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International Journal of Dental Hygiene

C Valkenburg, Y Kashmour, A Dao, G A van der Weijden, D E Slot
AIM: To test the efficacy of a dentifrice containing baking soda (BS), compared with dentifrice without BS for controlling plaque and gingivitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE-PubMed, and Cochrane-CENTRAL were searched. The inclusion criteria were randomized controlled clinical trials including healthy participants aged 18 years or older. Studies were selected that compared the effect of toothbrushing with a dentifrice with and without BS on the clinical parameters of plaque and gingivitis...
February 8, 2019: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Brian B Partido, Chadleo A Webb, Michele P Carr
Periodontal therapy disrupts the biofilm harboring calculus that triggers inflammation. The explorer is primarily used for calculus detection and the ultrasonic instrument is primarily used for calculus removal. The efficiency in dental hygiene care may improve if the ultrasonic instrument could be used in both calculus detection and removal. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to validate the effectiveness of calculus detection between the Thinsert® ultrasonic insert and the 11/12 explorer...
February 3, 2019: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Anna Greta Barbe, Hannah Elisa Kottmann, Sonja Henny Maria Derman, Michael Johannes Noack
OBJECTIVES: The oral health of nursing home residents is poor for various reasons. Many require help for oral hygiene. Regular professional brushing by a dental nurse should improve oral hygiene. This study aimed to determine the efficacy of regular tooth brushing by a dental nurse on the oral health of nursing home residents. METHODS: This controlled trial randomized participants (n=50; mean age 83±8 years) to brushing by a dental nurse every two weeks for three months (n=25) (test group) or oral hygiene procedures performed/controlled by nursing home staff (n=25) (control group)...
February 1, 2019: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Hormoz Sanaei Nasab, Mohsen Yazdanian, Yaser Mokhayeri, Marzieh Latifi, Negin Niksadat, Javad Harooni, Bahram Armoon
OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we attempted to assess how psychological theories (Health Belief Model (HBM), Theory of Planned Behavior(TPB), Social Cognitive Theory (SCT), Clinical Theories (CT) and Other Theories (OT)) influence oral health interventions. METHODS: Pubmed, Scopus, Cochrane, and Web of Knowledge databases from the years 2000 to 2017, were searched. We defined psychological theories based on five subgroups: A) HBM, B) TPB, C) SCT, E) CT and F) OT...
January 31, 2019: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Azam Rahmani, Leila Allahqoli, Arezoo Fallahi
OBJECTIVE: Despite the importance of oral health during pregnancy and its consequences for mother and child, dental cleaning behavior is ineffective among pregnant women; therefore, the prevalence of gingivitis is high in this group. The aim of this study was to determine the factors affecting dental cleaning behavior among Iranian pregnant women with gingivitis. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out in Sanandaj city, in the west of Iran in 2017. Using simple random sampling, 340 pregnant women from five health comprehensive services centers were recruited in the study...
January 31, 2019: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Rita Rodrigues, Maria Helena Fernandes, António Bessa Monteiro, Rowney Furfuro, Cátia Carvalho Silva, Ricardo Vardasca, Joaquim Mendes, Maria Conceição Manso
OBJECTIVE: Children with Cleft Lip and Palate (CLP) present high incidence of oral health problems, namely those associated with the accumulation of dental plaque. The objective of this systematic review was to verify if there is any solution to improve the hygiene of the cleft area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A structured systematic review was performed based in articles published in several electronic databases: PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and Scopus in the last 20 years...
January 30, 2019: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Seydanur Dengizek Eltas, Mihtikar Gürsel, Abubekir Eltas, Nilgün Özlem Alptekin, Tamer Ataoğlu
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the effects of diode laser (DL) in addition to non-surgical periodontal treatment on periodontal parameters, systemic inflammatory response, and serum hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c ) level in patients with poor controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and chronic periodontitis. METHODS: 37 patients with poor controlled T2DM and chronic periodontitis completed this study. The patients were divided into two groups. The individuals in the control group received placebo laser treatment in addition to scaling and root planning (SRP)...
January 29, 2019: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Rachelle Pratt, Jacqueline L Green, Kari Rasmussen, Hollis Lai, Sharon M Compton
PURPOSE: Transitioning to interactive e-textbooks has been considered revolutionary for enhancing student learning. However, adopting this technology has been met with hesitation. This study investigates student and faculty attitudes and utilization of mandatory e-textbooks in a dental hygiene program. METHODS: In 2017, an online questionnaire was distributed to students and a focus group was conducted with faculty to examine their perspectives about using VitalSourceTM ...
January 23, 2019: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Ignacio Sanz-Sánchez, Jesús Oteo-Calatayud, Jorge Serrano, Conchita Martín, David Herrera
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the effect of external tooth bleaching products on plaque indices and to compare it to a placebo or a negative control. METHODS: A protocol was developed aimed to answer the next focused question: What is the effect of tooth bleaching compared to no-treatment or a placebo, in subjects without periodontitis aged ≥18 y. in the levels of plaque and gingivitis? Two electronic databases were used as sources in the search for studies satisfying the inclusion criteria...
