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Poor Dental Hygiene Linked to Gastrointestinal Cancers

Scientists have discovered a link between poor oral health and several gastrointestinal cancers. The study, which was published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal, provides strong evidence that lackluster dental health can significantly increase someone's chances of developing liver cancer and other serious illnesses in their lifetime. About Liver Cancer The liver is a necessary organ that helps eliminate bacteria from the...

New Research: Could Microbots Replace the Need for Scalers?

Researchers have found a new and exciting application for "magnetically driven" robots: to clean teeth. The Penn State scientists developed and examined two methods for using this technology to remove biofilm. One was through a tray that a patient would put in their mouth. The tray would be 3D printed, allowing the microbots to get in between the teeth. A patient would...

Interview: A Hygienist’s Experience with Cetacaine Liquid Topical Anesthetic

Article sponsored by Cetylite. Cherie Wink, RDH was not a paid endorser for this article. Cetacaine Liquid (Benzocaine 14%, Butamben 2%, Tetracaine HCl 2%), the prescription topical anesthetic from Cetylite, is frequently recommended as a pain control option for procedures such as scaling and root planing. Cetacaine can be placed into periodontal pockets to provide 30 to 60 minutes of...

Quip Launches QUIPCARE to Democratize Access to Professional Dental Services

The quipcare platform offers set, transparent pricing for dental care and allows consumers to book and pay for professional services directly from a curated network of providers all in one app — ensuring Americans with or without insurance can access the care they need for less. NEW YORK, NY — July 9, 2019 - quip today announced the launch of...

Researchers Find Groundbreaking Connection between Oral Bacteria and Stroke

Finnish researchers at the University of Tampere have new findings that show the presence of common oral bacteria in cerebral emboli for the first time. The article that documents their findings, "Oral Bacterial Signatures in Cerebral Thrombi of Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke Treated With Thrombectomy," focuses on the association between infection-causing oral bacteria and ischemic strokes. The Journal of the American Heart Association published...

Test Your Loupes & Ergonomic Knowledge

Disclosure: This quiz is sponsored content from DenMat as part of our sponsored partner program.Take this quiz to test your loupes and ergonomics knowledge and then enter to win a custom pair of TTL Loupes with a 2.7 magnification on the the PeriVista® sport frame with the Microline™ Mini Headlight System from DenMat, as seen below! Now let's test your loupes and...

Charcoal Toothpaste: Deactivates Fluoride, Abrasive, and Some May Contain Carcinogens

Charcoal toothpastes are gaining popularity across the globe. From Southeast Asia to the West Coast of the United States, a growing number of patients are asking their dental hygienists about charcoal toothpaste. Responding to these inquiries is not always easy because savvy marketing tactics and social media bloggers promote charcoal toothpaste as a natural toothpaste alternative that can effectively...

Research Shows Dental Work Can Help People Recover from Drug Abuse

The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. There's a lot of research out there about how people become addicted and how to stop them from becoming users. There's also research on how to help addicts. Beating an addiction of any kind is incredibly difficult. A dental school in Utah has found a new, creative way to help people kick...

New Research Shows the Majority of Antibiotics Prescribed by Dentists Are Unnecessary

Antibiotic resistance is a hot topic, and for a good reason. The World Health Organization (WHO) sees antibiotic resistance as a huge threat to public health. As antibiotics are used, bacteria changes to resist the antibiotics. The bacteria becomes harder to get rid of, and the antibiotics become less effective. This is a global, timeless phenomenon. Anytime and any way...

Q&A with Today’s RDH Editor, Mark Hartley

Today’s RDH: We don’t want to make any pointed reference to your age, but can we obtain a ballpark guess at how long you’ve been involved with the dental hygiene profession? Hartley:  Well, Dr. Fones passed on almost 50 years before I arrived on the scene. And, Irene Newman passed on almost 30 years before I arrived. Does that...