June 26, 2014—Prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. Oral viscous lidocaine is a local anesthetic used to treat mouth sores or irritated throats due to cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. It is “not… Read more »

ADA News  New guidelines addressing antibiotics and prosthetic joints in January JADA December 03, 2014 By Jean Williams The January issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association will feature updated ADA guidelines regarding the indication for antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental treatment in patients with prosthetic joints. A 2014 panel of experts, tasked… Read more »

FOR THE DENTAL PATIENT … When a filling needs to be replaced A dental filling (also called a “dental restoration”) is intended to replace tooth structure lost to decay. Dental fillings may last many years; however, eventually all fillings need to be replaced. Constant assault from eating and drinking, or stress from clenching or grinding,… Read more »