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Crowns and Bridges can now be printed in real colour

Stratasys Inc is one of the leaders in 3D printing. Its Orthodesk and Objet EdenV printers are already used by dental laboratories to print orthodontic molds and supplies for restorative dentistry. Until now 3D printing has not been in full colour meaning objects printed had to be coloured later.   It has now launched VeroGlaze dental material for use with its Objet EdenV and OrthoDesk 3D Printers. VeroGlaze enables the 3D printing of dental models with precise A2 teeth color shade, combining quality, accuracy and efficiently produce natural looking dental models such as crowns and bridges.   The dental material for digital dentistry can be used in conjunction with all … Continue reading

Crest launches Chocolate flavoured toothpaste

Crest announced last week that it will be releasing a new chocolate flavoured toothpaste. Procter & Gamble are releasing a new line of “unexpected and fun” toothpaste flavours called Crest Be, which will include “Mint Chocolate Trek”, “Vanilla Mint Spark” and “Lime Spearmint Zest”.     All of this begs the question. Who on earth wants to brush their teeth with chocolate?? One the main reasons for brushing is the fresh aftertaste. Chocolate, like red wine and black tea is rich in tannins. Tannins are compounds that give food an astringent flavour and make your mouth feel dry. Having a chocolate like substance smeared all over your mouth first thing … Continue reading

The first bluetooth enabled toothbrush

The Consumer Electronics Show took place earlier this month in Las Vegas and there was a very interesting toothbrush on show. Kolibree have come up with the first electric toothbrush connected using Bluetooth technology which means it can be connected to a smartphone or tablet.     The toothbrush relays data back to your phone which can be viewed through an app. The app will give you information about how you brushed your teeth telling you what areas you may have neglected. The brush works in two ways. Firstly, you can calibrate the hardware by showing it around your mouth   The device is not available yet but the prototype … Continue reading

5 Great Dental Apps for Patients

From learning how to brush properly, to boogying out to your personal brushing playlist, to helpful aids when teaching your kids about good dental habits, there are lots of great dental apps available to help people take care of their teeth. We’ve trawled the app stores and selected our top 5 dental apps for patients.     Luca Lashes Learns to Brush his Teeth A fun little app for children, this provides a great aid for teaching children how to brush their teeth. Written for ages 0-4 years, this app allows children to learn how to brush their teeth along with the main character, Luca, in a fun, interactive way. … Continue reading

“All-on-6″ Clinical Trials

The following article looks at results of clinical tests for Bredent All-on-6 dental implants. Here are links to additional relevant information.   Click here for more information on dental implants. Click here to read about other options for full mouth replacement using implants. Click here to compare the actual cost of dental implants in clinics near you. Click here for information on other dental implant manufacturers.   The results of clinical tests for the Bredent, Sky fast & fixed implant system have been published lately. The system uses the latest technology to give patients immediate loading of full bridges on a reduced number of implants. Although not independent, the clinical tests collect data on … Continue reading

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