What makes a successful smile?
June 28, 2017 -- What qualities make a smile successful? Researchers of a new study explored how mouth angle, smile extent, timing, and number of teeth shown can change how a smile is perceived. Their answer? The perfect smile can take a number of different forms.
Case reports: Treatment options for compromised or missing teeth
June 27, 2017 -- For patients with compromised or missing teeth, more than one treatment is often available. Dental implants have become routine in dental practice, but not every patient is a candidate for them. The dentist and patient must weigh the benefits of competing options to determine the best treatment. Dr. Harold Berk and Frederick Berk illustrate two cases in which different treatment options were used.
U.S. appeals court upholds decision for AAID over Texas board
June 21, 2017 -- A U.S. appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision in favor of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) that the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners' rule on dental specialist advertising is unconstitutional.
New product: Komet launches enamel stripping system
June 19, 2017 -- Komet USA has launched a new stripping system for interproximal enamel reduction before orthodontic treatment.
FDA releases new consumer update on braces
June 12, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new consumer update on orthodontics.
Spring 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
June 9, 2017 -- During spring 2017, new products ranging from a topical anesthetic gel to dentures and scalers were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Vita North America, Komet USA, Premier Dental Products, and other companies.
What's the best way to avoid staining after bleaching?
June 2, 2017 -- How can dental practitioners and patients combat the greater susceptibility of teeth to staining immediately after bleaching? A new study tested the effectiveness of various surface treatments and waiting times at preventing staining from red wine after bleaching.
OrthoAccel gets FDA clearance for AcceleDent Optima
May 31, 2017 -- Medical device company OrthoAccel Technologies has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its AcceleDent Optima technology.
New product: Vita debuts line of dentures
May 31, 2017 -- Vita North America has launched a new line of dentures.
Implants improve quality of life for partially edentulous patients
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May 25, 2017 -- What's the effect of implant-supported single crowns or fixed partial dentures on oral health-related quality of life, and is this effect influenced by age or gender? A new study examined both physical and psychological factors in patients up to three years after implant placement.
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Are remineralizing agents effective on white-spot lesions?

There is no easy answer for resolving white-spot lesions (WSLs) that appear following orthodontic treatment. A systematic review found insufficient evidence supporting the effectiveness of various preventive measures, but another researcher suggests not giving up just yet. Read more.