The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
The practice of personal hygiene of the mouth. It includes the maintenance of oral cleanliness, tissue tone, and general preservation of oral health.
The total of dental diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services provided to meet the needs of a patient (from Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982).
Education which increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of dental health on a personal or community basis.
Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.
Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to dental or oral health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
"Decayed, missing and filled teeth," a routinely used statistical concept in dentistry.
The giving of attention to the special dental needs of children, including the prevention of tooth diseases and instruction in dental hygiene and dental health. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
The giving of attention to the special dental needs of the elderly for proper maintenance or treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
The act of cleaning teeth with a brush to remove plaque and prevent tooth decay. (From Webster, 3d ed)
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Total lack of teeth through disease or extraction.
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
Pathological processes involving the PERIODONTIUM including the gum (GINGIVA), the alveolar bone (ALVEOLAR PROCESS), the DENTAL CEMENTUM, and the PERIODONTAL LIGAMENT.
A dental specialty concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance of oral health through promoting organized dental health programs at a community, state, or federal level.
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.
The branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention of disease and the maintenance and promotion of oral health.
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
The failure to retain teeth as a result of disease or injury.
Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)
An appliance used as an artificial or prosthetic replacement for missing teeth and adjacent tissues. It does not include CROWNS; DENTAL ABUTMENTS; nor TOOTH, ARTIFICIAL.
Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
Insurance providing coverage for dental care.
Pain in the adjacent areas of the teeth.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
The practice of dentistry concerned with the dental problems of children, proper maintenance, and treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.
Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.
General or unspecified diseases of the stomatognathic system, comprising the mouth, teeth, jaws, and pharynx.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
A combination of the debris index and the dental calculus index to determine the status of oral hygiene.
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
The principles of proper professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the dentist, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the dentist in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Use for articles concerning dental education in general.
Devices used in the home by persons to maintain dental and periodontal health. The devices include toothbrushes, dental flosses, water irrigators, gingival stimulators, etc.
A numerical rating scale for classifying the periodontal status of a person or population with a single figure which takes into consideration prevalence as well as severity of the condition. It is based upon probe measurement of periodontal pockets and on gingival tissue status.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
The status of health in rural populations.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
Individuals licensed to practice DENTISTRY.
The profession concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures, and the diagnosis and treatment of their diseases including prevention and the restoration of defective and missing tissue.
A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
The branch of dentistry concerned with the dental problems of older people.
Personnel whose work is prescribed and supervised by the dentist.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
The status of health in urban populations.
An artificial replacement for one or more natural teeth or part of a tooth, or associated structures, ranging from a portion of a tooth to a complete denture. The dental prosthesis is used for cosmetic or functional reasons, or both. DENTURES and specific types of dentures are also available. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p244 & Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p643)
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
Abnormal concretion or calcified deposit that forms around the teeth or dental prostheses.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
Abnormal fear or dread of visiting the dentist for preventive care or therapy and unwarranted anxiety over dental procedures.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
Inflammation of gum tissue (GINGIVA) without loss of connective tissue.
A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
The study of laws, theories, and hypotheses through a systematic examination of pertinent facts and their interpretation in the field of dentistry. (From Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982, p674)
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
The practice of dentistry concerned with preventive as well as diagnostic and treatment programs in a circumscribed population.
Preventive dental services provided for students in primary and secondary schools.
Persons trained in an accredited school or dental college and licensed by the state in which they reside to provide dental prophylaxis under the direction of a licensed dentist.
Practice of adding fluoride to water for the purpose of preventing tooth decay and cavities.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).
Absence of teeth from a portion of the mandible and/or maxilla.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Dental care for patients with chronic diseases. These diseases include chronic cardiovascular, endocrinologic, hematologic, immunologic, neoplastic, and renal diseases. The concept does not include dental care for the mentally or physically disabled which is DENTAL CARE FOR DISABLED.
Dental care for the emotionally, mentally, or physically disabled patient. It does not include dental care for the chronically ill ( = DENTAL CARE FOR CHRONICALLY ILL).
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of dentistry.
The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.
A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.
A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.
Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)
Providing for the full range of dental health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and rehabilitation of patients.
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
An index which scores the degree of dental plaque accumulation.
Use for material on dental facilities in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
The psychological relations between the dentist and patient.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
Societies whose membership is limited to dentists.
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
Agents used to occlude dental enamel pits and fissures in the prevention of dental caries.
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.
Traumatic or other damage to teeth including fractures (TOOTH FRACTURES) or displacements (TOOTH LUXATION).
Treatment for the prevention of periodontal diseases or other dental diseases by the cleaning of the teeth in the dental office using the procedures of DENTAL SCALING and DENTAL POLISHING. The treatment may include plaque detection, removal of supra- and subgingival plaque and calculus, application of caries-preventing agents, checking of restorations and prostheses and correcting overhanging margins and proximal contours of restorations, and checking for signs of food impaction.
An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.
A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.
Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
Substances that inhibit or arrest DENTAL CARIES formation. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)
Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.
A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population.
Individuals enrolled a school of dentistry or a formal educational program in leading to a degree in dentistry.
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
A self-evaluation of health status.
Groups of persons whose range of options is severely limited, who are frequently subjected to COERCION in their DECISION MAKING, or who may be compromised in their ability to give INFORMED CONSENT.
Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the islands of the central and South Pacific, including Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and traditionally Australasia.
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.
The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.
A quality-of-life scale developed in the United States in 1972 as a measure of health status or dysfunction generated by a disease. It is a behaviorally based questionnaire for patients and addresses activities such as sleep and rest, mobility, recreation, home management, emotional behavior, social interaction, and the like. It measures the patient's perceived health status and is sensitive enough to detect changes or differences in health status occurring over time or between groups. (From Medical Care, vol.xix, no.8, August 1981, p.787-805)
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
The physical condition of human reproductive systems.
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.
Facilities where dental care is provided to patients.
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.
Patterns of practice in dentistry related to diagnosis and treatment.
An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.
The expected function of a member of a particular profession.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
Decreased salivary flow.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
Appraisal of one's own personal qualities or traits.
Dentifrices that are formulated into a paste form. They typically contain abrasives, HUMECTANTS; DETERGENTS; FLAVORING AGENTS; and CARIOSTATIC AGENTS.
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
An offensive, foul breath odor resulting from a variety of causes such as poor oral hygiene, dental or oral infections, or the ingestion of certain foods.
A film that attaches to teeth, often causing DENTAL CARIES and GINGIVITIS. It is composed of MUCINS, secreted from salivary glands, and microorganisms.
Any change in the hue, color, or translucency of a tooth due to any cause. Restorative filling materials, drugs (both topical and systemic), pulpal necrosis, or hemorrhage may be responsible. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p253)
Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.
Examination of the mouth and teeth toward the identification and diagnosis of intraoral disease or manifestation of non-oral conditions.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.
Secondary or systemic infections due to dissemination throughout the body of microorganisms whose primary focus of infection lies in the periodontal tissues.
The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.
The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.
State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.
A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.
A course of study offered by an educational institution.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
Method for obtaining information through verbal responses, written or oral, from subjects.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
The teeth of the first dentition, which are shed and replaced by the permanent teeth.
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.
Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.
The predisposition to tooth decay (DENTAL CARIES).
Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.
Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.
The interactions between members of a community and representatives of the institutions within that community.
Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.
Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.
Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)
Elements of residence that characterize a population. They are applicable in determining need for and utilization of health services.
Persons diagnosed as having significantly lower than average intelligence and considerable problems in adapting to everyday life or lacking independence in regard to activities of daily living.
Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.
Organized efforts by communities or organizations to improve the health and well-being of infants.
The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.
Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.
The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.
The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.
The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)
Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.

Relationship between oral health and nutrition in very old people. (1/808)

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between oral health status and nutritional deficiency. DESIGN: Cross-sectional clinical study. SUBJECTS: 324 institutionalized frail older adults (mean age 85). MEASUREMENTS: Structured oral examination including an evaluation of mucosa, periodontal state, caries prevalence and denture quality. The nutritional status was assessed using serum albumin concentration and the body mass index. Physical dependence was assessed using the Barthel index. To identify oral health disorders associated with markers of malnutrition we performed the Pearson chi2 test separately for edentulous and dentate patients. Subjects with at least one of the identified oral disorders were classified as having compromised oral functional status. RESULTS: About two-thirds of the subjects were functionally dependent and half had either a body mass index <21 kg/m2 or serum albumin <33 g/l. Among the edentulous, wearing dentures with defective bases or not wearing dentures at all were the factors most associated with malnutrition. In dentate subjects, corresponding identifiers were the number of occluding pairs of teeth (five or fewer, either natural or prosthetic), the number of retained roots (four or more), and the presence of mobile teeth. According to these criteria, 31% of the subjects had a compromised oral functional status. This was more frequently found in dependent subjects (37%) than semi-dependent subjects (18%; odds ratio, 2.6; 95% confidence interval, 1.4-4.8). Those with compromised oral functional status had a significantly lower body mass index and serum albumin concentration. CONCLUSION: Specific detrimental oral conditions are associated with nutritional deficiency in very old people.  (+info)

An exploration of oral health beliefs and attitudes of Chinese in West Yorkshire: a qualitative investigation. (2/808)

This qualitative study explores oral health beliefs and attitudes among Chinese resident in West Yorkshire using six focus groups differentiated by age and gender. Focus group discussions took place in community settings led by trained Chinese facilitators. All groups believed that they were susceptible to dental disease, and that bleeding gums and total tooth loss were 'normal'; apart from the elderly, tooth loss was seen as undesirable. The elderly and adult groups believed in traditional remedies and claimed that preventive oral health measures were ineffective. These groups lacked faith in dentists, and for them cost, language difficulties and lack of awareness were the main reported barriers to accessing dental services. Traditional Chinese oral health beliefs remain influential for the elderly and adult UK Chinese. In contrast, teenagers thought that toothbrushing and sugar restriction would help to prevent dental diseases. The appropriateness of the focus group and interview methods for exploring oral health beliefs for the Chinese are discussed, as are implications of the reported intergenerational differences for oral health promotion strategy in the UK.  (+info)

Anticipatory guidance in infant oral health: rationale and recommendations. (3/808)

If appropriate measures are applied early enough, it may be possible to totally prevent oral disease. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that infants be scheduled for an initial oral evaluation within six months of the eruption of the first primary tooth but by no later than 12 months of age. The rationale for this recommendation is provided, although the recommendation itself is not universally accepted. Specific recommendations include elimination of bottles in bed, early use of soft-bristled toothbrushes (with parental supervision) and limitation of high-carbohydrate food intake after teeth have been brushed.  (+info)

The impact of molecular genetics on oral health paradigms. (4/808)

As a result of our increased understanding of the human genome, and the functional interrelationships of gene products with each other and with the environment, it is becoming increasingly evident that many human diseases are influenced by heritable alterations in the structure or function of genes. Significant advances in research methods and newly emerging partnerships between private and public sector interests are creating new possibilities for utilization of genetic information for the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. The availability and application of genetic information to the understanding of normal and abnormal human growth and development are fundamentally changing the way we approach the study of human diseases. As a result, the issues and principles of medical genetics are coming to bear across all disciplines of health care. In this review, we discuss some of the potential applications of human molecular genetics for the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases. This discussion is presented in the context of the ongoing technological advances and conceptual changes that are occurring in the field of medical genetics. To realize the promise of this new molecular genetics, we must be prepared to foresee the possibilities and to incorporate these newly emergent technologies into the evolving discipline of dentistry. By using examples of human conditions, we illustrate the broad application of this emerging technology to the study of simple as well as complex genetic diseases. Throughout this paper, we will use the following terminology: Penetrance--In a population, defined as the proportion of individuals possessing a disease-causing genotype who express the disease phenotype. When this proportion is less than 100%, the disease is said to have reduced or incomplete penetrance. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)--A technique for amplifying a large number of copies of a specific DNA sequence flanked by two oligonucleotide primers. The DNA is alternately heated and cooled in the presence of DNA polymerase and free nucleotides, so that the specified DNA segment is denatured, hybridized with primers, and extended by DNA polymerase. MIM--Mendelian Inheritance in Man catalogue number from V. McKusick's Mendelian Inheritance in man (OMIM, 1998).  (+info)

Oral health of patients scheduled for elective abdominal aortic correction with prosthesis. (5/808)

OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the frequency of potential oral foci of infection in patients scheduled for elective abdominal aortic surgery. DESIGN: prospective clinical study. MATERIALS: oral health and dentures of 50 patients (33 males and 17 females, mean age 65 years) were examined before aortic surgery. CHIEF OUTCOME MEASURES: radiographic and clinical examination with special emphasis on identifying acute and chronic oral and ontogenic conditions which may contribute to aortic prosthesis infection. RESULTS: eighty-two per cent of the patients had some oral infection foci. The mean number of remaining teeth in the cohort was 9.3, and 21% of these were potential infectious foci (62% in the patients). Twenty-six per cent of the patients suffered from oral Candida infection. Seventy-four per cent of the patients had total or partial dentures, 45% of which were ill-fitting and needed repair. CONCLUSIONS: oral infectious foci occur frequently in patients needing aortic surgery. Untreated foci may contribute to aortic prosthesis infection. Preoperative oral evaluation and elimination of intraoral infection is recommended for patients scheduled for abdominal aortic repair.  (+info)

Chewing gum--facts and fiction: a review of gum-chewing and oral health. (6/808)

The world market for chewing gum is estimated to be 560,000 tons per year, representing approximately US $5 billion. Some 374 billion pieces of chewing gum are sold worldwide every year, representing 187 billion hours of gum-chewing if each piece of gum is chewed for 30 minutes. Chewing gum can thus be expected to have an influence on oral health. The labeling of sugar-substituted chewing gum as "safe for teeth" or "tooth-friendly" has been proven beneficial to the informed consumer. Such claims are allowed for products having been shown in vivo not to depress plaque pH below 5.7, neither during nor for 30 minutes after the consumption. However, various chewing gum manufacturers have recently begun to make distinct health promotion claims, suggesting, e.g., reparative action or substitution for mechanical hygiene. The aim of this critical review--covering the effects of the physical properties of chewing gum and those of different ingredients both of conventional and of functional chewing gum--is to provide a set of guidelines for the interpretation of such claims and to assist oral health care professionals in counseling patients.  (+info)

Oral health and juvenile idiopathic arthritis: a review. (7/808)

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) results in significant morbidity that includes an adverse impact on oral health that is generally not well recognized. This review describes current literature which demonstrates poor oral health in children with JIA. The impact of JIA on oral health is probably multifactorial and these factors are discussed. This review emphasizes the role of paediatric dentistry in the multidisciplinary management of JIA and highlights the need for further research.  (+info)

Trends in surgical and nonsurgical periodontal treatment. (8/808)

BACKGROUND: New research is demonstrating that a person's total health is indeed related to his or her oral health. Elimination of all oral infections, including gingivitis and periodontis, is important to overall health. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: This article reviews recent evidence on the systemic and oral connection and discusses these findings as they relate to patient care. The article examines trends in nonsurgical and surgical therapy that will successfully arrest periodontal infections. Opportunities for early diagnosis and prevention will play an increasing role in dental practice in the future as patients understand the importance of oral health to overall health.  (+info)

