November 21, 2017

Category Archives: Dental health

AAO reminds families about changes in FSA rules

AAO reminds families about changes in FSA rules

ST. LOUIS, Mo., USA: For families considering orthodontic treatment, using a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) has traditionally been a great way to help pay for treatment with tax-free dollars. These accounts, which are offered to approximately 14 million Americans through their employers, allow workers to set aside funds in a tax-free account and use them for non-covered medical expenses, such as deductibles, co-pays and medical services like orthodontics, dental and eye care. Continue Reading

Don L. Waters of Brasseler USA is inducted into Savannah Business Hall of Fame

Don L. Waters of Brasseler USA is inducted into Savannah Business Hall of Fame

SAVANNAH, Ga., USA: Brasseler USA Chairman, President and CEO Don L. Waters was officially inducted into the Savannah Business Hall of Fame at the 14th Annual Business Hall of Fame Gala, held Nov. 5 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Waters has shared his success in business with the community, serving in a range of key leadership positions across the state. Continue Reading

The commodore, the toothache court-martial, and Moby Dick

The commodore, the toothache court-martial, and Moby Dick

What do a court-martial over a toothache, a Navy commodore seemingly bent on (more)Continue Reading

Study suggests link between perio disease and oral cancer

Study suggests link between perio disease and oral cancer

The oral-systemic link has become increasingly important as researchers have (more)Continue Reading

Gum Disease May Cause Higher Risk of Asthma

Gum Disease May Cause Higher Risk of Asthma

People with gum disease need to make sure their condition doesn’t lead to other health problems—like asthma. A new study that appeared in the Journal of Periodontology indicates that people with gum disease are five times more likely to develop asthma when compared with people who maintain good oral health. This bit of information is concerning because in many countries, more than half of the people don’t maintain what would be considered good oral health. People need to be more aware of the damaging effects that may result from gum disease.Continue Reading

Tooth Loss Could Prove to be Health Disaster

Tooth Loss Could Prove to be Health Disaster

A recent study showed tooth loss could be disastrous for a person’s overall health. Researchers from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom determined that participants in a recent study (all of whom suffered tooth loss) had major complications, similar to people who lose a limb. The consequences were so severe that they were life-changing in many cases. The study appears in the journal Sociology of Health and Illness. Some people who were part of the study often didn’t even want to leave their house. There were others who were upset because they needed dentures.Continue Reading

Dental Student Spending Infographic

Dental Student Spending Infographic

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) surveyed dental students from 30 different dental schools and asked questions about their spending habits. Here are the results: Continue Reading

Comfort Dental to sue Colo. professors for slander

Comfort Dental to sue Colo. professors for slander

Dental chain Comfort Dental has notified the University of Colorado Denver (more)Continue Reading

AFC names Dover dentist chairman

AFC names Dover dentist chairman

Robert Parkes has become Forestry Commission chairman. With him are Joe Fox and Allen Beadel, outgoing board chairman from Hot Springs.Continue Reading

Straight Teeth Talk: Dental devices are being used with great success

Straight Teeth Talk: Dental devices are being used with great success

In the last two articles, we discussed that snoring is not funny or an indication of a good night’s sleep.Continue Reading

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