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Independent Study Shows Oral-B Oscillating-Rotating Power Toothbrush Technology Reduces More Plaque and Gingivitis than Power Brushes that Move Laterally Side-to-Side
CINCINNATI, Oct 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) –The Cochrane Collaboration, an independent healthcare research group, recently announced the results of a systematic review of power toothbrushes, evaluating the impact different cleaning technologies have on plaque reduction and gingival health. The analysis concluded that, in the short term (four to twelve week period), power brushes with rotating-oscillating technology, pioneered by Oral-B, reduce plaque and gingivitis more than power brushes that move laterally from side-to-side, known as sonic.
furthermore, the analysis reiterated that no other powered designs are consistently superior to manual toothbrushes. This finding was originally reported in the Collaboration’s 2003 “Power versus Manual” toothbrush systematic review, which was the most comprehensive review of power toothbrush studies ever undertaken. The most recent report also found that oscillating-rotating technology alone is consistently superior at removing plaque and reducing gum inflammation in not only the short-term, but over the long-term as well.
Oral-B, a Procter & Gamble (P&G) Oral Care brand, led the development of oscillating-rotating technology in 1991, and has since published over 90 clinical studies demonstrating the superior efficacy of oscillating-rotating technology.
“Oral-B continuously aims to provide consumers and professionals with products that meet their needs and deliver superior oral health benefits,” said Dr. Leslie Winston, Global Director of Professional and Scientific Relations, P&G Oral Care. “The Collaboration’s conclusions that oscillating-rotating technology reduces more plaque and gingivitis than both manual brushing and side-to-side power brush technology are a testament to the innovation and research occurring at P&G Oral Care and Oral-B.”
In 2005 the Cochrane Collaboration reported that clinical research shows that rotating-oscillating toothbrushes reduce plaque and gingivitis more than manual toothbrushes. In 2011, a separate Cochrane review reported a small but significant difference in plaque and gingivitis reduction for oscillating-rotating power toothbrushes versus side-to-side power toothbrushes. The report did not reach any conclusion about the clinical importance of these results.
Oral-B enhanced its power toothbrush functionality and efficacy further by applying its unique, 3D action to the ProfessionalCare power brush series. it combines oscillating-rotating technology with gentle in-and-out pulsations that have been shown to remove even more plaque than oscillating-rotating technology alone. Additionally, the company’s flagship model, the ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide, incorporates many compliance-enhancing features that maximize brushing performance and increase compliance by tracking how long a person brushes and guiding users through the four quadrants of the mouth as they brush. Patients who use the ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide are, on average, five times more likely to adhere to the two minutes twice a day brushing recommendations and are less likely to use excessive brushing force(1). Research has shown that 92 percent of patients will significantly improve their brushing thoroughness in 30 days with the ProfessionalCare SmartSeries 5000 with SmartGuide(1,2).
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international non-profit organization whose goal is to help people make well-informed decisions about healthcare by preparing, maintaining and promoting accessibility of systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare interventions.
The Collaboration conducted a systematic review of studies comparing the performance of power toothbrush technologies in regards to plaque reduction and gingival health only. To qualify for review, studies had to be at least four weeks in length, randomized, controlled and compare two or more power brushes with different modes of action. After applying their selection criteria, 17 trials with 1,369 total participants qualified for evaluation and inclusion. Seven of these trials were up to three months in length and compared oscillating-rotating power brushes and side-to-side brushes directly. The full report can be accessed at cochrane.org .
Further research is required to assess long-term data and determine if other types of power brushes are better at reducing plaque and gingivitis.
The Oral-B brand is a worldwide leader in the over $5 billion brushing market. Part of the Procter & Gamble Company since 2006, the Oral-B brand includes manual and power toothbrushes for children and adults, oral irrigators, oral care centers and interdental products, such as dental floss. Oral-B toothbrushes are used by more dentists than any other brand worldwide.
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(1) Data on file, P&G. (2) Study measured thoroughness as the time spent brushing lingual vs buccal surfaces and amount of time spent brushing in each quadrant.
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It has been proven by dentist after dentist that an electric toothbrush for denture care is the way to go. it will not only help prevent further gum disease, but it’s also the easiest way to make a great first impression.
So, what are the top electric toothbrushes for denture care ensuring a happy smile?
1. Oral B: Known for its triple cavity fighting head that rotates, oscillates and pulsates, the Oral B Professional Care Smart Series 4000 electric toothbrush is considered to be a top finisher. Price goes for about one hundred dollars. it also has a long battery life and the bristle performance was considered exceptional by testers. it also has some fun extra features: powered by battery, there is a LCD screen that lets you know when power life is getting low, when the tooth brush head is ready to be thrown out, and offers you some celebratory support by showing a smiley face for those that pass the two-minute brushing mark.