Objective: The aims of this study were to estimate the prevalence and correlates of self-rated oral health (=SROH) among adults in a national population-based survey in Ecuador. Materials and Methods: In the national cross-sectional 2018 Ecuador STEPS survey, 4,638 persons (median age = 39 years, range 18-69 years) responded to a questionnaire, physical measures, and biomedical tests. Results: The prevalence of poor SROH was 9.7%, 10.1% among females and 9.4% among males. In multivariable logistic regression analysis, aged 50-69 years [adjusted odds ratio (AOR): 3.06, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.99, 4.72], Amerindian (AOR: 1.78, 95% CI: 1.23, 1.58), pain in the teeth/mouth (AOR: 2.03, 95% CI: 1.51, 2.73), impaired OHRQoL (OR: 3.94, 95% CI: 2.93, 5.29), dental visit more than past 12 months ago or never (AOR: 1.74, 95% CI: 1.32, 2.29), past smoking (AOR: 1.50, 95% CI: 1.08, 2.09) and history of heart attack or stroke (AOR: 1.57, 95% CI: 1.04, 2.37) were positively and having more than ...
Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate whether self-consciousness, self-reported oral health status and oralhealth-related behaviours were associated. Material and Methods: The present study sample consisted of 253 first year medical students in Romania. The questionnaire included information about socio-demographic factors, behavioural variables, self-reported oral health status and three selfconsciousness subscales (Private Self-Consciousness, Public Self-Consciousness, and Social Anxiety). Results: Significant differences were found in Public Self-Consciousness and Social Anxiety according to several variables: anxiety, stress, depression and current non-treated caries. There were significant differences in Social Anxiety for the variables of gender, smoking, perceived dental health, self-reported gum bleeding and reason for dental visit (p < 0.05). A significant difference was found in Public Self-Consciousness for the reason for dental visits (p < 0.05). Total ...
Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General (the Report) alerted Americans to the importance of oral health in their daily lives [USDHHS 2000a]. Issued in May 2000, the report further detailed how oral health is promoted, how oral diseases and conditions are prevented and managed, and what needs and opportunities exist to enhance oral health. The reports message was that oral health is essential to general health and well-being and can be achieved. However, several barriers hinder the ability of some Americans to attain optimal oral health. The Surgeon Generals report concluded with a framework for action, calling for a national oral health plan to improve quality of life and eliminate oral health disparities.. One component of an oral health plan is a set of measurable and achievable objectives on key indicators of oral disease burden, oral health promotion, and oral disease prevention. One set of national indicators was developed in November 2000 as part of Healthy People 2010, a ...
Objective. Focusing on 70-year-old adults in Sweden and guided by the conceptual framework of International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps (ICIDH), the purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which socio-demographic characteristics, self-reported oral disease and social/psychological/physical oral health outcome variables are associated with two global measures of self-assessed satisfaction with oral health in Swedish 70-year-olds and if there is a degree of discordance between these global questions. Background. It has become an important task to create a simple way to measure self-perceived oral health. In these attempts to find practical ways to measure health, the global oral health question is a possible tool to measure self-rated oral health, but there is limited knowledge about how important the wording of this question is. Materials and methods. In 2012, a questionnaire was mailed to all persons born in 1942 in two Swedish counties, Orebro (T) and ...
The questions this thesis seeks to answer are related to the increased interest in the oral health status of Australian teenagers and particularly whether there has been an increase in their level of dental disease In NSW. Five peer-reviewed journal articles are presented in this thesis describing the oral health status of teenagers in NSW, risk factors for dental caries, the impact of sugar sweetened beverages, and the utilisation of dental services. The first publication describes the oral health status of a random sample of 14 and 15 year olds in New South Wales as part of a state-wide survey in 2010. The survey reported a mean DMFT for 14 and 15 year olds of 1.2 and the major variations in caries experience found were related to remoteness, water fluoridation status, socio-economic status and household income levels. The second paper identifies the key protective oral health behaviour was regular tooth brushing, with those brushing twice or more a day having significantly lower caries ...
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Gherunpong, Sudaduang, Sheiham, Aubrey & Tsakos, Georgios. (‎2006)‎. A sociodental approach to assessing childrens oral health needs : integrating an oral health-related quality of life (‎OHRQoL)‎ measure into oral health service planning / Sudaduang Gherunpong, Aubrey Sheiham and Georgios Tsakos. Bulletin of the World Health Organization : the International Journal of Public Health 2006 ; 83(‎1)‎ : 36-42 ...
Objectives: The Teeth Tales trial aimed to establish a model for child oral health promotion for culturally diverse communities in Australia. Design: An exploratory trial implementing a communitybased child oral health promotion intervention for Australian families from migrant backgrounds. Mixed method, longitudinal evaluation. Setting: The intervention was based in Moreland, a culturally diverse locality in Melbourne, Australia. Participants: Families with 1-4-year-old children, self-identified as being from Iraqi, Lebanese or Pakistani backgrounds residing in Melbourne. Participants residing close to the intervention site were allocated to intervention. Intervention: The intervention was conducted over 5 months and comprised community oral health education sessions led by peer educators and follow-up health messages. Outcome measures: This paper reports on the intervention impacts, process evaluation and descriptive analysis of health, knowledge and behavioural changes 18 months after ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Satisfaction with dietary life affects oral health-related quality of life and subjective well-being in very elderly people. AU - Iinuma, Toshimitsu. AU - Arai, Yasumichi. AU - Takayama, Midori. AU - Takayama, Michiyo. AU - Abe, Yukiko. AU - Osawa, Yusuke. AU - Fukumoto, Motoko. AU - Fukui, Yusuke. AU - Shioda, Yohei. AU - Hirose, Nobuyoshi. AU - Komiyama, Kazuo. AU - Gionhaku, Nobuhito. PY - 2017. Y1 - 2017. N2 - Age-related deterioration in physical and oral health reduces healthy life expectancy and is thus an important problem for very elderly people. We investigated the effects of satisfaction with dietary life (SDL) in everyday life on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) and subjective well-being and examined associations between these factors. We evaluated 426 elders aged 85 years or older. All participants completed a questionnaire that inquired about age, gender, drinking status, body mass index, cognitive function, disability, and comorbidities, among other ...
Leserman Robbins, J., Lorvick, J., Lutnick, A., Wenger, L., & Kral, A. (2012). Self-reported oral health needs and dental-care seeking behavior among women who use methamphetamine. Substance Use and Misuse, 47(11), 1208 - 1213 ...
Background and objectives: The prison population is a unique and challenging one, with many health problems, including poor oral health. Dental diseases can reach epidemic proportions in the prison setting. The aim of the study was to assess the oral health status and treatment needs of prisoners in district jail of Raichur city, Karnataka. Material and Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out on 102 prisoners (males were 98 and females were 04) in the district jail of Raichur. A specially designed questionnaire was used to assess the demographic variables and oral hygiene practices. A clinical examination was done according to WHO (World Health Organization) criteria 1997 and recorded using WHO Oral Health Assessment Form. Results: The mean age of the study subjects was 29.9(+ 9.74) years and the mean DT, MT, FT and DMFT was 1.59(+1.58), 0.52(+3.02), 0.05(+0.21) and 2.16 (+3.44) respectively. The prevalence of dental caries and periodontal disease was 76.5% and 93.1% respectively. The ...
44 studies were included in the review of oral health promotion in dental practice that was undertaken to the recent NICE guidance on this topic. The results of this review suggest that the psychology of behaviour change is the key to oral health promotion and greater emphasis on teaching oral health professionals about health psychology would make oral health promotion in the dental surgery more effective.. [read the full story...] ...
Effects of oral health on the whole body,Oral health is one of the ten standards of human health identified by WHO (WHO), which is a mirror of human health and quality of life. WHO
Pregnancy is a unique period during a womans life and is characterized by complex physiological changes that may adversely affect oral health. At the same time, oral health is key to overall health and well-being. Preventive, diagnostic, and restorative dental treatment is safe throughout pregnancy and is effective in improving and maintaining oral health.. Health professionals often do not provide oral health care to pregnant women, and pregnant women, some with obvious signs of oral disease, often dont seek or receive oral health care. In many cases, neither pregnant women nor health professionals understand that oral health care is an important component of a healthy pregnancy.. Educating pregnant women about preventing and treating dental cavities is critical. Evidence suggests that most infants and young children acquire cavity-causing bacteria from their mothers. Providing pregnant women with counseling to promote healthy oral health behaviors may reduce transmission of such bacteria ...
Midwives can play a key role in promoting the oral health of pregnant women and assessing their oral health status. A maternal oral assessment tool (MOS) was developed and pilot tested by the study investigators to assist midwives in this role and the results were promising. The aim of this study was to undertake further sensitivity and specificity assessment of the MOS tool using two-comparison approaches- the longer oral health screening tool known as the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) and an oral assessment by trained study dentists. Pregnant women were recruited for this study as part of a larger randomised controlled trial of a Midwifery Initiated Oral Health (MIOH) program. Pregnant women completed the MOS and OHIP-14 as part of their initial assessment undertaken by 38 trained and accredited midwives. A dental assessment was conducted for all women in the intervention group using three trained study dentists with high inter rater reliability. Two hundred and eleven pregnant women
Self-reported oral health and quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in primary care: a multi-center cross-sectional study
EDITORIALS. Oral health, general health and quality of life. Aubrey Sheiham. Professor of Dental Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, England (email: [email protected]). The compartmentalization involved in viewing the mouth separately from the rest of the body must cease because oral health affects general health by causing considerable pain and suffering and by changing what people eat, their speech and their quality of life and well-being. Oral health also has an effect on other chronic diseases (1). Because of the failure to tackle social and material determinants and incorporate oral health into general health promotion, millions suffer intractable toothache and poor quality of life and end up with few teeth.. Health policies should be reoriented to incorporate oral health using sociodental approaches to assessing needs and the common risk factor approach ...
The Trump administration and state officials seeking Medicaid work rules have argued they are aimed at helping people find jobs. But the evidence is clear that losing health coverage is an impediment both to employment and to good health. This is especially true when it comes to oral health coverage, as noted in CDHPs fact sheet on family oral health. Access to oral health care can help people secure a job. Good oral health is also linked to higher earnings over time, particularly for women. Thats key to family economic stability. Unfortunately, harmful Medicaid waivers are likely to result in fewer parents accessing the oral health care they need, which has negative consequences for the entire family.. Tens of millions of people rely on Medicaid to access essential health and dental care. With support to stay healthy, this key program also helps lift families out of poverty and puts them on a path to success. While we have much work to do to ensure that Medicaid meets the needs of every ...
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Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) has important implications for the clinical practice of dentistry and dental research and should contribute to professional judgment about restorative treatments and prosthetic replacement in patients who had reduced dentitions. The aim was to compare the OHRQoL among adults (35-44 years) categorized according to different definitions of reduced dentition and considering the use (or non-use) of dental prosthesis. This study used data from a probabilistic sample of adults in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2015. OHRQoL was based on none items of Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP) index, as prevalence (at least one impact) and extent (the number of items with non-zero score). We used different criteria to assess dentition status: (1) Shortened Dental Arch (SDA): having 3-5 natural occlusal units (OUs) in posterior teeth and intact anterior region; (2) hierarchical functional classification system: a five-level stepwise classification of dentition; and (3) presence of
Results Men with poor oral health experienced a higher risk of cause-specific and all-cause mortality. HRs for all-cause mortality were 2.94 (95% CI 2.11 to 4.08) among individuals with poor oral health and 3.98 (95% CI 2.43 to 6.49) among edentates compared with those with good oral health after adjusting for ethnicity and age. The association attenuated but remained significant after further adjustment for systemic conditions, socioeconomic position and behaviours. Socioeconomic and behavioural factors explained 52% and 44% of mortality risks attributed to poor oral health and being edentate, respectively.. ...
Oral health belief is a prerequisite of changing oral health behaviors especially during adolescence. However, there is a paucity of well-established questionnaire for use among adolescents. This study aimed to develop and validate an instrument to evaluate adolescents beliefs about oral health behaviors using health belief model. A preliminary 43-item questionnaire was developed by an expert panel. Then the questionnaire was finalized by decreasing the number of items to 35 by analyzing the results from face validity and factor analysis from 421 Hong Kong secondary school students. The content validity were evaluated by a panel of 2 behavioral scientists, 2 dentists, 2 schoolteachers and 10 adolescents. The construct validity of the questionnaire was assessed by performing exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The Cronbachs alpha coefficient, item-total correlation and intraclass coefficient were used to test its reliability. In addition, to confirm its
05) compared to other Latinos. The multilinear regression showed that both age and gender (p
What does the phrase oral health mean to you? No new cavities at your dental checkup? Thats certainly part of it. But its really so much more than a lack of tooth decay. Good oral health means a mouth thats free of disease - which can range all the way from mild gingivitis (gum inflammation) to oral cancer; a bite that functions well enough for you to eat without pain and get ample nutrition; and a smile that lets you express your happiest emotions with confidence. Simply put, oral health is a crucial component of your overall health and well-being.. ​. Its important to realize that small - and readily treatable - problems in your mouth can become more complicated, painful and expensive if neglected for too long. Some of these oral health conditions may even have ramifications throughout the whole body. Gingivitis, for example, can sometimes progress to periodontitis - a more serious form of gum disease that can loosen teeth and cause them to fall out. Missing teeth can lead to bone loss ...
Good health requires good oral health, yet millions of Americans, especially vulnerable and underserved populations, lack access to basic oral health care. The Health Resources and Services Administration and the California HealthCare Foundation asked the IOM and the National Research Council to assess the current oral health care system and make recommendations on ways to improve access to care for vulnerable and underserved populations. The IOM recommends changes to incorporate oral health care into overall health care, changes in education and training of all types of health care professionals, and changes in how oral health care is financed and delivered.
To our best knowledge, there was little research to assess the changes of quality of life and satisfaction after orthognathic in one trial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes of oral health related quality of life and satisfaction between surgery-first and orthodontic-first orthognathic surgery. Fifty Chinese orthognathic adluts patients completed two questionnaires: the Dental Impact on Daily Living questionnaire for assessment of his/her satisfaction and 14-item Oral Health Impact Profile for assessment of patients quality of life. The subjects completed six sets of interviews and clinical evaluations at before treatment; 1 month after surgery (surgery-first); 6 months after treatment; 12 months after treatment ; and 18 month after treatment ; the finished treatment. The pre and post surgical orthodontic period was also recorded. Chi square tests and repeated-measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used to compare categorical variables and measure results. All analyses were carried
A recent study found that oral health is a major public health problem in Europe and that oral diseases have considerable negative impacts on the quality of life of populations. The study indicated that, vulnerable and low-income groups as a whole receive oral health care services less frequently than the general population and more so for emergency situations when in pain, rather than for preventive care. The conclusion of the review of dozens of public health programs across European countries was that in the case of oral health, investment in simple preventive programs is cost-effective and that solving the problem of poor oral health in Europe does not require an entirely new policy in every case or a reinvention of the wheel. There are many programs in place to address the oral health inequalities for vulnerable groups, with new models and approaches to care being introduced and explored on an ongoing basis. ...
September 26-30 is Malnutrition Awareness Week in the United States.. The Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research explained in an article that Malnutrition affects the oral health and a poor oral health in turn, may lead to malnutrition. This interdependent relationship sees good nutritional health, thus promoting good oral health and vice versa.. In other words, teeth help you maintain proper eating and nutritional health. And proper diet helps you maintain optimal oral and physical health. When one of these components suffers, the other will suffer as well.. Group Health Dental understands the interdependent relationship between malnutrition and oral health. For that reason wed like to remind our patients of the importance of maintaining a healthy and well-rounded diet. Be sure to include vitamins and minerals and other nutrients that promote healthy tissues and organ function. Its also important to create and continue in good daily oral hygiene routines each day such as brushing and ...
