Do surface roughness changes predict enamel loss? August 15, 2017 -- If enamel erosion could be accurately measured, preventive measures could be taken to preserve tooth enamel. Researchers sought to find out if roughness data from one location could be used to measure the erosion activity on a tooth. Their results may lead the way to an in vivo test and preventive treatments. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for implant case presentation: Play the long game August 14, 2017 -- For most patients, agreeing to implant treatment takes multiple case presentations. Implants are expensive, requiring significant out-of-pocket costs. In addition, they involve surgery, as in dental surgery. Those are two words that few people want to hear, yet the benefits of implants are numerous and life-changing. Dr. Roger P. Levin shares his tips for successful implant case presentation. Discuss
Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth August 10, 2017 -- Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Discuss
Case report: Overuse of denture fixative causes rare neurological disorder August 8, 2017 -- What's in the denture fixative your patients use and could it lead to health issues? For one 62-year-old patient, the long-term overuse of a fixative with zinc caused him to lose feeling in both of his legs. A new case report details the need to be aware of how your patients are using over-the-counter fixatives. Discuss
Is CBCT or intraoral radiology better for finding bone defects? August 4, 2017 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) and intraoral radiology are the most commonly used modalities to detect peri-implant bone defects. But does one outperform the other in finding these defects? Researchers compared numerous studies and came away with a surprising answer about both modalities. Discuss
New direction for preventing early childhood caries? August 1, 2017 -- Bacteria and yeast are jointly responsible for early childhood caries, previous research suggests. Now a new study has isolated the surface molecules on yeast that interact with bacteria to form some biofilms, potentially leading to a novel strategy to fight this disease. Discuss
Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.