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Marikina Dental News and Highlights  

Dentist views and tips for better dental health  

  

Dental Care - Toothbrush Storage Tips

 

  • Once you've moved your toothbrush away from the toilet, here are a few other storage tips to keep your brush as germ-free as possible:

  • Keep it rinsed. Wash off your toothbrush thoroughly with tap water every time you use it. 

  • Keep it dry. "Bacteria love a moist environment," Harms says. Make sure your brush has a chance to dry thoroughly between brushings. Avoid using toothbrush covers, which can create a moist enclosed breeding ground for bacteria.

  • Keep it upright. Store your toothbrush upright in a holder, rather than lying it down. 

  • Keep it to yourself. No matter how close you are to your sister, brother, spouse, or roommate, don't

  • ever use their toothbrush. Don't even store your toothbrush side-by-side in the same cup with other people's brushes.

  • Whenever toothbrushes touch, they can swap germs.

 
Dentist Advice on When to Toss Your Toothbrush
 

  • The best way to limit the bacteria on your toothbrush is to replace it on a regular basis.

  • The Philippine Dental Association recommends throwing out your toothbrush every three to four months. If the bristles become frayed, you're sick, or you have a weak immune system, throw it out even more often. If you use an electric toothbrush, throw out the head as often as you'd discard a disposable toothbrush.

 
Practice Good  Dental Care
 

  • Every time you're tempted to skip brushing and flossing your teeth, remember how many bacteria lurk in your mouth – -- and what they can do.

  • "It's bacteria that cause gum disease, and decay, and bad breath," Harms says. "Make sure you're brushing and flossing as often as possible to eliminate some of those bacteria." Rinsing your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash before you brush can also help eliminate bacteria before they can get onto your brush.

http://www.medicinenet.com/truth_about_your_toothbrush_pictures_slideshow/article.htm 

 

Tips to Make Dental Visits Go Smoothly

Do you fear the dentist? How to make sure your child doesn’t.

 

One painful experience at the dentist in childhood can lead to a lifetime of dental anxiety and tooth decay.

 

“Every week we see patients that are older, in their 30s, 40s and 50s, who complain that at a much younger age, such as in childhood, their previous dentist was rough, did not explain what was happening, carelessly drilled or poked and prodded and the memory is so fresh that they still feel anxiety as an adult,” said Martin Hogan, DDS, Loyola University Health System.

 

“Unfortunately, years of missing dental cleanings and routine visits means they often come in to see us as a last resort when they are suffering a really painful condition that could have been avoided.”

 

Hogan tries to establish a positive relationship with his young patients to prevent dental anxiety.

 

“We ask parents to bring their children in when they get their first tooth or at their first birthday more to establish a positive routine than to actually do anything clinical,” said Hogan, division director of dental medicine at Loyola and an assistant professor at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. “We introduce ourselves. We let them play with the chair and certain equipment, and it is all done in a safe, nonthreatening environment without pain.”

 

Hogan said the age of the patient does make a difference in their attitude.

 

“Usually the younger children, under 10 and 12, have a harder time with the exams,” he said. “Opening their mouth for a longer time, allowing the dentist to look at things in the mouth, holding still and not talking or moving can be tough for all kids,” he said, adding that this is especially true for children with attention deficit disorders.

 

“For kids with ADHD, we deliberately schedule dental appointments earlier in the day; first thing in the morning is better than afternoons when kids are tired or stressed,” he said. “Adults who have dental anxiety can also benefit from an early appointment to avoid escalation of fear.”

 

Hogan also may suggest the use of a little nitrous gas. “Laughing gas takes away the edge and offers relaxation for many younger and also older patients who tend to get emotional,” he said.

 

Explaining procedures and equipment thoroughly and involving the patient in the care, especially if they are older children, can also be helpful. “I show them the equipment before I use the implement and I talk to them about what I am doing, such as counting their teeth or polishing their tooth or removing plaque,” Hogan said. “The patient has no negative surprises that way and is a more willing participant.”

 

Hogan has some advice for parents of young children to help establish positive dental practices.

 

  • “Do not tell the kids that they will get cavities or need a root canal if they do not brush their teeth,” he said. “And do not share your own previous painful dental experience with your child.” Tales of dated practices such as tying a string around the tooth and shutting the door or painful wisdom tooth extractions create unnecessary fear in children.

