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ADA brings back Hermey the Elf to promote oral care
December 13, 2019 -- The ADA has brought back the character of Hermey the Elf from the Christmas classic "Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer" to promote oral care for good girls and boys during the current holiday season.
TeleDentists launches awareness campaign about dry mouth
December 11, 2019 -- Virtual care company TeleDentists has launched a professional educational awareness campaign designed to identify and diagnose xerostomia, more commonly known as dry mouth.
U.S. customs seizes over 20K fake Oral-B toothbrush heads
December 4, 2019 -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 20,400 counterfeit Oral-B electric toothbrush heads, which were shipped from China and headed for a New Jersey property. If they had been authentic heads made by Procter & Gamble, they would have a value of about $96,000.  Discuss
Burst launches expandable black dental floss
December 4, 2019 -- Subscription oral hygiene product company Burst Oral Care has released a new black dental floss, which contains a proprietary technology that expands on contact with saliva, leaving behind deeper-cleaned teeth, according to the company.
Chewing sugar-free gum slows caries progression in kids
November 20, 2019 -- Chewing sugar-free gum may help reduce the further development of dental cavities in children, according to a systematic review published November 19 in the Journal of Dental Research Clinical & Translational Research.  Discuss
P&G launches Tooth Fairy in a Box
November 15, 2019 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) brands Oral-B and Crest have launched Tooth Fairy in a Box, which aims to help parents turn a visit from the fantasy sprite into better brushing habits for their children.
GQ names Livfresh dental gel a top product for men
November 14, 2019 -- Livionex's dental gel line Livfresh landed a spot on GQ magazine's list of 41 Best Grooming Products for Men in 2019.
Kickstarter to offer toothbrush smart speaker system
November 7, 2019 -- Wavee, a three-speed, sonic-wave toothbrush combined with smart speaker technology, will soon be available through Kickstarter.
Oral-B's Genius X power toothbrush with AI now available
October 25, 2019 -- Procter & Gamble brand's Oral-B has launched its Genius X power toothbrush with an artificial intelligence (AI) feature that tracks the user's brushing habits and offers feedback on areas that need improvement.
Ex-Colgate researcher admits to stealing toothpaste recipes
October 23, 2019 -- A former research technician and scientist for Colgate-Palmolive has admitted to stealing proprietary toothpaste formulas so that he could make and sell oral care products under a business he created overseas.  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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Boston, Massachusetts United States
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February 14, 2020
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