Blog – Study: Most aerosol droplets in dental procedures from irrigation tools, not saliva

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(ADA News, May 25, 2021) Finding helps show SARS-CoV-2 infection risk at the dentist’s office is low May 25, 2021 By Kimber Solana Patient saliva was found not to be the major source of the microbes in aerosols generated during dental procedures, according to Ohio State University researchers, who analyzed the genetic makeup of the […]

Blog – HPI Poll: Dentists see increased prevalence of stress-related oral health conditions

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(ADA News, March 2, 2021) The vast majority of dentists indicate that the prevalence of stress-related oral health conditions among their respective patients have increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute’s latest data from its COVID-19 economic impact tracking poll conducted the week of Feb. 15. More […]

Blog – Dealing with Stress During The Pandemic

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Blog – Dealing with Stress During The Pandemic We’ve heard from you that the stress of the pandemic continues to be a concern. This can manifest itself as pain in your jaw, affecting you oral health. Here are some ways you can address this:  Particularly if pain is strong, stay on a soft diet; soups, […]

Blog – The Mouth Is Speaking: A Letter from the CEO

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September 30, 2020 [A Letter from Stanley M. Bergman]  The world has known that oral health matters since at least the year 400, the first recorded use of this Latin phrase: “Noli equi dentes inspicere donati.” Do not look a gift horse in the mouth.The ancients knew even then that examining a horse’s mouth was […]

Blog – Researchers Find “Normal” Body Temperature Has Dropped

Blog: Researchers Find “Normal” Body Temperature Has Dropped TIME (1/14, Park) states that 98.6°F (37°C) has been considered the “normal” human body temperature since 1871, but “in a paper published last week in eLife, researchers at Stanford University reported that the normal human body temperature has dropped since that time.” Looking at data “collected between […]

BLOG: Many Americans Unaware Of Cancers Associated With HPV, Survey Suggests

NBC News (9/16, Edwards) reports a study of over 6,000 men and women indicates “the majority of American adults are unaware” that “HPV, or human papillomavirus, can lead to a variety of cancers,” including oropharyngeal cancer. The survey found that while “two-thirds of women 18 to 26 understood that HPV can cause cervical cancer,” only […]

BLOG: Survey Shows Increase In Energy Drink Consumption

Reuters (5/27, Mishra) reports that “Americans are consuming more energy drinks, with a notable increase among young adults, survey data show.” Researchers “point to high caffeine levels in energy drinks and a ‘rapidly expanding body of literature’ that suggests negative health effects and risky behaviors may be linked to high consumption of the beverages.” In […]

BLOG Smartphones Are “Breeding Ground For Germs,” Studies Show

USA Today (2/26, Brown) reports that various studies have shown smartphones are “a breeding ground for germs and a cesspool of bacteria.” Experts say our hands and our phones are in contact with a variety of surfaces and their germs, which “can make you, your family and anyone else you come in contact with sick.” The […]