Showing 25 ideas for tag "a-better-way"
(@shiyuwang) kudos icon +

Oral Health + Overall Health

The effect of VDO loss or under develpment on general health.

TMJ diseases, sleep apnea, and other health problem are related to the loss of vertical dimension of occlusion(VDO). Even aging may be due to VDO loss which causing gradual narrowing of air passway. I use loss vs. decrease because VDO loss is the best word to describe the problem, wether it is due to teeth wear out or due to under growth of lower jaw( stress -growth H secretion during night-under growth of lower jaw).... more »
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Oral Health + Overall Health

PATERNALISM IN HEALTH CARE DECISION FOR BARIATRIC PATIENTS

Based on reports from the centers for Disease Control(CDC) more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. Weight loss surgery is shown to be one of the most effected long term weight loss method used to date. But not with complications including oral health. Some of the latest studies show paternalistic decision making is still practiced and is influenced by assumption about the patients characteristic. Patient voices... more »
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Oral Health + Overall Health

a better way to control gum disease and decay

important levels of bacterial biomass resided in the inter proximal space out of reach of floss and tooth brushing. this biomass contributes to sucular ulcerations that allow toxins and microbes into our local and systemic circulation and tissues. I have submitted videos explaining the theories and techniques: http://bit.ly/2sKjBH8. or you may go to IQ online dental journal and look up "a better way to control gum disease... more »
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Oral Health + Overall Health

POOR ORAL HEALTH: THE FINANCIAL BURDENS AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

My Idea came from my personal experience. I had gastric-bypass surgery 17yrs. ago and kept off 300 lbs. I've experienced financial burdens caused by Oral Health complications. Maintaining oral health in patients undergoing bariatric surgery contributes to success after the operation, and over all good health. Post Oral Assessments, preformed by a dental surgeon alone with the multidisciplinary team of doctors should... more »
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Oral Health + Overall Health

A New Assessment and Treatment Model for TMD

Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are a puzzling group of conditions, studied extensively since Dr Costen's classic 1934 paper, yet the rich number of approaches have met with limited success. A new model comes from the fields of manual medicine (Cranial Osteopathy, myofascial release, Chiropractics, etc.), along with the tension/compression system of Tensegrity, and, from molecular genetics - the central importance... more »
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Oral Health + Overall Health

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, dental health and overall well being

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) has detrimental effects on oral health (dental carries, gum recession) as well as overall health (Migraines, lethargy, cardio vascular disease, and possible depression/anxiety). Why is OSA so common? Is it a 21st century problem, or human genetics? What are possible cures, remedies or therapies other than the single, but trustworthy, CPAP machine?
From my own personal experience, Myofunctional... more »
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Oral Health + Overall Health

BARIATRIC PATIENTS : METABOLIC AND DENTAL CONSIDERATIONS IN ER.

Bariatric patients may encounter oral health problems that may land them in the Emergency Room. Physicians and staff should be aware of the oral and nutritional implications alone with monitoring and managing metabolic effects in a emergency cases. I strongly feel that barriers should be set in place to prevent paternalistic decision-making influenced by assumption about the patients characteristics. More research... more »
(@trisha) kudos icon +

Oral Health + Overall Health

Mouth breathing lead to more than anterior gingivitis

Humans are designed to be nose breathers, but somewhere along the way, nose breathing can change to mouth breathing, with dire consequences: dry mouth, caries, bad breath, snoring, enlarged tonsils, high, narrow palate, crowded teeth, long face syndrome, ADHD symptoms, and poor sleep with reduced human growth hormone released. It’s time to document what clinicians are seeing.

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Oral Health + Overall Health

ORAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF PRE-POSTOPERATIVE BARIATRIC PATIENTS

Bariatric Surgery, has been on the rises, after shown to be one of the effected ways to treat the morbidly obese people. Due to the metabolic, nutrition and dental considerations from the surgery. Oral health care professionals should look forward to caring for more bariatric patients.
Recommendation: Research, Training, and monitoring by the bariatric team including, the surgeon, the dietitian, mental health professional,... more »
(@marifernandezlozada) kudos icon +

Oral Health + Overall Health

Pulling coconut oil, does it work? the reality about it

The trend of the world's people to more natural and holistic options is making the patients ask more about natural products that can be used for their oral routine. Oil Pulling is a technique used in Ayurveda from hundred of years ago and is becoming popular today. As Dental providers we should do more research about it to be able to have the answers to those questions the patients are demanding.

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Oral Health + Overall Health

Oral cavity and Nutrition

Salivary constituents including oral microorganisms can reach the lower gastrointestinal tract. Saliva and oral microbes contain various enzymes. Some of those enzymes exhibit the ability to process food. Thus salivary constituents may affect the procession and absorption of the dietary components. The understanding of oral cavity components on food procession is lacking but important for understanding the relation between... more »
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Oral Health + Overall Health

Link basic and applied periodontal disease/caries research

Some members of the dental community have expressed concern that periodontal disease and dental caries do not receive adequate research funding. However in AADR’s view, this concern is not being inclusive of the basic research findings that can be applied to the understanding, prevention and treatment of these diseases even though the specific aims of the project do not directly address periodontal disease and dental... more »
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Oral Health + Overall Health

Turn the research focus back on sugar

Since the 1960s, the sugar industry has suppressed research and information about the damaging effects of sugar and carbohydrates on oral and overall health. The dental profession was pressured to move the research focus away from sugar as the cause of dental disease and focus instead on oral hygiene. Because of that, large gaps exist in the research. It's time to put the research focus back on sugar, starting with... more »