Agency removes fluoride hazard classification March 24, 2023 -- The latest draft monograph from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Toxicology Program has removed the hazard classification of fluoride. It is the latest development in the agency's effort to publish its report on fluoride exposure and potential neurodevelopmental effects in humans.Read More
Suit claims CVS dry mouth product can erode teeth March 22, 2023 -- An Illinois man is suing CVS Pharmacy claiming that its dry mouth dietary supplement discs are falsely advertised as promoting a healthy mouth by providing lasting moisture. However, the product's high acidity may erode or demineralize teeth, according to the lawsuit.Read More
Ultradent receives Cuspies award at Chicago Midwinter March 17, 2023 -- Ultradent received the Cuspies award for Best New Restorative Product for its UltraTemp Rez II temporary dental cement at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting, which was held February 23-25 at the McCormick Place convention center.Read More
Rising trend: Clear aligners for kids with mixed dentition March 10, 2023 -- Clear aligner therapy is emerging as a popular orthodontic treatment in children with a mix of primary and permanent teeth, and orthodontists expect its use to grow, according to a study published on March 9 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.Read More
VHF unveils E3 orthodontic milling machine March 10, 2023 -- VHF Camfacture will debut the E3 milling machine at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany, on March 14, 2023. It is the first VHF milling machine specifically designed for orthodontic applications.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.