2. Sonicare Electric Toothbrush: the Philips Sonicare comes in a close second to the Oral B. Known for having a faster speed in head rotation, some customers enjoy the Sonicare electric toothbrush because of the small head option, which is great for getting into tight spaces, and little mouths. it also offers the excellent option for those new to the electric toothbrush world, giving users a 14-step plan that increases the speed with each use. Going for around $130, the Philips Sonicare offers another bonus: an excellent Sonicare Rebate.
3. Oral B Vitality: Although we may have mentioned the Oral B as a top electric toothbrush for denture care already, this version of the electric toothbrush deserves attention because of its impressive price: a mere $30. Working with rechargeable batteries, the Vitality doesn’t have all of the bells and whistles, but in the end it does a better job than a regular old toothbrush.
Whether it’s the Oral B, Philips Sonicare, or another version of the electric toothbrush that you use, what’s important is that you use it. Electric toothbrushes are the key to a better smile, and as the saying goes, “You can never make a first impression.” Don’t let your smile be the cause of a bad impression
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who walk or jog for just a couple of hours each week are at lower risk of heart disease than those who don't exercise, suggests a new study.
And among people already accustomed to getting the blood flowing, those who go above and beyond on physical activity seem to have the best heart outcomes, said researchers who analyzed past data on exercise and heart disease risks.
“Exercise is good, more exercise is better,” said David Swain, an exercise scientist at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, who was not involved in the new research.
“There's a continuous improvement in your health and your reducing of heart disease the more physical activity you do,” he told Reuters Health.
Still, Swain cautioned, people who are at risk of heart disease and not used to working out should take it slow, and consult their doctor, when they're starting out.
Researchers have known that exercise is good for heart health for decades. Pounding the pavement on a regular basis helps reduce blood pressure and improves blood flow in the heart, Swain said.
The authors of the new study, led by Jacob Sattelmair, wanted to test the benefit of exercise on heart disease in relation to new federal guidelines to provide a better picture of just how much activity is necessary for heart protection.
United States guidelines from 2008 recommend 150 minutes of moderate exercise (such as brisk walking) each week, or 30 minutes five days per week, as a minimum for health benefit. Twice that, the guidelines say, adds additional benefit.
The researchers collected data from nine past studies that asked participants how frequently they exercised, and for how long each time, and followed them to see who was diagnosed with heart disease over anywhere from a few years to a couple decades.
Those types of studies do have some limitations, the researchers noted. For example, they didn't all collect information on participants' diets, so it's hard to know if the heart benefits were from exercise alone, or due to other health-related factors. Some of the studies took into account factors like weight and whether participants smoked, while others did not.
The findings tended to support the new federal guidelines, said Sattelmair, from the electronic health record company Dossia who led the research while at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston.
Taken together, people who exercised according to the minimum guidelines (equivalent to burning about 550 calories per week through exercise) had a 14 percent lower risk of heart disease than those who didn't exercise at all.
For those who met the higher guideline standard (about 1100 calories per week), that improved to a 20 percent lower risk, the researchers reported in Circulation.
People who only got half as much exercise as the minimum guidelines also had some heart protection compared to non-exercisers, Sattelmair said. And those who worked out for longer than guidelines recommend continued to reduce their heart risks — but the added benefit leveled off with high amounts of activity.
About one in eight adult Americans suffers from heart disease, the leading killer worldwide.
The study didn't look at the difference between moderate and more vigorous exercise, but researchers said that people who work out intensely get the same or greater benefit from less time than “moderate” exercisers.
While the findings show that more is generally better, “If you're doing nothing, you don't have to start walking an hour a day to achieve benefit,” Sattelmair said.
Jumping off the couch into a running routine might also be worrisome for people who are at risk for heart disease, Swain added, and they should ease into exercise and discuss it with their doctor. Being overweight and having diabetes or high cholesterol adds to heart risks.
“If you're totally sedentary.as little as 10 to 15 minutes of brisk walking a day was associated with a reduction in risk of heart disease,” Sattelmair told Reuters Health. “Everyone can benefit from movement and physical activity and exercise.”
SOURCE: http://bit.ly/pgAZUg Circulation, online August 1, 2011.
Bodybuilding and nutrition are the key to a healthy life. With an adequate nutrition and physical exercises, you can perk up your life. It is important to understand that you have to combine bodybuilding and good nutrition in order for them to have effect on your body and to improve your life. Bodybuilding and nutrition go hand in hand. A healthy nutrition will provide you with the energy you need to function properly, and you will certainly need energy if you want to start a bodybuilding program. It is well known that physical exercises and bodybuilding will help you maintain a healthy life. Research had shown that bodybuilding will help prevent cardiovascular illnesses by reducing the body fat in you organism and increasing your muscular mass.