January 4, 2019: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
T A V Pham, D D Le
OBJECTIVES: To determine the dental status and salivary characteristics; and to analyze the correlation between creatinine clearance with DMFT index and salivary flow rate in Vietnamese patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS: This study was conducted on 111 CKD and 109 non-CKD patients. The socio-demographic characteristics associated with dental habits and xerostomia status were recorded from a self-administered questionnaire. Dental status (DT, MT, FT) and salivary characteristics (flow rate; pH; buffering capacity; urea and creatinine concentrations) were examined...
December 24, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
J C Wohlfahrt, A M Aass, O C Koldsland
OBJECTIVE: This aim of this study was to evaluate a chitosan brush for the treatment of peri-implant mucositis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 11 patients with a combined total of 24 dental implants and who were diagnosed with peri-implant mucositis were included in this 6-month, split mouth, pilot clinical trial. Implants were randomly assigned to either treatment with a chitosan brush using an oscillating dental hand piece or treatment with titanium curettes...
December 24, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Nicola X West, Tao He, Nikki Hellin, Nicholas Claydon, Joon Seong, Emma Macdonald, Svetlana Farrell, Rachelle Eusebio, Aneta Wilberg
OBJECTIVES: To assess the protective effects of a 0.454% stabilized stannous fluoride dentifrice and a marketed triclosan dentifrice against enamel erosion in a 10-day in situ model. METHODS: This was a double-blind, randomized, 2-treatment, 4-period, crossover in situ trial involving healthy adult participants. Participants were randomized to a treatment sequence involving the following products: a highly bio-available 0.454% stannous fluoride dentifrice (Procter & Gamble) and a marketed dentifrice control containing 0...
December 17, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
K A Pateman, A T Weerakoon, M D Batstone, P F Ford
OBJECTIVES: Managing oral health after the treatment for head and neck cancer requires meticulous daily oral hygiene practices, and regular professional dental care; however, the individual factors and health system structures required to achieve oral health are often not well considered. This study aimed to explore how oral health was understood and managed post head and neck cancer treatment and identify factors that influenced oral health behaviours and dental service utilisation. METHODS: A qualitative, inductive approach was used for data collection and analysis...
December 3, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Laura Bianco, Federica Romano, Marina Maggiora, Loretta Bongiovanni, Nicoletta Guzzi, Elena Curmei, Paolo Giacomo Arduino, Mario Aimetti
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this randomized, parallel-design, clinical trial was to investigate the effectiveness of an intensive plaque control program with sonic versus manual toothbrushing on clinical outcomes and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) in desquamative gingivitis (DG) patients. METHODS: A total of 32 patients affected by DG secondary to oral lichen planus (OLP) were consecutively recruited and randomly assigned to a test (n = 16) and control (n = 16) group...
December 2, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Jiyen Kim, Bo-Young Park, So-Jung Mun, Jemyung Shim, Eun-Sil Choi, Hiejin Noh
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to analyze the effects of working posture, physical balance, and work accumulation on shifts in plantar pressure in dental hygienists, by measuring REBA, which evaluates working posture, and plantar pressure, which evaluates physical balance. METHODS: This study was conducted on 24 dental hygienists currently working in dental clinics. The ergonomic assessment method of the Rapid Entire Body Assessment was used to evaluate working posture in the dental hygienists, and a Gait Analyzer was used to measure plantar pressure...
November 28, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Shigeo Ishikawa, Tsuneo Konta, Shinji Susa, Kenichi Ishizawa, Hitoshi Togashi, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Isao Kubota, Hidetoshi Yamashita, Takamasa Kayama, Mitsuyoshi Iino
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate comprehensively the risk factors for underweight in cross-sectional study in the general population of Japan. METHODS: The survey population was the general population of individuals aged >40 years in Takahata town, Japan in 2005. A postal survey in the form of a self-administered questionnaire was distributed, and 6084 individuals were entered into the final statistical analysis. The self-administered questionnaire contained items regarding lifestyle, oral health status, socioeconomic status, and dietary intake...
November 15, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Arwa Ameen Talakey, Eduardo Bernabé
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between long-term pattern of dental attendance and tooth retention among British adults. METHODS: This study analysed data from 2970 dentate adults who participated in the Adult Dental Health Survey. Data were collected through home interviews and clinical examinations. Individuals were categorized into four trajectories according to their responses to three questions on dental attendance over their life span. The four trajectories were always, current, former and never regular attenders...
November 1, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
Robyn Watson
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November 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
F Rabello, V E Araújo, Sms Magalhães
OBJECTIVE: To summarize evidence regarding the effectiveness of using chlorhexidine for oral healthcare on patients in the intensive care unit for the prevention of nosocomial pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia. METHODS: This overview of systematic reviews was developed using articles found in PUBMED, Cochrane Library, LILACS, CRD, CINHAL, manual search and grey literature. RESULTS: Of the total 16 systematic reviews, 14 included meta-analysis...
November 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
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