Many parents are of the opinion that a baby does not need any teeth care or hygiene to be maintained as primary or baby teeth are temporary and will fall off, being replaced by permanent teeth. But it is equally important to follow a care and hygiene routine for oral health for babies too as there is an equal chance of tooth decay and gum troubles. Besides starting an early oral care regimen will prepare your baby and make him used to brushing and flossing which is vital for oral health as your baby will grow. Ignoring oral hygiene can lead to cavities and plaque in the primary teeth which can not only cause pain which could have been avoided but also gum infections. Early extraction due to tooth decay of primary teeth can also affect normal growth and occurrence of permanent teeth. Caring for your babys oral health should start before the emergence of your babys first tooth.. ...
2021-3-12 · Oral Health Assessment Forms. An oral health assessment form is a type of assessment for that is focused on the state of health of your mouth and teeth, it is a means of identifying and removing harmful elements from your mouths such as plaque and cavity so as to promote the health of your teeth, gums, and tongue. Child Health …. Get Price ...
Poor oral health in early childhood can have long-term consequences, and parents often are unaware of the importance of preventive measures for infants and toddlers. Children in rural, low-income families suffer disproportionately from the effects of poor oral health. Participants were 91 parents of infants and toddlers enrolled in Early Head Start (EHS) living in rural Hawaii, USA. In this quasi-experimental design, EHS home visitors were assigned to use either a didactic or family-centered video with parents they served. Home visitors reviewed short segments of the assigned videos with parents over an eight-week period. Both groups showed significant prepost gains on knowledge and attitudes/behaviors relating to early oral health as well as self-reported changes in family oral health routines at a six-week followup. Controlling for pretest levels, parents in the family-centered video group showed larger changes in attitudes/behaviors at posttest and a higher number of positive changes in family oral
Women undergo several hormonal changes throughout their lives, causing hormone levels to fluctuate. This fluctuation can not only cause changes in the body, but in the mouth as well. At my St. Joseph dental office, we want to cater to our female patients, and this blog can explain how their hormonal changes affect their oral health.. Because of the unique hormonal changes women experience, chances for oral health problems actually increase. When hormone levels adjust, the blood supply to the gum tissue is affected, as well as the bodys response to toxins caused by plaque. This makes women more susceptible to gum disease and other oral health problems during certain stages in their lives when the hormonal changes are particularly extreme.. Puberty. The first major change in female hormones occurs during puberty. When a woman enters puberty, the female hormones of estrogen and progesterone surge. This increase in hormone levels not only cause changes to the body, it can also change how your mouth ...
Prosthodontics and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life A Survey Study of an Adult Swedish Population, Including Inequalities in Oral Health and Dental Care Utilization. Zahnheilkunde VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (16.10.2008) - ISBN-13: 978-3-639-00627-8 ...
Poor oral health is still a major burden for populations throughout the world, particularly in developing countries. The aim of this study was investigate oral health behaviour (tooth brushing and dental attendance) and associated factors in low, middle and high income countries. Using anonymous questionnaires, data were collected from 19,560 undergraduate university students (mean age 20.8, SD = 2.8) from 27 universities in 26 countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas. Results indicate that 67.2% of students reported to brush their teeth twice or more times a day, 28.8% about once a day and 4.0% never. Regarding dental check-up visit, 16.3% reported twice a year, 25.6% once a year, 33.9% rarely and 24.3% never. In a multivariate logistic regression analysis, being a male, coming from a wealthy or quite well off family background, living in low income or lower middle income, weak beliefs in the importance of regular tooth brushing, depression and PTSD symptoms, tobacco use and frequent gambling,
Research shows that oral health and general health are related. Poor oral health is often associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory diseases, cancer, obesity, dementia and Alzheimers disease. In addition to other conditions, oral health is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Integrating oral health in primary care transforms care delivery in ways that benefit both patient and provider. Screening for risk factors and early signs of disease, along with dental referrals can improve patient care and treatment planning. We hope this tip sheet provides the resources you need to learn more about the oral-systemic connection and helps you communicate evidence-based best practice recommendations to optimize your patients health and well-being ...
Background: Oral health (OH) is poor among young adults in Russia, but there is little information on OH-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in this population. We investigated how socio-demographic factors, self-reported OH characteristics, oral health behaviour, and clinically-assessed OH are related to OHRQoL in medical and dental students in North-West Russia. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 391 medical and 275 dental Russian undergraduate students aged 18-25 years. Information on socio-demographic, self-reported OH characteristics, and oral health behaviour was obtained from a structured, self-administered questionnaire. A clinical examination was performed to assess dental caries experience based on the decayed (D) missing (M) filled (F) teeth (T) index; Simplified Oral Hygiene Index; and Gingival Index. OHRQoL was measured by the OH Impact Profile (OHIP-14). Results: 53.6% of students reported low OHRQoL during the last 12 months. Female sex (odds ratio [OR] = 1.48, 95% confidence
This action guide has been developed in partnership between Dental Health Services Victoria and the Department of Health & Human Services to help local government improve oral health.. Local government plays an important role in supporting the objectives of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008. Councils can make an impact on their residents oral health by helping to create environments that promote oral health ...
The state Department of Healths recently released surveillance report on the oral health of Hawaiis children doesnt give much to smile about.. The Hawaii Smiles survey confirmed that the states children have the highest prevalence of tooth decay in the nation. The baseline results were based on data collected from more than 3,000 third-grade students in 67 public elementary schools during the 2014-2015 school year.. Third graders were selected because this is the same target population of national oral health surveillance surveys and provided a basis of comparison with national statistics.. The survey showed that all Hawaii children do not take advantage of preventive measures to improve their oral health. More than 60 percent of children in Hawaii do not have protective dental sealants, a cost-effective clinical intervention to prevent tooth decay in molars.. The surveys key findings:. ...
The influence of oral health on quality of life and influence of other diseases on oral health is a soft area to be focussed on. Also the prospective cures or concepts that can be implemented in near future are discussed under this topic. The following topics covers in this session: Magnetic resonance imaging, X-ray computed tomography, Oral Tissue Biopsy, Immunohistochemistry.. The influence of oral health on quality of life and influence of other diseases on oral health is a soft area to be focussed on. Also the prospective cures or concepts that can be implemented in near future are discussed under this topic. The following topics covers in this session: Magnetic resonance imaging, X-ray computed tomography, Oral Tissue Biopsy, Immunohistochemistry.. ...
Although oral health is improving in England almost a quarter (24.7%) of 5-year olds have tooth decay, meaning 1 in 4 will have tooth decay when they start school. In fact, every 10 minutes a child in England has a rotten tooth removed. It is the most common reason that children aged between five and nine need treatment in hospital.. Poor oral health impacts on children and familys wellbeing and is almost totally preventable. Children who have tooth ache or who need treatment due to poor oral health may have to be absent from school. ...
The number of missed opportunities to discuss oral health as part of medical checkups for both mother and baby is an eye opener, said Dr. Stacie Rivers, Cigna medical director for maternity programs and a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist. There is a clear action step for physicians, and significant gains to be made when there is an integrated effort to help patients understand the connection between oral health and overall wellness. The effects of the doctors influence seems to last beyond delivery -- while only 43% of new mothers have had a dental checkup since giving birth, that percentage climbs to 63% for women whose doctors discussed oral health during maternity visits. Postpartum dental visits are also important, particularly as dental hygiene habits may slip once baby arrives. More than one-third of new mothers (36%) say they are brushing and flossing less frequently than before the baby - many blaming lack of time. Similarly, pediatricians can help babies start the path ...
Access to oral health care for children is an important concern that has received considerable attention since publication of Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General in 2000.2 The report identified profound and consequential disparities in the oral health of our citizens and that dental disease restricts activities in school, work, and home, and often significantly diminishes the quality of life.2 It concluded that for certain large groups of disadvantaged children there is a silent epidemic of dental disease.2 This report identified dental caries as the most common chronic disease of children in the U.S., noting that 80 percent of tooth decay is found in 20 to 25 percent of children, large portions of whom live in poverty or low-income households and lack access to an on-going source of quality dental care.2 Research on the topic has shown that the distribution of these disparities may vary by age group.3 The mission of the AAPD is to advance optimal oral health for all ...
Who should attend? Professionals who provide continuing education classes for caregivers.. Whats included? 5-hours CE; continental breakfast and lunch; and a training kit that includes the full curriculum, demo materials, handout masters, links to online training materials, and an implementation guide to plan future caregiver trainings. Training kit value: $150. Registration: The training is free for Washington residents and $95 for out-of-state participants. To register, please complete the attached registration form and email or fax it to:. Matt Gonzalez, Washington Dental Service Foundation (WDS Foundation) [email protected]; fax 206-985-4779.. Trained instructors can access the presentation materials here: Trainer Materials. Oral Health for Caregivers is a training curriculum that provides critical oral health information for those who care for older adults. With an emphasis on prevention, the program introduces oral health in an easy-to-understand format that can be used to ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Functional ability and oral health among older people: a longitudinal study from age 75 to 80.. AU - Avlund, K. AU - Holm-Pedersen, P. AU - Schroll, M. N1 - Keywords: Activities of Daily Living; Age Distribution; Aged; Analysis of Variance; Chi-Square Distribution; Chronic Disease; Comorbidity; Cross-Sectional Studies; Denmark; Dental Health Services; Dental Health Surveys; Educational Status; Female; Geriatric Assessment; Health Care Surveys; Humans; Income; Longitudinal Studies; Male; Oral Health; Sex Distribution. PY - 2001. Y1 - 2001. N2 - OBJECTIVE: To examine whether functional ability at age 75 and age 80 is associated with oral health and use of dental services cross-sectionally and whether changes in functional ability from age 75 to age 80 are associated with oral health and regular use of dental services at age 80. DESIGN: The study included a random sample of 75-year-olds at baseline and a follow-up study 5 years later. The data are treated as two cross-sectional ...
Mercer Island Dentist. Dr. Ken McNabb provides Hygiene/Periodontal Health, gum disease, gum disease treatment, periodontal surgery, preventive oral health, oral hygiene, gum care to patients suffering from gingivitis, bad breath, plaque in Bellevue, Newport , Seattle, . Bellevue Dentist providing Hygiene/Periodontal Health in Mercer Island, Washington.
The Better Oral Health for Massachusetts Coalition (BOHMAC) is a statewide organization which advocates for oral health policies to ensure that Massachusetts residents, especially those most vulnerable, have benefit of comprehensive oral health prevention and treatment services. BOHMAC is committed to working with policy-makers, advocates, community partners and health providers to guarantee that oral health is an essential component of overall health.. ...
Good Oral Health Practices You know the drill--its what you hope to avoid with regular brushing and flossing. Brushing twice a day will help get rid of plaque, the main cause of tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque is a sticky film that is deposited on your teeth. It is made up of bacteria, mucus and minerals in the saliva. Bacteria break down the sugars and starches from foods into acids, which attack the enamel on your teeth, causing tooth decay and other problems. Clean white teeth, healthy gums and ...
Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released their report Advancing Oral Health in America, which emphasizes the inextricable link between a persons oral health and overall health.. The Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, asked the IOM to conduct this study on the state of oral health care in the U.S. We thank the IOM for their insight, expertise and partnership on this important topic. Millions of Americans lack access to oral health care services. This has to change. Secretary Sebelius and the leadership of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognize the seriousness of this issue and in 2010 instituted a cross agency Oral Health Initiative.. The IOM outlines several timely recommendations to HHS in this report: integrating oral health with primary care, promoting evidence-based preventive services, improving oral health literacy, and enhancing oral health care delivery, particularly in underserved ...
The IOM recommended that HHS design an oral health initiative that addresses areas in greatest need of attention, using approaches that have the most potential for creating improvement s, and to support this effort with strong leadership, sustained interest, and the involvement of multiple stakeholders.. The Committee on an Oral Health Initiative reaffirms that oral health is an integral part of overall health and points to many opportunities to improve the nations oral health, IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., PhD., said in the foreword to the report. We issue this report in the hope that it will prove useful to responsible government agencies, informative to the health professions, and public, and helpful in attaining higher levels of dental health ...
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While you may see many people sporting pink bracelets, clothes, or even hairstyles, we have chosen to raise awareness by writing about the connection between oral health and breast cancer.. More than 200,000 women are in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. With a breast cancer diagnosis comes a great amount of health challenges, including issues with oral health. Many breast cancer patients are at risk for dental caries, pain, and xerostomia. These conditions can seriously affect oral health.. Xerostomia is a form of dry mouth that can cause serious decay to teeth. We all need saliva in our mouth because it helps to wash away bacteria that will become acid and erode enamel. Suffering from dry mouth allows the bacteria, acid, and plaque on teeth to cause decay much more quickly and severely. This makes it much easier for cavities to form.. Chemotherapy is the main cause for most oral health issues during cancer treatment. The drugs used ...
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Role of the Oral Health Therapist[edit]. An Oral Health Therapist is a member of the dental team who is dual qualified as a ... They also have expertise in providing oral health education and promotion to support the patient to maintain their at home oral ... Periodontal Health, Gingival Diseases and Conditions:. Periodontal Health and Gingival Health. Gingivitis: Dental-Biofilm ... "BMC Oral Health. 15 (S1): S5. doi:10.1186/1472-6831-15-s1-s5. PMC 4580822. PMID 26390822.. ...
"BMC Oral Health. 6 (1): S14. doi:10.1186/1472-6831-6-S1-S14. ISSN 1472-6831. PMC 2147593. PMID 16934115.. ... Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 83 (4): 506-509. doi:10.1016/s1079-2104(97)90154-2. PMID 9127386.. ... Ibsen OAC; Phelan JA (14 April 2014). Oral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist. Elsevier Health Sciences. p. 173. ISBN 978-0-323 ... Chi AC, Damm DD, Neville BW, Allen CA, Bouquot J (11 June 2008). Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Elsevier Health Sciences. pp ...
"BMC Oral Health. 15: 113. doi:10.1186/s12903-015-0095-6 - via BioMed Central.. ... "Health Technical Memorandum 01-04: Decontamination of linen for health and social care" (PDF). UK Department of Health. March ... Oral hygiene[edit]. Main article: Oral hygiene. It is recommended that all healthy adults brush twice a day,[59] softly,[60] ... World Health Organization. 2009.. *^ "How can personal hygiene be maintained in difficult circumstances?". World Health ...
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"BMC Oral Health. 18 (1): 88. doi:10.1186/s12903-018-0523-5. PMC 5952365. PMID 29764458.. ... Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, and Oral Pathology. 33 (2): 284-96. doi:10.1016/0030-4220(72)90397-0. PMID 4500600.. ... and they were developed by the United States Army as a quick way to get an overall view of a soldier's oral health. Exposing ... "Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery. 13 (4): 603-5. doi:10.1007/s12663-013-0499-2. PMC 4518771. PMID 26225035.. ...
"Charcoal, Activated (Oral Route)". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved 15 February 2019.. *^ World Health Organization (2019). World Health ... "The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Retrieved 23 April 2014.. *^ IBM Micromedex (1 February 2019). ... Geneva: World Health Organization. hdl:10665/325771. WHO/MVP/EMP/IAU/2019.06. License: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.. ... Activated carbon is used to treat poisonings and overdoses following oral ingestion. Tablets or capsules of activated carbon ...
Oral Health 85 (indicative only), Fine Arts and Music were not applicable.[79] ... "Going Rural Health. Going Rural Health. Retrieved 6 May 2019.. *^ "Shepparton Medical Centre". The University of Melbourne. The ... Health fields such as Indigenous, women's, mental, sexual, and rural health have all been researched at the centre. A ... The Shepparton campus is home to the Rural Health Academic Centre for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. ...
