BeconfiDent Europe has completed the acquisition of SimpleSmile®

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Group BeconfiDent Europe AB is committed to Delivering high quality oral health products to our clients through a professional and committed team. Upon discussing a potential acquisition of SimpleSmile, Group BeconfiDent Europe AB was happy to find that we shared the same values and commitment to our customers. We are confident that our combined history will continue to provide the same high level of service our customers are accustomed to receiving.

New employee

As BeconfiDent continues to grow we are extremely happy to announce that we have decided to employ a web manager from todays date. Moha has a wide knowledge in Magento and we all feel confident that he will help us grow even faster.

A brief background:
Moha is 20 years and he lives in Gothenburg.
Moha studied computer science and he have always loved to work with programming, a passion he now will work with on full time. Below you can see Mohas skills in more detail:

Apache, IIS, MySQL, Linux and all Window applications. 

Programming: PHP, AJAX, CSS, XHTML, DHTML, HTML, HTML5, Java-script, SQL and XML.

We welcome Moha to the BeconfiDent family and wish you all the best!

4 Billion People Worldwide Have Untreated Cavities: Study

Billions of people around the world have untreated tooth decay, a new study has found.

Researchers from the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London, discovered that dental problems affect up to 3.9 billion people — more than half of the world’s population.

“There are close to 4 billion people in the world who suffer from untreated oral health conditions that cause toothache and prevent them from eating and possibly sleeping properly, which is a disability,” study leader Wagner Marcenes said in a university news release. “This total does not even include small cavities or mild gum diseases, so we are facing serious problems in the population’s oral health.”

As part of a systematic assessment of global data on 291 major diseases and injuries in 2010, the researchers found untreated tooth decay or cavities in permanent teeth were the most common, affecting 35 percent of the global population.

The study, published recently in the Journal of Dental Research, also showed that oral conditions accounted for 15 million disability-adjusted life-years globally, suggesting an average health loss of 224 years per 100,000 people.

Moreover, the global burden of oral conditions increased 20 percent between 1990 and 2010, primarily due to population growth and aging. The global burden of oral problems is also shifting from severe tooth loss to severe gum disease and untreated cavities, the researchers said.

“Tooth loss is often the final result when preventive or conservative treatments for tooth decay or gum disease fail or are unavailable,” Marcenes said. “It is likely that current dental services are coping better to prevent tooth loss than in the past, but major efforts are needed to prevent the occurrence and development of gum diseases and tooth decay.”

“Ironically, the longer a person keeps their teeth, the greater the pressure on services to treat them,” he said.

The most significant increases in the burden of oral conditions were seen in Oceania and east central and sub-Saharan Africa.

Better oral hygiene could lower pneumonia risk

Better oral hygiene could lower pneumonia risk

There may be another way to prevent pneumonia this time of year: brush your teeth.

New research from the Yale University School of Medicine discovered changes in mouth bacteria preceded the development of pneumonia in hospital patients. After studying 37 participants over the course of a month, Samit Joshi, M.D., leader of the study, concluded that changes in oral bacteria play some role in a person’s risk for developing pneumonia.

The research team discovered patients on ventilators who contracted pneumonia experienced a significant change in their oral bacteria prior to falling ill. While further research is required to definitively link oral bacteria with pneumonia, other studies have affiliated oral health with respiratory diseases.

“Our findings may improve the way we prevent pneumonia in the future by maintaining the bacteria that live within our mouths,” Dr. Joshi said.

Respiratory illnesses and oral health have been linked for years. Bacterial infections in the chest are believed to be caused by breathing droplets from the mouth and throat into the lungs. Studies have shown a higher pneumonia mortality rate from people who experience an above average amount of gum problems.

“Simply brushing your teeth two minutes twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste, cleaning in between teeth daily with interdental brushes or floss, cutting down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks, and visiting the dentist regularly, as often as recommended, will be a great starting point,” Dr. Joshi said.

Dr. Joshi presented the research at the Infectious Diseases Society of America annual meeting in October 2011.

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