The Key to Oral Health? Start Early | Parent Express

When it comes to says our children in good oral hygiene, Dr. Nilfa Collins, DMD, of Children’s Dentistry of Dublin said, “It’s all about consistency and making it fun.” Turning a routine that adults may find mundane into an adventure in healthy living could seem daunting. But luckily, there is a lot of great guidance out there to set caregivers on the right track.

First, it’s important to understand why developing strong oral hygiene patterns early is so critical. In adults, “there’s this huge population that’s really struggling with their teeth,” according to Siobhan Benham, APRN, a family nurse practitioner

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Tetrahydrocurcuminoids may support oral health, says recent study

A recently published study investigated the efficacy and safety of tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THCs) for oral care applications.

A recently published study1 investigated the efficacy and safety of tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THCs) for oral care applications. In the open label prospective pilot clinical trial, 30 patients with canker sores, and 29 patients with gingivitis were treated with two 100 mg chewable tablets of THCs per day over three weeks. Body mass index, throat numbness/relief, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) pain score, canker sore lesions, gingival appearance, inflammation and bleeding were assessed before and after treatment, at 14 and 21 days.

Results showed that treatment

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Give Kids A Smile event postponed as COVID-19 continues to affect oral health care | Local News

This year will be the first time in nearly two decades that children visiting Eastern Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry the first Friday in February will not be greeted with Purple the Clown, PeeDee the Pirate and the ECU cheerleaders.

Give Kids A Smile day, which provides free dental care to children, will not be held during National Children’s Dental Health Month due to the coronavirus pandemic. But members of the East Central Dental Society hope the effort will come up smiling later this year.

“We would like to be able to do it at some point this year. Right now

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New videos explain how to prevent COVID-19 infection in oral health-care services

Given that oral health-care providers work in close contact with their patients and are exposed to saliva, blood and other body fluids, it is particularly important that procedures are in place and are strictly adhered to in order to protect both themselves and their patients from infection with COVID-19 during the current pandemic and beyond.

A set of three short animated videos, released today, describe WHO-recommended procedures for screening, triaging and reception of people seeking oral health care; measures that should be in place to protect patients and personnel during treatment; and cleaning, disinfection and sterilization procedures to be

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