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Oral candidiasis, especially denture-related stomatitis is often found to be present where there is angular cheilitis, and if ... Leyse-Wallace, Ruth (29 January 2013). Nutrition and Mental Health. CRC Press. p. 246. ISBN 9781439863350. Archived from the ... The lesions may resolve when the underlying disease is treated, e.g. with a course of oral iron or B vitamin supplements. Patch ... Scully, Crispian (2008). Oral and maxillofacial medicine : the basis of diagnosis and treatment (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill ...
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Oral submucosal fibrosis; Syphilitic glossitis; Sideropenic dysphagia (Paterson-Kelly-Brown syndrome). Oral lichen planus; ... The prognosis for people with oropharyngeal cancer depends on the age and health of the person and the stage of the disease. It ... Idrees M, Kujan O, Shearston K, Farah CS (January 2020). "Oral lichen planus has a very low malignant transformation rate: A ... National Institutes of Health - National Cancer Institute. December 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2017. Bulsara, Vishal M.; ...
The presence of oral T. forsythia has been found to be associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer. List of ... International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 11 (7): 6979-7000. doi:10.3390/ijerph110706979. PMC 4113856 ... Oral microbiota indicates link between periodontal disease, esophageal cancer. Science Daily. December 1, 2017 Aagaard K, ... Oral Diseases. 20 (8): 803-8. doi:10.1111/odi.12214. PMID 24372897. Africa CW, Nel J, Stemmet M (July 2014). "Anaerobes and ...
"Oral Histories; Mental Health and Black People". The Struggle For Race Equality: An Oral History of the Runnymede Trust, 1968- ... Helman, Cecil G. (2014). Culture, Health and Illness: An Introduction for Health Professionals. Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978 ... for the National Institute of Mental Health) (2003). "Inside Outside: Improving mental health services for black and minority ... At an oral history seminar in 1981, organised by Lambeth Community Relations Council, Burke stated: "If you are black, and ...
Delivering Better Oral Health: An evidence-based toolkit for prevention. NHS. UK, 2007. Roos J, Dumolard A, Bourget S, Grange L ... Riley P, Lamont T (December 2013). Riley P (ed.). "Triclosan/copolymer containing toothpastes for oral health". The Cochrane ... National Institutes of Health. Retrieved February 7, 2014. Valkenburg C, Slot DE, Bakker EW, Van der Weijden FA (December 2016 ... Also patients with Oral Lichen Planus who avoided SLS-containing toothpaste benefited. After using toothpaste, orange juice and ...
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"Oral Health". National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Retrieved 2013-12-30.. ... Medicine portal Oral medicine Oral and maxillofacial pathology Tongue disease "Cavities/tooth decay". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved ... such as oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and endodontics. Tooth pathology is usually separated from other types ... Prevention includes good oral hygiene that consists of brushing twice daily, flossing, eating nutritious meals and limiting ...
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This dynamic between host oral cavity and oral microbes plays a key role in health and disease as it provides entry into the ... "The oral microbiome in health and disease and the potential impact on personalized dental medicine". Oral Diseases. 18 (2): 109 ... Systemic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases has been correlated to poor oral health. Of particular interest ... However, proper oral hygiene may not be enough as the oral microbiome, genetics, and changes to immune response play a factor ...
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Route: Oral. Dose: 25-50 mg/day. Neyman A, Fuqua JS, Eugster EA (April 2019). "Bicalutamide as an Androgen Blocker With ... Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 26-. ISBN 978-0-323-48408-4. H.J.T. Coelingh Benni; H.M. Vemer (15 December 1990). Chronic ... Elsevier Health Sciences. pp. 193-194. ISBN 978-0-323-22267-9. m Sternberg MH, Forget BG, Higgs DR, Weatherall DJ (17 August ... Bicalutamide is approved for use in prostate cancer at an oral dose of 50 mg daily, but has been used in the treatment of ...
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Simon JA (July 2014). "What if the Women's Health Initiative had used transdermal estradiol and oral progesterone instead?". ... oral micronized estradiol valerate had been introduced by Schering in 1968. Oral micronized estradiol and oral estradiol ... Leinung MC, Feustel PJ, Joseph J (2018). "Hormonal Treatment of Transgender Women with Oral Estradiol". Transgender Health. 3 ( ... Higher doses of oral estrogens are associated with higher risks of VTE. In contrast to oral estradiol, transdermal and vaginal ...
"Denture stomatitis". Oral Health Foundation. Retrieved 2018-11-22. "Denture-Related Stomatitis - an overview , ScienceDirect ... Oral Health. Retrieved 23 November 2018. Basker, R., & British Dental Association. (1993). Overdentures in general dental ... It is an example of a yeast infection and can arise due to various factors, for example poor oral hygiene, hyposalivation and ... An improvement in soft tissue health can also be seen. There are a number of complications that can arise once overdentures are ...
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Oral therapy with chenodeoxycholic acid and/or ursodeoxycholic acid has been used to dissolve cholesterol gallstones.[26][27][ ... "Bile acids in glucose metabolism in health and disease". Journal of Experimental Medicine. 215 (2): 383-396. doi:10.1084/jem. ...
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"Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 91 (9): 671-682D. doi:10.2471/BLT.12.113415. PMC 3790213. PMID 24101783.. ... A second oral agent of another class or insulin may be added if metformin is not sufficient after three months.[87] Other ... "Health Technology Assessment. 13 (41): 1-190, 215-357, iii-iv. doi:10.3310/hta13410. hdl:10536/DRO/DU:30064294. PMID 19726018. ... Injections of insulin may either be added to oral medication or used alone.[25] Most people do not initially need insulin.[13] ...
UNESCO Masterpieces of the Oral and. Intangible Heritage of Humanity, Iran. Inscribed in 2009. *The Radif of Iranian music ... Seer (garlic), represents good health. *Serkeh (vinegar), represents patience. *Sonbol (hyacinth), represents spring ...
"International travel and health. World Health Organization (WHO). Archived from the original on 29 July 2014.. ... Rehydration may be via the oral or intravenous route.[135] These measures may include pain management, and treatment for nausea ... Ebola virus disease (Report). World Health Organization. Retrieved 6 June 2019.. *^ a b "CDC urges all US residents to avoid ... "World Health Organization (WHO). Retrieved 14 May 2018.. *^ Yong E (21 May 2018). "Most Maps of the New Ebola Outbreak Are ...
... (video interview). NAMM Oral History Program, 2009-04-07. Retrieved on 2009-09-02. ... on the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and as a member of the Academic Panel for cultural exchange ...
... has helped increase access to dental services by providing dentists higher reimbursements for oral health education and ... Oregon Medicaid health experiment and controversy[edit]. Main article: Oregon Medicaid health experiment ... "Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Offer Free Or Low-Cost Health Coverage To Children And Families" ( ... The lottery enabled studies to accurately measure the impact of health insurance on an individual's health and eliminate ...
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Office on Women's Health. July 2009. ... Topical and oral preparations of nicotinamide (the amide form of vitamin B3) are alternative medical treatments.[147] ... PubMed Health. Cologne: Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care. July 2016. Archived from the original on 6 ... U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.. *^ a b c Kaplan YC, Ozsarfati J, Etwel F, Nickel C, Nulman I, Koren G (November ...
"Conjunctivitis in Children , Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library". Retrieved 2016-11-11.. ... "Topical sulfacetamide vs oral erythromycin for neonatal chlamydial conjunctivitis." American Journal of diseases of children ... Neonatal inclusion conjunctivitis caused by Chlamydia trachomatis should be treated with oral erythromycin. Topical therapy is ... Infants with chlamydia pneumonitis should be treated with oral erythromycin for 10-14 days.[6] ...
Oral carcinoma[edit]. Patients after HSCT are at a higher risk for oral carcinoma. Post-HSCT oral cancer may have more ... The risks of a complication depend on patient characteristics, health care providers and the apheresis procedure, and the ... December 2010). "Oral cancer in patients after hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation: long-term follow-up suggests an ... aggressive behavior with poorer prognosis, when compared to oral cancer in non-HSCT patients.[39] ...
"World Health Organization. June 2000. Retrieved 2007-12-24.. *↑ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2004) [2000 ... Inconsistent use was reported by 49% of those using condoms and 76% of those using the combined oral contraceptive pill; 42% of ... Abortion in young women and subsequent mental health. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2006 Jan;47(1):16-24. PMID 16405636 PDF ... In Bangladesh, India and Kenya, however, more such women thought the pregnancy was a risk to their health.[32] 1% of women in ...
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"Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health. 2 (1): 23. doi:10.1186/1745-0179-2-23. PMC 1584230 . PMID 16968542.. ... Levothyroxine for systemic administration is available as an oral tablet, an intramuscular injection, and as a solution for ... World Health Organization. April 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 December 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.. ... "The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.. ...
Community health or public health is an aspect of health services concerned with threats to the overall health of a community ... oral and maxillofacial surgery, oncologic surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery, podiatric surgery, ... Resource Mobilization in Sri Lanka's Health Sector - Rannan-Eliya, Ravi P. & De Mel, Nishan, Harvard School of Public Health & ... Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment ...
"Health News" (PDF). NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2018.. ... Neuropathology and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery facilities for the West of Scotland.[25] Attached to the institute is The ... "842m 'Death Star' hospital opens doors to first patients", National Health Executive, 27 April 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015 ...
"Environmental Health Perspectives. 112 (10): 1092-8. doi:10.1289/ehp.6877. PMC 1247383. PMID 15238283.. ... oral administration of doxycycline is widely recommended as the first choice, as it is effective against not only Borrelia ... National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Archived from the original on 9 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.. ... National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Archived from the original on 11 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.. ...
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The persistent duct or sinus can promote oral secretions, which may cause cysts to become infected. Up to half of thyroglossal ... Retrieved from *^ Ali M.; Abussa A.; Hashmi H. (2007). "Papillary thyrpid carcinoma formation in a ... International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 44 (1): 119-126. doi:10.1016/j.ijom.2014.07.007. PMID 25132570.. ... International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 44 (1): 119-126. doi:10.1016/j.ijom.2014.07.007. ISSN 1399-0020. PMID ...
Health claimsEdit. Quercetin has been studied in basic research and small clinical trials.[2][28][29] While quercetin ... In preliminary human studies, oral intake of quercetin in doses up to one gram per day over three months did not cause adverse ... "In Bao Y, Fenwick R. Phytochemicals in health and disease. New York, NY: Dekker. pp. 50-67. ISBN 0-8247-4023-8.. ... The US Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to several manufacturers advertising unauthorized health claims ...
"Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease. 30 (sup1): 1535737. doi:10.1080/16512235.2018.1535737. PMC 6225515. PMID 30425610.. ... "The Oral History Of The Poop Emoji (Or, How Google Brought Poop To America)", Fast Company, November 18, 2014. ... The appearance of human fecal matter varies according to diet and health.[9] Normally it is semisolid, with a mucus coating. A ... These are studied to determine the diet and health of the people who produced them through the analysis of seeds, small bones, ...
Common sites of bacterial colonization include the nasal passage, groin, oral cavity and skin.[1] ... the likelihood of the patient going on to develop life-threatening health care-associated infections is reduced. ... "Decolonization in Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections". Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 29 (2): 201-222. doi ...
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Replies to the Commission's questionnaire by the Associations concerned with tenants, Bar Associations, etc., and their oral ... the crisis overwhelmed the provision of health care and key supplies: food relief and medical rehabilitation were supplied too ... unsanitary conditions and lack of health care. Millions were impoverished as the crisis overwhelmed large segments of the ...
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is a non-profit, patient-centric group focused on improving the health and ... The American Kidney Fund directly provides financial support to patients in need, as well as participating in health education ... Kidney problems can have significant impact on quality and length of life, and so psychological support, health education and ... the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease, from diet and medication to renal replacement therapy ( ...
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Understanding the Problem Dental problems are among the most common health problems experienced by older adults. In fact, ... Oral Cancer. Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth, throat, tongue, and lips. If you notice red or white spots, sores in ... 2018 Health in Aging. All rights reserved.. Feedback • Site Map • Privacy Policy • Terms of Use • Disclaimer This site complies ... These could be early signs of oral cancer. Prevention is the best medicine. Many dental problems are preventable with good ...
We still have a long way to go to address oral health issues across the country and National Smile Month can help us address ... Oral health statistics in the UK. Oral health in the UK has never been better than it is right now. ... Between 17 May and 17 June 2021, the Oral Health Foundation will be raising awareness of important health issues and ready to ... health Dental hygiene awareness Free check up Mouth Cancer Mouth Cancer Action Month National Smile Month Oral Cancer Oral ...
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Oral health refers to the health of the teeth, gums, and the entire oral-facial system that allows us to smile, speak, and chew ... About the Division of Oral Healthplus icon *Healthy People 2030: Oral Health Objectives ... Poor oral health is associated with other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Oral disease also is associated ... Oral Health Featuresplus icon *CDC Residency Program Strengthens Dental Public Health Workforce ...
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  • Certain chronic conditions increase one's risk for periodontal disease including diabetes, a weakened immune system, poor oral hygiene, and heredity. (
  • Although many Americans have good oral hygiene due to fluoride and making everyday good decisions, others do not have any access at all to oral health care. (
  • Introduction Oral hygiene practice is a boon to oral health and in order to preserve good oral health, good oral hygiene practice is a must. (
  • Poor oral hygiene leads to number of oral as well as other diseases. (
  • Among oral diseases dental caries and periodontal diseases are most common diseases which are highly preventable merely by good oral hygiene practice. (
  • There are implications for the global economy as well, due to the continuous burden of investing resources to maintain oral hygiene. (
  • Dr V. Venkatesh, head of the department of oral and maxilla-facial surgery at Apollo Hospitals, comments, "Surgical side-effects are of deformity leading to poor oral hygiene and nutritional deficiency. (
  • Before cancer treatments, patients must be counselled to visit a dentist so that the decayed teeth can be removed and also oral health hygiene be advised. (
  • Brushing and flossing your teeth is essential to maintaining good oral hygiene. (
  • Research has shown that many of the painful conditions associated with oral disease are best addressed through operative procedures and oral hygiene measures rather than through antibiotic use. (
  • Being able to evaluate the quantity of plaque on the tooth surface is essential in determining the efficacy of oral hygiene products for plaque removal and is a vital first step in the route through to preventing gum disease. (
  • 2017]. In line with our caring science approach and the 3Rs guidelines for animal research (reduction, replacement, refinement), the sensitivity of the QLF technique means that fewer animals are required for testing the efficacy of oral hygiene products compared to traditional plaque measurement techniques. (
  • Since oral health shares many of the same risk factors - notably diet, hygiene, tobacco and alcohol use, stress and trauma - as many other chronic diseases, they proposed taking a collaborative, rather than a disease-specific, approach to tackling these. (
  • Their distribution to all undergraduate dental and oral hygiene and therapy schools in England has ensured the contribution of those training resources to an ever-clearer move among dentists toward the routine provision of cessation advice or patient referrals for specialist support. (
  • Smiles 4 Miles is an award program that encourages healthy eating, healthy drinking and good oral hygiene practices for children and their families by using three key messages - Drink well, Eat well and Clean well. (
  • Having good oral hygiene is important in lowering your risk of these conditions. (
  • MRONJ can usually be managed with good oral hygiene, antibiotics, or through a simple procedure that removes the piece of bone that is exposed. (
  • Periodontal disease and dental caries are highly prevalent oral diseases that can lead to pain and discomfort, oral hygiene and aesthetic problems, and eventually tooth loss, all of which can be costly to treat and are a burden to healthcare systems. (
  • Every pregnant woman should be screened for oral risks, counseled on proper oral hygiene, and referred for dental treatment when necessary. (
  • This can be prevented through excellent oral hygiene - there is a collar a few cells in depth that seals the crown of the tooth so bacteria remain in the mouth, but if this breaks down, there is constant bacteremia throughout the body. (
  • If this is less than 4 mm deep, careful oral hygiene is able to control the inflammation. (
  • Oral hygiene is important for many reasons, but in transplant and all immunocompromised patients with cancer, it is critical. (
  • Since people with diabetes are more prone to conditions that might harm their oral health, it's vital to follow good oral hygiene practices, pay special attention to any changes in your oral health, and to call your dentist immediately if such changes occur. (
