IDS – International Dental Show – 2007 in Cologne

Cologne_At the IDS in Cologne, Germany (March 20-24, 2007), the global dental industry will present innovative products, techniques and services that promote effective cooperation between the dentist, prophylactic team and patient in conserving and restoring good health.
"Visitors to the International Dental Show, the world's largest dentistry/dental technology exhibition to be held in Cologne, will discover how the dentist, prophylactic team and patient can successfully work together, and which innovative techniques, products and concepts as well as services are coming onto the market.

Dental health: Handling dental emergencies

I came across this article in the Vanguard, on handling dental emergencies, it seems very helpfull...

Sharing is Caring Smile

By Sola Ogundipe

INJURIES  to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment down the road.

Rare dental disease may leave boy toothless

By JP du Plessis
GAUTENG – A rare case of Anodontia, a genetically inherited dental disease, has left a seven-year-old Boksburg resident with little to smile about.
Bennie Marais was diagnosed with the disease two weeks ago, while he was having a check-up at the Boksburg Medicross, leaving dentist Dr Peet Badenhorst with no option but to pull out all his permanent teeth.
“This is a very rare disease which stops the teeth from forming enamel,” said Dr Badenhorst.
“Bennie is left with two options: he can get dentures, which can be fitted only when he is 10 years old, or have implants, at an estimated initial cost of R50 000.”
Dr Badenhorst came across Bennie after offering to assist the Lona Kruger Feeding Scheme, which provides food for underprivileged children and their families in the Boksburg area.

Kids & Brushing

In my younger ages, I don't think I liked to brush, it was a hassle, I would rather play a few minutes more than brush and go to bed.  Just like everything else that kids like to get away from, brushing, sleeping, showering, doing home work, doing the house chores, etc. etc...

Now I know I wasn't the only one Smile Eighty-one percent of U.S. parents report that there is some problem with the way their children brush their teeth, a survey found.