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July 31, 2013

The Natural Dentist, a line of therapeutic oral care products, and Dr. Susan Calderbank, a leading dentist in oral health for patients undergoing chemotherapy and head and neck radiation, announced a partnership to raise awareness about the oral complications of cancer treatments in a joint effort to help patients manage these often debilitating side effects.

MADISON, N.J. — The Natural Dentist, a line of therapeutic oral care products, and Dr. Susan Calderbank, a leading dentist in oral health for patients undergoing chemotherapy and head and neck radiation, today announced a partnership to raise awareness about the oral complications of cancer treatments in a joint effort to help patients manage these often debilitating side effects.

March 20, 2013

Sunstar Gum has introduced a new size of Proxabrush Go-Betweens Cleaners to help consumers prevent periodontal disease.

CHICAGO — Sunstar Gum has introduced a new size of Proxabrush Go-Betweens Cleaners to help consumers prevent periodontal disease.

February 6, 2013

OraHealth has introduced a new treatment for dry mouth, the company said.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — OraHealth has introduced a new treatment for dry mouth, the company said.

The Bellevue, Wash.-based oral health products manufacturer described XyliMelts for Dry Mouth as all-natural, oral-adhering discs that coat and soothe the mouth. The disks time-release xylitol and oral lubricant day and night to reduce tooth decay.

January 18, 2013

DenTek has created the new Scrub Betweens dental pick to help remove plaque and food particles that get between teeth.

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — DenTek has created the new Scrub Betweens dental pick to help remove plaque and food particles that get between teeth.

The new Scrub Betweens is a soft scrubbing dental pick with thousands of microbristles. The micro toothbrush-like scrubbing tip glides between teeth, even in hard to reach back teeth, making it easier to remove food particles and reduce plaque build-up, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.

August 1, 2012

Disposable dental flosser maker Plackers has expanded its porfolio with the launch of its new GentleSlide flossers.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Disposable dental flosser maker Plackers has expanded its porfolio with the launch of its new GentleSlide flossers.
 
Featuring a shred-resistant polytetrafluoroethylene floss technology, GentleSlide is designed to make flossing between tight teeth easy and comfortable, and is gentle on sensitive gums. People with tight teeth and sensitive gums often forgo flossing altogether because of the discomfort. The floss has a cool mint flavoring.
 

February 16, 2012

Oral blood samples drawn from periodontal inflammation can be used to measure HbA1C levels, a factor that indicates a patient's diabetes status, according to a New York University study.

NEW YORK — Oral blood samples drawn from periodontal inflammation can be used to measure HbA1C levels, a factor that indicates a patient's diabetes status, according to a New York University study.

November 15, 2011

In support of National Diabetes Month, Colgate Total is donating $100,000 to help support Stop Diabetes, a movement launched by the American Diabetes Association to help educate and increase awareness of the link between oral health and diabetes.

NEW YORK — In support of National Diabetes Month, Colgate Total is donating $100,000 to help support Stop Diabetes, a movement launched by the American Diabetes Association to help educate and increase awareness of the link between oral health and diabetes.

October 18, 2011

In a four- to 12-week period, power brushes with oscillating-rotating technology, pioneered by Oral-B, reduce plaque and gingivitis more than power brushes that move laterally from side-to-side, known as sonic, according to the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent healthcare research group.

CINCINNATI — In a four- to 12-week period, power brushes with oscillating-rotating technology, pioneered by Oral-B, reduce plaque and gingivitis more than power brushes that move laterally from side-to-side, known as sonic, according to the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent healthcare research group.

September 13, 2011

Procter & Gamble’s Crest Pro-Health brand is looking to educate older adults about the importance of gum health during the second annual National Gingivitis Awareness Month this September by partnering with actress, author and health advocate Marilu Henner.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Crest Pro-Health brand is looking to educate older adults about the importance of gum health during the second annual National Gingivitis Awareness Month this September by partnering with actress, author and health advocate Marilu Henner.

August 11, 2011

A lot of prescription and OTC medications carry the side effect of dry mouth, and while it usually is a mere nuisance that quickly passes, its severe forms can increase the risk of mouth sores, infections and tooth decay, especially among elderly patients.

