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Speeding driver uses 'autopilot' mode to floss, gets ticket
January 17, 2020 -- A Tesla driver in Canada may think twice before he decides again to work on his oral health while behind the wheel. The man was charged with careless driving after police caught him using both hands to floss his teeth while cruising on "autopilot," according to news reports.  Discuss
Colgate creates first-ever recyclable toothpaste tube
January 17, 2020 -- Colgate-Palmolive has created the first recyclable toothpaste tube, which is set to debut in the U.S. in 2020 under its brand Tom's of Maine. The company also plans to share the technology behind the new tube with its competitors.  Discuss
How manuka honey benefits mouth health
January 9, 2020 -- Raw honey, especially manuka honey, has unique qualities that make it an amazing medicine for the mouth, as well as the rest of the body. Dr. Alvin Danenberg discusses how the single-flower honey works in the mouth and the best ways to use it.  Discuss
Israeli court investigates Colgate distributor
January 9, 2020 -- The Israeli government is investigating one of the country's largest distributors of Colgate-Palmolive toothpaste and other products in its antitrust court, according to news reports.
FasTeesH rolls out full-coverage automatic toothbrush
January 7, 2020 -- French dental company FasTeesH has released its Y-Brush full-coverage, autocleaning, electric toothbrush. The device can clean a full set of teeth in approximately 10 seconds, and it is ideal for children with disabilities and dependent people living at home, as well as for care facilities and retirement homes, according to the company.
SmileDirectClub, Walmart team up to sell new oral care line
January 6, 2020 -- Direct-to-consumer orthodontics company SmileDirectClub is disrupting the industry again, debuting a new, complete line of oral care products that will be sold exclusively at Walmart's more than 3,800 stores and on its website.  Discuss
Colgate debuts new smart toothbrush at CES 2020
January 6, 2020 -- Colgate-Palmolive introduced its new Plaqless Pro smart electric toothbrush at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Oral-B unveils new power toothbrush at CES 2020
January 6, 2020 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) brand Oral-B unveiled its Oral-B iO power toothbrush on January 5 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Travel tooth care device designer seeks manufacturers, marketers
January 3, 2020 -- Invention services company InventHelp is seeking manufacturers or marketers for a My Travel Buddie, a device that combines a toothbrush and toothpaste into one portable travel product.
When is it OK to give 'healthy' gifts, like toothbrushes?
December 23, 2019 -- Go ahead, wrap that toothbrush and give it for your upcoming holiday celebration. Just make sure the recipient is about 24 years old. By that age, people in the U.S. are tickled to receive toothbrushes, books, or underwear as gifts, according to the results of a new survey.  Discuss
Hot Topic
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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2020 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 23-25
Denver, Colorado United States
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January 30 - February 1
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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April 17
San Antonio, Texas United States