  • Intensive toothbrushing instruction, particularly when accom-panied by daily distribution of free pre-pasted tooth-brushes, may lead to improved oral hygiene among children living below the federal poverty level. (
  • Optimal maternal oral hygiene during the perinatal period may decrease the amount of caries-producing oral bacteria transmitted to the infant during common parenting behavior, such as sharing spoons. (
  • The most important thing you can do to maintain good oral health is to establish-and stick with-an effective daily oral hygiene routine at home. (
  • Your daily oral hygiene routine should include brushing your teeth twice each day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride, and flossing at least once per day, preferably at bedtime. (
  • Both can answer any questions you have about oral hygiene techniques and your own unique health concerns. (
  • It is headquartered in the United Kingdom and aims to help the public improve their oral health and hygiene through a range of activities run under the name of the Oral Health Foundation. (
  • Many approaches had been made to the Oral Health Foundation over the years by companies wishing to accredit oral hygiene products. (
  • Understanding these differences is critical to addressing the most common chronic disease of childhood and achieving the oral health objectives of Healthy People 2020. (
  • Updated 27 January 2020 under Health Guides . (
  • Oral health refers to the health of the teeth, gums, and the entire oral-facial system that allows us to smile, speak, and chew. (
  • Image Gallery: Oral Health See pictures of dental problems including conditions affecting the teeth, gums, and tongue. (
  • Oral health is the health of your mouth, including your teeth, gums, throat, and the bones around the mouth. (
  • Pregnancy hormones can cause oral health problems, like gingivitis and swollen, bleeding, and irritated gums. (
  • Due to increased oral sensitivity caused by the change of hormones in a pregnant woman's body, gums become tender, puffy, and reddish. (
  • Your child's doctor should provide an oral screening consisting of a check of the mouth, teeth and gums as part of the physical exam at the well child checkup visit. (
  • Cancer patients are found to face oral health problems like dryness of mouth, change in sense of taste, mouth sores, difficulty in swallowing, breaking of teeth and pain in gums, especially as they undergo chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. (
  • If you take good care of your teeth and gums you will be helping your overall health. (
  • Learn more about how nutrition can impact the health of your teeth, gums, and overall oral health. (
  • Learn more about how immune and autoimmune disease can affect your teeth, gums, and oral health. (
  • Due to the hormonal changes (particularly the increase in progesterone) that occur during the menstrual cycle, some women experience oral changes that can include bright red swollen gums, swollen salivary glands, development of canker sores, or bleeding gums. (
  • An injury may be due to an accident or the result of oral surgery on your gums or in your mouth. (
  • Other patients are sent to me with varying conditions involving the oral cavity, including teeth, gums and bone surrounding the teeth, which could lead to a systemic bacteremia that could have negative consequences for the patient. (
  • The anatomy of the oral cavity has teeth, the gums and bone. (
  • Oral health, which includes health of the gums, teeth, and jawbone, is a "mirror for general health and well-being" (1). (
  • PetzLife Oral Care is specially formulated to help remove plaque and tartar, promote healthy gums, brighten teeth and reverse oral disease. (
  • Oral herpes is an infection of the lips, mouth, or gums due to the herpes simplex virus. (
  • We all know that the billions of bacteria that live in our mouths affect the health of our teeth and gums. (
  • A healthy mouth, teeth and gums, or oral health, is an important part of good overall health, well-being and quality of life. (
  • In 2016, there were nearly 45,000 new cases of cancer of the oral cavity and pharynx diagnosed in the United States and more than 10,000 deaths. (
  • Unprotected sexual intercourse with an unknown partner is the biggest risk factor for the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases including HIV.The HIV transmission is theoretically possible with wet kissing.Multiple cuts in the oral cavity may serve as an easy passage for the virus. (
  • However, while ingesting probiotics will improve the balance of bacteria in your gut, this strategy does not work for your oral cavity. (
  • The oral cavity is home to numerous pathogenic microorganisms, some of which are responsible for the progression and development of various systemic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and myocardial infarction. (
  • There is nothing worse than facing pregnancy while experiencing oral pain due to teeth cavity. (
  • Oncologists must ask the patient to take dental opinion before starting the treatment so that the damage to the oral cavity is less. (
  • More than 53,000 Americans this year are predicted to be diagnosed with head and neck cancers, some of which arise in the oral cavity. (
  • Sensory nerves are highly abundant in the oral cavity and convey touch, texture, and taste. (
  • These microRNAs nudge sensory neurons to reduce their normal gene activity and adopt genetic characteristics of a different class of nerve cells, known as adrenergic neurons, that are usually rare in the oral cavity. (
  • In India, major population resides in rural areas and most of the cancers are found in the oral cavity, due to inadequate medical facilities, no proper primary care infrastructure or cancer screening tools and high levels of illiteracy all contribute to poor oral cancer (OC) outcomes. (
  • Oral cavity is prone for a myriad of changes with advancing age as well as a result of the environmental and life style related factors. (
  • Problems that often occur in the oral cavity include malocclusion of incisors, split or broken teeth, points or spurs on cheek teeth, foreign bodies, abscesses, tooth root and/or bone infection, and warts. (
  • The oral cavity has between 400 to 500 potentially pathogenic bacteria in its normal flora. (
  • Physiologic changes during pregnancy may result in noticeable changes in the oral cavity ( 16-18 ). (
  • Studies have shown that the oral cavity has the potential to harbor at least 600 different bacterial species, and in any given patient, more than 150 species may be present. (
  • Funding for the Virginia Association of Free Clinics, Virginia Community Healthcare Association and the Virginia Health Care Foundation is cut by 50% in 2014. (
  • The following are updates on several key legislative pieces that affect oral health care for Virginians. (
  • The Virginia Dental Association , in partnership with the Lucy Corr Foundation , is now offering a free, online CE course entitled, "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Oral Health Care in the Geratric Population. (
  • Even young dogs who have had poor care often have gum disease, broken or missing teeth, and other oral problems. (
  • [ 1 , 2 ] The Canadian prevalence of diabetes currently sits at 3.65 million and is predicted to increase by over 30% within the next decade, and this is coupled with growing health care costs, morbidity, and premature mortality. (
  • [ 13 ] Diabetes complications with the highest prevalence and greatest cost to the Canadian health care system are predominantly chronic and include stroke, myocardial infarction, kidney failure, lower limb amputations and vision loss. (
  • [ 21 ] Periodontal care has also been associated with reductions in health complications, hospital admissions and overall medical and pharmaceutical costs among diabetics. (
  • This comprehensive oral health program is included in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Health Care Innovations Exchange, a national program designed to support health care professionals in sharing and adopting innovations that improve the delivery of care to underserved patients. (
  • Prevent and control oral and craniofacial diseases, conditions, and injuries, and improve access to preventive services and dental care. (
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 A person's ability to access oral health care is associated with factors such as education level, income, race, and ethnicity. (
  • Good self-care, such as brushing with fluoride toothpaste, daily flossing, and professional treatment, is key to good oral health. (
  • Lack of access to dental care for all ages remains a public health challenge. (
  • Educating the older and the young generation will help to care for their oral health. (
  • Over the years, dentists have been trying to demonstrate the importance of oral care. (
  • Access to Dental Care") From commercials to campaigns, dentists will continue to demonstrate to their patients as well as to the people who don't have insurance the importance of oral health care. (
  • Americans tend to shop and choose oral care through word of mouth. (
  • Patients who have dental insurance pay a high premium and the insurance coverage is minimal to what is often required for treatment of oral care. (
  • Resources to inform policymakers, health care advocates, and providers on topics relevant to the U.S. dental care system. (
  • These include health policy reform, access to dental care, the dental workforce, dental care utilization and benefits, dental education, and oral health outcomes. (
  • Millions of elderly people across the globe are not getting the oral health care they need because governments are not aware enough of the problem. (
  • Low awareness, lack of access to oral health services and the misconception that older people will not benefit from health education and preventive measures such as fluoridation, conspire to deprive the elderly of crucial care. (
  • Industrialized countries spend 5-10% of their national public health resources on dental care a year, but most developing countries allocate no budget at all to the control of oral disease. (
  • An unfounded belief by families and health-care practitioners that tooth loss is inevitable during ageing, lack of education on the importance of oral health and components of dental care, poor access to services and a low dentist-to-population ratio complete the picture. (
  • In its quest to dominate the oral care category, Canadian start-up DoseBiome's vision has earned it backing from Johnson & Johnson's incubation program JLABS. (
  • Research in this cross-cutting theme bridges with biological research in Translational Oral Biosciences and patient-orientated research in Oral Care Pathways . (
  • Introduction Oral health represents the largest unmet health care need for children, and geographic variations in children's receipt of oral health services have been noted. (
  • The prevalence of children with excellent or very good oral health status increased in 26 states, and the prevalence of children who received at least 1 preventive care dental visit increased in 45 states. (
  • Oral health is critically important to overall health [ 1 ] and is the largest unmet health care need for children. (
  • Although geographic variations exist in children's receipt of oral health care, [ 14 ] oral health status and receipt of preventive dental care by children have not been systematically evaluated over time and across states. (
  • Daily tooth brushing is the most basic of oral care. (
  • presents instructor's guides for two workshops designed to help you educate faculty about oral health care and oral health integration. (
  • is the first of four curriculum-based chapters designed to help you engage students and educate them about interprofessional care and oral health integration. (
  • offers two case-based didactic learning sessions that introduce students to interprofessional, team-based oral health care. (
  • The DentaQuest Foundation is committed to optimal oral health for all Americans through its support of prevention and access to affordable care, and through its partnerships with funders, policymakers and community leaders. (
  • The consortium and project were named NUTRIDENT and was a € 2.2M specific targeted research project entitled "Towards functional foods for oral health care-isolation, identification and evaluation of beverage and food components with anti-caries and/or anti-gingivitis activities. (
  • A factor in whether children miss school due to dental health issues was the accessibility of dental care. (
  • Eleven percent of children who had limited access to dental care - whether due to lack of insurance, lack of transportation, or other barriers - missed school due to their poor oral health, as opposed to only four percent of children who had easier access to dental care. (
  • Besides, you should be keen to choose those oral care products that are approved to ensure they have met the set health and safety threshold. (
  • If your mouth is not thoroughly taken care of during this period, especially in your second trimester, bacteria infestation occur leading to oral infections that may lead to low birth weight and preterm birth. (
  • Incorporating your oral health into your daily care routine goes a long way to guarantee a stress-free pregnancy period. (
  • Nurses can play a significant role in improving the quality of oral health including access to care with appropriate education and training. (
  • One of the many barriers to quality oral healthcare includes a lack of attention to oral health by nondental health care professionals (e.g., nurses, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants) [ 1 - 3 ]. (
  • Another barrier is the inadequate education of nondental health care professionals in basic oral health [ 3 ]. (
  • To address these challenges, the Committee on Oral Health Access to Services recommended the development of a core set of oral health competencies and curricula for nondental health care professionals to enhance their role in oral health promotion and disease prevention [ 3 ]. (
  • There are over 3 million licensed registered nurses including approximately 140,000 nurse practitioners (NP) in the US health care workforce [ 5 ]. (
  • With adequate education and training in oral health, the nurse workforce has the potential to have a major impact on improving access and quality of oral health care. (
  • We also care for patients who have been diagnosed with oral dysplasia or oral cancer in the past, as well as for patients at higher risk of developing these conditions. (
  • Curious about oral care? (
  • Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism Better coverage. (
  • Primary care dentists (not including oral surgeons or other specialists) write about 10 percent of all antibiotic prescriptions that are filled in pharmacies each year, amounting to about 26 million prescriptions annually, according to federal data. (
  • More than 49 million Americans are living in areas with a shortage of oral health care providers. (
  • To innovate and design effective oral care solutions for cats and dogs, the unique nature and specific mechanisms underlying their oral diseases need to be understood. (
  • WALTHAM has also investigated the clinical manifestation of gum disease in some breeds of dogs and has shown that in the absence of an oral care regime, miniature schnauzers rapidly develop the disease. (
  • Collectively we believe that this research will help drive the development of a new generation of cat and dog oral care interventions. (
  • Our ultimate goal is to create a better world for pets by providing oral care solutions that work for both cats and dogs, as well as their owners. (
  • Find out more about cleft lips and cleft palates from Colgate® Oral Care. (
  • Learn more about cracked tooth syndrome at Colgate® Oral Care. (
  • Learn how to choose your dentist, how often should you visit a dentist, what to expect during a dental visit, from the Colgate Oral Care Center. (
  • Find information on orthodontics for adults, including alignment, preventative treatments and maintenance of braces, from the Colgate Oral Care Center. (
  • Learn more about common orthodontic issues in children and orthodontic treatments, including alignment, kids braces, and much more, from the Colgate Oral Care Center. (
  • Learn more about dentures, including dental implant procedures, and much more, from the Colgate Oral Care Center. (
  • Needleman is professor of restorative dentistry and evidence-based health care at the University College London Eastman Dental Institute. (
  • This emphasis on the need for a common risk factor approach in tackling shared risks for a range of chronic conditions, including oral diseases, has been highly influential in supporting the development by UK Primary Care Trusts and Local Authorities of local oral health strategies. (
  • Findings from the UCL team's work on the link between oral health and diet and nutrition have supported efforts to improve infant feeding practices and promote preventive dietary interventions - including those delivered in the primary dental care setting - to reduce obesity in young people. (
  • The mission of PAHO's Oral Health Program is to strengthen oral health services through communication and collaboration among member countries to provide the information and resources necessary to promote equal and quality oral health care for all people in the Americas, especially for the most vulnerable populations. (
  • Integrated oral disease prevention and management: modules for primary health care workers. (
  • Dental Health Services Victoria partners with local organisations and early childhood services such as kindergartens and day care centres to implement Smiles 4 Miles .In 2015, Smiles 4 Miles reached 25,000 children and their families across 485 early childhood services around Victoria. (
  • Eileen Bailey is an award-winning author of six books on health and parenting topics and freelance writer specializing in health topics including ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer. (
  • Her wish is to provide readers with relevant and practical information on health conditions to help them make informed decisions regarding their health care. (
  • Your general dentist and several other dental health professionals can help with your oral care before, during, and after cancer treatment. (
  • To learn more about your risk of experiencing these side effects, talk with your health care team. (
  • With the proper prevention and care, most oral conditions and diseases can be avoided or greatly reduced. (
  • Dental professionals need to accommodate the oral care issues that may occur with people who suffer from these disorders. (
  • However, according to lead dentist in the UK, James Goolnik, it is not advisable to use Oil Pulling as an alternative to conventional oral care such as brushing of teeth and flossing as there have been no concrete scientific evidence to support the claims. (
  • Toronto Public Health provides free dental care for eligible clients at convenient locations across the city. (
  • Toronto Public Health provides free non-emergency and emergency dental care for eligible children and youth (0-17 years). (
  • If you are 65 or older, you can get free dental care at a Toronto Public Health dental clinic if you are eligible. (
  • Toronto Public Health is working with the Ministry of Health and local partners to provide dental care for eligible seniors through the new Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program (OSDCP). (
  • We know that every life stage demands its own unique oral care, and we've provided you and your family all the information you need, no matter where you're at in your journey. (
  • In developing countries like India, the disease burden, health care costs as well as other fiscal losses resulting from premature deaths attributable to tobacco consumption are increasing rapidly. (
  • Daily oral hygeine and regular dental care are vital for people with Alzheimer's disease. (
  • The Center for Medicare Advocacy invites national, state and local organizations to join together to support efforts to increase access to oral health care. (
