Oral hygiene Habits and Knowledge of Eating Disorder Patients

We all know that clinical eating disorders have direct and devastating effects on our dental hygiene and long-term dental health. Dentists and hygienists can sometimes tell, or at least suspect, when one of their patients has an eating disorder based on the state of their teeth. Many questions begged to be asked, but our researchers have a specific one...

Using Computer-Based Technology to Increase Children’s Knowledge of Dental Hygiene

Finland takes oral hygiene and the general health of their children very seriously. In 1970, the World Health Organization set the goal of lowering the number of caries in the mouth of Finnish children aged twelve and under. They intended to lower the current DMFT-Index of seven caries to only three per child. Finland's children had met and surpassed...

Dental Outreach Necessary in Caries Prevention: A Study of Sealants in New Caledonia

In 2016, a sample of 459 six-year-old school children was given dental sealants in New Caledonia, a French territory and island in the South Pacific. Implementation And Impact Of A Dental Preventive Intervention Conducted Within A Health Promotion Program On Health Inequalities: A Retrospective Study by H. Pichot, B. Periera, et al. studies the revisitation of the children a year later...

Using the Big Bang to Improve Dental Care in Australian Indigenous Children

Sanjeewa Kularatna and Ratilal Lalloo, along with a large number of respected colleagues, studied dental hygiene in a certain indigenous tribe in Australia, culminating in their study: Demonstration Of High-Value Care To Improve Oral Health  Of  Remote Indigenous Community In Australia. The colleagues studied the children in a remote community in Far North Queensland, Australia, to find out how oral health...

Dental Hygiene Key in Nursing Education for Maintaining Patient Oral Health

Dementia is now known by the term 'neurocognitive disorder' or NCD. A patient with a neurocognitive disorder has problems with cognitive functions such as impaired memory, inability to learn or retain information, a distortion of perception, and a loss of problem-solving skills. Unfortunately, the victims of cognitive decline forget the simplest things that we take for granted. This loss causes so...

Possible Emergency Issues with Tooth Extractions in Diabetic Patients

Around seventy-five percent of people who have diabetes in Saudi Arabia do not take care of their sugar levels and are considered to have poor glycemic control. Several risk factors can make simple dental procedures more dangerous. Dental professionals need to be fully aware of the risks and have a protocol in place for professional and efficient patient safety. Management...

Pediatric Dental Caries and Asthma Medications: Cause and Effect

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the lungs, and many children have it. Their medication comes in the form of an inhalant that may be damaging to the teeth and gingiva. Doctors and dental professionals mostly agree that these inhalers can cause damage, and children should be asked to rinse their mouths out after taking the medication,...

Effects of Smoking on Adolescent Dental Hygiene

It's not news that smoking causes dental issues and health issues. Global Prevalence of Tobacco Use in Adolescents and Its Adverse Oral Health Consequences by Muhammad Ashraf Nazir, Asim Al-Ansari, et al. studies the effects of smoking on the teeth of adolescents aged thirteen to fifteen in one hundred and thirty-three countries. Smoking and Oral Health Smoking has been directly related to dental...

Research Looks into Intraoral Piercings and the Damage They Cause

It is no surprise that oral piercings cause damage to your teeth and gingiva, but people continue to support the practice and actively seek out these particular piercings every day. Oral piercings, such as a tongue ring, were once thought a fad but have overstayed their welcome when it comes to our hygiene and dental structure. Piercing and Oral Health:...

Cognitive Behavior Therapy to Combat Children’s Dental Anxiety

Evaluation of Self-Help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children's Dental Anxiety in General Dental Practice by Sarah Bux, Jenny Porritt, and Zoe Marshman, studies the effects that guided self-help cognitive behavior therapy has on children's dental-related anxieties at a dental office near low-income areas in London. No dentist nor hygienist will argue that some children are nervous when they come into a...

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