 

  • When Hogan has patients who are overcome with anxiety, he often gives them five-minute breaks before moving forward. “Especially if they are younger, upset patients benefit from having time to release the stress through a cry or self-talk and usually are able to proceed again with a greater sense of calmness,” he said. “For kids, small rewards such as letting them choose a colorful sticker of a favorite character or giving them a coloring book ends the visit on a happy note.”  

http://www.thealmagest.com/fear-dentist-make-sure-child-doesnt/7866

 

This is how Yahoo employees go to the dentist.

Mobile dentists perform root canals in company parking lots. This dentist uses laughing gas and regular unleaded — performing root canals out of the back of a van or RV. On the first and third Mondays of every month, employees at Santa Clara, Calif.–based tech company Nvidia see a familiar site: a massive white van pulling into their parking lot. But rather than carrying office supplies or snacks, it’s full of periodontal probes, dental drills and tongue retractors. “It’s just like a regular dentist, but in an RV,” says Hector Marinez, an employee in the firm’s communications department who uses the service. “You go in between meetings and get what you need done.” And, yes, that may include a root canal. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mobile-dentists-drill-teeth-in-the-back-of-a-van-2013-11-01 

Swedish Prisoner Escapes To Go To Dentist,Turns Himself Back In After Treatment.

A Swedish prisoner suffering with a severe toothache decided to flee captivity to find a dentist. Soon after being treated by the nearest dentist’s office, he turned himself back in to authorities to serve the remainder of his sentence.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/swedish-prisoner-escapes-go-dentistturns-himself-back-after-treatment-264072

Have
high blood pressure? Tell your dentist about it.

Many people think dentists are only interested in teeth and gums. The idea of a dentist asking about blood pressure and medical history may surprise some. But the state of your mouth can say a lot about your general health. Oral problems like plaque can affect the rest of your body. Medications like diuretics and antihistamines that dry out your mouth can lead to dental problems. Diseases like diabetes that lower resistance to infection can affect dental health.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/have-high-blood-pressure-tell-your-dentist-about-it/2154684 

 

Study: Fear Of The Dentist Is All In Your Head.

For some, the thought of going to the dentist evokes anxiety and panic. Now, researchers think they are closer to discovering an answer as to why this occurs by scanning people’s brains while playing them sounds of dental drills and suction instruments. According to a report presented at a meeting for the Society for Neuroscience, researchers in Japan found that those who were terrified of dental visits showed marked differences in their brain responses  than those who were more relaxed at the idea.

http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2013/11/12/study-fear-of-the-dentist-is-all-in-your-head/  

 

Can Acupuncture Prevent Gag Reflexes?

Those Avoiding Dentists Might Benefit From The Traditional Chinese Practice. The gag reflex, also referred to as a pharyngeal spasm, is an automatic contraction of the back of the throat that is usually evoked by touching either the back of the tongue, the roof of the mouth, or the back of the throat. A recent study conducted by researchers in Italy found that acupuncture may be of aid for those who wish to quell their gag reflex, such as during a visit with the dentist.

“Many patients avoid dental appointments because of severe gagging when they have work performed, such as taking impressions,” the authors wrote. “The aim of the present study therefore was to evaluate whether acupuncture can produce a reduction of the gag reflex.” How did the researchers go about this task?

The Dentist's Chair

 

A total of 20 patients, between 19 and 80 years old, participated in the study. All had a history of gag reflex on taking dental impressions. For the experiment, the participants had an upper and lower dental impression done without acupuncture, and then a second upper and lower alginate impression done almost immediately after acupuncture needles were inserted — the needles were left in throughout the entire procedure. On a 10-point scale, where 10 represents the worst sensation of nausea, patients reported an average gag reflex score of seven after the first round of upper teeth impressions. After the second round with acupuncture, the patients reported, on average, gag reflex scores of just one. The same results occurred for gag reflex scores during lower teeth impressions done with and without acupuncture.

 

http://www.medicaldaily.com/can-acupuncture-prevent-gag-reflexes-those-avoiding-dentists-might-benefit-traditional-chinese

   

A smile’s link to good health: 5 tips from celebrity dentist Dr. Karent Sierra.

According to the American Diabetes Association, there’s a two-way association between gum disease and diabetes. Not only is there an increased risk factor for those with diabetes to get gum disease, but gum disease can also cause the levels of blood sugar to rise, making diabetes harder to manage.

