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Analogies: How Hygienists Can Increase Patients’ Understanding of Dental Treatment

© pikselstock / Adobe StockCommunication between the patient and the clinician is a key component in a successful dental appointment.  In order to have successful communication, understanding is essential to bridge the gap of knowledge between clinician and patient.  The use of visual aids and reading materials can be useful in providing…

Mouth cancer – consultant reports spike after dental access troubles

A leading consultant has seen an increase in signs of mouth cancer because early indications are missed due to the pandemic.Matthew Garrett – dean of the faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons – said changes to the way patients have been seen over the pandemic has led to higher risks of oral complications.According to The Times,…

QUIZ: Test Your Cariology Knowledge

According to the report from a workshop organized by ORCA and Cariology Research Group of IADR, the proper definition and terminology associated with the definition of dental caries is “Dental caries is a biofilm-mediated, diet modulated, multifactorial, non-communicable, dynamic disease resulting in net mineral loss of dental hard tissues [Fejerskov…

Dentists’ tool boost as engineers get to root of tiny bubbles

People’s teeth-chattering experiences in the dentist’s chair could be improved by fresh insights into how tiny, powerful bubbles are formed by ultra-fast vibrations, a study suggests.The physics of how so-called nanobubbles are generated could have a range of clinical and industrial applications, including in dental hygiene devices used to remove…

The Vampire Hormone: What Dental Hygienists Need to Know

© deagreez / Adobe StockDon’t think this is another informative essay telling us women that our hormones will suck the life out of us. I’m speaking of melatonin. Melatonin has the nickname of vampire hormone because its production begins when it starts getting dark and shies away from the light.Anyone who knows me observes that anything related…

Healthy mouth, healthy you

Jackie Tarling considers the links between diet, lifestyle and oral health by adapting and updating commissioned articles by Paul Clayton PhD.Oral health is something that far too many people overlook. This shouldn’t be the case as it’s a very important aspect of health.There are many established links between diet, lifestyle and oral health.Consider…

Out of office – Christie Lawton talks about travelling up America’s west coast

This week Christie Lawton speaks to us about travelling and her greatest adventure – driving the west coast of America.Please introduce yourselfI’m Christie Lawton, a dental hygienist and therapist working in London.I graduated from Dundee University in 2014. I spent one year working in a practice near my home town in Newcastle, but realised…

Oral Health Awards – Andy Davies

Andy Davies, clinical director at Abercon Dental Care, discusses the excitement of taking home the award for Best Care of Nervous Patients at the Oral Health Awards.How does it feel to have won an award?I only opened my practice in September 2019, so we never dreamed of winning. My team and I were shocked at first.We have entered the awards on a…

HEALTH NOTES: Britons have an average of seven fillings and DIY eye checks… on a phone app

The average UK adult has had no fewer than seven fillings, according to new research. It’s more than twice the number than the average American, who has just three.According to figures collated by international dental website dentaly.org, one in four Britons visit the dentist only when they have a problem, compared with one in five US citizens.However,…

Researchers use new approaches to address premature failure of dental restorations

How can dental restorations – such as fillings and crowns – be made to last longer? A new research group centered at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Technische Universität (TU) Berlin plans to address this topic by utilizing approaches from both materials science and dentistry.The aim is to gain a better understanding of the composition…

The Today’s RDH Pandemic Dental Hygiene Survey: The Results

© Peruphotoart / Adobe StockThe Today’s RDH pandemic survey results are based on 2,602 responses to a Today’s RDH, non-scientific questionnaire posted on Facebook. The survey was posted on the Dental Hygiene with Kara RDH Facebook page, and responses were gathered from January 20 through February 11.Less than 1% of the survey respondents indicated…

Gum disease increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes

Share on PinterestA new study looks at links between gum disease and heart disease. mego.picturae/Getty ImagesA study has found that people with active periodontitis, or gum disease, have a greater risk of experiencing major cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and strokes.People who have had gum disease in the past but no longer have inflamed…

Systemic Review Reveals Green Tea Variants in Oral Rinses Show Efficacy

© dasuwan / Adobe StockIt’s no secret that the number of people that seek out healthier options to increase the quality of their everyday lives is growing. Some choose to take the stairs instead of using an elevator. Some try to eat more natural foods.How do we approach herbal dental care with our patients if they should ask for our advice?We…

Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Dental hygienists have a low rate of COVID-19, even though their jobs are considered high-risk, a new study says.The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared hygienists at high risk for COVID-19, so researchers decided to investigate.They analyzed survey data collected in October…

Very Low COVID Infection Rate Among Dental Hygienists: Study

THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 — Dental hygienists have a low rate of COVID-19, even though their jobs are considered high-risk, a new study says.The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declared hygienists at high risk for COVID-19, so researchers decided to investigate.They analyzed survey data collected in October from nearly 4,800…

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