Prophylactic antibiotics may cause serious side effects October 3, 2019 -- Prophylactic antibiotics prescribed before dental procedures may cause serious adverse events, including allergic reactions requiring hospitalization and bacterial infections, according to new data presented on October 3 at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting (IDWeek 2019) in Washington, DC.Read More
Study links missing teeth to cardiovascular disease October 3, 2019 -- Americans with no teeth were significantly more likely to also have cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality in the U.S., than individuals who did not have any missing teeth, according to research presented on October 2 at the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference 2019.Read More
Hu-Friedy launches new line of mirrors October 3, 2019 -- Hu-Friedy has introduced its new line of HD Black Line mirrors, which feature a frame that reduces glare and carbon coating on the handle that provides enhanced contrast and visual acuity in a patient's mouth.Read More
The facts about dental cavitations October 2, 2019 -- It seems to Dr. Alvin Danenberg that many patients are being diagnosed with dental cavitations in their jawbone. In his latest column, he details the definition of these cavitations, what to do about patients in pain from them, and what imaging modality is best for viewing.Read More
Study: Ultrasound tops CBCT in peri-implant bone imaging October 2, 2019 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) is considered the gold standard for imaging peri-implant bone, but researchers wondered if another modality without the radiation dose might be more accurate. They tested CBCT against high-frequency ultrasound and reported a surprising conclusion.Read More
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.