Ordinary dental x-rays could detect osteoporosis automatically

Source: ZeeNews

Washington, Jan 05: Manchester University dentists have created a unique way of identifying osteoporosis sufferers from ordinary dental x-rays.

Working in collaboration with colleagues at the Universities of Athens, Leuven, Amsterdam, and Malmo, they developed a software-based approach to detecting osteoporosis during routine dental x-rays, by automatically measuring the thickness of part of the patient`s lower jaw.

Natural Oral Health Solution - Has anyone else tried?


Has anyone else tried the product OraMD?  I have been mostly unable to visit a dentist regularly.   Like many others, we don't have Dental Insurance.

I had two severely broken teeth, and was still in the process of needing very expensive crowns. 

I tried the product OraMD (stated as completely natural) and have been pretty impressed with the results.  It can be used as an alternative to toothpaste (or) I should say "should be" used as an alternative to toothpaste.  Most toothpastes contain questionable ingredients.

690,000 choose new dental, vision benefits

Source: Federal Times By: Tim Kauffman

More than 690,000 employees and retirees signed up for new dental or vision insurance during the inaugural open season, far exceeding the government’s expectations.
The Office of Personnel Management, which administers federal benefits, had expected about 250,000 people to enroll in the new plans. The high interest overwhelmed the Web site dedicated to processing enrollments and forced OPM to extend enrollment for two additional weeks.

A quick look at the methods of teeth whitening

Tooth whitening , also called bleaching, is a process of lightening and removing stains from a tooth. This process bleaches the enamel and dentin, the principal mass of a tooth, and brightens the discolored teeth.

Dentists advise on the many methods of tooth whitening available in the market. Some of the methods of tooth whitening are the use of over-the-counter whitening systems; dentist dispensed at-home products, laser tooth whitening method; Loaded Tray Teeth Whitening method and in-office whitening methods. Dentists consider tooth bleaching using peroxide chemical as the best option for maximum whitening result.

How Cavities & Fillings Work

By: Dr. Jerry Gordon

This may sound a bit surprising to most people, but the large majority of cavities are completely painless. This is because the outer enamel has no nerves. It is only when the cavity enters the underlying dentin that the cavity may begin to feel sensitive.

There are very few things that most people do every single day. Into this small collection goes things like eating, sleeping and breathing. So it is amazing that, for nearly everyone in the U.S., tooth brushing falls into this category! Why, you might ask, has tooth brushing gained such tremendous importance - so much so that you have memories of tooth brushing from your earliest childhood? Because of the dreaded cavity - No one wants cavities when they visit the dentist!