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How Dental Professionals Can Help Women Exiting the Criminal Justice System

Women who live under the poverty line tend to favor other responsibilities over dental care, which may seem like elective care to some individuals. Many studies have been completed on the reasons behind a lack of dental knowledge in poverty-stricken communities. The specific detriments to adequate dental care are the same all over the world. Perceptions of Access to Oral...

Systemic Review Reveals Green Tea Variants in Oral Rinses Show Efficacy

It's no secret that the number of people that seek out healthier options to increase the quality of their everyday lives is growing. Some choose to take the stairs instead of using an elevator. Some try to eat more natural foods. How do we approach herbal dental care with our patients if they should ask for our advice? We have previously...

Adjunctive Use of Experimental Calculus Disruption Solution Decreases Scaling Time

A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota decided to organize a clinical trial last year to determine whether an experimental solution could help clinicians remove calculus deposits more quickly when using in conjunction with hand-held instruments. The article, titled "Efficacy of a Prototype Solution to Facilitate the Removal of Supragingival Dental Calculus: A Proof of Concept Study,"...

7 Reasons to Date or Marry a Dental Hygienist

We may be a bit biased being a dental hygiene publication and all, but we think dental hygienists are awesome people! The following are seven reasons why dating or marrying a dental hygienist is a wonderful thing! 1) Dental Hygienists are Well-educated! Hygienists have spent years in college and have gone through rigorous training to get where they are. So needless...

Effectiveness of Fluoride Varnish Combined with Silver Nitrate and Tricalcium Phosphate

People of all ages suffer from dental caries, but it can lead to disastrous effects for children because it can interrupt their school performance and quality of life. To remedy this, a group of Chinese researchers at the University of Hong Kong decided to investigate the effectiveness of two fluoride application protocols in arresting caries in the primary teeth...

Research: Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles May Stop Tooth Decay Before it Begins

Scientists have discovered a new nanoparticle solution that can prevent the formation of plaque and dental caries before it can damage the teeth. The initial proof of concept was presented online by an esteemed professor from the University of Illinois at Chicago during the American Chemical Society (ACS) Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo. The meeting featured more than 6,000 presentations on...

Test Your COVID-19 Infection Control Knowledge!

How up-to-date are you with best practices for infection control during the COVID-19 pandemic? Test your knowledge below!

Periodontitis Linked to Reduction in Renal Function Due to Oxidative Stress

A recent scientific breakthrough revealed a potential causal link between renal function and periodontal inflammation. A group of dental professionals at the University of Birmingham conducted a study with patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease to find more information. Due to their advanced tools and research methods, they were able to confirm that an imbalance of oxygen-producing free radicals due to...

International Study Displays Efficacy of Miswak Chewing Sticks

Miswak chewing sticks are a traditional teeth cleaning aid used predominantly by people living in African, Asian, Arabian, and Middle Eastern countries. A team of scientists from Kuwait decided to conduct a study to further examine their effectiveness. The results of their research, titled "A clinical investigation into the efficacy of miswak chewing sticks as an oral hygiene aid:...