Scope of Practice
Toke on? Smoking marijuana may not raise caries risk
Smoking marijuana may not increase a person’s risk of developing caries, according to a large U.S. study.
February 19, 2024
Woman develops endocarditis, stroke following tooth extraction
A 54-year-old healthy woman was diagnosed with a rare case of infective endocarditis following an acute ischemic stroke five weeks after having a tooth extracted.
January 29, 2024
What your patients should add to their drinks while taking CHX
Dental patients may not have to give up coffee or tea during chlorhexidine (CHX) treatment to avoid tooth discoloration if they drink the beverages with some milk, according to new research.
January 22, 2024
Microrobots may be key to halting dental infections
Small-scale robotics, known as microrobots, may treat and diagnose persistent infections, including those in between the teeth, according to a story recently published in the University of Pennsylvania’s
January 17, 2024
This oral care habit may brush off hospital-acquired pneumonia
Daily toothbrushing may be an inexpensive, effective way to decrease the rates of hospital-acquired pneumonia among patients, according to a study recently published in
JAMA Internal Medicine
January 8, 2024
Researchers to tackle buprenorphine-related tooth problems
Researchers were awarded $1.4 million to eliminate dental problems that have been linked with the opioid use disorder medication buprenorphine.
December 19, 2023
How the Black Death affected today’s oral microbiome
The second plague pandemic of the mid-14th century, the Black Death, led to dietary changes that potentially caused changes in oral bacteria that contributed to systemic disease in modern humans, according to research published in Nature Microbiology.
December 12, 2023
Vigorous exercise makes you sick, and your saliva proves it
Saliva tests reveal that intense exercise leads to bacterial changes in the mouth. Additionally, there was a drop in signaling molecules that help fight viral infections, according to a study published in
Military Medical Research
November 27, 2023
AAP launches dental hygiene initiative
DrBicuspid.com staff writers
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has launched an initiative to educate dental hygienists on periodontal topics.
November 15, 2023
Rinse, brushes may manage gum disease in patients with diabetes
Rinsing with chlorhexidine and using interdental brushes regularly may be an effective, at-home way for patients with diabetes being treated for periodontitis to control gum disease.
November 9, 2023
Proclaim offering dental teams trial of oral irrigator
DrBicuspid.com staff writers
Health company Proclaim is looking for dental professionals interested in trying its Custom-Jet Oral Irrigator.
November 3, 2023
Think twice before encouraging patients to use mouthwash
Mouthwash may offer little value for patients with a low risk of caries and good periodontal health. Its use may lead to other health problems, according to a review.
October 26, 2023
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