WDA donates PPE after Mission of Mercy cancellation March 26, 2020 -- The Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) has donated tens of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) intended for a Mission of Mercy dental clinic to help medical professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Novel coronavirus remains stable on surfaces March 24, 2020 -- The SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 remains stable for several hours to days when it is aerosolized or on surfaces, according to a letter to the editor published online March 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Discuss
Flossing, dental visits reduce perio disease bacteria March 16, 2020 -- No surprises here: Good oral hygiene can reduce bacteria that contribute to periodontal disease. Researchers found people who flossed and recently visited the dentist had a lower presence of Treponema denticola, a prominent anaerobic periodontal pathogen. Discuss
Brushing 3 times a day may cut diabetes risk March 10, 2020 -- Want to lower your risk of developing diabetes? Brush your teeth. Brushing teeth at least three times per day was linked to lowering a person's risk of developing type 1 or type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published March 2 in Diabetologia. Discuss
Experts chime in on mask shortage, protocols during COVID-19 outbreak March 4, 2020 -- It is hard to know what impact the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease will continue to have over the days and weeks ahead, but dental professionals and all people need to know certain information to stay as safe as possible. DrBicuspid.com has compiled resources and statements on everything from proper mask usage to potential mask shortages. Discuss