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February 8, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Survey Reveals COVID-19 a Major Factor in Americans’ Failing Dental Health

by American Association of Endodontists

A recent survey commissioned by the American Association of Endodontists reveals that more than half of Americans say the COVID-19 pandemic has caused them to put off general dental check-ups, which can lead to serious oral health problems. The survey

February 8, 2021 News News

NHS Dental Patients ‘Told to Go Private’ as Watchdog Warns of Crisis

by The Guardian

Some NHS dental patients are being asked to pay for private appointments to get treatment while others face two-year waits to be seen, a watchdog has warned. Healthwatch England was contacted by hundreds of people between October and December last year complaining

June 3, 2019 News News

Tooth Decay May Result From Immune Response, Not Just Bacterial Plaque

by Sherry Eskander, The Varsity

Cavities in teeth may result from an immune system response, not just bacteria, according to a recent U of T study. This counters decades of established thinking in dental research. In 1970, Dr. John Gabrovsek of the Cleveland Clinic published research in

May 8, 2019 News News

Genetic Make-Up Has Little Impact on Dental Health, New Study Finds

by University of Melbourne

A new study has found genetic makeup does not predispose people to tooth decay, however, the research did find that children with overweight mothers are more likely to have cavities. The paper, published in the latest edition of Pediatrics, estimates that

December 3, 2018 News News

Causes of Mouth Sores in People with HIV

by Jamie Eske, Medical News Today

Mouth sores, also known as ulcers, are a common symptom of HIV. Mouth sores can have a profound impact on a person’s quality of life if they do not get treatment. People living with HIV are more likely to develop oral health

October 11, 2018 News News

People Affected by Mental Health at Higher Risk of Poor Dental Outcomes

by David Stacey, University of Western Australia

Researchers from The University of Western Australia say more needs to be done to help improve the quality of dental health care for people who are affected by mental health issues. In a study published this week in Community Dentistry and

September 17, 2018 News News

1 out of 5 Texans Has Not Seen a Dentist in 5 Years or More

by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Many Texans would agree that healthy teeth and gums are important, however a Guardian survey shows Texans aren’t backing it up with regular visits to the dentist. In fact, 1 out of 5 Texans admit they haven’t seen a dentist in 5

August 24, 2018 News News

Nunavut Dental Health Needs Action: Dentist

by Jane George, Nunatsiq News

When Márta Demoth worked as a dentist in Nunavut, she says she felt more like a firefighter than a dentist. The teeth of many of the roughly 3,000 Nunavut patients she saw between 2014 and 2016 were so bad that

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

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

March 20, 2018 News News

Primary Care Physicians Feel Unprepared to Provide Oral Health Care

by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that primary care physicians may feel underequipped to provide adequate oral health counseling to pregnant women. Poor maternal oral health can have significant impacts on a woman’s

March 19, 2018 News News

Research Finds Link Between Fertility and Tooth Loss

by British Medical Journal

Having a larger family is linked to a heightened tooth loss risk for mums, suggest the results of a large European study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health The popular saying: ‘gain a child, lose a tooth’

March 20, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

National Dental Hygienists Week (NDHW) is April 8-14

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™) takes place from April 8‒14 as part of oral health month in Canada.  During that week, which emphasizes “Oral Health for Total Health,” dental hygienists remind us all that taking care of our mouth, teeth,

March 2, 2017 News DentistryNewsOral Health

Workshop Explores Link Between Gum Disease and Diabetes

by European Federation of Periodontology

Experts from the fields of gum health and diabetes met in Madrid on February 19 and 20 for the Perio-Diabetes Workshop, a pioneering international summit which explored the latest evidence on the links between periodontal diseases and diabetes. The workshop

February 21, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Dental Hygienists Show Support for Canada’s Heart Month

by The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

February is Heart Month in Canada and a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the risks of cardiovascular (heart) disease and stroke and the importance of making better lifestyle choices for optimal health. Dental hygienists are strong supporters of this

November 1, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental OfficeDentistryPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Mission 2 Jamaica

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

On Saturday, September 3, 2016, a group of strangers from across Ontario gathered at the Toronto airport. Their mission: head down to Negril, Jamaica to provide free dental treatment and education to impoverished Jamaicans. This was the second annual trip

October 18, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneEditorialPeriodontics

The (Best Available) Evidence-Based Dentistry – “Go ahead, make my day and don’t floss!”

by Dr. Peter Birek

Well, it’s more accurate to say that an investigative journalist from Associated Press (AP) looked at the evidence about the effectiveness of flossing, and came to the conclusion that flossing does not help humanity. Since then, every patient and their

October 6, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPublic Health

Henry Schein Encourages Dental Volunteers for ‘Give Kids A Smile’ Program

by Oral Health

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is calling on dentists and other oral health professionals to be heroes in their communities by volunteering their time and talent to provide free oral care to children in need as part of the ADA Foundation’s

September 6, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Pregnant Women Are Receiving Dental Care Alongside Their Medical Check-Ups

by Kathy Walsh, CBS Denver

Regular medical checkups are recommended for pregnant women, but doctors will tell you oral care is important as well. Periodontal disease can be problematic for both mother and baby. Now, the Colorado Medical-Dental Integration Project (CO MDI) is working to

August 3, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CareGeneral PracticeNewsPublic Health

Don’t Tell Your Patients To Stop Flossing Yet, CDA Says

by Sheryl Ubelacker, CTV News Kitchener

There may be sparse evidence in the medical literature that flossing helps prevent cavities and gum disease, but the Canadian Dental Association says that, for dentists, the proof is in a patient’s mouth. The Associated Press looked at the most