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July 4, 2017 News NewsPractice OperationsPublic Health

Guelph Practice’s Patients Urged to Get HIV Testing

by CTVNews.ca Staff

Patients at a Guelph dental practice are being urged to get tested for HIV and other serious infections over concerns some dental instruments at the clinic were not being sterilized properly. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health announced Friday that they were sending letters

April 4, 2017 News CancerDental CareNewsOral Health

Oral Cancer Awareness Month Hopes to Educate Public on Risks

by Vigilant Biosciences

According to a recent survey released today from Vigilant Biosciences, in collaboration with the Oral Cancer Foundation, HNCA and SPOHNC, more than 60% of consumers know very little or nothing about oral cancer – a disease that nearly 50,000 people

April 4, 2017 News BlogsCancerOral HealthPublic Health

It’s Oral Cancer Awareness Month – Spread the Word!

by Vigilant Biosciences

Read more about Oral Cancer Awareness Month in our News section – click here for more.

March 22, 2017 News Dental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Good Dental Hygiene and Nutritious Diet are Directly Linked

by Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

During National Nutrition Month this March, dental hygienists—your partners in prevention—remind everyone of the important link between proper nutrition and oral health. Dental hygienists see first-hand how poor diet and nutrition can affect a person’s oral and overall health.  Foods

March 21, 2017 News Dental CareDental researchNews

Many Factors Found to Impact Oral Health Habits, Including Diet, Gender

by University of Arkansas

Findings from the first comprehensive study on the oral health of a population in transition from a foraging, wild-food diet to an agriculture-based diet indicate that oral health is affected not just by diet, but also by gender and behavior

March 20, 2017 News AnnouncementNewsOral Health

Royal Philips and FDI Jointly Celebrate World Oral Health Day

by Royal Philips

This World Oral Health Day (WOHD), Royal Philips is proudly teaming up with FDI World Dental Federation to educate and encourage people around the world to take a smart approach to the health of their mouth, teeth and gums. Oral

February 1, 2017 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Teledentistry Found to Increase Patient’s Access to Dental Services

by University at Albany

Teledentistry is emerging as a practical solution for patients living in rural areas, according to a new report by researchers at the University at Albany. The Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC) at the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) recently published “Case Studies

January 6, 2017 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsPublic Health

Care Homes Should Prioritize Oral Health for Patients

by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Care homes should assess, record and help residents maintain their oral health. A new draft quality standard out for consultation advises care home staff to assess the oral health needs of their residents on admission and record these in personal

December 13, 2016 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

New Tax on Health and Dental Plans Have Major Pros and Cons

by Brian Lee Crowley and Sean Speer, Financial Post

Reports that the upcoming federal budget will announce the government’s plan to tax employer-provided health and dental insurance have generated considerable buzz in Ottawa. It would be a significant change that would affect millions of Canadians and involve billions of

November 15, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Romantic Relationships Impact Patients’ Oral Health Habits

by Medical Xpress

Being struck by Cupid’s arrow can be good for your teeth. According to University of Queensland researcher Grace Branjerdporn, finding a soul mate puts a smile on your face in more ways than one. “We studied how the dynamics of

November 14, 2016 News NewsOral HealthPublic HealthResearch

Constant Exposure to Pesticides Can Cause Change in Oral Microbiome

by American Society for Microbiology, Eurek Alert

Pesticide exposure in farmworkers from agricultural communities is associated with changes in the oral microbiome. This is the first study to demonstrate such a correlation in humans. The research is published November 11th in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal

October 20, 2016 News NewsOral HealthPublic Health

Bacteria in Mouth Linked to Reasoning Behind Migraines

by Darryl Hol, CBC News Health

People who suffer from migraines have long complained that certain foods trigger the severe headaches. New research suggests the culprit might be the amount of bacteria in the mouth. Researchers found that the mouths of people who suffer from migraines harboured

October 19, 2016 News CancerDental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

HPV Causing Rise in Mouth and Throat Cancers Across Canada

by Sonja Puzic, CTV News

Mouth and throat cancers caused by the human papilloma virus have been rising steadily over the past two decades, with a “dramatic” increase among Canadian men, according to a new report from the Canadian Cancer Society. The special report on

October 13, 2016 News DiseaseHealth & HealingNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Gum Disease Risk

by Oral Health

Researchers have found that frequent recreational cannabis use—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—may be associated with elevated risk of periodontal disease (also known as gum disease). When compared to study participants who used cannabis less regularly, those who had used

October 4, 2016 News Dental CareDental HygieneNewsOral Health

Dental Hygienists Promote Oral Health for Older Adults

by Oral Health

On October 1, Canadians celebrated the older adults whose mentoring, leadership, and volunteerism have shaped the nation. National Seniors Day was also an occasion for dental hygienists to remind Canada’s seniors and their caregivers of the importance of maintaining good

September 7, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPreventive Dentistry

Henry Schein Teaming with Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity to Help Holocaust Survivors

by Oral Health

Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) joined the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity’s (AO) Winnipeg, Manitoba, chapter to announce that its members have begun providing free dental care to Holocaust survivors in need as part of the Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares

August 22, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral Health

Mouthwash: Is It The Upcoming Trend in Oral Health?

by Business Wire

Technavio analysts forecast the global mouthwash market to grow at a CAGR of 4.59% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global mouthwash market for 2016-2020.

August 19, 2016 News Dental CareNewsOral HealthPublic Health

There Could Be A Link Between Fluoride Consumption and Diabetes

by Science Daily

Water fluoridation prevents dental cavities, which are a costly public health concern. But despite the benefits supplemental water fluoridation remains a controversial subject. Some indicate it may cause long term health problems, but studies reporting side effects have been minimal

August 2, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CareGeneral PracticeNewsPublic Health

Flossing May Not Be The Key To Good Oral Health

by Associated Press

It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there’s little proof that flossing works. Still, the federal government, dental organizations and manufacturers of floss have pushed the

July 28, 2016 News Dental CareHealth & HealingNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Researchers Learning About Microbiomes to Understand Human Health Risks

by Marcene Robinson, University at Buffalo News Center

Five research projects that aim to improve our understanding of the human microbiome have been selected to receive the first round of funding from the University at Buffalo Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome (GEM). The projects, together