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Tape Your Trays
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Tape Your Trays

A simple technique that helps to create ideal impressions is to use Scotch tape on the outer aspect of your slotted disposable trays. First, I suggest...

| 8 years ago
Children's Oral Health Infographic

Children's Oral Health Infographic

Continuing our ongoing series highlighting dental risks, we are pleased to present our Children's Oral Health Infographic. We encourage you to pass it...

| 8 years ago
Study Suggests Beta-Catenin Molecule is Required for Tooth Root Formation

Study Suggests Beta-Catenin Molecule is Required for Tooth Root Formation

According to a press release, The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) recently published a paper in the Journal of Dental...

| 8 years ago
Monthly Spotlight [December/January]

Monthly Spotlight [December/January]

As we continue to offer insightful content by the Spear faculty and guest writers each month, we want to make certain that you don't miss any of it. The...

| 8 years ago
A Brief History of Dental Floss
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A Brief History of Dental Floss

Dental floss is considered a key element in proper oral hygiene. However, according to the ADA, only about 12 percent of Americans floss daily. The...

| 8 years ago
New Advancement for Treating Sensitive Teeth?

New Advancement for Treating Sensitive Teeth?

According to a news release from the American Chemical Society (ACS), scientists are reporting an advance toward preventing the tooth sensitivity that...

| 8 years ago
Dogs Take a Bite Out of Dental Office Anxiety
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Dogs Take a Bite Out of Dental Office Anxiety

With recent headlines alluding to dental phobias being passed on to children by their parents, a new concept known as dog therapy aims to ease the nerves...

| 8 years ago
Best of Spear 2012: Dose of Fun

Best of Spear 2012: Dose of Fun

Throughout the year we provided a few fun, but still informative articles. The following posts are the ones that resonated the most with our valued readers--who...

| 8 years ago
Shade Selection in the Anterior

Shade Selection in the Anterior

Shade selection in the anterior can be tricky. Too many factors can change the shade or color of the teeth. The operatory lights, window light...

| 8 years ago
A Brief History of Mouthwash

A Brief History of Mouthwash

As far as we have come in creating dental solutions that effectively treat and prevent various types of oral diseases, the mouthwash rinses our ancestors...

| 8 years ago
Best of Spear Review 2012

Best of Spear Review 2012

This has been an extraordinary first year for the Spear Review, the online publishing platform of Spear, because of all of you – our valued readers....

| 8 years ago
Research Suggests New Strategy to Prevent Gum Disease

Research Suggests New Strategy to Prevent Gum Disease

According to a University of Pennsylvania press release, by blocking a molecular receptor that bacteria normally target to cause the disease, scientists...

| 8 years ago