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Patients must be informed that the bristles of the toothbrush, interdental brushes and tongue cleaners are contaminated by bacterial biofilm, saliva, blood...


A working group convened by an agency with ties to the World Health Organization found that there is sufficient evidence that quitting tobacco smoking and...


Virtual reality exposure therapy has been used to treatment different phobia subtypes, including phobia of dental treatments.


A team led by Dr. Frank Lobbezoo of the Academic Centre for Dentistry in Amsterdam called attention to a renewed focus in the country on dying and death.


The oral status of nursing home residents is poor, which could compromise general health. A controlled study investigated the influence of quarterly professional dental hygiene interventions on oral...


This study aims to investigate the link between oral health and mortality in older adults by adjusting for confounding factors with a doubly robust survival...


DM Insights joins the DM Intelligent Platform, a full suite of solutions from DentalMonitoring that was designed to improve the quality of care and the patient experience while growing practices at the same time.

More than a data analytics tool, DM Insights enables doctors, practices and partners to receive continuous and immediate feedback and information related to clinical and operational...


In recent years the attention to erosive wear of the teeth has increased due to its high prevalence, affecting between 30% and 50% of deciduous teeth and between 20% and 45% of permanent teeth in...


Periodontology is a dental discipline that aims to promote oral health through the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of diseases that affect the supporting tissues of the teeth (gum, periodontal...


Authors: M. Mensia, M. Dalè,, A. Sordillo

The aim of this study was to assess the biofilm removal efficacy of Erythritol Powder Air Polishing Therapy (EPAPT) compared to Professional Mechanical Plaque Removal (PMPR) with ultrasonic device,...


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition and the most prevalent form of sleep apnea. It is a growing threat to individuals and presents such dangerous health risks. Sleep physicians and...


Dental erosion can affect the long-term health of the mouth. This condition is associated with the loss of hard dental tissues due to the chemical action of dietary or stomach acids.Patient education...


The exact global prevalence of oral piercings is still not clear; however, according to Hennequin-Hoenderdos et al. 2012 the prevalence of peri and intraoral piercings is 5.2% in the general...


Root caries results from the dissolution of minerals in dentine by the acids produced by bacteria, since dentine have a much lower mineral content when compared...


Authors: A.C. Ionescu, G. Gloria Cazzaniga, M. Ottobelli, M. Basso, E. Brambilla

Alteration of the equilibrium between the oral tissues and the biofilm that permanently colonizes the mouth cavity could lead to dysbiosis and is responsible for most...


Authors: Giuliana Bontà, Guglielmo Campus, Laura Strohmenger, Maria Grazia Cagetti

Diet could affect the homeostasis of hard dental tissues through sugars and other fermentable carbohydrates intake. This substances are metabolized into acids by the action of the cariogenic plaque...


A chewing gum made with a plant-grown protein “traps” the SARS-CoV-2 virus, reducing viral load in saliva and potentially tamping down transmission, according to a study led by Henry Daniell at Penn Dental Medicine

The work, performed in collaboration with the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as The Wistar Institute and Fraunhofer USA, could lead to a low-cost tool in the...


Soy-based beverages are increasingly being promoted as healthy alternatives to cow's milk, but literature data highlight their different anticariogenic and tampon-based properties compared to bovine...


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on dentistry affecting almost all aspects of the profession. The workload has changed significantly, as has the way patients are treated and financial...


It is often said that the oral cavity is the window to overall health, and systemic conditions have many oral manifestations. Inaccurate or incomplete medical information provided to dental...


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