1. Visit the dentist at least twice a year —

Don’t wait until you have a toothache or suspect a cavity. “Unfortunately, in the Latino community we tend to procrastinate visits to medical professionals until it’s nearly too late,” says Dr. Sierra, who recently teamed up with Colgate Total as a spokeswoman for the brand. And don’t forget to take young children on regular visits too, advises the former “Real Housewives of Miami” cast member. “It’s important to instill good oral hygiene habits early.”

2. Brush your teeth at least twice daily.

The key to maintaining a healthy smile is as easy as brushing your teeth thoroughly twice a day with a regular toothbrush, no “fancy electric toothbrush required,” notes Dr. Sierra. Replace tooth brushes regularly and opt for brushes with soft bristles, as hard bristles can quickly wear down the tooth’s natural enamel. Remember to brush at a 45 degree angle and “help younger children brush until they’re of age to do responsibly by themselves, usually at the age of 7 or 8,” says Dr. Sierra.

3. Brush your tongue.

One of the biggest mistakes people make is that they neglect to brush their tongue, says Dr. Sierra. “Your mouth is full of bacteria and if you’re brushing your tongue when you brush your teeth, you’ve basically only done half the job,” explains Dr. Sierra. And buildup of that bacteria can often result in both bad breath and/or infections, making “brushing your tongue an important part of your daily routine.”

4. Be wary of whitening products. 

It’s important to do your research when it comes to trying out various whitening products – and more so when it comes to trying out home remedies, advises Dr. Sierra. “People think that brushing with baking soda or hydrogen peroxide can whiten teeth quickly, but it can often burn the tongue,” says Dr. Sierra. She advises that patients ask their dentist about the best way to whiten and if all else fails, opt for Dr. Sierra’s favorite, budget-friendly whitening product: strawberries. That’s right – strawberries contain malic acid, a natural astringent which can help whiten teeth. “Rub your teeth with cut up strawberry every day for two weeks,” advises Dr. Sierra, and smile a little wider knowing you opted for a healthy – and inexpensive – whitening product.

5.  Floss regularly.

A large percentage of Americans still haven’t made flossing a regular part of their routine, but flossing is integral to preventing gum disease and tooth decay. It’s the only way to remove food debris and plaque between the teeth, says Dr. Sierra. And don’t even think about coming up with any excuses to opt out of flossing, says Dr. Sierra. She recommends placing a container of floss in the shower, adding “if you’re staring at it in the shower, you’re more likely to use it then when it’s hidden away in a drawer.” 

http://nbclatino.com/2013/11/04/healthy-smiles-link-to-good-health-5-tips-from-celebrity-dentist-dr-karent-sierra/ 

  

Drilling Into Our Fear Of The Dentist — And What To Do About It 

Tips to get you through your next dental procedure

  • Check out your score on the Dental Anxiety Scale. Then show it to your dentist so they know what they’re dealing with, Dr. Messina suggests. “The time to develop a relationship with a dentist is before something hurts,” says Dr. Messina. Talk to your dentist about past dental experiences that you found scary or frustrating.

  • Try finding a dentist who has an office with a calming effect. This Parisian dentist redecorated entirely to sooth her patients.

  • Interview dentists before you settle on one. Call up a couple different offices and ask to meet with the dentist for 15 minutes, without any kind of dental treatment scheduled. If they’re not willing to do that, they’re not the dentist for you, says Dr. Heaton.

  • Talk to a doctor about sedation options if that’s what you need to get back in the dentist’s chair — but keep in mind the long-term goal of sedation-free dentistry.  

  • Figure out the best time of day for you to see a dentist. If you don’t want to worry about it all day, schedule it for the early morning. If a gag reflex issue is part of your dental anxiety, try for the afternoon.

  • Before the procedure begins, try controlled breathing. Take a big breath, hold it in, and then slowly let it out. This will slow your heartbeat and relax your muscles.

  • If that recent study about sound as a source of dental fear rings true to you, use headphones to listen to a podcast, a comedy routine, or a playlist that’s sufficiently distracting. Here’s the playlist I used for my surgery.  

  • Ask if you can hold the suction – it’s a way to have control over some element of the dental procedure. 

  • Have someone you trust in the waiting room for when you’re done with your procedure.

    http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2013/12/afraid-of-the-dentist-tips-therapy
 

 

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