Hygiene

Oral hygiene instructions for special needs patients

Oral hygiene is an integral and inseparable component of overall health. Yet the dental care for disabled adults, as well as that of patients with special needs or intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) is considerably compromised. Research shows that individuals with IDD have considerably higher levels of plaque, as well as poorer oral hygiene compared …

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5 facts about smokeless tobacco

All forms of tobacco products, including smokeless or chewing tobacco are known to have multiple, long-term detrimental effects on one’s oral cavity, including altering a person’s appearance, damaging the success of dental implants, increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease, and contributing to oral cancer. Smokeless tobacco is a form of tobacco that is not burned …

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How often should you change your electric toothbrush head?

Proper dental care requires not only a good brushing regimen, but also replacing your (electric) toothbrush head as often as need be. Many dental professionals suggest that you should change your toothbrush every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles start to look frayed. Why should you change your toothbrush every 3 months? …

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