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Survey: More pregnant women in US visiting a dentist
Survey: More pregnant women in US visiting a dentist
The number of pregnant women in the U.S. going to the dentist has increased 5.5 percent over the last year, according to survey data released in May from Delta Dental Plans Association. In 2015, 57.5 percent of mothers in the United States reported the...
Study to investigate effects of electronic cigarettes on oral health
Study to investigate effects of electronic cigarettes on oral health
Although electronic cigarettes, that is, battery-powered devices that typically deliver nicotine in the form of an aerosol, have gained breakthrough market share in recent years, the safety of aerosol mixtures emitted by these devices remains largely u...
Antibiotic resistance and periodontitis
Antibiotic resistance and periodontitis
The New York Times recently reported on infectious bacteria resistant to all antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance is a natural phenomenon resulting from the widespread use of antibiotics over time. Resistance occurs through bacterial mutations or by acqu...
CDC official discusses updated infection control guidelines
CDC official discusses updated infection control guidelines
As written by dental hygenist Noel Brandon Kelsch, "Infection control is never static. The practices that I learned early in my career have changed. I now wear gloves before I enter the patient's oral cavity and would never consider doing otherwise. I...