The incidence of childhood dental caries in the poorest areas of Scotland is 30 percent higher than in the least deprived areas. The British Dental Association is calling for the Scottish government to work harder and faster to address this inequality. Is oral health inequality like this the norm, or is this an exception?
The challenges of patient motivation are clear. So, how can we increase patient compliance and convince patients that prevention is important? How can we ensure patients leave the clinic empowered to combat gum disease?
Chronic diseases not only affect senior dental patients’ overall health, but may also have negative effects on their oral health. A key part of geriatric dentistry is helping elderly patients maintain a healthy mouth when they are coping with a systemic condition.
New research from Colgate reveals how little we know about the health of our mouths despite 84% of Europeans claiming to lead a healthy lifestyle. More than nine in 10 say they proactively look after their health (93%) but only 15% of the respondents polled across Europe view the health of their mouth as a priority.
Colgate® announces the launch of its next generation Colgate Total® toothpaste designed to proactively protect hard and soft oral tissues – tongue, teeth, cheeks and gums – against the most prevalent oral diseases: gingivitis and caries.
Teaching patients about dental biofilm could be the key to motivating them to take charge of their Whole Mouth Health. But how can you explain biofilm delicate balance in terms the average person will understand?
Complete oral health involves much more than patients brushing their teeth and flossing. It means controlling bacteria on both hard and soft tissues in the mouth and being able to overcome the daily challenges of a modern lifestyle.
People will need a healthy set of teeth to live their golden years to the fullest. That means dental professionals must tailor their dental care for older adults to accommodate this growing demographic’s special needs. As a dentist, how can you help older patients?
Philipp Scaglia studies in the Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University, Sweden, already internationally known for its system […]