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A dental assistant you should know
American Dental Assistants Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jennifer Broyles is a DA you should know — I really didn't have any set career path when I started looking at schools. A few of my friends, who are RDA's, suggested I should look into dental assisting. I took their advice, because they seemed happy in their profession, and after researching I decided it might be a career I'd enjoy. I searched for dental assisting schools online and came across Citrus College, located in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendora, Calif, which was accredited. So, I decide to apply for their dental assisting program. It was a choice I am glad I made, because I love my profession. More

Periodontal disease may aggravate respiratory disease    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The list of systemic conditions influenced by periodontal disease appears to be growing longer every day. Now a new study has found an association between respiratory disease and periodontal disease. Respiratory infections, such as pneumonia and the exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, involve the aspiration of bacteria from the oropharynx into the lower respiratory tract, the study authors noted. If periodontitis enhances the risk of respiratory disease, dentists and periodontists could play a significant role in overall prevention, they added. More

New Innovative Oral Health Rinse
Sunstar Americas introduces G•U•M PerioShield Oral Health Rinse – a new and innovative aid for the prevention and treatment of gingivitis. Clinically proven proprietary ingredient delmopinol 0.2% has a unique mechanism of action which disrupts current plaque and helps to prevent new build-up by forming a protective shield on the teeth and gums. more

Are standard precautions really universal?
Inside Dental Assisting    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You wear gloves, sterilize your instruments, and disinfect your work surfaces and use barrier protection. By practicing these and other universal standards, you assume you are keeping your patients and staff as safe as possible in the practice environment. But what about radiation safety? You provide aprons with thyroid protection, are judicious about taking radiographs only when diagnostically necessary, and use high-speed film or digital sensors. More

How cavity-causing microbes invade heart
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Scientists have discovered the tool that bacteria normally found in our mouths use to invade heart tissue, causing a dangerous and sometimes lethal infection of the heart known as endocarditis. The work raises the possibility of creating a screening tool — perhaps a swab of the cheek, or a spit test — to gauge a dental patient's vulnerability to the condition. More

Good oral hygiene may add years to your life
The Peninsula Newspaper    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to Dr. Michael Roizen in his book, "The Real Age Makeover," flossing can add nearly 6.4 years to your life. We all know bacteria in the mouth can lead to gum disease. Therefore higher levels of bacteria result in higher incidence of gum disease. More

Insomnia costs $63 billion a year in lost productivity
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Americans need more sleep. A new study says insomnia is costing U.S. employers more than $63 billion each year. The average worker loses 11 days and $2,300 in productivity each year by not getting enough shut-eye. These people are still on the job, just dragging. More

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How soon to take care of an infant's teeth
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A recent study has changed the traditional thinking of when we should start taking care of the dental needs of children. The common thinking was that between 20-30 months is when we should start looking after the dental health of children, but a study by the University of Illinois has changed all of that. More

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help treat patients
with dental phobia

Medical News Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
According to a study published in the latest issue of the British Dental Journal, a single session of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) could help individuals who suffer from severe dental phobia to overcome their anxieties. Based on an initial trial of 60 dental patients who relied on having intravenous sedation before any dental treatment could be carried out, the researchers of the investigation concluded that the benefits of CBT were so significant that they recommend dental providers to execute this approach now instead of waiting to pursue further investigations. More

Morgan the talking tongue makes halitosis hip
CNBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
I've told you about the need for all of us to buy a $295 toothpaste tube squeezer, because you really can't put a price on oral hygiene, writes Jane Wells, CNBC correspondent. Still, some products are a tough sell.

Enter Morgan the Talking Tongue.

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