A Drug to De-Numb? Dumb!

Photo by Vaprotan, via Flickr (CC) New Drug Reverses Dentists’ Anesthesia The FDA has approved OraVerse, the first drug indicated for reversing the effects of local anesthesia used by dentists. In the clinical studies, the patients who got OraVerse regained normal sensation in their lips faster than those who got the placebo. Within an hour …

The State of American Teeth

Best Teeth Image from Wisconsin Historical Society, via Flickr (CC) Worst Teeth Ranks of Northern California cities in survey: San Francisco – 21 (B) Fremont – 26 (B) San Jose – 32 (B-) Modesto – 49 (C+) Oakland – 55 (C) Sacramento – 73 (D+) Numbers crunched by Men’s Health using CDC data “on the …

Video: 10 Investigates – Lead in Dental Work

WBNS 10TV in Columbus, OH, reports on lead being found in outsourced dental restorations: Know that all restorations used in our practice (Gary M. Verigin, DDS, inc.) are made by Creative Arts Dental Lab in Sacramento, which never outsources work. All crowns, bridges and other restorations are made on site. Creative Arts recommends visiting What’s …

Quick Links: Plasma Needles, Drugs, Nitrates, Junk Foods

Cold Plasma Needles for Dentists Edge Closer (New Scientist) Drugmakers Need to Rein in Ads, Hearing Told (Reuters) Psychiatry Handbook Linked to Drug Industry (NY Times) Nitrates in Vegetables Protect Against Gastric Ulcers, Study Shows (Science Daily) Top 10 Junk Foods in Disguise (Mark’s Daily Apple) How Much Sugar Do You Consume? (Diet Blog)