Treating Dry Mouth

With applications ranging from soft tissue surgery to sealant and caries preparations, dental lasers represent a viable treatment modality for this patient population. By Hana Gadalla, BDS, MSc

Caring for Patients Who Consume Cannabis

As more states legalize some form of marijuana use, oral health professionals need to be knowledgeable about cannabis use, the various forms available, and its effects on oral and systemic health. By Karen M. Portillo, RDH, MSDH; Tammy R. Sanderson, RDH, MSDH; and JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, MS, PhD

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

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