10TH, 2018

How long will pain last after root canal?

Most people associate having a root canal with a lot of pain and discomfort. However, while most people can expect some discomfort during and after a root canal procedure, excessive pain is not normal.

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Soft food and mechanical soft food diets
Mar 28TH, 2018

Soft food and mechanical soft food diets

The soft food diet is one that includes foods that are easy to chew and swallow and excludes foods with a hard texture. With careful planning, it is still possible to eat a tasty, balanced diet from a variety of soft foods.

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What causes the bitter taste in the mouth?
Mar 24TH, 2018

What causes the bitter taste in the mouth?

A bitter or bad taste in the mouth could be a normal response to eating sour foods. However, when the taste lasts for a long time or happens unexpectedly, it can be concerning. Taste is a very complex sense that can be affected by many factors, including poor dental hygiene, dry mouth, or pregnancy.

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What do we achieve with a good dental hygiene?
Mar 21TH, 2018

What do we achieve with a good dental hygiene?

Most of the people know that poor dental hygiene can lead to tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease, but not brushing your teeth could also lead to more serious diseases. Here we are going to investigate what other - perhaps unexpected - health conditions are affected by poor dental health.

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Alberta's overwhelming Dental Costs Are Part of a National Problem
Mar 17TH, 2018

Alberta's overwhelming Dental Costs Are Part of a National Problem

Multiply similar costs across the country and you have a solid economic argument for growing publicly funded dental care in Canada. Last year, a provincial government report found that dental procedures cost up to 44 per cent more in Alberta than in neighbouring provinces. Does this inflated cost affects dental health? You bet.

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Infection Prevention and Control
Mar 07TH, 2018

Infection Prevention and Control

Public Health Ontario (PHO) has released two new documents on Infection Prevention and Control 1. Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC): CORE Elements in Dental Practice Settings 2. Checklist: Reprocessing in the Dental Practice Settings

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Ontario Ministry of Labour's new laws
Dec 20TH, 2017

Ontario Ministry of Labour's new laws

In order to create more opportunity and security for workers in this changing economy, Ontario Government has introduced the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017. It was passed on November 22, 2017.

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