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...

Laser Treatment during Periodontal Surgery Shows Promising Results for Osteoporosis Patients

Scientists have made a recent discovery that could impact patients diagnosed with osteoporosis. The findings from the study were published in the FASEB Journal by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology under the title "Laser irradiation decreases sclerostin expression in bone and osteogenic cells." Researchers hope dentists may be able to use laser irradiation as a potential treatment for...

Differentiated Learning and Mouthwash Increases Dental Health in Visually Impaired Patients

Appropriate dental care in children with disabilities can seem overwhelming, and not just for the parents. Their dental health is a major concern because, as we all know, the state of our mouths contributes directly to our physical and mental stability. Much scientific study has been dedicated to the needs of children with developmental disabilities because many of these children...

Azadirachta Indica (Neem) as a Treatment for Oral Cancer

The Neem tree found on the Indian subcontinent exhibits a cluster of biological applications. Every piece of the neem tree is useful, whether it is the bark, the stem, the leaves, the flowers, the fruit, or the sap. This tree's technical name is Azadirachta indica from the Meliaceae plant family. Researchers recently did a systemic review of the plant's...

Three-year Qualitative Study: A Life Was Changed by Dental Treatment

True pain of any kind is an immeasurable and incomparable phenomenon that affects everyone at various times of their lives. Pain comes from many sources, tangible or not, and when one of our patients comes into the office with pain, we must assume that said pain not only stems from actual physical pain but also from psychological problems and...

Dental Caries Among the Geriatric Population: A Decade Long Study

Scientists have long speculated about the prevalence of dental caries and their potential long-term risk factors among the geriatric population. Recently, the topic was further explored in an article titled, "Caries disease among an elderly population—A 10-year longitudinal study." The piece was published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, which is the official scientific peer-reviewed journal of the International...

Research Shows Women’s Menstrual Cycles May Impact Oral Health

A recent study has shown that a woman's oral health can be strongly linked to her menstrual cycle. The study noted that, even when women practice good oral hygiene, the hormonal changes created during menstruation can present harmful, short-term changes in the microbial load in saliva. Consuming sugar and smoking can make these changes even worse. About the Study The study, published...

Study Suggests Periodontal Disease Bacteria May Be Linked to Depression

It's common knowledge that poor dental health may lead to serious systemic complications when left untreated. However, scientists have gathered groundbreaking evidence that suggests advanced stages of periodontal disease can also affect a patient's mental health. The Journal of Clinical Periodontology recently published an article titled "Periodontal diseases and depression: A pre‐clinical in vivo study" that further explored this theory. A Closer...

Does Past Sexual Abuse Affect Patients’ Dental Anxiety and Homecare?

If a child is not familiar with going to the dentist or unsure what treatments they will be subjected to, anxiety may arise but should mostly dissipate with age. When dental anxiety occurs in older teens, especially without a history of anxiety, there may be another problem that they are dealing with that we, and their guardians, may be...

Research Supports SARS-CoV-2 May be Spread through Saliva

Finding the Virus Vectors During the first year of the pandemic, there was growing worldwide consensus that COVID-19 was spread primarily through respiratory means. It was also shown quite early in the pandemic that transmission from presymptomatic/asymptomatic carriers was a virus vector as well. The reported respiratory studies drove the vast majority of research and focus to those areas, and reporting...

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