Scope of Practice
A-Rod, OraPharma promote gum disease awareness
Bausch Health Companies' OraPharma has partnered with 2009 World Series champ Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez to launch a U.S. gum disease awareness campaign.
May 31, 2023
Revealing the monster of periodontal disease
As clinicians, how can we successfully motivate patients to banish the monster of periodontitis? Dr. James V. Anderson explores a possible answer.
May 24, 2023
Study to explore how and why gums swell
Researchers from the University of Washington School of Dentistry were awarded a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to explore how and why people react differently to dental plaque accumulation.
May 22, 2023
Swiftsure raises $1.7M to fund oral care kit
Swiftsure Innovations has raised $2.3 million Canadian dollars ($1.7 million U.S.) to commercialize an oral care product for mechanically ventilated patients.
May 22, 2023
Plaque-ridding splint may be an option when toothbrushing isn’t
Customized mouthguards that spray a micromist, removing plaque from teeth and gums, may be an option for patients who can't brush.
May 18, 2023
Researchers team up to curb oral bacteria’s access to sugar
A new project is attempting to limit oral bacteria’s access to sugars and their ability to form the biofilm that causes gum disease.
May 11, 2023
Is extra-virgin olive oil the key to improving gingivitis?
Toothpaste containing extra-virgin olive oil, xylitol, and betaine may improve gingivitis better than commercial antigingivitis toothpaste.
April 25, 2023
Hygienist publishes kids’ book
A dental hygienist has published a children’s book that explores the consequences of improper flossing and brushing.
April 17, 2023
Have you been giving patients bad toothbrushing advice?
Brushing teeth for the recommended two minutes may not be enough to sufficiently remove plaque, according to an in vitro study.
April 13, 2023
Researchers highlight HINS dental tech to destroy viruses
Researchers from Kaunas University in Lithuania are highlighting dental equipment that they say can destroy viruses, including COVID-19.
March 31, 2023
Oral bacteria may increase heart disease risk
Infection with a common bacteria linked with periodontal disease, oral cancers, and bad breath may cause a slight increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published on February 14 in
February 22, 2023
Common oral bacteria tied to brain microbleeds, stroke risk
Higher numbers of deep and lobar cerebral microbleeds were found in stroke patients who had
) that were positive for the collagen-binding protein Cnm in their mouths. The study was published on January 27 in the
European Journal of Neurology.
January 30, 2023
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