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Could green tea improve bond strength following bleaching?

  This summary is based on the article published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences: Can green tea be used to reverse compromised bond strength after bleaching? (August 2013)       Purpose of the Study  Evaluate the antioxidant effect of green tea on microtensile bond strength to bleached enamel. Key Messages Green tea catechins have been shown to possess potent antioxidant activity several times higher than that of vitamin C and vitamin E. The strong antioxidant properties of green tea have been attributed to catechins of EGCG and EGC which can donate hydrogens from the hydroxyl groups in their structure and have ...

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Does gender matter in patient-provider interactions?

This summary is based on the article published in the Dental Clinics of North America: Interactions between patients and dental care providers. Does gender matter? (April 2013) Key Messages Gender differences exist both in verbal and nonverbal communication. Earlier research on the effects of patient-provider congruent relationships focused mainly on demographic similarity, whereas newer research argues that perceived similarities are more predictive of treatment outcomes. When it comes to gender impact on communication in the dental office, research showed that both the dentist and patient applied traditional gender stereotypes to perceptions of dentists and perceptions of patients. Pediatric patients prefer ...

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Are women more at risk for caries prevalence?

This summary is based on the article published in the Dental Clinics of North America: The Impact of Gender on Caries Prevalence and Risk Assessment (April 2013) Esperanza Angeles Martinez-Mier,Fluoride Research Program, Indiana University School of Dentistry and Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Binational/Cross-Cultural Health Enhancement Center, Oral Health Research Institute, Indiana University School of Dentistry Andrea Ferreira Zandona,Graduate MSD/MS Preventive Dentistry Program, Early Caries Research Program, Indiana University School of Dentistry, and Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Oral Health Research Institute Women are at a higher risk for caries prevalence due to biologic and cultural influences, including behavioral and dietary variations. Biologic influences ...

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Is there a relationship between dental injuries and the type of maxillofacial fractures?

This summary is based on the article published in the journal of Dental Traumatology: Dental trauma in patients with maxillofacial fractures (August 2013) Hai-Hua Zhou, Qi Liu, Rong-Tao Yang, and Zu-Bing Li from the State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology (Hubei-MOST) & Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine Ministry of Education, School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China Hai-Hua Zhou, Qi Liu, Rong-Tao Yang, and Zu-Bing Li from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College and Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China David Ongodia from the State Key Laboratory Breeding Base ...

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Do mouthguards enhance athletic performance? Additional Research Resources

The following are additional research resources that complement the post published on June 28, 2013 on Oasis Discussions: Do mouthguards enhance athletic performance? Effect of wearing mouthguards on the physical performance of soccer and futsal players: a randomized cross-over study. Collares K, Correa MB, Silva IC, Hallal PC, Demarco FF. Dent Traumatol. 2013 Apr 8. doi: 10.1111/edt.12040. [Epub ahead of print] Influence of mouthguards on the physical performance of soccer players. Queiróz AF, de Brito Jr RB, Ramacciato JC, Motta RH, Flório FM. Dent Traumatol. 2013 Jan 10. doi: 10.1111/edt.12026. [Epub ahead of print] The effects of mouthguards on the ...

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The “mobile microbiome”: journey beyond the mouth?

In this interview, Dr. Christopher McCulloch, Professor and Director of the Matrix Dynamics Group at the University of Toronto’s faculty of dentistry, presented his perspectives on a paper recently published in the Journal of Dental research (JDR) which reviews the latest contributions to dentistry’s understanding of the “oral health, total health” concept. JCDA: This JDR paper reviews the oral bacterial species that have been implicated in a variety of systemic infections and inflammation, such as atherosclerotic disease, adverse pregnancy outcomes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer, respiratory tract infections, and other organ inflammation and abscesses. How strong is ...

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Do mouthguards enhance athletic performance?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: From time to time we hear claims that a mouthguard may enhance athletic performance. My question is two-fold, does that make sense from a physiological perspective and is there any evidence to support such claims? Dr. Phillip Gardiner, Director of Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute and Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Health Studies at the University of Manitoba, provided this quick initial response Many researchers have indeed reported beneficial effects of mouthguards on athletic performance. Most seem to relate to power-type, although there is some evidence that endurance-type events ...

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How much time is lost due to dental problems and treatment in Canada?

This abstract is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team from the article published in the BMC Oral Health open-access journal: Time loss due to dental problems and treatment in the Canadian population: analysis of a nationwide cross-sectional survey Authors Alyssa Hayes, Discipline of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto Amir Azarpazhooh, Assistant Professor, Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto Laura Dempster, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biological and Diagnostic Sciences, University of Toronto Vahid Ravaghi, Oral Health & Society Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University Carlos Quiñonez, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Dental Public Health, ...

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