Oral Health Group
May 9, 2018 Feature Dental HygieneEditorial

Lead by Influence

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

“Leaders become great not because of their power but because of their ability to empower others”. For the past few years our company has attended MagNet, which is Canada’s premier professional development and networking conference for magazine media professionals. MagNet

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

What Your Ears May Tell Us About Your Health

by Irene Iancu, BSc, RDH, CTDP

We are living in a systemically compromised world. As the prevalence of physical illness increases through the decades, we, as dental hygienists, are finding ourselves in a position to help with early evaluation. As RDH are competent in so many

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

5 Life Saving Minutes: Introducing the North American ‘Check Your Mouth™’ Campaign

by Jo-Anne Jones

At the time of writing this article, the Check Your Mouth™ campaign is growing exponentially. The North American launch of the public campaign in February of this year has been a long awaited aspiration of the Oral Cancer Foundation and

Dynamic Teams
May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Strategic Systems for a Successful Practice Getting your Ducks in a Row Dynamic Teams – Attitudes and Platitudes:

by Lois Banta, CEO, President and Founder of Banta Consulting, Inc.

Okay, you have a dental practice, you have all the best equipment, a great computer system, a beautiful building, and all the protocols in place. Now what? You need a dynamic dental team to get you to the next level.

May 9, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Is Your Tongue Causing Your Health Problems?

by Pat Pine, RDH, COM™

Ever wonder what organ really controls our body? Most assume it is the heart. The heart pumps blood to the lungs, which is needed to breath efficiently. Both heart and lungs are vital to the human body’s machinery – but

May 7, 2018 News News

Cellular Messengers Linked to Growth of Oral Bacteria

by Brianna Aldrich, UCLA Newsroom

A new UCLA-led study provides clear evidence that cellular messengers in saliva may be able to regulate the growth of oral bacteria responsible for diseases, such as periodontitis and meningitis. The study’s findings, which suggest that a body’s cellular messengers

April 24, 2018 News News

Alcoholic Drinks Linked to Harmful Oral Bacteria

by News Medical

When compared with nondrinkers, men and women who had one or more alcoholic drinks per day had an overabundance of oral bacteria linked to gum disease, some cancers, and heart disease. By contrast, drinkers had fewer bacteria known to check

April 23, 2018 News News

Rising Cavity Numbers Cause Proposed Plan to Return of Fluoride in Ontario Cities

by Dave Waddell, Windsor Star

The rising number of local oral healthcare issues including cavities has prompted the Windsor-Essex Health Unit board to unanimously approve a four-point plan that includes reintroducing fluoride into Windsor’s drinking water. The city opted to remove fluoride from its drinking

April 19, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Flavoured Drink Reduces Dental Plaque Through Consumption

by qii, PR Newswire

DoseBiome has announced their new findings that qii, the world’s first functional drink for oral health, can reduce up to 52% of dental plaque with each serving. This news coincides with the addition of three new fruit flavors to their lineup

April 13, 2018 News News

Dental Cavities in Youth Dropping, Minorities Unwavering

by Erin Gabriel, CNN

The percentage of young people with dental cavities in the United States dropped from 50% in 2012 to just over 43% in 2016, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the overall trend is

April 4, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

National Dental Hygienists Week Promotes “Oral Health for Total Health”

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place April 7‒13 as part of oral health month in Canada. During the week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us that taking care of our mouth, teeth, and gums

April 2, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

P.E.I. Dental Hygienists Offering Free Oral Health Care

by The Guardian

P.E.I. dental professionals will once again be opening their hearts by providing free oral health care to those in the community who need it most. On Saturday April 7, the Prince Edward Island Dental Hygienists’ Association is hosting a one-day

March 28, 2018 News News

Hidden Epidemic: Older Adults Suffering from Untreated Tooth Decay

by Center for Oral Health

A report released today by the Center for Oral Health (COH) found that a significant number of older adults in California are plagued by oral health problems despite the fact that dental disease is largely preventable. The study, “A Healthy

March 26, 2018 News News

Vaping Shown to Not Cause Stained Teeth

by British American Tobacco, EurekAlert

A study undertaken by British American Tobacco has shown that teeth exposed to cigarette smoke over a period of 2 weeks became very discoloured very quickly, whereas teeth exposed to e-cigarette vapour or vapour from glo, a tobacco-heated product, did

March 12, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

2018 World Oral Health Day: “Think Mouth, Think Health”

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

On March 20, Canadian dental hygienists will join in the global celebration of World Oral Health Day (www.worldoralhealthday.org).  Using the theme “Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health,” this public awareness campaign highlights the important connection between oral and overall health. 

March 6, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

One Third of Millennials Only Brush Their Teeth Once a Day

by Sam Paul, New York Post

For some millennials, morning breath may last for more than just the morning. That’s because, according to new research, many young Americans are failing to regularly clean their teeth. A new study into the dental hygiene habits of 2,000 Americans

March 1, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Red Wine Chemicals Help Fight Tooth Decay, Gum Disease

by Alex Therrien, BBC News

Red wine has previously been linked to a range of supposed health benefits, from helping the heart to lowering the risk of diabetes. Now a new study suggests it contains chemicals that can help in the fight against tooth decay

February 28, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Fruity Teas Found to Cause Worn Tooth Enamel

by BBC News

Sipping acidic drinks such as fruit teas and flavoured water can wear away teeth and damage the enamel, an investigation by scientists has shown. The King’s College London team found that drinking them between meals and savouring them for too

February 28, 2018 News Dental HygieneNews

Update Your Patients: Good Oral Hygiene Helps Prevent Influenza

by Kevin Kunzmann, MD Magazine

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported another peak of weekly visits for influenza-like illness last week, as provided by the US Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance Network. As this notably widespread flu season continues into February — and may

Infection Control
February 13, 2018 Feature Dental Hygiene

Infection Control Lawsuits: Getting Sued for Nervous Shock

by Michael Carabash, B.A., LL.B., J.D., M.B.A., C.D.P.M.

It is one of your worst nightmares. Public health officials get a complaint from one of your patients. They storm into your office and shut you down for having inadequate infection control practices. Bad as that may sound, it gets