  • Oral health care in pregnancy is often avoided and misunderstood by physicians, dentists, and patients. (
  • Comprehensive prenatal health care should include an assessment of oral health, but this is often overlooked. (
  • In addition to a lack of practice standards, barriers to dental care during pregnancy include inadequate dental insurance, persistent myths about the effects of pregnancy on dental health, and concerns for fetal safety during dental treatment. (
  • Additionally, access to school-based oral health services would address some of the issues that parents face when attempting to access oral health care for their children. (
  • School-based health centers are an ideal setting to meet the oral health care needs of school-aged children. (
  • School-based health centers overcome traditional barriers to serve ethnically and racially diverse clients, groups that experience the greatest likelihood of being underinsured or uninsured and who face significant challenges accessing health care. (
  • Increasing parents' health literacy and self-efficacy by teaching them how to navigate both health insurance and health care systems could reduce parents' frustration. (
  • School-based oral health programs could become the link between parents who have little experience with oral health care and a complex health insurance system that many parents do not understand. (
  • School-based oral health programs that deliver care via alternative work force models (e.g., using Extended Care Permit dental hygienists) may be an effective way to improve the oral health status of children from families with low incomes. (
  • Children and adolescents from families with low incomes who use oral health services at school-based oral health program and follow the risk-based care recommended guidelines can significantly decrease their risk for dental caries and onset of new disease. (
  • . Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care 42(6):132-156. (
  • Reviewed by the Oral Health Care During Pregnancy Advisory Committee. (
  • To potentiate general health and well-being, women should routinely be counseled about the maintenance of good oral health habits throughout their lives as well as the safety and importance of oral health care during pregnancy. (
  • The American Dental Association also affirms the importance of oral health care during pregnancy ( 4 ). (
  • If you have or suspect you may have a health problem, consult your health care provider. (
  • Taking great care of your oral health is good for more than just your smile. (
  • A few days later, I noticed thick brown discharge and went to my health care provider (HCP). (
  • It's a good idea to speak to your health care provider. (
  • Your health care provider can diagnose oral herpes by looking at your mouth area. (
  • Founded by Oral Health America in 2004, Smiles Across America is a nationwide campaign to coordinate schools, governments, care providers, and corporate and community sponsors to fight against tooth decay. (
  • The program incorporates disease prevention and health promotion services and community organizing to create successful models for school-based or school-linked care. (
  • In 2009, the symposium focused on collaborative health care for older adults In May 2011, the symposium will be named "Collaborative Health Care for Diabetes: A Symposium for Creating a Medical-Dental Dialogue Among Health Care Professionals. (
  • On October 20, 2009, Oral Health America joined 140 organizations in supporting an advertisement in Roll Call (newspaper) The Wisdom Tooth Project is Oral Health America's newest program and will employ educational and communications initiatives to inform the public of oral health's crucial link to overall health and bring care to older adults in need. (
  • The researchers found that the compounds, specifically catechins and theaflavins, inhibited growth of the oral bacteria over a 48-hour incubation period. (
  • The fact of the matter is, the delicate balance of bacteria in your mouth is as important to your health as your gut microbiome . (
  • When certain bacteria become overabundant, various oral problems start to develop. (
  • Shiitake mushroom extract lowered the numbers of some pathogenic oral bacteria without affecting bacteria associated with oral health. (
  • This has demonstrated that gum disease results from a sequence of events predominantly characterised by a reduction of previously abundant, health associated bacteria [Wallis et al . (
  • Our studies suggest that, given the differences between human and cat/dog oral bacteria, it is important to test dental health interventions on relevant cat and dog bacteria, rather than on human-specific bacteria. (
  • Picking up on this thread, Moreno-Arribas and colleagues hypothesized that polyphenols found in red wine and grapes could have a similar, protective effect in the mouth, fending off harmful oral bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease . (
  • What they found - experimenting with a laboratory model of gum tissue - was that the two red wine polyphenols caffeic acid and p-coumaric acid were most effective at repelling the harmful oral bacteria and preventing them from attaching to healthy tissue. (
  • At least seven strains of lactic acid bacteria show potential oral health benefits, according to Spanish researchers. (
  • "Taking all [our] results together, it is suggested that at least seven of the new isolated lactic acid bacteria strains show promising properties to be used as potential probiotics, alone or as a part of a probiotic formula, for improving oral health," ​ report scientists from AB-BIOTICS in Spain and the International University of Catalonia in Barcelona. (
  • In order to deepen our knowledge of this area, they sought to isolate and characterize lactic acid bacteria "according to the international guidelines for the evaluation of probiotics" ​, and then to identify the strains with the best potential for oral health benefits. (
  • "In this work lactic acid bacteria which possess good functional probiotic properties, such as antimicrobial activity against oral pathogens, ability to aggregate and to adhere to oral tissues or high tolerance to oral environmental stress factors were isolated and characterized," ​ they concluded. (
  • Studies have shown that charcoal helps oral health by assisting with maintaining a normal pH, killing bad bacteria and even preventing cavities. (
  • Oral injuries may lead to bad breath if they become infected with bacteria. (
  • Use of oral topical antibacterial treatment of dental caries in mothers in late pregnancy and/or the postpartum period can lower maternal oral bacterial load and reduce transmission of bacteria to infants. (
  • Novel approaches based up on replacement therapy and using highly abundant health-associated oral species, including nitrate-reducing bacteria, have been proposed to improve persistence of probiotic strains and maintain oral health benefits. (
  • According to a recent New Zealand study, oral bacteria in the bloodstream may also cause the body to attack itself with white blood cells. (
  • Poor oral health is associated with other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. (
  • Diabetes is a major public health concern in Canada and worldwide. (
  • [ 3 ] In Ontario, Canada's most populous province, the current prevalence of diabetes surpasses national estimates, arguably necessitating public health action. (
  • Since the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on oral health in 2000, which placed a heavy emphasis on the relationship between oral health and systemic health, the link between diabetes and periodontal disease has received considerable attention. (
  • [ 2 , 23-25 ] However, there is no research using Canadian populations in relation to oral health and diabetes, and there is a paucity of population level evidence supporting the epidemiological association between oral and diabetes health generally. (
  • Health issues such as diabetes can also affect your oral health. (
  • Your dentist may suggest that you come more often if you have a health problem such as diabetes or a weakened immune system. (
  • 2, 3, 4, 5 People with disabilities and other health conditions, like diabetes, are more likely to have poor oral health. (
  • Find oral health information for those suffering from diabetes & endocrine disorders. (
  • Is there a relationship between diabetes and oral health? (
  • People with diabetes are at a higher risk of oral problems due to the higher concentration of glucose in the saliva, the poor healing of oral tissue and sometimes the medications they take. (
  • Smoking can exacerbate the dangers of diabetes to oral health by further increasing the risks of these conditions. (
  • According to the American Dental Association , what's the most common oral problem for people affected by diabetes? (
  • This series of fact sheets explains in layperson's terms the interrelationship between oral health and major medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. (
  • This is called the oral-systemic connection, and can contribute to a variety of conditions such as pre-term birth babies, low birth weight babies, Alzheimer's disease, renal disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and aspiration pneumonia. (
  • Diabetes mellitus is a growing public health concern and a common chronic metabolic disease worldwide. (
  • People with diabetes face a higher than normal risk of oral health problems. (
  • Why are people with diabetes more likely to develop oral health problems? (
  • The link between diabetes and oral health problems is high blood sugar. (
  • Just as studies have shown that controlling blood sugar levels lowers the risk of major organ complications of diabetes - such as eye, heart, and nerve damage - so to can diabetes protect against the development of oral health problems. (
  • What oral health problems are associated with diabetes? (
  • People with uncontrolled diabetes do not heal quickly after oral surgery or other dental procedures because blood flow to the treatment site can be damaged. (
  • If I have diabetes, how do I prevent oral health problems? (
  • A third of us don't know oral issues are linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems and dementia. (
  • Maintaining good oral health may have a positive effect on cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other disorders. (
  • Most oral diseases and conditions share modifiable risk factors (such as tobacco use, alcohol consumption and unhealthy diets high in free sugars) common to the four leading noncommunicable diseases (NCDs, namely cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes). (
  • Additionally, it is reported that poor oral health has been linked in a reciprocal way with other NCDs such as diabetes. (
  • Some of the most common diseases that impact our oral health include cavities (tooth decay), gum (periodontal) disease, and oral cancer. (
  • A healthy, balanced diet is important for your oral health, as what you eat and drink can cause tooth decay. (
  • Poor oral health, dental disease, and tooth pain can put kids at a serious disadvantage in school, according to a new Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC study. (
  • Children who reported having recent tooth pain were four times more likely to have a low grade point average - below the median GPA of 2.8 - when compared to children without oral pain, according to study results. (
  • Learn more about the basic of tooth fillings and your Oral health at (
  • Next, they tested a mix of caffeic acid, p-coumaric acid, and Streptococcus dentisani , which is an oral probiotic that, as recent research has suggested, may help to prevent tooth decay . (
  • Having a tooth knocked out is a serious injury that can result in many oral health problems. (
  • To prevent tooth decay, oral infections, and tooth loss, the American Dental Association recommends semiannual dental examinations and cleanings as well as daily brushing and flossing ( 3 ). (
  • Beyond the potential negative health effects of marijuana itself, some of those edible products can expose your teeth to sugar for hours and promote tooth decay. (
  • Your dentist will screen you for oral cancer, tooth decay and gum disease. (
  • It is estimated that oral diseases affects 3.5 billion people worldwide, and untreated dental caries/tooth decay of permanent teeth was one of the most prevalent diseases globally in 2017. (
  • Each year, the NSTEP works with Little League Baseball and Softball to educate families about the risks of spit tobacco use, including oral cancer, gum disease, tooth decay, and nicotine addiction. (
  • Severe bleeding, should be checked by a doctor or dentist since it can be an early sign of oral cancer. (
  • Going for regular dental check-ups will give your dentist the chance to detect any oral health problems early. (
  • [ 7 , 8 ] however, according to the 2007 National Survey of Children's Health, 22% of children under age 17 did not visit a dentist in the previous year. (
  • There is no better way to keep oral issues at bay than keeping your dentist at your beck and call during pregnancy. (
  • The oral screening does not replace the need to visit the dentist! (
  • There is another reason for telling your dentist if you are taking oral contraceptives. (
  • Certain medicines, such as antibiotics, that your dentist might prescribe can lower the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. (
  • As a follow-up, a Toronto Public Health dentist will visit the facility to assess any residents who have been identified with dental problems. (
  • Find out the most common oral health issues, how to help prevent them and questions to ask when looking for a dentist for your loved one. (
  • Ask your doctor to talk to your dentist or periodontist about your overall health condition If oral surgery is planned, your doctor or dentist will tell you if you need to take any pre-surgical antibiotics, if you need to change your meal schedule or the timing and dosage of your insulin (if you take insulin). (
  • When it comes to maintaining oral health, you and your dentist are a team. (
  • New York University (NYU) College of Nursing is strategically engaged with NYU College of Dentistry in an innovative organizational partnership to advance an interprofessional model for health professions oral-systemic education and practice. (
  • This has influenced both local and national policies and the development of clinical practice guidelines to reduce inequalities and allow dental professionals to prevent oral and systemic disease. (
  • Oral mucosal lesions can occur as a result of infections, local trauma or irritation, systemic diseases and excessive consumption of tobacco, betel quid and alcohol. (
  • Data on oral and systemic health were obtained by means of questionnaires, physical examinations, and laboratory blood tests. (
  • In 2008, the program's topic was the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic health. (
  • Public health strategies such as community water fluoridation and school sealant programs are safe and effective interventions proven to prevent cavities and save money. (
  • However, oral diseases, from cavities to oral cancer, cause significant pain and disability for many Americans. (
  • Acuña believes that 90% of the Mexican population has untreated cavities, and Mexico's health ministry says that the country's six million people over age 65 have on average 18 missing or damaged teeth out of 32. (
  • It has been proven effective in infants and children who have had cavities, breastfeed on demand at night, chronically use high sugar (syrup like) oral medications, and engage in prolonged or on demand use of a bottle or Sippy cup containing liquids other than water and for children with disabilities. (
  • It's one thing to prevent cavities, but did you know that poor oral health can cause damage to your heart and blood vessels? (
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (2000). (
  • According to the most recent estimate by the World Health Organization (WHO), 4.9 million people worldwide died in 2000 as a result of their addiction to nicotine (WHO, World Health Report, 2002). (
  • The 2000 Surgeon General's report Oral Health in America , stated that a "silent epidemic of oral diseases is affecting our most vulnerable citizens," including the poor and many members of racial and ethnic minority groups ( 1 ). (
  • In 2017 QLF was accepted by the American Veterinary Dental College and Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) as an approved method for scoring the extent of plaque coverage in dogs and cats. (
  • Curr Oral Health Rep . 2017;4(4):309-318. (
  • It is reported that approximately 400 million people suffered from some form of oral disease in the WHO African Region in 2017. (
  • The Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) program is a national initiative aimed at preparing a nursing workforce with the competencies to prioritize oral disease prevention and health promotion, provide evidence-based oral healthcare in a variety of practice settings, and collaborate in interprofessional teams across the healthcare system. (
  • Antibiotics have long been prescribed by dentists for the treatment and management of oral conditions as well as for the prevention of infection. (
  • A recent study said that it could help to keep the brain young , and previous research has tied it to hormonal health as well as heart disease prevention . (
  • This pioneering work has exercised an important influence on national and international oral health policy and professional practice, particularly promoting a more integrated public health approach and supporting a shift in the focus of NHS dentistry from treatment and repair to prevention. (
  • More broadly, Professor Watt has advised on and authored a number of key oral health policies informing national oral health policy, as well as contributing to the development of the Department of Health toolkit Delivering Better Oral Health: An evidence-based toolkit for prevention . (
  • The Victorian Government recognises the importance of good oral health and the need to focus on maximising prevention by promoting oral health to all Victorians. (
  • Oral health professionals and dental associations worldwide should consider this platform for their future work for tobacco prevention since in several countries they play an important role in communication with patients and communities. (
  • The WHO Oral Health Programme gives priority to tobacco control in many ways through the development of national and community programmes which incorporates oral health and tobacco issues, tobacco prevention through schools, tobacco risk assessment in countries, and design of modern surveillance systems on risk factors and oral health. (
  • The workshops have information on oral health, disease prevention and other health concerns specific to adults and for parents and caregivers of young children. (
  • 6 Preventing high risk behaviors, that include cigarette, cigar or pipe smoking, use of smokeless tobacco, and excessive use of alcohol are critical in preventing oral cancers. (
  • Oral Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted disease, can cause cancers in the back of the throat, called "oropharyngeal cancers. (
  • Some oral bacterias associated with gum disease have now been found to be possible precursors to oral-related cancers. (
  • There is in an increase in HPV Oral Cancers. (
  • Annually almost 7% of all cancer deaths in males and 4% in females are due to tobacco-related oral cancers. (
  • Moreover, it is estimated that 56,000 new cases of tobacco-related oral cancers occur every year, which would lead to more than 100,000 individuals suffering from the disease in the population in any given year. (
  • The more oral sex someone has had, the greater their risk of getting oral cancers that grow in the middle part of the throat. (
  • If you're keeping score, here's even more evidence that HPV causes oral, head and neck cancers and that vaccines may be able to prevent it. (
  • And the more oral sex someone has had - and the more partners they've had - the greater their risk of getting these cancers, which grow in the middle part of the throat. (
  • The British newspaper The Guardian noted that Gillison said that "every birth cohort appears to be at greater risk from HPV and oral cancers than the group born before them. (
