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For Teething & Fighting Cavities, Spiffies® Tooth-Wipes Surge After FDA Bans Benzocaine for Kids’ Oral Care
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For Teething & Fighting Cavities, Spiffies® Tooth-Wipes Surge After FDA Bans Benzocaine for Kids’ Oral Care

Teething can raise serious health issues. The FDA, citing the risk of a potentially fatal blood disorder, recently banned benzocaine oral care products after earlier prohibiting homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna. While that’s left teething product shelves empty at many stores, it’s also contributed to a surge in popularity of doctor-formulated, clinically-proven Spiffies® Baby Tooth-Wipes….

Be a Dentist-CEO to Lead You Team to Success
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Be a Dentist-CEO to Lead You Team to Success

Over the years, many books and articles have been written about the qualities of great leaders. Today, small businesses of privately owned dental practices are struggling to stay competitive. DSO’s are exploding thanks to investment from private equity. Similarly, large group practices abound due to collaborations of once solo-practices into multi-location and multi-specialty dental groups….

Water fluoridation confirmed to prevent dental decay in US children and adolescents
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Water fluoridation confirmed to prevent dental decay in US children and adolescents

The fluoridation of America’s drinking water was among the great public health achievements of the twentieth century but there is a scarcity of studies from the last three decades investigating the impact of water fluoridation on dental health in the U.S. population. A recent study “Water fluoridation and dental caries in U.S. children and adolescents,”…

Multilayer coating could fight bacterial growth on plastic dental devices
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Multilayer coating could fight bacterial growth on plastic dental devices

A new coating could protect retainers, clear tooth aligners, and other plastic dental appliances from bacterial growth, which can cause bad odors and increase the chances of tooth decay and gum disease (ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2018, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b04433). Jinkee Hong of Yonsei University, Hyo-Wan Anh of Kyung Hee University, and colleagues wanted antibacterial films for…

Brasseler USA® Introduces the NLXK Premium High-Speed Air Handpiece
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Brasseler USA® Introduces the NLXK Premium High-Speed Air Handpiece

Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to unveil the NLXK premium high-speed air handpiece. The ergonomically designed NLXK features 26 watts of power for smoother cutting efficiency, along with a reduced head size for better access and visibility. Equipped with ComfortGRIP™ coating, lightweight titanium construction, and an industry-leading three-year warranty, the…