In addition, bodybuilding reduces the aging process and it will increase your confidence. Any one can practice bodybuilding from a teen age to a rather older age. You do not have to be a professional bodybuilder in order to feel the effects of these trainings.Bodybuilding will increase your muscular mass, bone strength and combined with the right nutrition it will increase your energy levels. Being a bodybuilder has many advantages but the most important one is a healthier life achieved by reducing fat and cholesterol levels, stress levels, regulating blood pressure, cleansing the internal organs, and preventing illnesses.
Working out will boost your self-esteem increase your moral help you relax more easily and reduce the stress in your life. Bodybuilding will for sure make you feel better and look better therefore drawing attention to you. Looking great the opposite sex will find you more appealing.Overall bodybuilding will help you improve your life from all points of view.
Authority on Gum Health, Dr. Baruch Tetri, DDS Expounds on Prevention of Heart Disease, Diabetes and Other Serious Diseases Through Cutting-edge New Practice
(PRWEB) August 11, 2011
Heres a surprising mouthful: even following your best dental cleaning, your chompers might not be in their most pristine state. With a focus on teeth alone, the average dental hygienist isnt the prime candidate to scrub down the one part of your mouth that can clean not only your smile, but your total bill of health: your gums. What people dont realize, says board certified periodontist Dr. Baruch Tetri, DDS, who has just launched his first namesake Manhattan practice, is that gum care is as much a choice towards a healthy lifestyle as going to the gym. In fact, with improved gum hygiene, Dr. Tetris patients regularly report increased heart health, more controlled diabetes, and a shocking new lease on life.
Not Just a Three-Year Degree A Lifetime of Training
Having started his dental training at the young age of 14 at a specialized high school in his native Israel, Dr. Tetri may as well be considered a periodontic prodigy. After four years of training there, he took up a 6-year degree in dentistry at Moscows premiere dental institution, only to follow with another three years stateside at NYU, largely considered the most prestigious program for surgical periodontal specialties in the world. Unlike most dentists, whose training ends upon receiving their DDS, Dr. Tetri continued his specialization with a three-year residency at NYUs periodontic program where he worked under Dr. Dennis Tarnow, largely acknowledged as one of the best oral surgeons in the world.
A Non-Invasive Philosophy
Two practices and several years later, Dr. Tetri has opened his own namesake office in Manhattans posh Upper East Side, where he offers a unique philosophy on gum care that extends its reach to the masses. Its not all about surgery, and it shouldnt be, says Dr. Tetri, whose emphasis on pristine periodontic hygiene helps him prevent the onset of gum disease and avoid invasive procedures, even after disease strikes. Surgery causes pain, and pain discourages maintenance, he says, further advocating for the benefits of non-invasive work as a gentle method of encouraging long-term care. Whereas other periodontists use surgery as a costly sticker solution to these oral health issues, Dr. Tetri understands the root of gum disease as a chronic condition: without constant care and upkeep, it is likely to return no matter how expertly a surgery is managed.
Building Relationships, Healing Hearts, Changing Lives
By creating conditions that are virtually painless for his patients and helping them avoid invasive procedures, Dr. Tetri is known to forge lasting relationship with his patients, who return for cleanings every two to three months, as recommended. Often, these patients report major life changes, such as the older man whose extravagant insulin dosages steadily declined until they disappearedall due to his improved gum health. Indeed, a strong correlation exists between gum health and total body health, as bacteria in the gums is largely correlated with a presence of heart disease. According to ample medical literature, having unhealthy gums can cause unhealthy levels of c-reactive protein in your liver, which can generate far more coronary arterial plaque than having high cholesterol. The cosmeticand confidence-boostingbenefits are obvious, but periodontal care goes far deeper. Its no wonder that everyone can stand to benefit from periodontal care, regardless of age or medical history.
A Surgical Specialist, But Only When Necessary
In cases when surgery is absolutely unavoidable, patients can know they are in good hands. With the highest level of board certifications and a rare focus on cosmetic miscrosurgery, Dr. Tetris results are aesthetically flawless, with before and after images that are constantly lauded by industry leaders. From grafting toimplants and anything in between, Tetris specialized training sees no procedural limitation. Better yet, Tetris implant work is guaranteed for life as long as his patients follow the appropriate maintenance routines under his continued supervision.
