Prenatal Enamel Growth Rates, Weaning in Babies Linked

A new discovery may shed light about teeth in babies. Research determined that incisor teeth grow quickly in the early part of the second trimester of a baby’s development while the molars grow at a slower pace in the third trimester. The reason is so incisors are prepared to erupt after birth at around six months of age. That time period is important because at approximately that age, babies a

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Periodontal Disease Associated with Risk of Kidney Disease

A recent study showed that periodontal disease will make someone more prone to kidney disease. Among different races, the study showed that African Americans with normal kidney function were four times as likely to develop chronic kidney disease when compared to those without severe periodontal disease. The information will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014. Periodontal disease is a chronic bacte

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Study Claims Most Dentist Discuss Tobacco Use With Patients

Dentists could play a pivotal role in curbing tobacco use. A recent study was conducted regarding how much dentists know about their patients’ tobacco use and what they do to prevent it. The results showed that 90 percent of dental providers stated that they asked their patients about their tobacco use on a regular basis. The numbers also stated that 76 percent counsel their patients while 45

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Saliva Test May Uncover Deadly Diseases

A revolutionary saliva test may be on the way. UCLA researchers are working on a test that could have the ability to diagnose diseases like diabetes and cancer. It’s also possible the test could diagnose neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases. The study determines that saliva contains many disease-indicating molecules that appear in blood. This information appears on the Web site of Cl

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Gum Health May Have Gotten Worse as Time Passed

Ancient Romans knew how to take care of their gums. Researchers from King’s College London determined that only 5 percent of Romans suffered from gum disease while 30 percent of people today encounter that problem. Based on archaeological studies, the researchers concluded that the Roman lifestyle led to much healthier gums. The information appears in the British Dental Journal. Dental issues

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Subgingival Restorative Margins

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JJose-Luis Ruiz, DDS, shows how keeping restorative margins should not be left to luck, but to a supragingival protocol to avoid them. This video presents the "enamel margin preservation technique," a crucial way to avoid subgingival margins using adhesive dentistry with direct and indirect restorations. Subgingival restorative margins are extremely problematic when using bonded resins and can lead to contamination and failure.

Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz

Dr. Ruiz is director of the Los Angeles Institute of Clinical Dentistry, an associate instructor at Dr. Gordon Christensen's PCC in Utah, and an independent evaluator of dental products for CR Foundation. He is course director of numerous continuing education courses at University of Southern California, and is an honorary clinical professor at Warwick University in England. Dr. Ruiz has been practicing in the Studio District of Los Angeles, Calif, for more than 20 years, focusing on treating complex cosmetic, rehabilitation, and implant cases. Dr. Ruiz has published several clinical and research papers on adhesive dentistry, occlusion, and aesthetic dentistry. He lectures internationally and has made numerous television appearances highlighting his aesthetic dental makeovers, including NBC's Channel 4 News; ABC's News, Good Morning America, and Vista LA; VH1; and Channel 52's Telemundo and 34 Univision. Dr. Ruiz has been named as one of the leaders in continuing education Dentistry Today since 2006.



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