Study: Periodontitis in Older Iranian Adults Due to Insufficient Hygiene Education

Periodontitis is a damaging and even dangerous oral disease created by virulent bacteria infecting the gingival tissue and weakening the periodontium which can damage the supporting structures of teeth. Periodontitis can cause an increased chance for tooth infections, loss of teeth, and affect other systems of the body. As in many countries, periodontitis is prevalent in Iranian adults over...

Does Motivational Interviewing Work on Decreasing ECC In Lower Income Areas?

Native Americans and Alaskan Natives have a high risk for early childhood caries (ECC). The pilot study Using Motivational Interviewing To Reduce Parental Risk-Related Behaviors For Early Childhood Caries: A Pilot Study by Christine M. Blue, Michelle C. Arnett, et al. investigates whether motivational interviewing intervention involving the parents and the children together will be effective toward improved oral self-care behaviors...

Using Pre-cooling Procedures during Injections Will Decrease Pain Levels in Children

A recent study entitled Effect Of Precooling On Pain During Local Anesthesia Administration In Children: A Systematic Review addresses the use of lidocaine in children before injections of anesthesia to lessen both anxiety or pain and suggests an alternative and more natural method, if applicable, to anesthtize the tissue of children at injection sites. What effect does pre-cooling have on the pain...

Study Shows Natural Tooth Whiteners as Effective as Peroxide Whiteners

Tooth whitening is growing ever more popular, not to mention lucrative, in the dental industry. According to statistics, 38.29 million Americans used tooth whiteners in 2019, and that number is predicted to increase by 2023. Whether whitening occurs in-office or out-of-office, applied whitening gels contain varying concentrations of carbamide or hydrogen peroxide as active agents (concentrations commonly used for in-office whitening...

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,...

Literature Review: How Periodontal Health is Influenced in Cancer Patients

Abstract Numerous studies show the link between cancer and inflammation and their involvement with periodontal disease. The impact of cancer treatment proves to significantly affect one’s health. The aim of this literature review is to determine whether cancer treatment will negatively affect the periodontal condition and oral health. In total, 28 reviews, including cohort, cross-sectional, case-control, and systematic reviews dated within...

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...

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