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Young Appalachian Girls More Likely to Suffer From Hypodontia than Male Peers

Researchers at the West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia have recently discovered a gender disparity among young dental patients. According to their research, female children were more likely to have at least one tooth missing than their male peers. The study was recently published in the April 2019 edition of the Journal of Dental Hygiene under the title, "Hypodontia,...

Research Reveals Dental Professionals Should Educate Patients about Vaping

Researchers have recently gathered more information about the potential negative side effects of tobacco products with an Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS). The results of the academic research were presented in the February edition of the Journal of Dental Hygiene under the title, "Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: Current trends and patient education opportunities for dental hygienists." About Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Electronic Nicotine...

Survey Assesses Dental Hygienists Knowledge and Practices Towards HPV

Scientists at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in Minneapolis, Minnesota recently examined how dental hygienists discuss the link between Human Papilloma Virus and vaccines with their patients. The study, "Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Human Papilloma Virus Communication and Vaccine Advocacy Among Minnesota Dentists and Dental Hygienists," was published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene. About Human Papilloma Virus An...

Research Shows Aloe Vera Mouthwash Can Reduce Gingival Inflammation

Aloe vera is known for its many health benefits. Recently, scientists decided to study whether it could also improve someone's oral health. The results of their research, titled "Efficacy of aloe vera mouthwash versus chlorhexidine on plaque and gingivitis: A systematic review" was published in the March issue of the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. Aloe Vera Health Benefits Aloe vera is a...

Test Your Locally Applied Antibiotics Knowledge!

Disclosure: This quiz is sponsored content from DenMat as part of our sponsored partner program.Take this quiz to test your oral cancer knowledge and then enter to win 2 six packs of ATRIDOX® (valued at $890!) from DenMat!ATRIDOX® (doxycycline hyclate) 10% is a major advancement in the treatment of periodontal disease. It is a locally applied antibiotic (LAA) that is placed gently...

Study Investigates Oral Health Awareness and Pregnant Women

Studies have found there is a strong correlation between pregnancy outcomes and a pregnant woman's oral health. The topic of how well health professionals know of this correlation was explored in a recent study titled "Evaluating Oral Health in Pregnant Women: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Health Professionals" which was published in the February 2019 edition of the Journal of...

Research Compares Flossing Techniques for Patients with Type I Gingival Embrasures

The Journal of Dental Hygiene recently published a study titled "Efficacy, Safety and Patient Preference of Knotted Floss Technique in Type I Gingival Embrasures" in their February edition. The research examined the knotted floss technique compared to conventional floss technique in patients with type I gingival embrasures. About Gingival Embrasures A gingival embrasure is a medical term used to describe patients with an open...

Study Examines Home Care and Healing after Periodontal Surgery

Periodontal disease has been linked to a wide range of systemic diseases when left untreated. Researchers are working to prevent this by conducting several experiments to determine which home care aids dental professionals can recommend to help with healthier outcomes. An article, titled "Effect of two post‐surgical cleansing protocols on early periodontal wound healing and cytokine levels following osseous...

Study Shows How Dental Professionals Can Help Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

The Journal of Dental Hygiene recently published a study that focused on a major occupational hazard commonly associated with dental professionals. The article, titled "Magnification and Coaxial Illumination in Dental Hygiene Education: Experience and Attitudes of Clinical Educators," discussed how dental professionals are more at risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders and two potential prevention methods. About Musculoskeletal Disorders According to the World...

Test Your Oral Cancer Knowledge!

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