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Necessary and Effective Dental Care May Reduce Pneumonia In Elderly Residents

Oral hygiene is an extremely serious issue in nursing homes and retirement communities all over the United States, and poor oral hygiene can cause diseases that are considered deadly for the elderly. There is little to no specified dental care in most of the facilities, and the residents often suffer from pain and infection. These residents may stop eating,...

Test Your Loupes & Magnification Knowledge

Disclosure: This quiz is sponsored content from Designs for Vision as part of our sponsored partner program.Test your loupes and magnification knowledge and then enter to win a pair of 2.5x loupes, including frame and light of your choice, from Designs for Vision! Value of this prize is $2,495!Designs for Vision provides Hygienists with the Magnificaion essential to provide the...

Research Looks into Diet and Decreasing of Plaque and Bacteria

Educating patients on correct and effective oral hygiene practices is one of the main proponents of a career in the dental profession. If done correctly, it is also essential to discuss a patient's diet at the same time. This can be a tricky conversation for some and the subject may be sensitive to some patients. But, the fact remains...

Research Compares Herbal Mouth Rinses vs. Chlorhexidine

Many people turn to herbal remedies when they feel that the remedy would be a healthier choice than the alternative. Many other people create and use herbal remedies at home when they cannot afford, or don't have access, to the needed manufactured goods. The big question that skeptics always ask is how well these natural supplements work compared to...

Dental Practitioners Address Serious COVID-19 Issues in Northern Italy

Has anyone asked you how the COVID-19 epidemic has affected you, our dental professionals? We hear about the effects that the disease has on doctors and emergency personnel, who are no doubt heroes, but those of us who spend our days literally in the mouth of danger are tremendously affected as well. Italy has an excruciating number of infected...

Preventing Dental Caries in Children of Mexico With No Access to Dental Care

Dental caries is a prominent childhood ailment and public health concern that can be prevented with comprehensive oral hygiene and routine check-ups and preventive care. The disease is worse where there are unmet dental needs, such as a lack of education on dental hygiene and low availability of dental professionals within a general area. Ecological Study On Needs and Cost...

Hand Hygiene Knowledge of Generation Z Dental Students in Germany

Knowledge About Hand Hygiene In The Generation Z: A Questionnaire-Based Survey Among Dental Students, Trainee Nurses And Medical Technical Assistants In Training, created by Claas Baier, MD, Urs-Vito Albrecht, MD, et al., addresses the question that we all want to know right now. As Generation Z enters the dental and medical workforce, what are their knowledge and practices when...

The Correlation Between Obesity and Periodontal Disease

Several studies have shown that there is a correlation between obesity and periodontitis. New research has been looking at what the two have in common - inflammation. What is Obesity? Obesity is often misunderstood. Obese and overweight is when the body has abnormal or excess fat accumulation that can affect one's health. By the calculation of BMI (Body Mass Index), one...

Research: 26 Different Manual Toothbrushes Tested for Efficacy

Properties Of Manual Toothbrush That Influence On Plaque Removal Of Interproximal Surface In Vitro researched and written by Ryoko Otsuka, Yoshiaki Nomura, et al., investigates twenty-six types of manual toothbrushes to determine what attributes are best to clean between the teeth, or interproximal, to discover what values should all manual toothbrushes have to increase their effectiveness between the teeth. Dental Caries and Biofilm Dental...

Clinician-patient Relationships Lessen Anxiety in Pediatric Patients

Children are inarguably the most sensitive and anxious type of patient for dental professionals (DP). They don't know what to expect from a visit, but many have fears of some sort of pain or other uncomfortable processes that they don't understand. Researchers and dental professionals want and need to know which approach to caries treatment on primary teeth is...