  • [ 2 ] Dental caries, a primary indicator of oral health, remains the most common chronic childhood disease. (
  • The purpose of this study is to critically assess recent studies concerning the use of probiotics to control periodontal diseases, dental caries and halitosis (oral malodour). (
  • These could be early signs of oral cancer. (
  • The mortality rate from oral cancer is nearly three times as high in males as it is in females (4 vs 1.4 for every 100,000 people) and nearly twice as high in white and black populations as it is in Hispanic population (2.6 vs. 1.5 for every 100,000 people). (
  • Make an appointment with an oral surgeon to have an oral cancer screening. (
  • Oral cancer is another danger that can strike after years of over-consumption of tobacco and alcohol. (
  • Definition: Oral cancer is on the increase. (
  • Learn more about the signs, symptoms, and treatment of oral cancer. (
  • Other types of cancer can also have an affect on your oral health. (
  • For example, tobacco is a risk factor for oral cancer, periodontal disease, and congenital defects in children whose mothers smoke during pregnancy. (
  • Scientists discovered a new role for nerves in oral cancer progression, in which tumor cells send genetic messages that transform nerves into cancer-promoting agents. (
  • Mouse sensory neurons sprout projections called neurites (red) after receiving growth signals from nearby oral cancer cells. (
  • The team found that high nerve density and TP53 mutations in oral cancer tissue were associated with earlier death. (
  • Using mouse models of oral cancer and laboratory cell cultures, the scientists confirmed the connection between p53 and nerve density. (
  • Sensory neurons (a type of nerve cell) in culture that were exposed to p53-deficient oral cancer cells sprouted projections called neurites. (
  • These results suggest that loss of p53 in oral cancer enhances nerve growth and density in the tumor microenvironment. (
  • Abstract: Oral cancer is one of the leading causes of human morbidity and mortality especially in developing countries like India. (
  • Studies have shown that India has the highest rate of oral cancer in the world. (
  • In the rest of the world, tobacco remains the leading cause of oral cancer, Dr. Maura Gillison of Ohio State University told a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this past weekend. (
  • About 37,000 people in the United States were diagnosed with oral cancer in 2010, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation . (
  • Gillison said that Swedish researchers looking back over 30 years found that 23 percent of oral cancer tumors in 1970 were positive for HPV, but in 2005, that number had risen to 93 percent. (
  • Over the past five years, health officials have been urging parents to make sure their daughters are vaccinated against HPV to help prevent cervical cancer. (
  • It is important for patients to discuss screening for oral cancer with their dentists. (
  • Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concludes that there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine screening for oral cancer, approximately 37,000 new cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year with the resultant annual death of 8,000 individuals ( 13 , 14 ). (
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is one of the causes of oral cancer and HPV can be transmitted through oral sex. (
  • Though most forms only cause warts, some strains may cause oral and throat cancer. (
  • A great way to boost your oral health while reducing your risk of cancer and heart disease is to give up smoking. (
  • Reducing your intake of alcohol can also lower your risks for oral cancer and other diseases. (
  • And speaking of diseases, unsafe oral sex can put you at risk of contracting the human papilloma virus-a particular strain of which has been linked to oral cancer. (
  • The Oral Health Foundation also organises and co-ordinates Mouth Cancer Action Month annually during November. (
  • Oral disease also is associated with risk behaviors such as using tobacco and consuming sugary foods and beverages. (
  • The burden of oral disease is likely to grow in many developing countries because of unhealthy diets rich in sugars and high consumption of tobacco, Petersen said. (
  • This article highlights the activities undertaken by WHO Oral Health Programme to strengthen its involvement in tobacco cessation at the global level and initiatives related to co-operation with NGOs in oral health and WHO Collaborating Centres in Oral Health. (
  • In addition to several other chronic diseases, tobacco use is a primary cause of many oral diseases and adverse oral conditions. (
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has strengthened the work for effective control of tobacco use. (
  • At the World Health Assembly in May 2003 the Member States agreed on a groundbreaking public health treaty to control tobacco supply and consumption. (
  • As shown in Fig 1 developing countries already account for half of all deaths attributable to tobacco (WHO, World Health Report, 2002). (
  • Developing countries also account for about half of the world's disease burden related to tobacco as measured by DALYs (Fig 2) (WHO, World Health Report, 2002). (
  • Tobacco use is a major preventable cause of premature death and also a common risk factor to several general chronic diseases and oral diseases. (
  • Tobacco is a major health challenge with various tobacco products available for use which are known to have deleterious effects on the oral mucosa. (
  • In India, tobacco use is incredibly linked to poverty and accounts for the high public health costs of treating tobacco-related diseases. (
  • Nearly 95-100% of tobacco users develop periodontal diseases which have a diminishing effect on oral health. (
  • As a result, tobacco-related oral manifestations have a negative impact on oral health and quality of life. (
  • The association was significant for women who tested positive for ACPA antibodies, even after taking account of tobacco and alcohol consumption, compared with women who had never used an oral contraceptive, they said. (
  • NSTEP encourages young baseball players to talk to their coaches and parents about tobacco addiction and the health risks of using tobacco products, including spit and smokeless tobacco. (
  • During the 10-Day Little League Baseball World Series, NSTEP provides tobacco and health education to baseball players and their families. (
  • Established in 1859, the American Dental Association (ADA) is the premier source of information and advocacy directed at improving the practice of dentistry and the oral health of the American public. (
  • The new study shines light on the specific connection between oral health and performance in school for this population, said Roseann Mulligan, chair of the school's Division of Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry and corresponding author of the study. (
  • The purpose of this paper is to describe the NYU College of Nursing's program on Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP), an outgrowth of the NYU College of Nursing and College of Dentistry academic partnership and interprofessional collaborations with colleagues in Pediatrics and Family Medicine. (
  • Oral biomaterials research today is an exciting and intensive multidisciplinary area that encompasses contributions from a wide range of fields from professional dentistry to biology, chemistry, physics, material science, and engineering. (
  • Journal of Public Health Dentistry 72(1):82-89. (
  • Incorporating oral health services into school-based health centers would contribute to improved academic performance and better quality of life for students at all grade levels. (
  • The Office of Global and Population Health at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine currently runs five city wide school-based oral health programs that operate in 62 schools and 21 preschools in Boston, Chelsea, Framingham, Natick, and Lawrence delivering preventive services to thousands of children, including oral health education, dental screenings, fluoride applications, and sealant placement. (
  • Through our school-based programs during the 2015-16 academic year 17,880 children were served: 16,374 children were provided oral health education, 5,889 received oral screenings, 5,799 received fluoride, and 4,516 dental sealants were placed for 1,486 children. (
  • Children in all nine elementary schools and four middle schools in the City of Lawrence are provided oral health education, dental screenings, fluoride applications, and sealants. (
  • In total, GPH faculty and staff presented oral health education to 5596 students, dental screenings and fluoride for 1591 students, and 1077 sealants were placed on 344 students. (
  • During the 2015-16 school year, 544 children received oral health education, 99 received oral screenings and fluoride, and 120 sealants were placed on 34 children. (
  • Fluoride not only harms your microbiome, but also has many other detrimental health effects. (
  • Many health experts believe that over time, fluoride can build up within the body and contribute to various health issues. (
  • What does your oral health have to do with your current state of pregnancy? (
  • Pregnancy is characterized by immense changes in body hormone levels that increase the risk of oral health issues. (
  • Brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day goes a long way to curb probable oral diseases during your pregnancy. (
  • I bet you now know how your oral health shapes your life during pregnancy. (
  • There are five stages in a women's life during which changes in hormone levels make them more susceptible to oral health problems - puberty, the monthly menstruation cycle, when using oral contraceptives, during pregnancy and at menopause. (
  • Other oral lesions, such as gingivitis and pregnancy tumors, are benign and require only reassurance and monitoring. (
  • 2 This problem is compounded by a lack of national clinical guidelines for the management of common oral conditions in pregnancy. (
  • 3 In the absence of practice guidelines, fear of medicolegal action based on negligent or substandard treatment of oral conditions during pregnancy abounds, but it is largely unfounded. (
  • Oral health is an important component of general health and should be maintained during pregnancy and through a woman's lifespan. (
  • Between 17 May and 17 June 2021, the Oral Health Foundation will be raising awareness of important health issues and ready to put a smile on everybody's face. (
  • We will continue to provide emergency oral healthcare via telemedicine. (
  • A proper understanding of the structure and infrastructure of the oral healthcare system in Saudi Arabia is substantial in order to improve the existing oral health policies and the outcomes in the country. (
  • Millions of Americans have unmet oral healthcare needs and profound oral health disparities persist in vulnerable and underserved populations, especially poor children, older adults, and racial and ethnic minorities. (
  • Oral hairy leukoplakia often means that you need HIV treatment or that your healthcare provider needs to change your current treatment. (
  • They specialize in oral healthcare for children from infancy through the teen years. (
  • These specialists often work closely with other oral healthcare team members in restoring natural teeth, replacing missing teeth, or making artificial substitutes for damaged mouth and jaw tissues. (
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking oral sildenafil? (
  • However, children's oral health outcomes have not been systematically evaluated over time and across states. (
  • Assessing state-level variations in children's oral health over time is necessary for understanding observed improvements or worsening of outcomes and the potential role of policies and programs in influencing these changes. (
  • Dental problems are among the most common health problems experienced by older adults. (
  • Bad Breath (Halitosis) Bad breath, medically called halitosis, can result from poor dental health habits and may be a sign of other health problems. (
  • Oral health problems, such as gum disease, might be a sign that you have other health problems. (
  • These health problems can make you more likely to develop gum disease or other dental diseases. (
  • Potential respondents were men and women with a broad range of oral health conditions and gum disease, including some respondents with no known problems. (
  • Although the poor are more vulnerable to this and other problems, the oral health problems of the elderly cross class lines. (
  • Poor oral health doesn't just appear to be connected to lower grades, Mulligan said, adding that dental problems also seem to cause more absences from school for kids and more missed work for parents. (
  • That shows oral health problems are a very significant factor in school absences. (
  • Oral health loss is one of the major problems existing all over the world and is one of the top causes of death when unmanaged. (
  • The present book updates the issues related to oral health, oral diseases and the role of medicinal plants in overcoming orally-derived health problems. (
  • We also highlight the knowledge gaps in oral health related problems with medicinal plants as one of the solutions. (
  • These are often neglected leading to problems like gum diseases and oral complications, which are addressed at a much later stage. (
  • An unhealthy mouth can result in gum disease and has been linked to some serious health problems such as heart attack and stroke. (
  • There is a correlation between some major health problems and oral infections. (
  • Needleman said that the oral problems are surprising, given the fact that many athletes are only in their teens and 20's. (
  • We know very well that oral health problems can affected people's confidence. (
  • More research will be conducted to develop better ways to prevent oral problems in athletes. (
  • The symptoms of oral hairy leukoplakia may look like other medical conditions or problems. (
  • Women have an increased sensitivity to oral health problems because of the unique hormonal changes they experience. (
  • As a result of these changes, women are more prone to the development of periodontal disease at certain stages of their lives, as well as to other oral health problems. (
  • Report any problems to your dental health professional right away. (
  • Stressful times can influence your mood and lead to oral and overall health problems. (
  • If blood sugar is poorly controlled, oral health problems are more likely to develop. (
  • Dental disease is one of the most common health problems in the world today. (
  • Over a decade ago, the United States (US) Surgeon General's landmark report, Oral Health in America , profiled the poor oral health status of the nation as a "silent epidemic" and linked oral health to overall health and well-being [ 1 ]. (
  • Oral Health America (abbreviated OHA) was a national 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization established in 1955 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. (
  • Through Smiles Across America, Oral Health America is a partner of America's Promise, an organization founded by Colin and Alma Powell to improve the lives of children. (
  • Oral Health America committed and succeeded in sealing 1 million teeth by 2010. (
  • The Adelaide Dental School has decided to have a restricted intake of students (both domestic and international) in the first year of the Bachelor of Oral Health degree for 2019. (
  • This means we will not be accepting any new students into the Bachelor of Oral Health program for first year in 2019. (
  • To learn more, the Virginia Oral Health Coalition (VaOHC) is hosting several advocacy-related learning opportunities, including a webinar today . (
  • A baby with oral thrush might have cracked skin in the corners of the mouth or white patches on the lips, tongue, or inside the cheeks that look a little like cottage cheese but can't be wiped away. (
  • If you've been lax about your oral health, make this the year you grab the proverbial bull by the horn and really make an effort to address the health of your mouth. (
  • Instead, the key to improving your oral microbiome is, first and foremost, to cease the indiscriminate killing of microbes in your mouth. (
  • The UCSF Oral Dysplasia Program cares for patients who have been diagnosed with or show signs of oral dysplasia - a precancerous condition characterized by red, white or red-and-white lesions involving the mouth, tongue or lips. (
  • Learn more about dry mouth and how it affects your oral health. (
  • HIV manifest as mouth ulcers and a weakened immune system can affect your oral health. (
  • Good health begins with a healthy mouth. (
  • These oral changes can include altered taste, a burning sensation in the mouth, and greater sensitivity to hot and cold foods and beverages, and decreased salivary flow that can result in dry mouth. (
  • The technology could speed the development of new oral medications and identify formulations of existing drugs that could be taken by mouth. (
  • Well, oral sex involves the giving or receiving of sexual stimulation using the mouth on the penis (fellatio), vagina (cunnilingus) or anus (analingus). (
  • Though the likelihood of passing on sexually transmitted infections such as HIV is much lower through oral sex than penetrative intercourse, there is still some risk, as saliva, semen, vaginal fluids and menstrual blood can get into the mouth. (
  • SYPHILIS can be transmitted through all modes of oral sex, and is easily transmitted through contact with open sores on the penis, anus or mouth. (
  • Oral sex is a type of sexual contact between a person's mouth and their partner's vagina, penis, or rectum. (
  • Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. (
  • However, sometimes HSV-2 is spread to the mouth during oral sex, causing oral herpes. (
  • and prepares them to practice oral health therapy at the highest level. (
  • Through their advocacy and clinical practice, University of Adelaide oral health graduates strive to empower individuals and communities to maintain optimal oral health throughout their lives. (
  • You'll find instructor's guides that use photographs, models, and role-playing to allow interprofessional groups of students to acquire basic oral health competencies while they practice working as a team with other professionals. (
  • The use of traditional medicine for oral diseases is an ancient practice in which medicinal herbs play a major role. (
  • For example, oral health has not been a high priority for nurses in practice [ 4 ]. (
  • Oral sex is an increasingly common practice among Jamaican couples, including teenagers, who often believe this is a completely safe alternative to penetrative intercourse. (
  • [ 5 ] Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by the destruction of oral tissues supporting teeth. (
  • Certain sections of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) website deal with health and medical related issues (which include dental health). (
  • These sessions acquaint students with the roles and responsibilities of other health professionals and include case studies, instructor's guides, and discussion questions. (
  • Other diseases/infections which may be transmitted through oral sex include gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, herpes, the human papilloma virus (HPV), with herpes being the most common and most infectious. (
  • in 2009, the organization worked with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Dental Health Foundation, National Consumers League, Institute for Oral Health, and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) to implore lawmakers to include oral health provisions in health reform legislation. (
  • Let your voice be heard - Join the Coalition on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 for the Virginia Oral Health Coalition Legislative Day. (
  • The Virginia Oral Health Coalition is thankful for the generousity of our supporters. (
  • Relevant, age-appropriate oral health education combined with, at minimum, preventive oral health services provided at school would benefit students at all grade levels. (
