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Seniors Face Barriers to Critical Dental Care
HBNS STORY | August 26, 2014
Poor oral health can have a negative impact on seniors’ overall health and well-being, but for many, there are significant barriers to visiting a dentist, finds a new report in the American Journal of Health Behavior.

Antibacterial Agent Boosts Toothpaste Effectiveness
HBNS STORY | January 9, 2014
Regular use of fluoride toothpaste containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent, reduces plaque, gingivitis and slightly reduces tooth decay compared to regular fluoride toothpaste, finds a new review in The Cochrane Library.

Buck Teeth: Correct Them Once In Early Adolescence
HBNS STORY | December 17, 2013
A Cochrane review finds few benefits to a two-stage orthodontic correction for buck teeth in children versus treatment done in one-stage during early adolescence.

No Evidence to Support Removing Impacted Wisdom Teeth
HBNS STORY | June 13, 2012
Little evidence exists to support removing impacted wisdom teeth that are not causing pain and swelling, aren’t negatively affecting other teeth, and that are disease-free, finds a new review in The Cochrane Library.

New Study Shows Unmet Dental Needs in Los Angeles Children
HBNS STORY | May 6, 2011
The 2007 death of a Maryland child from untreated tooth decay exposed the need for better dental care in families with limited resources. In a new study, researchers found dental care deficits in Los Angeles.

Fluoride in Water Prevents Adult Tooth Loss
HBNS STORY | August 24, 2010

Dental Treatment Might Lower Glucose Levels in Type 2 Diabetes
HBNS STORY | May 11, 2010

Best Fluoride Levels Determined for Children’s Toothpastes
HBNS STORY | January 19, 2010