March is the month to promote health! March 14th is National No Smoking Day and it is intended to help smokers kick the habit. March 20th is World Oral Health Day – an international event designed specifically to raise awareness of the importance of oral health.
We all know that oral health can be compromised when a patient undergoes orthodontic treatment. Cleaning around and between fixed brackets and wires can be challenging, so it’s important that patients receive tailored advice and adjunctive products they need to improve their home care routines.
The Waterpik® Water Flosser is supported by more than 70 clinical studies and trials, demonstrating its superior efficiency over other oral health adjuncts for improving gingival health and reducing gingival bleeding
As the sun and warmer weather finally grace us with their presence, the summer season offers exciting opportunities. More social gatherings often mean more time spent outdoors, more drinking, more snacking and a generally happier population. It's important, however, that your patients don't get complacent regarding their oral health routines, while having fun in the sun.
After asking the US federal government to produce evidence for its recommendation to use string floss, the Associated Press (AP) received a letter from the government acknowledging the effectiveness of flossing had never been researched, as required.
Researchers from New York University looked at 361 cases of pancreatic cancer and compared them to 371 matched controls. The researchers controlled for age, race, sex, smoking status, alcohol consumption, BMI, and a history of diabetes.
A systematic review of 72 research articles that provided data on clinical attachment gain and were at least 6 months in duration were included. This review revealed some interesting findings.
As 2015 draws to a close, I hope this year has been as successful as you had wished it to be. I also hope you continue to find our monthly newsletters and our articles of interest and should there be any topics, ideas or products you wish us to cover in 2016, just let us know!
We all know the risk factors that increase the chances of developing mouth cancers - and our patients will be familiar with most of them. Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption and diet are all major contributors that probably receive the most promotion through public channel
Hear what dental professionals have to say... Not only has research proven the effectiveness and safety of the high-quality products available from Waterpik International, Inc., but a number of professionals also recommend the products:
Dental caries remains one of the most common chronic diseases affecting both children and adults. Yet it is widely recognised that caries can be prevented, slowed or reversed. Good oral health plays an important role in this and for most people brushing alone is not enough.
Approximately 15 million babies are born prematurely around the world, that is one in every 10 live births. Among the 39 countries with a Very High Human Development Index ranking, the UK is listed as 26th with a rate of 7.8%.
While the festive season is known for its parties, presents, excess of food and quality time with the family, for many, it can also bring with it much stress and anxiety. The pressure of organising all the festivities and the financial burden that accompanies that quickly give way to what has become known as the 'festive burnout'.
As the cause for two of the most common oral diseases - caries and periodontal disease - dental biofilm can be a huge problem for many people. From the moment a baby is born and takes its first breath, microbes begin to reside in and colonise the mouth.