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Smile, you're on....You Tube?!? Smile Reminder, a healthcare communications service, debuts a new software program that allows dentists to capture testimonials from happy patients as they leave the office and post it to community video sites, like You Tube (with the patient's permission, of course!)Getting to the root of the problem. Millennium Dental's newest laser, Periolase, was designed especially for the treatment of gum diseases. Laser therapy removes diseased tissue from your mouth while destroying the bacteria that causes gum disease.
Tongue stud optional. First developed for patrons of piercing parlors, H2Ocean's mouthwashes contain salt and a special enzyme that aid in healing sores and cuts in the mouth. They're now being marketed to help with abrasions caused by braces or incisions from dental procedures.Numb no more. Novalar Pharmaceutical's Oraverse reverses the numbing effects of dental anesthetic, so you can get back to drinking, eating and talking like normal faster.Stop acid attacks. Carifree's oral neutralizer cleans teeth and lowers the pH in your mouth to help prevent tooth decay-and its meant to be used with your toothbrush, in place of toothpaste.Smile makeovers on a budget. Snap-On Smiles, which first debuted in 2004, is riding a resurgence of interest as patients looking for a whole new smile are opting for the removable device instead of more expensive veneers. According to the company, between October and December, sales increased 62%.
If they're old enough to hold a rattle...The Safety Toothbrush has a special design so even the tiniest baby hands can hold and learn to brush their teeth (don't forget-tooth decay can start with the first tooth).Get your fairy wings. Toothfairy Island creates interactive programs and materials for children to educate them about the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums.Dentist-approved candy. Xlear's SparX are fruit-flavored candy dots sweetened with xylitol, a naturally occurring sweetener that helps prevent cavities and strengthen teeth.
Can omelet mouthwash be far behind? Well, we hope not. Still, the carnivore in your life might enjoy bacon dental floss from Archie McPhee. Not exhibiting.A sweet treat that's good for your teeth. Ice-cream-flavored toothpaste! Tanner's Tasty Paste comes in vanilla, chocolate and orange-vanilla flavors. Not exhibiting.
Bond-esque toothbrush. The Ohso travel toothbrush comes in a sleek, fountain-pen-style case and has a nifty self-dispensing mechanism for toothpaste. Not exhibiting.Toothbrush for the multitasker. Oramedix's new toothbrush claims to brush and floss your teeth at the same time, thanks to its extra-long, very flexible bristles. Not exhibiting.
A tradition of working for the dental profession. The Chicago Dental Society was organized in 1864 and incorporated in 1878. The objective of the Chicago Dental Society is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry and to represent the intrest of the members of the profession and the public that it serves.
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