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Using the Big Bang to Improve Dental Care in Australian Indigenous Children

Sanjeewa Kularatna and Ratilal Lalloo, along with a large number of respected colleagues, studied dental hygiene in a certain indigenous tribe in Australia, culminating in their study: Demonstration Of High-Value Care To Improve Oral Health  Of  Remote Indigenous Community In Australia. The colleagues studied the children in a remote community in Far North Queensland, Australia, to find out how oral health...

Dental Hygiene Key in Nursing Education for Maintaining Patient Oral Health

Dementia is now known by the term 'neurocognitive disorder' or NCD. A patient with a neurocognitive disorder has problems with cognitive functions such as impaired memory, inability to learn or retain information, a distortion of perception, and a loss of problem-solving skills. Unfortunately, the victims of cognitive decline forget the simplest things that we take for granted. This loss causes so...

Possible Emergency Issues with Tooth Extractions in Diabetic Patients

Around seventy-five percent of people who have diabetes in Saudi Arabia do not take care of their sugar levels and are considered to have poor glycemic control. Several risk factors can make simple dental procedures more dangerous. Dental professionals need to be fully aware of the risks and have a protocol in place for professional and efficient patient safety. Management...

ADA Calls Upon Dentists to Postpone Elective Procedures

CHICAGO, March 16, 2020 — The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and all health care professionals face related to growing concern about COVID-19. The ADA is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team. In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,...

Pediatric Dental Caries and Asthma Medications: Cause and Effect

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the lungs, and many children have it. Their medication comes in the form of an inhalant that may be damaging to the teeth and gingiva. Doctors and dental professionals mostly agree that these inhalers can cause damage, and children should be asked to rinse their mouths out after taking the medication,...

Effects of Smoking on Adolescent Dental Hygiene

It's not news that smoking causes dental issues and health issues. Global Prevalence of Tobacco Use in Adolescents and Its Adverse Oral Health Consequences by Muhammad Ashraf Nazir, Asim Al-Ansari, et al. studies the effects of smoking on the teeth of adolescents aged thirteen to fifteen in one hundred and thirty-three countries. Smoking and Oral Health Smoking has been directly related to dental...

Research Looks into Intraoral Piercings and the Damage They Cause

It is no surprise that oral piercings cause damage to your teeth and gingiva, but people continue to support the practice and actively seek out these particular piercings every day. Oral piercings, such as a tongue ring, were once thought a fad but have overstayed their welcome when it comes to our hygiene and dental structure. Piercing and Oral Health:...

Cognitive Behavior Therapy to Combat Children’s Dental Anxiety

Evaluation of Self-Help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children's Dental Anxiety in General Dental Practice by Sarah Bux, Jenny Porritt, and Zoe Marshman, studies the effects that guided self-help cognitive behavior therapy has on children's dental-related anxieties at a dental office near low-income areas in London. No dentist nor hygienist will argue that some children are nervous when they come into a...

8 Things Hygienists Should Know before Volunteering Overseas

Disclosure: This article is sponsored content from quip as part of our sponsored partner program. 8 Things Hygienists Should Know before Volunteering Overseas 1) Where to Go? Choosing where to go is often the hardest decision. Oral health education and care is needed worldwide and therefore your skills are needed across the globe! Where have you always dreamed of traveling? Do you know...

Study Finds Replacement for Oral Surgery Blades

In nearly all oral surgeries, blades are common tools. But these tools cannot distinguish between diseased and healthy tissues. And that's why they may result in unnecessary damage, pain and longer recovery times. It is also one of the reasons why a dental appointment often instills fear in most patients. Add the fear of surgery to that appointment, and most...