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
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)
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
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 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
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
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
By Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD
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
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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