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October 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

dentist newsA report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. predicts dental supplies in the global market will exceed nearly $22 billion by 2015. Read the full report here.

GlaxoSmithKline is buying Biotene (by Laclede), the leading OTC treatment for dry mouth. Last year, Biotene sold $50 million across the globe, with more than half of the sales originating in the US. Learn more here.

One-third of us in the US take “excellent” care of our teeth and gums. A quarter of American parents think their kids do a fair to poor job cleaning their teeth. However, we think that a smile is the single most important physical attribute. Crest and the ADA teamed up for a survey that reveals how Americans view oral healthcare and their smiles. Read more here.

Antibacterial, OTC mouthwash does work, according to a new report by The Cochrane Library. However, some mouth rinses stain teeth. Read the article here.

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