Systemic Review Looks at How Boric Acid Can Help Periodontal Therapy

Boric acid is a popular remedy for a variety of health concerns. The International Journal of Dental Hygiene recently published a systemic review titled "Boric acid as an adjunct to periodontal therapy: A systematic review and meta-analysis" that analyzed its efficacy on patients who suffer from periodontal issues. More Information About Boric Acid Boric acid, also known as hydrogen borate, is a white...

Recurrent Caries Prevention Just Got Smarter

It was simply a matter of time before smart technology met up with dentistry. In what can become a game changer in the dental industry, researchers are discovering a methodology for reducing the incidence of recurrent dental caries. Restorations: An Ideal Bacteria Building Chamber In what is likely a classic conundrum, for years dentists have struggled with recurrent caries. Recurrent caries...

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,"...

Science Shows Surprising Dental Benefits from Drinking Red Wine

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Lovers of red wine the world over are encouraged to raise their collective glasses and cheer the latest positive news concerning the ongoing and expanding positive benefits of drinking the red fruit of the vine. It has already been acknowledged for years that drinking red wine benefits both hearts and colons, due to the concentrated presence of polyphenols. Now, thanks...

Success Rates of Non‐Surgical Periodontal Therapy in Adult Perio Patients

The International Journal of Dental Hygiene recently released an article, "Success of non‐surgical periodontal therapy in adult periodontitis patients‐a retrospective analysis," that studied adult patients who had undergone periodontal treatment. About the Netherlands Study The study that was published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene was led by G.A. Van der Weijden. Van der Weijden is a periodontist and works at the...

Research Reveals Good Dental Hygiene Can Improve Type 2 Diabetes

Scientists at the School of Medicine at the University of Buffalo have conducted research which appears to prove patients who are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can improve their health by taking better care of their oral hygiene. Their findings, "Benefits of Non‐Surgical Periodontal Treatment in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Periodontitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial," was...

Research Examines Whether People Are Genetically Predisposed to Tooth Decay

A recent study published in Pediatrics, "Genetic and Early-Life Environmental Influences on Dental Caries Risk: A Twin Study," revealed that a person's genetics does not affect their chances of developing tooth decay. However, their data did suggest that young children with overweight mothers were more likely to develop cavities at a young age.  About the Dental Study The lead researcher of the...

Severe Periodontal Disease Linked to 21% Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Poor oral health is associated with a 21% increased risk of colorectal cancer, new research confirmed. The scientists came to this conclusion after evaluating the results of 14 studies that involved 634,744 participants. The study was published in the December 2020 edition of the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. Information About Colorectal Cancer According to statistics gathered by the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer...

Science Shows Genetics & Parent Example Affect Children’s Oral Health

Dental health problems, particularly the impact of various types of dental bacteria, is a complicated situation that is difficult to assess. Numerous studies have been taken to understand how genetics and environmental factors impact a child's dental development. The finding of one recent study is worth examining alongside that of similar reviews to get a feel for how parents...

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...

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