  • The major focus of our work is to develop better materials for use in the replacements of damaged, diseased or missing tissues, particularly in the oral and cranio-facial region. (
  • Women who take certain oral contraceptives that contain progesterone might experience inflamed gum tissues due to the body's exaggerated reaction to the toxins produced from plaque. (
  • These specialists also help to maintain the health, function, and look of these structures and tissues. (
  • Dentists, hygienists, early childhood educators and anyone interested in learning about providing oral health services for children are invited to attend. (
  • The Coalition has been closely following federal and state legislation as it relates to oral health services, insurance and access. (
  • 1, 2, 3 People who have the least access to preventive services and dental treatment have greater rates of oral diseases. (
  • 1 US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General. (
  • A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services. (
  • We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. (
  • Conclusions State variation in oral health status and receipt of preventive dental services remained after adjusting for demographic characteristics. (
  • It would take nearly 10,000 additional dental practitioners to meet the current needs, according to the calculations of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, which are based upon a population-to-practitioner ratio of 3,000:1. (
  • PAHO's Oral Health Program also provides expertise in design and implementation of clinical trials and cost-effective alternative treatments that increase access to oral health services. (
  • The oral health promotion section of the Department of Health and Human Services website provides a gateway to oral health promotion activities in Victoria. (
  • Dental Health Services Victoria has partnered with the disability sector to improve the oral health of people with a disability living in Victoria. (
  • Early projects focused on improving oral health practices within disability accommodation services and pension-level supported residential services. (
  • More recently Dental Health Services Victoria has partnered with organisations providing day programs for people with a disability. (
  • Dental Health Services Victoria has also developed a range of easy read and visual resources to support the capacity building achieved through past projects. (
  • Further information on these projects and the full range of resources can be found at Promoting oral health within disability services . (
  • Dental Health Services Victoria has developed a series of top ten tips for oral health. (
  • Likewise, the Armed Forces, the Interior Security Forces and The Saudi Intelligence Agency have provided their health services (4). (
  • Parents who are enrolled in select Toronto Public Health perinatal or parenting programs may be referred by their public health nurse, dietician or home visitor to a Toronto Public Health dental clinic for dental services . (
  • A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) calls attention to the vital need to strengthen Medicare coverage for medically necessary oral health services. (
  • This collection of selected resources offers high-quality information about oral health services for school-age children and adolescents. (
  • Implementing school-based oral health services more widely could significantly improve the state of children's oral health in our nation. (
  • This committee is composed of representatives from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Dental Association, and the Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau and coordinated by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center at Georgetown University. (
  • This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. (
  • The Oral Health Program has two components - primary health services and the Public Health Dental Clinic. (
  • Unless we take action today, many countries will not be able to pay for treatment programmes," said Dr Poul Erik Petersen, head of WHO's Oral Health Programme, with regard to the oral health needs of the elderly. (
  • Dr Poul Erik Petersen, head of WHO's Oral Health Programme. (
  • The maintenance of oral health can be invariably achieved by manipulating the oral microbiota toward a population of mixed species that is less likely to induce diseases such as gingivitis or caries. (
  • Seven plant and fungal homogenates and extracts (green and black tea, cranberry juice, raspberries, shiitake mushrooms, red chicory, and beer) were subjected to a number of microbiological assays broadly related to survival and/or fitness of specific oral bacterial species usually associated with the development of either gingivitis or caries. (
  • Studies have linked oil pulling with coconut oil to reducing gingivitis and plaque buildup, a common challenge when it comes to oral health. (
  • Explore all of our tips, content and oral health articles right here. (
  • Many of the health benefits of red wine come from its content of polyphenols , which are a series of micronutrients with antioxidant properties. (
  • Oral-B Pro-Health toothbrush with cross action bristles has superior plaque removal. (
  • Oral thrush is a very common yeast infection in babies. (
  • Because oral hairy leukoplakia is usually related to an HIV infection, complications are related to HIV. (
  • Another patient, two months post-liver transplant, significantly immunosuppressed, is referred to me with a severe oral infection. (
  • Although poor oral health influences the occurrence of pulmonary infection in elderly people, it is unclear how the degree of oral health is linked to mortality from pulmonary infection. (
  • Can I never have oral sex without getting an infection? (
  • Yes, you can get a sexually transmitted infection (STI) from oral sex. (
  • The latter highlights the importance of food intake with emphasis on the effect of Mediterranean diet on oral health, discussed by G. A. Scardina and P. Messina. (
  • The Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN) has developed a new Medicare Dental Toolkit to help educate candidates about the importance of oral health for Medicare beneficiaries. (
  • Results The percentage of parents who reported that their children had excellent or very good oral health increased from 67.7% in 2003 to 71.9% in 2011/2012. (
  • Good oral health is important for general health and wellbeing and the impact of oral disease places a considerable burden on individuals, families and the community. (
  • All the unwanted oral issues we can ever think of might just have a natural solution to banish them for good. (
  • Though a seemingly unrelated pair, good oral health, coupled with safe sexual practices, can go a far way in improving the overal health, safety and wellness of any individual. (
  • The goal of the Oral Health Program is to promote good oral health for people of all ages within the community. (
  • The benefits of maintaining good oral health go far beyond a beautiful smile and fresh breath. (
  • The work highlighted the complexity of the social, economic and psychosocial factors influencing oral health inequalities and demonstrated the limitations of dental health education and clinical preventive interventions that fail to address the underlying social determinants. (
  • The World Health Organization Global Oral Health Programme emphasizes this interrelation and notes that oral health is a determining factor for quality of life ( 2 ). (
  • Why Is Oral Health Important? (
  • Educating people about oral health is really important because teeth are the strongest bone in our body and they even preserve the most after we pass away, this means it is an essential factor to knowing how to protect them from getting a disease and keeping them as long as possible. (
  • Looking after your oral health is an important part of maintaining your general health and wellbeing. (
  • A well-balanced oral microbiome is important for optimal health. (
  • Interestingly, dietary agents often lack bactericidal activity but retain their ability to manipulate the oral microbiota by exhibiting other important properties for example antiadhesion or antibiofilm activities. (
  • The drive for development of new and novel oral biomaterials has never been more important with many people using oral biomaterials today and seeing their benefits in restoring and improving their oral health for a more enjoyable lifestyle. (
  • See why oral health is important for people with Alzheimer's disease. (
  • Your health is important. (
  • UH Now also allows you to explore health topics that are important to you. (
  • What is the most important information I should know about oral sildenafil? (
  • Florida ranks near the bottom, at 44 out of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, for poor dental health, according to a study by WalletHub , an online personal finance website. (
  • Smoking, poor diet, alcohol consumption and oral sex put one at a higher risk. (
  • Poor oral health can present a barrier to such options. (
  • Researchers also collected a lot of anecdotal evidence about how poor oral health affected competitors. (
  • Or how poor oral health can actually increase the possibility of disease transmission? (
  • One might ask, 'How could poor oral health possibly increase the risk of disease spread by engaging in oral sex? (
  • We want you to join us and make a positive difference to the oral health of millions of people. (
  • Check out our interactive infographic to see progress toward the Oral Health objectives and other Healthy People topic areas. (
  • As with other health issues, older people have very different oral health needs to children and younger adults. (
  • Most people assume they should go for a check-up every six months, but this can vary depending on your dental health. (
  • Studying the Bachelor of Oral Health is the first step towards an exciting and fulfilling career working with people of all ages to improve their oral health and to promote an awareness of how oral and general health are closely connected. (
  • A community outreach dental program offers students the chance to develop their skills, while helping to improve the oral health of disadvantaged people across South Australia. (
  • Several projects have been implemented in partnership with the state government and community service organisations to improve the capacity of both the disability workforce, and people with a disability, in oral health promoting practices. (
  • Oral hairy leukoplakia happens most often in people with weak immune systems. (
  • Oral hairy leukoplakia is most common in people with HIV. (
  • A recent article in The New York Times by Mark Miller calls attention to the catastrophic effects the lack of oral health coverage in Medicare has on older adults and people with disabilities. (
  • Oral conditions are frequently considered separate from other chronic conditions, but these are actually inter-related. (
  • [ 26 ] This study thus aims to identify the odds of future acute and chronic complications among diabetics who have self-reported oral health status in Canada's most populous province, Ontario. (
  • Oral thrush (also called oral candidiasis ) can affect anyone, but is most common in babies younger than 6 months old and in older adults. (
  • He added that the survey results for elite athletes may shed light on the oral health of the general populations of their home countries. (
  • However we still have a long way to go to address oral health issues across the country and National Smile Month can help us address some of the issues detailed below. (
  • If enacted, Virginia will face dire oral health access issues. (
  • The Virginia Public Health Association and the Virginia Rural Health Association are planning the 2012 Virginia Rural Health Action Conference on October 8-9 in Charlottesville, and they need your input to help identify the most relevant issues for rural Virginians. (
  • The purpose of the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) is to respond to the needs of states and communities in addressing current and emerging public oral health issues. (
  • Parties requesting oral argument must demonstrate why oral argument would facilitate resolution of the issues before the Commission. (
  • Within a reasonable time before the oral argument is scheduled, the Executive Secretary shall inform the parties of the time and place therefor, the issues to be heard, and the time allotted to the parties. (
  • This fact sheet provides health professionals with information on issues related to child and adolescent oral health. (
  • This study examined changes in parent-reported children's oral health status and receipt of preventive dental visits in 50 states and the District of Columbia. (
  • [ 5 ] Moreover, parents report their children's oral health status as worse than their general health status. (
  • The objective of this study was to examine changes in parent-reported children's oral health status and recent preventive dental visits in the United States over time and across 50 states and the District of Columbia. (
  • 2012. Factors affecting children's oral health: Perceptions among Latino parents . (
  • The following links present current information on how oral health affects other conditions in the body. (
  • Yet according to the National Institutes of Health, millions of American seniors suffer from untreated decay, missing teeth and other oral conditions. (
  • Find information on treating oral health conditions related to immune diseases. (
  • Oral hairy leukoplakia is caused by conditions that weaken the immune system. (
  • resistant to oral conditions, have great ability to form aggregates and have high antagonistic activity against oral pathogens. (
  • Research suggests that some prenatal oral conditions may have adverse consequences for the child. (
  • For patients with these conditions, prophylaxis is reasonable for all dental procedures that involve manipulation of gingival tissue or the periapical region of teeth or perforation of the oral mucosa (12). (
  • During the 2015-16 school year, oral health education was provided to 2969 students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade. (
  • The chapter outlines the reasons for creating this toolkit, guidelines for its use, the philosophy and methodology behind the toolkit, and the steps for building a sustainable program so that you can create lasting change around interprofessional oral health education at your institution. (
  • This list will guide you to additional resources on oral health and interprofessional education. (
  • Our Bright Smiles, Bright Futures program brings oral health education to more than half a billion children around the world. (
  • Please call 416-338-7600 to book a high school screening and visit our section for teachers below for oral health education materials. (
  • They give community-based dental health programs and provide dental health education. (
  • Dental health educator coordinators determine the oral health needs of communities, provide health promotion and dental health education, and deliver preventive programs. (
  • The Center is an educational entity that exists to provide teen girls and young women with carefully researched health information, health education programs, and conferences. (
  • In the United Kingdom National Smile Month has been running since 1976 and is one of the largest dental health education events in Europe and the world. (
  • Results published in the Archives of Oral Biology ​ offer supplement manufacturers a range of potential probiotic strains for use in the emerging oral health segment, mainly as gum formulations. (
  • Preventing oral hairy leukoplakia starts by having a healthy immune system. (
  • Though often painless, oral hairy leukoplakia can be a warning sign of HIV or a severe immune system problem. (
  • Oral hairy leukoplakia can be a warning sign of HIV or a severely weakened immune system. (
  • Danish researchers used BioGaia's proprietary probiotic strain and found its interaction with the immune system could boost oral health. (
  • Results published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology ​ (2009, Vol. 36, pp. 850-856) indicated that the Lactobacillus casei ​ strain Shirota may improve oral health based on its influence of the immune system. (
  • Attendees will meet with state representatives throughout the morning to discuss the Governor's proposed elimination of state-supported dental clinics and decreased funding for the safety net and the need for Virginia-specific data demonstrating the impact of oral health access on Virginia's economy. (
  • The Impact of Oral Health on the Academic Performance of Disadvantaged Children," appearing in the September 2012 issue of the American Journal of Public Health , examined nearly 1500 socioeconomically disadvantaged elementary and high school children in the Los Angeles Unified School District, matching their oral health status to their academic achievement and attendance records. (
  • The significant improvement in the oral health of Americans over the past 50 years is a public health success story. (
  • A variation of the method, called Interim Therapeutic Restoration (ITR) is now being employed in California by specially-trained dental hygienists working in public health settings. (
  • The research was led by M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas and colleagues from Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Alimentación in Madrid, and the Department of Health and Genomics at the Center for Advanced Research in Public Health in Valencia. (
  • UCL research on oral health inequalities suggests an urgent need for a more evidence-based, integrated public health approach to this major problem. (
  • Work by the UCL Dental Public Health Group has explored the nature and causes of oral health inequalities, the overlap between oral and general health inequalities more broadly, and ways in which those inequalities might most effectively be reduced. (
  • The work has also informed key public health policy and guidelines set up to help tackle health inequalities linked to socioeconomic status. (
  • An updated version of the toolkit has just been published by Public Health England. (
  • The top ten tips are located on the DHSV website and are age appropriate based on the National oral health messages for the Australian public. (
  • Toronto Public Health provides annual dental screenings in local public and separate schools for children from Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 8. (
  • Toronto Public Health offers workshops for high school students and community youth groups. (
  • Toronto Public Health also provides oral health workshops for parents and caregivers of young children through community groups. (
  • American Journal of Public Health 105(9):1763-1769. (
  • however, further research is warranted to understand the public health and clinical implications ( 15 ). (
  • In Africa, oral diseases are increasingly being recognized as a major public health problem in light of the rising NCD burden as well as its common modifiable risk factors. (
  • Indeed, it was not until some eighteen years later, after one or two previous abortive forays into the world of public relations that the BDA set up its press office with ex-Oral Health Foundation Executive Director Lynn Stroud at the helm. (
  • citation needed] The Oral Health Foundation has two annual awareness campaigns that act as extensions of their work in providing oral health information to the public. (
  • We will discuss how policy decisions are made in Virginia and how policy change can be a lever to improve oral health in the commonwealth. (
  • A combination of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) and Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 may improve the gingival health in adolescents, according to results of a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial. (
  • If you love sweet things, you should improve your general oral health and substitute them with more wholesome foods, which are better for your teeth. (
  • Can Coconut Oil Pulling Improve Oral And Dental Health? (
  • This will allow us to test ways to greatly improve oral drug bioavailability. (