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August 30, 2018 News News

Poor Oral Hygiene Can Lead To Erectile Dysfunction & Infertility

by Dr. Lewis Ehrlich & The MH Team, Men's Health

If we want to increase the chances of falling pregnant and produce a child that is as healthy as possible, it makes sense that both the male and female are as healthy as can be.  So, this begs the question:

August 9, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

How Certain Foods and Drinks Could Be Eroding Your Teeth

by Julie Heflin, University of Louisville

Although the thought of an acid in your mouth is unsettling, 20-to-45-percent of adults in the United States show signs of acid erosion on their teeth. “The exposure of our teeth to an acid can cause loss of enamel and

August 8, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Rise of Fluoride-Free Toothpaste has Dentists Concerned

by Jeff Donn, The Associated Press

Dental health experts worry that more people are using toothpaste that skips the most important ingredient — fluoride — and leaves them at a greater risk of cavities. Most toothpastes already contain fluoride. While health authorities recognize fluoride as a

July 25, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienists Celebrate Longstanding Partnerships with Dental

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) believes in working with dental industry leaders to advance both the dental hygiene profession and the oral health of Canadians. The association recognizes the role that these global frontrunners in innovative oral health care

July 24, 2018 News News

Essex Town Council Says ‘No’ to Fluoride in Drinking Water

by CBC News

“There wasn’t really much of a debate tonight,” said Sherry Bondy, moments after Essex town council voted against putting fluoride back in their drinking water. It was a unanimous vote which differs from the stance of the Ontario Ministry of Health

July 11, 2018 News News

Differences in Mouths of Youth Born With HIV May Increase Risk of Dental Decay

by Forsyth Institute, EurekAlert!

A team of scientists from The Forsyth Institute, a global leader in oral health research, in collaboration with the NIH-funded Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), has published the results of a new study indicating that differences in the mouth bacteria

July 11, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Canada’s Dental Hygiene Superhero Unmasked

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

From an impressive field of 818 deserving nominees, representing every province and territory in Canada, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) is thrilled to reveal the winner of its inaugural dental hygiene superhero competition. This remarkable field of nominees was

July 10, 2018 News News

Children With ‘As Many As 20 Decayed Teeth’ Inspire Brisbane Dentist

by Shelley Lloyd, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

You might not know his name, but Brisbane dentist Malcolm Campbell is a hero to hundreds of children in East Timor. Once a year, with the help of other volunteers, he loads up a truck with a mobile dental clinic

June 27, 2018 News News

Plaster Which Sticks Inside Mouth Will Revolutionize Treatment of Oral Conditions

by University of Sheffield

Scientists from the University of Sheffield’s School of Clinical Dentistry, working in close collaboration with Dermtreat A/S from Copenhagen, have developed a unique patch using special polymers which are able to stick to moist surfaces. The patch successfully administers steroids

June 14, 2018 News News

New Brunswick Bans Sugary Drink Sales in Schools

by Elizabeth Fraser, CBC News

New Brunswick’s public schools are getting rid of chocolate milk and juices in a revamped nutrition policy that Education Minister Brian Kenny announced on Wednesday. The province unveiled reforms to Policy 711, also known as the “healthier school food environment” policy, at

June 13, 2018 News News

Oral Sex to Blame for Erythema Discovered During Check Up

by Sadhana Bharanidharan, Medical Daily

After performing oral sex, a 47-year-old man developed a wound inside his mouth, according to a new case study by a team of dentists from Mexico. The report titled “Fellatio-associated erythema of the soft palate: an incidental finding during a routine dental

June 12, 2018 News News

Good Oral Health Tops Adults’ Daily Confidence in Survey

by Delta Dental Plans Association

Confidence can affect many aspects of an adult’s life spanning successful relationships, career and earning potential. According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, Americans relate success with smiling often. More than half of adults (53 percent) say their

June 6, 2018 News News

Canada Health Minister Considers Warnings on Individual Cigarettes

by Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

The federal health minister says she’s in favour of putting health warnings directly on individual cigarettes in what she calls a “bold” idea.” The proposed measure is being studied by Health Department officials, Ginette Petitpas Taylor said Thursday as she

June 6, 2018 News Oral Health

BC Dental Hygienists Provide Dental Care for Underserved

by British Columbia Dental Hygienists' Association

The British Columbia Dental Hygienists Association’s Caring Campaign will provide dental hygiene care for underserved or disadvantaged British Columbians who might not otherwise be able to access these important services. This project is a collaborative initiative between the British Columbia

May 30, 2018 News News

Stress and Development of Caries Link Being Researched

by Shrishti Ahuja, HBSc, Medical News Bulletin

An interdisciplinary study analyzes the correlation between changes in dental cavities and saliva and the state of being under stress. Tooth decay and cavities are globally prevalent. They often result in frequent dentist appointments leading to increased costs and lower quality

May 28, 2018 News News

World No Tobacco Day Focuses on Heart Disease

by World Health Organization

Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The focus of World No Tobacco Day

May 28, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Dental Hygienist Tops List of Fastest Growing SMB Jobs in Canada

by Indeed Blog

Small to medium size businesses (SMBs) play a pivotal role in the Canadian economy. According to Statistics Canada, as of December 2015, there were 1.17 million employer businesses in Canada, 98% of which were small businesses. For most SMBs, being lean

May 16, 2018 News News

Uneducated Parents Blamed for Children’s Poor Oral Health

by SWNS Reporter, The Independent

Editor’s Note: Where does the responsibility lie? While this article is about British parents and their lack of education in good oral hygiene to pass along to their children, the story could be talking about any parent in any country.

May 14, 2018 News News

Canadian Seniors Can’t Afford Basic Dental Care

by Lauren Pelley, CBC News

Leslie Arlene Henderson has lost multiple teeth. She can’t remember the last time she had major dental work. And for the last year, she’s been in dire need of a root canal. But with only $1,000 in monthly income, the 62-year-old

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May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Providing Preventive Dental Care in the Community for Persons with Special Needs

by Josie Costantiello, RDH

Closing the Gap Between Mobile and Conventional Dental Clinics in the Community You would be hard pressed to find anyone in the dental industry who has said that starting a new mobile dental and/or dental hygiene practice in the community