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Vaping could increase dental cavities, says a study

Time : 24th of November 2022 11:55:46 AM Pulmonology,Physician/Medicine,Dentistry

The aerosolized e-liquids or aerosols used in vaping pens could cover the teeth of vapers in a sticky and sugary film to promote bacterial growth. A study showed that e-cigarette users are at remarkably higher risk of cavities than those who did not use them. Researchers suggest vapers should be prescribed dental treatments like mouthwash and fluoride toothpaste.
  NBC News

WHO: Almost 50% of the world's population has oral diseases

Time : 18th of November 2022 09:45:25 AM Physician/Medicine,Nursing,Emergency Medicine,Dentistry

Severe gum disease, oral cancers, tooth decay, and tooth loss are common oral diseases worldwide. Around 2.5 billion people worldwide are suffering from tooth decay, while 380,000 new oral cancer cases are being diagnosed yearly. Oral health is being neglected due to high out-of-pocket costs and the unavailability of dental equipment in primary healthcare facilities.
  Twitter @Reuters_Health

Dentists prescribing antibiotics to high-risk patients can prevent endocarditis

Time : 1st of September 2022 04:10:21 PM Dentistry,Cardiology

The risk of developing infective endocarditis (IE) was approximately ten times higher when dental extraction was done in high-risk patients without antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) than when they received AP, according to researchers. Also, the IE risk was 12.5 times higher when oral procedures were done in high-risk patients without AP than when done with AP.
  University of Sheffield

Non-opioid pain medications for tooth extraction are effective, says a study

Time : 23rd of August 2022 10:16:22 AM Dentistry

A study showed that efforts to reduce opioid medications for pain after tooth extraction could be effective. Investigators prescribed NSAIDs like acetaminophen or ibuprofen in combination with gabapentin instead of opioid pain medications. The treatment failure rates with these drugs were lower than that with opioids, suggesting potential alternatives to opioids.
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Taste dysfunction common after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer

Time : 10th of August 2022 12:30:33 PM Oncology,Dentistry

Taste dysfunction occurred in over 91%, 75%, 33%, 8%, and 6% of patients after one week, 3 and 6 months, and a year after intensity-modulated radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, respectively, as per a study. Taste dysfunction was associated with a higher oral cavity dose of 4000 cGy or more. Reducing the oral cavity dose may help improve taste recovery after radiotherapy.
  Twitter @JAMAOto

Green light treatment could lead to fewer cavities and whiter teeth

Time : 5th of August 2022 01:36:09 PM Dentistry

Researchers combine copper oxide nanoparticles, sodium alginate and bismuth oxychloride nanoparticles into a thick mixture and evenly coated on the surface of teeth. Then they sprayed the concoction with calcium chloride solution to form a strongly adhering hydrogel. This hydrogel and green light on the stained teeth and the teeth got whiter without damage.
  American Chemical Society

New antiseptic mouthwash shows promising effects with less CHX

Time : 23rd of June 2022 09:06:28 AM Dentistry

Curaprox Perio plus regenerate showed a potent antibacterial effect with only 0.09% chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX) and a unique additives blend, as per a study. Additives like citrox reduce biofilm viability, xylitol inhibits biofilm formation, hyaluronic acid enhances wound healing, and poly-L-lysine boosts active compounds' substantivity in the mouth.
  Dental Tribune

European Federation of Periodontology issues Stage IV periodontitis guidelines

Time : 22nd of June 2022 01:39:42 PM Dentistry

The guidelines were addressed at EuroPerio10 by 3 experts. They outline the 5 diagnostic pathways to assess stage IV periodontitis. Also, they state that the treatment begins with the available recommendations for Stage I, II and III periodontitis, and the therapy for Stage IV disease can involve orthodontic therapy and prostheses construction to replace the missing teeth.
  Dental Tribune

Nanosize robots could effectively kill bacteria in root canals

Time : 30th of May 2022 02:42:16 PM Dentistry

Nano-sized robots were able to penetrate nearly 2,000 μm into the dental tubules and could acquire vast improvements in penetration depth than ultrasonic and laser-activated, according to the researchers. Also, they believed that killing bacteria using heat can be a safe alternative to using antibiotics or harsh chemical agents to decontaminate a root canal.

  Dental Tribune

Patients with dentures could be at increased risk of nutritional deficiencies

Time : 27th of May 2022 11:11:09 AM Physician/Medicine,Nutrition & Fitness,Dentistry

A decrease in serum creatinine, albumin and BUN and increased levels of eGFR were observed in patients with complete edentulous after receiving their dentures, as per a study. Also, those patients with dentures had reduced serum albumin, serum calcium and protein compared with the controls. Partially edentulous patients had a decrease in BUN, total cholesterol, and THS.

  Dental Tribune