The Best Tools of the Trade
State-of-the-art technology is a priority for Tetri, who uses the rare and costly Pax Duo 3Ddental x-ray machine to project high-definition, three-dimensional images of each patients mouth to any treatment room in the office. Similarly, Tetris favorite method of sparing his patients the pain and cost of surgical procedures is through microscopic cleanings, which employ the use of microscope lenses that magnify his precision and allow impeccably thorough access to the mouths every nook and cranny. For procedures that require the doctors surgical finesse, Tetri uses a cutting-edge treatment called IV Sedation in addition to local anesthesia, which dulls all sensation but sidestep the risks of being put under.
All of these tools come at an extreme cost to Tetri and his practice, but the improvement they offer on his service makes the investment worthwhile. The sentiment is echoed by the best dentists in New York, who constantly refer their patients to Tetri for the specialized services only he can offer. Everyone agrees: With these tools in tow, he is able to make the process of dental care more efficient and error-proof, saving his patients time and agony.
An Emphasis on Comfort and Care
The stylish digs and comfortable procedure rooms certainly dont hurt, either: as a commitment to his patients comfort, each room is outfitted with plush leather dental chairs that recline and adjust with the touch of a button. Televisions and headphones are provided to distract from whats happening below the nose, and even the oft-unfavorable dentist aroma is overridden by delicate aromas that waft from fragrance sticks scattered throughout.
In keeping with his medical philosophy, Tetris office also makes sure that patients are taken care of and protected from a logistical standpoint, providing an accessible, fair price point despite their luxury standards. The office also employs full-time service from assistants that advocate on behalf of Tetris patients for all insurance claimssomething thats typically left in the patients hands.
Baruch Tetri, DDS Periodontics and Implant Surgery is located at 250 E 63 Street on Manhattans Upper East Side, and opened in January 2011. For appointments, please call 212-759-5363.
Philips is one of the major producers of electric toothbrushes. Their most popular series is the Sonicare toothbrush.
The toothbrush is doing a better job removing plaque than a manual toothbrush. And it is still as gentle on your gums and sensitive teeth as a normal toothbrush; even though it has much more power.
Because not two mouths are the same, the Sonicare Elite electric toothbrush is constructed for individual oral care. it has a new Custom Care system with two different brush head sizes and two speed modes. So with a Sonicare Elite toothbrush you will always get an individual brushing.
The toothbrush gives an effective yet gentle cleaning with a unique combination of extra wide sweeping motion and high speed bristle motion. The harmful plaque bacteria are removed up to four millimeters beyond the bristle tips with the 31,000 bristle sweeps per minute.
The Philips Sonicare Essence electric can remove 80% of tobacco, coffee and tea. no manual toothbrush can do the same. And in combination with the extra-wide sweeping motion and the 31,000 brush strokes per minute it can clean your teeth better than most other toothbrushes.
The toothbrush also reverses gingivitis and shrinking periodontal pockets. The result is an improved gum health.
The Philips Sonicare for Kids electric toothbrush would be a good choice for your kids first electric toothbrush. even though it is designed especially for kids it uses the same technology as the other adult Sonicare toothbrushes.
The brush heads, bristles and power levels are constructed to be used in the smaller and more sensitive kid mouths. The kid-friendly power setting, which is less powerful, gives a gentler brushing than the other Sonicare models. even though it is gentler than the other toothbrush models, it removes up to 75 % more plaque in the hard-to-reach places in the mouth than a manual toothbrush.
With the help of a build-in timer that increases the brushing time progressively over 90 days, the kid is trained to brush the teeth for the recommended two-minutes. this is combined with a funny sound that help your kid to brush both front and back of the lower and upper teeth.
The Philips Sonicare FlexCare electric toothbrush is probably the most advanced toothbrush that has ever been constructed. it combines three different cleaning modes (Sensitive, clean and Massage) with two different routines (a three minute, systematic, full-mouth clean and fast one minute clean between normal brushings).
The Philips Sonicare Healthy White electric toothbrush is designed with a new clean & White program, which removes everyday stains. 30 seconds extra brushing will give you a brighter smile in only two weeks.
In addition to the clean & White mode, the toothbrush also features a normal clean mode and a Sensitive mode, if you have sensitive teeth and gums. Included are two brush head sizes: the standard size for a complete cleaning and a compact size for precise cleaning of problematic areas.
The Philips Sonicare Xtreme is a battery-operated toothbrush specially designed for teens and preteens. The toothbrush is emphasized on improving the brushing habits of younger users. it is comfortable, safe and effective; and the design is powerful, stylish and portable.
Many teens and preteens resist brushing their teeth, because uncomfortable and it takes too long to see a result. this toothbrush has been proven to encourage them to brush longer than with a normal toothbrush.