Milk or Soda Better for Your Teeth? Isn’t it Obvious?
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Study: Soda, Fruit Juice Drinkers Show Greater Dental Erosion. Medical Daily (5/12, Caba) reports that a new study (5/12) published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry that “found that people who drink sugar-laden soda and fruit juices have an increased risk for suffering dental erosion.” According to the article, “Data on 3,773 adults was taken from the…

Irish Researchers Develop Bruxism Mouthguard With Smartphone-Enabled Sensors
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The Irish Times (4/13, McGuire) reports that Irish researchers “have invented an intelligent mouthguard” called SmartSplit “that will determine whether you grind your teeth at night and will send that information to your dentist and your smartphone.” The Irish Times adds that the mouthguard works by collecting data from “tiny sensors” in the mouthguard and sending that…

Study: Older Adults With Fluoridated Water Keep Teeth Longer.

The New York Times (3/31, D7, Mcneil, Subscription Publication) reports that an Irish study has found that community water fluoridation, which was “long ago proved to protect children from cavities,” also helps adults over 50 retain their natural teeth. The study was part of the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging and done by researchers at the dentistry…

Emergency Dental Visits Up 64 Percent Nationwide Day After St. Patrick’s
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CNBC (3/17) reported in an online video that data shows emergency dental visits spike the day after St. Patrick’s Day because “people are just plainly behaving badly” and are accidentally “getting their teeth knocked out.” According to CNBC, emergency dental visits increase by 64 percent the day after St. Patrick’s day, and “nearly 10 states have…

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