CHICAGO — A lot of prescription and OTC medications carry the side effect of dry mouth, and while it usually is a mere nuisance that quickly passes, its severe forms can increase the risk of mouth sores, infections and tooth decay, especially among elderly patients.

July 20, 2011

A visit to the dentist may offer a chance to catch prediabetes or diabetes in patients unaware that they have it, according to a new study.

NEW YORK — A visit to the dentist may offer a chance to catch prediabetes or diabetes in patients unaware that they have it, according to a new study.

Researchers at Columbia University’s College of Dental Medicine found that patients seeing a dentist could be identified as showing symptoms of the conditions, such as periodontal disease.

March 23, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Crest Pro-Health portfolio now includes the new Invigorating Clean toothpaste and mouth rinse.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble's Crest Pro-Health portfolio now includes the new Invigorating Clean toothpaste and mouth rinse.

"We wanted to give our consumers a new way to enjoy our products while providing them with the superior oral care benefits they expect from Crest," stated Robert Gerlach, research fellow for P&G worldwide clinical investigations. "The Invigorating Clean Regimen delivers amazing oral health protection and provides an invigorating signal with a lasting clean-mouth feel that helps to reinforce good behavior."

February 2, 2011

In an effort to educate and encourage natural product users to take a more holistic approach to oral care regimens, Nature's Gate will partner with Radius toothbrushes during the month of February to offer discounts on both brands' products via each other's websites.

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — In an effort to educate and encourage natural product users to take a more holistic approach to oral care regimens, Nature's Gate will partner with Radius toothbrushes during the month of February to offer discounts on both brands' products via each other's websites.

November 29, 2010

Crest Oral-B is recognizing registered dental hygienists who go above and beyond the call of duty with the new Pros in the Profession award program. The brand also has introduced the new Clinical Pro-Health System for gingivitis.

CINCINNATI — Crest Oral-B is recognizing registered dental hygienists who go above and beyond the call of duty with the new Pros in the Profession award program. The brand also has introduced the new Clinical Pro-Health System for gingivitis.

Throughout the year, Crest Oral-B will reward five professionals, as nominated by their peers, who make an impact on patients and work for the oral health cause.

November 11, 2010

In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, Colgate Total is offering consumers tips to build good...

NEW YORK In recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month, Colgate Total is offering consumers tips to build good oral hygiene habits.

 

Citing a statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which noted the increased prevalence of gum disease among those with diabetes, the toothpaste brand has made the following recommendations to consumers:

October 28, 2010

Many active diabetes managers have not changed their oral care habits since being diagnosed, despite...

WESTPORT, Conn. Many active diabetes managers have not changed their oral care habits since being diagnosed, despite the fact they are at higher risk for developing serious complications from poor oral hygiene, according to a study by dLife, a multimedia network serving the diabetes community, and market research firm SoundView Research.

Furthermore, more than half of active diabetes managers surveyed had not been advised by their dentists to take extra care to brush, floss or rinse daily.

September 15, 2010

Procter & Gamble's Crest and Oral-B brands have kicked off National Gingivitis Awareness Month and...

NEW YORK Procter & Gamble's Crest and Oral-B brands have kicked off National Gingivitis Awareness Month and partnered with Tiffani Thiessen, the star of "White Collar," to help educate consumers about the early gum disease, which affects more than 50% of American adults.

August 9, 2010

A new study has found that chewing gum with Persica extracts may fight bacteria and...

July 19, 2010

Water Pik, a developer and manufacturer of personal healthcare products, has developed the new Waterpik...

May 17, 2010

A new Listerine docummercial narrated by award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris is hitting the airwaves....

May 12, 2010

A new study to be published in the latest issue of The Cochrane Library found...

February 23, 2010

In recognition of American Heart Month, a national coalition for women with heart disease and...

WASHINGTON In recognition of American Heart Month, a national coalition for women with heart disease and a toothpaste brand have launched a campaign to help educate women throughout the United States about the impact proper oral care can have on their heart health.

November 18, 2007

Colgate-Palmolive has teamed up with Aetna to educate Aetna members about the association between oral...

September 30, 2007

Recognizing the associations between oral health and overall health, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, the American Dental...