Oral Health Risks in Athletes

While athletes are in prime physical condition, they may be at increased risk for bruxism, dental erosion, and xerostomia.
By Stephanie Anderson, BS; Paola Salazar, AS; Sana Saleem; and Joan Pellegrini, PhD, RDH

Addressing the Oral Side Effects of Cancer

Providing appropriate dental care to patients with cancer before, during, and after treatment is important to maintaining their oral health and quality of life.
By Firoozeh Samim, DMD, MSc; Shamin Salemohamed, RDH, BSc; and Joel B. Epstein, DMD, MSD, FRCD(C), FDS RCS(E)

Xerostomia Management

Patients have a variety of options when it comes to managing the symptoms of this common oral condition.
By Richard D. Trushkowsky, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FACD, FADM

Synergistic Approach

Fluoride therapy, in addition to adjunctive over-the-counter remedies, can help patients with xerostomia relieve the dry mouth symptoms and reduce their risk of decay. By Nicole Greco, BSDH, MA, and Lynne Morgan, RDH, MS

The Role of Interleukin-6 in Oral Diseases

The future of oral health care may include the diagnosis and modulation of this cytokine as a strategy for treatment and to improve patient outcomes.
By Luigi Nibali, DipDent, MSc, PhD; Stefano Fedele, DDS, PhD; Francesco D’Aiuto, DMD, PhD, MClinDent; and Nikolaos Donos, DDS, MS, FHEA, FRCSEng, PhD

Medication Use and Xerostomia

By keeping up to date on the most commonly used medications that cause dry mouth, dental hygienists can help patients maintain their oral health.
By Denise M. Claiborne, RDH, BSDH, MS

Xerostomia from A to Z

Effective detection and treatment guidelines to improve your patients’ quality of life. By Warden H. Noble, DDS, MS, MSEd; Kalid Aziz, DDS; Karen Edwards, DDS; and Eric Salmon, DDS

Xerostomia and Oral Disease

Xerostomia and Oral Disease
By Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD

Cannabis Use and Xerostomia

As marijuana use increases in the United States, dental hygienists need to understand its effects on the oral cavity.
By Analia Veitz-Keenan, DDS, and Debra Ferraiolo, DMD, FAGD

Tips for Treating Xerostomia

The third and concluding installment of this comprehensive series details proven ways to care for patients experiencing “dry mouth.”
By Paula K. Friedman, DDS, MSD, MPH, and Darren Isfeld, DMD

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